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December 09, 2004

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Michael Reagan: The Problem Isn't Kofi Annan - It's The United Nations - Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman wants U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to quit his job, retiring U.S. Envoy John Danforth thinks the U.N. is not doing its job, and Pat Buchanan and conservative guru Paul Weyrich want the United States to get out of the scandal-ridden international organization. - More...
Thursday - December 09, 2004

jpg Dale McFeattersDale McFeatters: Stupid fans ruin sports for everyone - When I was 8 or 9, my summer camp baseball team got a chance to meet Pirates legend Ralph Kiner. He shook hands, kidded us about our having a better season than the woeful Bucs and then went off to do his warm-ups. I'm sure we stood there in dumbstruck awe the whole time.... It never occurred to me to punch him in the nose. - More...
Thursday - December 09, 2004


letter Beautiful light displays by Shauna Lee - Thursday
letter RE:Fund raising a full time job by M. I. Henrikson - Thursday
letter ABSOLUTELY RIGHT by Morgan Effenberger - Thursday
letter Pat on the Back by Joseph Branco - Thursday
letter Re: Coaching by Michael McColley - Thursday
letter Referees by Loren Stanton - Thursday
letter Tobacco Companies Still Mislead Smokers by Matthew L. Myers - Thursday
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Craig: City of Craig Becomes State's First Quota Entity Community - The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) announced Wednesday the approval of the first non-profit organization to be named officially as a Community Quota Entity (CQE), allowing the community of Craig, Alaska to purchase halibut and sablefish quota shares (QS) on the open market.

"This is a major step for our coastal fishing communities," said Governor Frank Murkowski. "This program will allow the residents of Craig to catch sablefish in their own waters, and provide an opportunity for new jobs in a community that has been in dire straits over the years by the outward migration of IFQs and limited entry permits." - More...
Thursday - December 09, 2004

Alaska/ National: Commission releases energy report - Attempting to break the political stalemate on energy policy, a bipartisan national commission called Wednesday for incentives to increase energy production, mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions and better gas mileage for cars and trucks. - More...
Thursday - December 09, 2004

Northwest: The Ecology of Fear: Wolves Gone, Wester Ecosystems Suffer - Research about wolves that began in Yellowstone National Park has been replicated in an adjacent area, and a growing body of evidence leads scientists to conclude that this historic predator may have an ecological impact far more important than realized in the American West. - More...
Thursday - December 09, 2004

National: New scam uses money orders as bait - If someone offers to let you cash their postal money order, keep some of the proceeds and wire the remainder back to their foreign bank account, don't take the bait. It's the latest Internet scam. - More...
Thursday - December 09, 2004

National: Local Gov't. Groups Express Disappointment Over Cable Modem Ruling; Ruling Could Create Serious Financial Hardships for Nation's Communities - Local government groups around the nation on Wednesday expressed their disappointment at the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that will affect their ability to raise revenues through cable franchise fees. - More...
Thursday - December 09, 2004

Alaska: State Announces New E-Travel Initiative - Ray Matiashowski, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Administration, announced Wednesday that the State of Alaska is implementing a new approach to managing state-funded travel. - More...
Thursday - December 09, 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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