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December 10, 2004

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Operation Christmas: Share the joy of giving
Sharyl Whitesides, Tyla Williams and Gerry Olmstead of KIC; Tony Azure, Director of Boys and Girls Club; Christy Miller, BGC and Brea Kenoyer, BGC...
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jpg Steve BrewerSteve Brewer: My PC and I need relationship therapy - Modern two-career couples often rely on service-industry personnel - gardeners, caterers, house cleaners - to make their lives easier, but what most of us really need are computer technicians. - More...

jpg Dale McFeattersDale McFeatters: Intelligence reform: Now what? - The intelligence reform bill is now law, but the jury is still out on whether this will be an effective piece of legislation...- More..
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photosKetchikan: Operation Christmas: Share the joy of giving - Share the joy! Operation Christmas is underway! Departments of the Ketchikan Indian Community and the Boys and Girls Club of Ketchikan have combined their efforts and are coordinating to strengthen the celebration of Christmas for disadvantaged youth in our community. - More...
Friday - December 10, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... This holiday season hundreds of struggling Ketchikan residents will receive free food packages and donated toys for their children thanks to the efforts of the Salvation Army. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Salvation Army is in the midst of one of its biggest fundraisers of the year - its annual bell ringing event.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - December 10, 2004

audioKetchikan: Listen to this KRBD story... The U.S. Forest Service has rejected appeals on two Southeast Alaska timber sales. As Deanna Garrison reports, the Forest Service says it plans to move forward with a thinning project on Heceta Island and the Shady sale near Wrangell.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - December 10, 2004

Alaska: Revenue Forecast Shows Highest Ever Oil Prices - Alaska Department of Revenue Commissioner Bill Corbus on Thursday released the fall revenue forecast for the State of Alaska, which shows a record all-time high price for Alaska North Slope crude oil.

North Slope oil has averaged $43.16 per barrel through November. The department's fall revenue forecast projects high oil prices will persist through Fiscal Year 06, with an average price of $43.61 in FY 05, and $34.50 in FY 06. - More...
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An aerial view of the Selendang Ayu during an Incident Command System overflight to search for possible spilled oil shows where the 738-foot vessel broke in two. Photo courtesy of
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

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The wreckage of an Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter that crashed Wednesday night while rescuing crewmen from the 738-foot  vessel Selendang Ayu remains in the surf near Skan Bay by Unalaska Island after teams located the aircraft.
Official U.S. Coast Guard photo...

photosAlaska: Search for Missing Freighter Crewmen Continues - The Coast Guard continues searching for six missing crewmembers from the 738-foot Malaysian-flagged freighter Selendang Ayu who were lost when a Jayhawk rescue helicopter crashed Wednesday night.

The motor vessel Selendang Ayu, a 738-foot freighter ran aground and broke in two on the northern shore of Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Island Chain. A Coast Guard cutter and three tug boats were unable to halt the motor vessel Selendang Ayu's approach to the northern shore of Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Island chain Tuesday night. The Selendang Ayu began drifting toward Unalaska Island after the ship's main engine ceased operating. The Selendang Ayu ran aground more than 40-hours after the ship's main engine broke down causing it to drift in high winds and heavy seas. The Coast Guard has rescued 20 of the Selendang Ayu's 26 crewmen. - More...
Friday - December 10, 2004

National: More U.S. troops surviving battlefield wounds - A far larger proportion of U.S. troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are surviving combat wounds than in any other conflict in American history, but hundreds of the 10,000 wounded in action have been left with mangled or missing limbs. - More...
Friday - December 10, 2004

National: Homeland security regulations cloaked in secrecy - Want to see the federal government's regulation authorizing airport security personnel to pat you down before boarding a plane?... You can't. It's a secret rule. - More...
Friday - December 10, 2004

Alaska: Santa Sailing To Towns & Terminals! - Just prior to his annual Christmas Eve sleigh ride, Santa Claus will once again make the time to visit with children in a number of Inside Passage communities via another one of his favorite ways of traveling - the Alaska Marine Highway. - More...
Friday - December 10, 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

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

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