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SPORTS
January 6, 1992
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Teresa Jones scored 50 points to lead Longview of Texas, ranked 20th by USA Today, to a 66-57 victory over Western in the fifth-place game of the Great One girls basketball tournament late Saturday night.Freshman Chanel Wright scored 22 to lead the Doves, ranked second locally.Western (8-3) held a 19-16 lead after one quarter and was within 34-33 at halftime, but Longview (17-1) outscored the Doves 15-6 in the third quarter.
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NEWS
October 3, 2001
do you KNOW? How fast can an eagle fly? Answer: Some migrating eagles can catch columns of rising air and reach speeds of 30 miles per hour! learn MORE! Visit the bald eagle at the Baltimore Zoo! Read The Bald Eagle, Endangered No More by Mac and Jennifer Priebe. 1. There are now an estimated 500,000 bald eagles in the United States. 2. 80 percent of all bald eagles are found in Alaska. 3. The bald eagle was recently removed from the endangered species list.
NEWS
March 23, 2003
IN A KEY test of sentiment, the Senate mustered a narrow bipartisan majority last week in favor of protecting Alaska's wildlife refuge from oil drilling. It was likely not the end of the decades-long battle, but it was a crushing defeat for drilling supporters who might have expected better from a Republican Congress. This should be a moment of maximum opportunity for the Alaska officials, energy companies and labor leaders who have been aching to tap into the black gold they believe lies under the frozen tundra.
SPORTS
January 6, 1992
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Teresa Jones scored 50 points to lead Longview of Texas, ranked 20th by USA Today, to a 66-57 victory over Western in the fifth-place game of the Great One girls basketball tournament late Saturday night.Freshman Chanel Wright scored 22 to lead the Doves, ranked second locally.Western (8-3) held a 19-16 lead after one quarter and was within 34-33 at halftime, but Longview (17-1) outscored the Doves by 15-6 in the third quarter.
FEATURES
March 16, 1999
Be a 4Kids DetectiveWhen you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/What type of animal is a black-legged kittiwake?How many pounds of corn silage can a dairy cow consume daily? (Go to http://www.agr.state.nc.us/cyber/kidswrld/general/ barnyard/barnyard.htm to find out.)According to Penny, how did people buy things before money?THIS SITE MAKES GOOD CENTSEver wonder what your parents are doing when they send that tube flying at the bank drive-thru? There's more to banking than just getting money.
NEWS
June 2, 2002
YES, OK, hurray for President Bush. He decided last week to spend $235 million to buy back oil and gas leases and thereby protect the beaches of Florida's Panhandle and 765,000 acres of the Everglades. It's the right thing to do, and it's popular, as well. Here's what's hard to figure out, though. The White House has pushed and pushed to allow oil companies to begin drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, though so far without success because of opposition in the Senate.
FEATURES
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2005
"It's been two months since the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore temporarily shut down and Magnet, the 925-pound polar bear, is getting lonely." The Sun, Feb. 27. "Zoo officials are hoping that Magnet will mate with Alaska this year." The Sun, March 3. Why not broadcast it on CNN? Yes, I am a lonely, 925-pound polar bear and thanks for mentioning the weight thing, too. I was 920 pounds before the holidays and what, you didn't gain 5 pounds over Christmas? So, my keepers are "hoping that Magnet will mate with Alaska this year."
NEWS
By Marego Athans and By Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 17, 2001
NOME, ALASKA - About 3,500 reindeer take off across the snow-covered tundra in a big, tan-colored clump, running away from Larry Davis and the buzz of his snow machine. With a little prodding, they go anywhere he wants, these 4-foot-tall, 300-pound animals whose meat and antlers have provided income, jobs and a way of life for Inupiat Eskimos here for more than 100 years. This year, though, the domesticated reindeer have been running off with their wild cousins, the caribou of the Western Arctic herd, instead of sticking around to chew lichen poking out of the snow that still blankets the northern part of the state.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | November 30, 1994
Piney Ridge Elementary students who want to get the lay of the land need go no farther than the school playground.Several fourth- and fifth-grade students spent most of the daylight hours yesterday painting a colorful map of the 50 states on the blacktop where they play ball and jump rope.Spots of green paint trailed out from an isolated picture of Alaska."They can be little islands around the state," said Dylan Schwacke, 9. "Alaska has lots of islands."As he surveyed the distance between Alaska and Washington state, Chris Bennett, 10, said, "I never knew Canada was this big."
NEWS
By John Balzar and John Balzar,Los Angeles Times | January 1, 1994
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- From satellite images received here, from remote cameras on the seashore and from the periodic reports of bush pilots, scientists are following what for them is the event of a lifetime -- a rampaging glacier as big as the state of Delaware.Just a year ago, there was a flurry of news accounts about the retreat of the Bering Glacier, the largest in Alaska and probably the largest temperate glacier in the world. It was melting faster than ice was advancing, and scientists said the process might have gone on so long that it was irreversible.
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