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December 07, 2004

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USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center



jpg Dan ThomassonDan K. Thomasson: Say it ain't so, baseball - How does one tell a son or grandson who shows an interest and talent for baseball that at the major-league level the game is thoroughly corrupt and that his heroes may be cheats? - More...
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jpg Bob CiminelBob Ciminel: Hank, I Can't Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow. - Although I was born in the California desert, my earliest memories are of steam locomotives struggling up the hill behind our house near Pittsburgh. - More...
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letter Alfred Berry: A fine man by Nick Kristovich - Tuesday
letter Winning the war is a far greater victory... by Barbara Diamond - Tuesday
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photosREMEMBER PEARL HARBOR: Dec. 7, 1941 By June Allen - It was Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, Japanese Imperial forces launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Navy's fleet moored at Pearl Harbor and the nearby Army installation. Nineteen ships were sunk or damaged, crippling the U.S. fleet. And in a period of only a few hours, 2,300 Americans were left dead.

One of those was Navy Ensign Irvin Thompson, 24, of Ketchikan. He was lost in the sinking of the battleship Oklahoma, Alaska's first serviceman casualty of World War II. In his honor, flags would fly at half-mast throughout Alaska Dec. 21, by proclamation of Territorial Governor Ernest Gruening. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen....
Tuesday - December 07, 2004

Pearl Harbor: State Flags to be Lowered for Pearl Harbor Remembrance - Alaska Governor Frank H. Murkowski has proclaimed Tuesday as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Alaska, and ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff to commemorate the attack on Dec. 7, 1941 and to honor the individuals who died as a result of that attack. - More...
Tuesday - December 07, 2004

Pearl Harbor: On anniversary, test your Pearl Harbor knowledge by Lisa Hoffman - On another anniversary of that infamous day, America's personal connection to the Pearl Harbor attack is receding farther and farther into history. - More...
Tuesday - December 07, 2004

Science: Too few z's may result in too many pounds by Lee Bowman - More evidence has surfaced to explain why not getting enough sleep makes us hungry and more likely to gain weight.

Two new studies, published Monday and Tuesday, show that loss of sleep boosts levels of a hormone that tells us we're hungry, while dropping levels of a hormone that signals the body that we're full and should stop eating.

"Sleep is a major regulator of these two hormones," said Eve Van Cauter, a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and lead author of one of the studies, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. - More...
Tuesday - December 07, 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

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

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

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

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

arrow Read more feature stories by June Allen...

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