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December 14, 2004

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jpg Jason LoveJason Love: My Wife Howard - My wife comes from the Caribbean, where people are -- how can I put this gently -- nuts. The longer we're together, the more I believe she brought some nuts with her. People shake their head when I say so, but they haven't seen her around Formula 409. - More...
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National: Medicaid may be on the chopping block - If President Bush and Congress want to cut the federal deficit starting next year, as they say they do, then Medicaid has become a choice place to look.

Medicaid, the nation's largest health care program for the poor, disabled and nursing home residents, appears headed for the chopping block in 2005.

Strengthened by the election, the Republican majority on Capitol Hill looks ready to join President Bush in putting a lid on federal Medicaid spending, according to members of Congress and state officials.

"Republicans are real sincere about cutting the budget, and that makes Medicaid vulnerable," said Rep. George Radanovich, R-Calif., a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, where Medicaid legislation starts. - More...
Monday - December 13, 2004

Science: O Christmas tree: Your bark may fight arthritis - A fake Christmas tree may be more popular, but here's a new reason to appreciate the real thing: Researchers have identified a group of anti-inflammatory compounds in the bark of the Scotch pine - widely used for Christmas trees - that they say could be developed into food supplements or drugs for treating arthritis and pain. The compounds, which show promise in preliminary cell studies, are likely to be found in other pine species as well, the scientists say.

Anti-inflammatory compounds have been found in a wide variety of plant species, but this is believed to be the first time that they've been identified in a species that is used commonly for Christmas trees, the researchers say. The compounds identified were phenolics, a class of highly-active plant chemicals that have been increasingly tied to beneficial health effects. The study is scheduled to appear in the Dec. 29 print issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. - More...
Monday - December 13, 2004

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Inter-Island Ferry Authority board chair and Craig Mayor Dennis Watson is pictured as he signs a $16,940,984 contract Friday with Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington for the construction the IFA's second vessel...
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Ketchikan: Contract Signed For Constructon of M/V Stikine - Inter-Island Ferry Authority board chair and Craig Mayor Dennis Watson signed a $16,940,984 contract Friday with Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington for the construction the IFA's second vessel the M/V Stikine. The Stikine will serve the IFA's northern route, linking Coffman Cove, Wrangell and Petersburg.

Keel laying for the Stikine will get under way this month. The IFA served notice of an intent to award this contract on November 29, 2004.

The 198 foot long M/V Stikine is designed to accommodate 160 passengers, with a vehicle capacity of 30 standard automobiles. Enhancements to the new vessel will include an upgraded passenger deck layout, larger wheelhouse with enclosed bridge wings, more powerful bow thruster and a third generator. - More...
Monday - December 13, 2004

POW: Pilot held in drug probe freed on bond - A 64-year-old retiree, waylaid in Nashville with an airplane full of marijuana, is returning for the time being to his island home in southeastern Alaska. - More...
Tennessean.com - Published Dec. 03, 2004 - linked Monday - December 13, 2004

POW: Drug charges may mean prison, judge tells pilot - Federal officials closely monitored the flight of a small Cessna aircraft from its takeoff in Arizona to its arrival at a general-aviation airport in Nashville, where law enforcement agents were eager to welcome and search the plane, federal court records show. - More...
Tennessean.com - Published Nov. 30, 2004 - linked Monday - December 13, 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

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