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December 04, 2004

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jpg Dave KifferDave Kiffer: Deck Those Halls - Okay, it is after Thanksgiving, you may now put up your Christmas lights!

I certainly don't want to be a Grinch about spreading the holiday cheer, but it has come to my attention that holiday lights have been going up earlier and earlier each year. - More...
Saturday - December 04, 2004


letter RE: Bridges by Mark Cowley - Sunday
letter Courtesy rules by Robert Fruehan - Sunday
letter A picture is worth more than words by Robert McRoberts - Sunday
letter "Slowpokes" in Ketchikan by Kara Steele - Sunday
letterWork with us to safeguard Gravina by Lee Wallace - Saturday
letter FUTURE LEADERS by Joseph Branco- Saturday
letter Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Jones by Marrissa Barker- Saturday
letter Retort: Where Do Your Loyalties Lie? by Don Hoff Jr.- Saturday
letter What is that smell? by Joseph Branco - Saturday
letter Enough by Glenn Bell - Saturday
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Craig: 'Just to let everyone know, my mother was murdered' By James Langton in New York and Olga Craig - To friends and family, Rachelle Waterman was a fairly typical teenage girl. Clever at school, she was a keen singer in the high-school choir and a star member of the volleyball team. - More...
News Telegraph - United Kingdom - Sunday - December 05, 2004

Alaska: Gov. Murkowski Testifies to FERC on Pipeline Regulations; Proposed rules lack guarantees of in-state and explorers access - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Anchorage on Friday on the need to amend proposed federal gas pipeline regulations to guarantee access and capacity.

"Unstranding the bountiful gas resources of Alaska's North Slope is the highest priority of my administration," Murkowski said. "I urge the FERC to require that a pipeline's open season process establish as clearly as possible the rules of the game for access."- More...
Saturday - December 04, 2004

Alaska: Governor Plans Aggressive Energy Agenda for 2005; Roads to resources, Bristol Bay exploration, Tundra Travel on tap - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski will ask the Alaska Legislature to approve a 2005 energy agenda that promotes oil and gas exploration around the state and funds efforts to secure a natural gas pipeline agreement.

Included in the request is a $20 million state roads package that will fund transportation projects which spur oil and gas development, including funding to continue analysis of a road from Prudhoe Bay to Point Thompson.

"As a resource state, it is absolutely imperative that we invest in the infrastructure that will allow us to expand our economic base," Murkowski said. "North Slope oil and gas production pays for virtually everything we do, so much of what we are proposing today is in support of oil and gas activities, whether it is directly on the slope or not." - More...
Saturday - December 04, 2004

Alaska: Temperature Trivia for the Mercury-Addicted by Ned Rozell - I admit it: I'm a thermometer junkie. ...I have three of them attached to my home, and I've memorized three phone numbers of recorded voices that tell me the temperature at three other places. I know I have a problem, but the busy signals I hear during a cold snap tell me I'm not alone. - More...
Saturday - December 04, 2004

Wallet Watch: If Santa brings a gift card, make sure you use it quickly by Mary Deibel - The neighbors have caught up with the Joneses, to judge by the $45 billion that shoppers expect to spend on stored-value gift cards this year, $17 billion of it during the holidays alone. - More...
Saturday - December 04, 2004

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photosBetty King the Dog Lady; Ketchikan's one-woman humane society - There is an alley in downtown Ketchikan named Betty King Alley. It's a very narrow little mid-block lane that begins on Dock Street and cuts through to Mission and then to Mill Street. Mill is a comparatively new (1972) street named for the sprawling and now-gone Ketchikan Spruce Mill that buzzed and rumbled with activity at the site for some eighty years. A few years back, the previously anonymous alley was finally named. The name chosen was Daly Alley, chosen to honor one of the Spruce Mills pioneer families. It was a dubious honor, actually. And at least one member of that family may not have been delighted with the tribute. - Read the rest of this feature story by June Allen...
Wednesday - December 01, 2004

arrow Ketchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! -- Citizens Light & Power and then KPU

arrow The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau

arrow A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders

arrow John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist

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arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

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arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

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