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September 7, 2008
John McCain's choice for a running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, may have been a cold shock to some pundits, but her state has long been a hot tourist destination. Alaska's rustic beauty, from Mount McKinley to the Inside Passage, attracts adventurers, nature lovers, sports enthusiasts and more. The state offers glaciers, fjords, lakes, mountains, parks, Native American culture and wildlife, to name just a few of the tourist draws. Here are five things to do in and around Anchorage: 1 Visit Wasilla : Governor Palin's hometown - and the place where she served as mayor - is about a 45-minute drive from Anchorage.
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TRAVEL
September 7, 2008
John McCain's choice for a running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, may have been a cold shock to some pundits, but her state has long been a hot tourist destination. Alaska's rustic beauty, from Mount McKinley to the Inside Passage, attracts adventurers, nature lovers, sports enthusiasts and more. The state offers glaciers, fjords, lakes, mountains, parks, Native American culture and wildlife, to name just a few of the tourist draws. Here are five things to do in and around Anchorage: 1 Visit Wasilla : Governor Palin's hometown - and the place where she served as mayor - is about a 45-minute drive from Anchorage.
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BUSINESS
By McClatchy News Service | August 16, 1992
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Life just keeps getting tougher for Anchorage apartment hunters.The apartment vacancy rate in Anchorage this summer is 1.1 percent, the lowest level since the town filled up in 1976 during the trans-Alaska pipeline construction, according to a new survey. The vacancy rate that year was 0.4 percent."I just don't see any good news for renters," said Ken Kincaid, who compiled the semiannual survey of Anchorage's larger apartment complexes for Shorett & Riely, a real estate appraisal and consulting company.
NEWS
September 15, 2007
PHIL FRANK, 64 Political cartoonist Political cartoonist Phil Frank, whose whimsical drawings graced the San Francisco Chronicle for three decades, died Wednesday of a brain tumor. The creator of "The Elderberries" and "Farley" - one of the country's last remaining regional comic strips - had been ill for several months, said colleague and friend Carl Nolte. Since 1975, Mr. Frank's alter ego and cartoon protagonist was a newspaper reporter named Farley who both epitomized and lampooned life in Northern California.
NEWS
By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 1, 2003
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - When daylight lasts only a few hours, and the temperature digs in below zero, and the once-adorable kids become creatures to be feared, what are Alaskans to do? Well, they can go to Hawaii for a few thousand dollars. Or they can go to a new 40,500-square- foot oasis in South Anchorage, where the temperature is always 86 degrees, and palm trees preside over a lazy river, a wave pool, a pirate ship with seven slides, two big hot tubs and a 505-foot water-coaster ride called a Master Blaster.
FEATURES
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 29, 1995
My 14-year-old daughter and I will be in Anchorage soon for a three-day weekend. What should we see?Be assured of one thing: You will find plenty of things to fill your time. Downtown Anchorage, Alaska, alone has some 24 points of interest, from a 10-mile-long paved bike, ski and walking trail called the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, which starts at the western end of Second Avenue, to the Captain Cook Monument in Resolution Park, marking Cook's exploration of what became Cook Inlet.You might enjoy the Imaginarium, a hands-on science center on Fifth Avenue.
NEWS
By McClatchy News Service | September 2, 1991
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An Anchorage judge refused Friday to sentence gynecologist Kenneth Ake to the required eight years for rape, concluding that Ake deserved leniency because he is an excellent candidate for rehabilitation.Superior Court Judge Joan Katz instead referred the case to a special three-judge panel with a recommendation that Ake, who was convicted in June of raping five women and fondling another, be sentenced to six years instead.Under that sentence, Ake could be freed after spending only four years in prison unless he misbehaved and lost some of his mandatory one-third "good time."
NEWS
February 28, 2003
The famed iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins tomorrow with a ceremonial opening in Anchorage -- despite bad weather. Good weather for sled dogs is lots of snow, and this year there isn't any. Temperatures around Anchorage have been in the high 30s. So the race has been rerouted, with the real start Monday in Fairbanks instead of Wasillla. And the 65 mushers and their dogs won't even go through iditarod.
NEWS
May 2, 2004
Baltimore native, DORIS FINNEY PENN, 81, died on April 5, 2004 at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage, AK. Mrs. Penn was born on July 12, 1922 in Baltimore, MD. She married, raised two children, and ran a bacteriology lab with her first husband on Baltimore. Following her retirement and the death of her own mother in 1955, she was finally free to heed the call of wilder places. In 1996, at the age of 74, she left Baltimore and moved to Anchorage. Mrs. Penn had an adventuresome spirit and a love of life that drew her to Alaska and kept her active and fully engaged in life until the very end. Not long after her arrival in Anchorage, she met Tommy Penn and they married in August of 2000.
TRAVEL
By Mercury News | April 8, 2007
Any suggestions for arranging a family trip to Alaska this summer? If you base yourself in Anchorage and rent a car, there are plenty of things to see and do for a family, especially if your kids enjoy hiking and observing wildlife. Make sure you visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center (alaskanative.net) in Anchorage, where your children will learn about Alaska's cultural groups through workshops, demonstrations and tours of exhibits and village sites. Flattop Mountain near Anchorage is a popular hike, about three miles round-trip, with panoramic views of the city, the Chugach Range and, on a clear day, Mount McKinley (also called Denali)
TRAVEL
By Mercury News | April 8, 2007
Any suggestions for arranging a family trip to Alaska this summer? If you base yourself in Anchorage and rent a car, there are plenty of things to see and do for a family, especially if your kids enjoy hiking and observing wildlife. Make sure you visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center (alaskanative.net) in Anchorage, where your children will learn about Alaska's cultural groups through workshops, demonstrations and tours of exhibits and village sites. Flattop Mountain near Anchorage is a popular hike, about three miles round-trip, with panoramic views of the city, the Chugach Range and, on a clear day, Mount McKinley (also called Denali)
NEWS
May 2, 2004
Baltimore native, DORIS FINNEY PENN, 81, died on April 5, 2004 at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage, AK. Mrs. Penn was born on July 12, 1922 in Baltimore, MD. She married, raised two children, and ran a bacteriology lab with her first husband on Baltimore. Following her retirement and the death of her own mother in 1955, she was finally free to heed the call of wilder places. In 1996, at the age of 74, she left Baltimore and moved to Anchorage. Mrs. Penn had an adventuresome spirit and a love of life that drew her to Alaska and kept her active and fully engaged in life until the very end. Not long after her arrival in Anchorage, she met Tommy Penn and they married in August of 2000.
NEWS
By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 1, 2003
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - When daylight lasts only a few hours, and the temperature digs in below zero, and the once-adorable kids become creatures to be feared, what are Alaskans to do? Well, they can go to Hawaii for a few thousand dollars. Or they can go to a new 40,500-square- foot oasis in South Anchorage, where the temperature is always 86 degrees, and palm trees preside over a lazy river, a wave pool, a pirate ship with seven slides, two big hot tubs and a 505-foot water-coaster ride called a Master Blaster.
NEWS
By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 2, 2003
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Way up here, while Tom Ridge was sending a ripple of code orange panic through the Lower 48 and urging everyone to stock up on duct tape in case of a terrorist attack, people on the last frontier were having a good chuckle. Anchorage had just held its annual Duct Tape Ball. Performers at the city's Fly By Night Club have been playing rolls of duct tape as musical instruments for 16 years. Pilots use the stuff to repair airplane wings. Dog mushers stick it on their faces to prevent frostbite.
NEWS
February 28, 2003
The famed iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins tomorrow with a ceremonial opening in Anchorage -- despite bad weather. Good weather for sled dogs is lots of snow, and this year there isn't any. Temperatures around Anchorage have been in the high 30s. So the race has been rerouted, with the real start Monday in Fairbanks instead of Wasillla. And the 65 mushers and their dogs won't even go through iditarod.
NEWS
By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 16, 2001
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska's largest city may be a booming urban center with a performing arts complex and upper-crust subdivisions, but Rick Sinnott's life is a tale of a very different place. A bear in the living room, a moose calf in a soccer net, wolves eating dogs - such are the matters that keep his cell phone ringing at all hours. At 4 a.m. Thursday, he was hunting two beavers whose dam-building handiwork was threatening to flood a downtown neighborhood. By 6 a.m., his phone was vibrating with calls about a black bear that had eluded him for a week as it raided trash cans and garages in a west-side neighborhood - the same bear, Sinnott says, that he tagged and moved 50 miles away several weeks ago. "He blew his one chance; he has to go to bear heaven," said Sinnott, a wildlife biologist for Alaska's Department of Fish and Game who answers the public's nuisance calls about wild things loose in the city - a man at the center of an escalating conflict between humans and the critters that share their environs.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1996
Life in a luxury waterfront condominium. What an ordeal.It's hard to imagine what could be bad in a place where majestic views glint from every window and the city skyline shimmers beyond every balcony. But folks at the Anchorage Tower in Canton say their slice of high-rise heaven is skimpy indeed."We were told this was state-of-the-art luxury living," said Charlene Kase, who has lived at the Anchorage since it opened nearly nine years ago. "But we didn't get luxury. We didn't even get adequate.
NEWS
September 15, 2007
PHIL FRANK, 64 Political cartoonist Political cartoonist Phil Frank, whose whimsical drawings graced the San Francisco Chronicle for three decades, died Wednesday of a brain tumor. The creator of "The Elderberries" and "Farley" - one of the country's last remaining regional comic strips - had been ill for several months, said colleague and friend Carl Nolte. Since 1975, Mr. Frank's alter ego and cartoon protagonist was a newspaper reporter named Farley who both epitomized and lampooned life in Northern California.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 2, 1998
When the fleet in the Whitbread Round the World Race departs Annapolis tomorrow afternoon for La Rochelle, France, more than just the nine ocean-racing yachts are expecting to be battling for the best position on Chesapeake Bay.A spectator fleet of up to 6,000 boats is anticipated on the water in the vicinity of the Bay Bridge for the 1: 45 p.m. start of Leg 8 -- one-half nautical mile north of the Bay Bridge -- and the Coast Guard appears ready to ensure...
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1996
Life in a luxury waterfront condominium. What an ordeal.It's hard to imagine what could be bad in a place where majestic views glint from every window and the city skyline shimmers beyond every balcony. But folks at the Anchorage Tower in Canton say their slice of high-rise heaven is skimpy indeed."We were told this was state-of-the-art luxury living," said Charlene Kase, who has lived at the Anchorage since it opened nearly nine years ago. "But we didn't get luxury. We didn't even get adequate.
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