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Police investigate Nana's Attic burglary

...costume jewelry, antique fishing equipment, foreign and collectable coins and currency, Native style carvings and silver spoons."The total volume of property would be substantial to carry," JPD Lt. Kris Sell wrote in the release. "The...
My Turn: Sen. Begich serves with distinction

...mayor three times, achieving the post in 2003, then defeated Sen. Ted Stevens in 2008. Begich was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He earned everything he has, including election to high office, by hard work and incredible determination...
Disrespect for seniors to die for our country. Until the governor did this, I hadn't realized he and the president were born with silver spoons in their mouths. Dale H. Hirt Jr. Shoreline, Wash.
Welcomes Wal-Mart

...least you have a job, and $10 dollars an hour is better than zero dollars an hour. Most of us were not born with a silver spoon in our mouths. We have to worry about how we have to make a living and survive. I say, welcome Wal-Mart. At least...
After Alaska primary upset, missteps cost Miller

...I've said this before, I'm a man of flaws, there's no question about it. You know, I wasn't born with a silver spoon," said Miller, who has eight children with his wife, Kathleen, and put himself through Yale law school in part...
News that led him to VMI and a career in the Army. "I came from very modest means," he said. "There was no silver spoon in my back pocket." Lowe and his family would get up at 3:30 every morning to work on the farm. "My father said...
Alaska editorial: Alaskans should think about their responsibilities

...we're like the person who inherits wealth, or has some other advantage. It's easy to take shots at that person - silver spoon, never worked for it. But the measure of that person is not the advantage but what he or she does with it. That's...
We made our way into the muskeg, whispering, walking in circles around the pools of standing water, quicksand.

...for game before, and in fact, I had fled from my television, on Nov. 12, 1983, while watching an episode of "Silver Spoons" in which Ricky and his dad called a buck into a clearing. I was 7 then, and the stakes were different now. We...
Personal stories that shaped 2000

...paycheck-to-paycheck in Ketchikan, he felt life stretching out ahead of him, all downhill. "I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but I never was down and out and broke until I got to Alaska. My knee was giving out. But sitting around...
Miller says he was naive to expect privacy

...from his past. Murkowski is running as a write-in candidate. "I've gone through trials. I've not always had a silver spoon," Miller said during the debate. "I've had challenges in life and that gives them (Alaskans) an empathy for...


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