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June 12, 2005

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51.2-Pound King Salmon Caught...
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Ketchikan: 51.2-Pound King Salmon Caught... Would you believe it? With the third and final weekend of the Ketchikan King Salmon Derby beginning at 7:00 Saturday morning, this 51.2-pound king was caught Friday. - More...
Saturday - June 11, 2005

The week in review By BILL STRAUB - A bright spot for the United States in the war in Iraq - Marines uncovered a network of underground bunkers in the western part of the country near Karma, apparently used by insurgents as an armory and a hideout. - More...
Sunday - June 12, 2005

National: Studying how agents like anthrax, smallpox affect lungs By SUE VORENBERG - Biological weapons are like wild animals that have been tamed, trained and genetically enhanced with extra claws and spikes.

Scientists and doctors have decades and, in some cases, centuries of experience in fighting the less dangerous versions of such creatures, like plague and anthrax bacteria. But the really scary stuff - tamed, trained and enhanced versions that can attack from the air and infest the lungs - poses a perplexing problem. - More...
Sunday - June 12, 2005

The Russian icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn, on which International Arctic Research Center scientists retrieved information about a pulse of warm water that entered the Arctic Ocean.
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Alaska: Warm Atlantic water heads north By Ned Rozell - Late last summer, Igor Dmitrenko and a few other scientists returned to Alaska from the top of the world with information about an immense pulse of warm water that had entered the Arctic Ocean. The scientists believe the warm stream of Atlantic water visiting the Arctic might affect the entire planet.

Dmitrenko, a Russian oceanographer working in Alaska as a visiting scientist at the University of Alaska's International Arctic Research Center, was aboard a Russian icebreaker in September 2004. One of his tasks was to retrieve information from instruments anchored in the vast Arctic Ocean. The moorings, tethered to a plastic-coated metal line as thin as a pencil, record the temperature of ocean water at different depths as well as the water's salinity and ocean currents. - More...
Sunday - June 12, 2005

National: Good news on tornado front comes spinning out of report By LEE BOWMAN - The frequency and timing of tornado warnings have improved dramatically and the number of U.S. tornado casualties has declined by about half since the National Weather Service started using Doppler radars, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed reports of nearly 15,000 tornados that occurred in the continental United States between 1986 and 1999. The date Doppler was installed at each of 121 weather service forecast offices was used to divide the sample for comparison. - More...
Sunday - June 12, 2005

National: Computer-assisted hunting doesn't click with all By STEVE LEVIN - Track the blackbuck antelope through the Texas hill country brush. Sight the target through the rifle's scope as it stops to feed. Rest the crosshairs just behind the buck's shoulders for the killing shot. Ready. Aim. Click.

A Remington .30-06 rifle fires the shot, but the hunter is miles away, sitting behind a computer, watching the antelope on the monitor and using the mouse to pull the trigger.- More...
Sunday - June 12, 2005

National: Bite-sized news from here and there - A 17-year-old in St. Paul, Minn., died Friday after being punched in the face during a party. According to police, Derrick New and about 100 other teens were at the party when the incident occurred.

Police say a dispute broke out, and New was punched in the face by another 17-year-old and immediately collapsed. Police arrested the teen who is accused of punching New and he is being held on suspicion of murder. - More...
Sunday - JUne 12, 2005



letter Bridges, Oil and Jet By Don Hoff Jr. - Sunday
letter Thanks for the memories... By Peggy Hendricks Mackey - Sunday
letter Team effort put out the fire By Chief David Hull - Saturday
letter The BIG birds By Harley Bray - Saturday
letter Awsome article By Bill Thomas Sr. - Saturday
letter Going once, going twice... By Debbi Swaim - Friday
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letter Re: Not what the country needs By Rick Grams - Thursday
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Easy-to-grow tomatoes, herbs are worth the effort By CINDY SUTTER - A warm summer day. Sliced tomatoes of various hues, flecked with fresh basil, are arranged on a large platter. Olive oil glistens on the surface, punctuated by droplets of aged balsamic vinegar and dotted with Gorgonzola.

Nothing beats the sun-warmed flavor of a tomato plucked directly from the vine. You won't be able to resist popping a few yellow pear tomatoes in your mouth as you pick fixings for your dinner salad. Similarly, herbs fresh from the dirt have a flavorful immediacy that doesn't come from a plastic bag.

Even if you believe you have the proverbial black thumb, you should at least consider an herb garden. A sunny windowsill is all the real estate you need. - More...
Sunday - June 12, 2005

Columns - Commentary

Barbara Bova: Brotherly love -- and rivalry - Love and jealousy are two sides of the coin we call sibling rivalry. Cain allowed the dark side of love to overwhelm him. Thus he killed his brother Abel. He couldn't find a balance within himself. Hate tipped the coin and he suffered as all those do who succumb to inner jealousy.

Love becomes a problem when jealousy gets in the way, as it so easily can. Every child wants to be first with his parents. That's one reason why only children grow up feeling strong and never fear failure. They know they can do no wrong and have no idea what sharing is all about. They never suffered from sibling rivalry. Parents may love their children with all their hearts, but perhaps without realizing it they reward one child more than the other. Or at least, one child perceives his sibling as the favorite.

It's simple to say nice things to a child who's easygoing and pleasant. But if the child who's aggressive and hardworking gets overlooked because he seems stronger than his sibling, what was a natural rivalry begins to escalate. Since we can't read our children's minds, and even though each child is equally important and precious, we fail to realize that one child is feeling left out and angry. - More...
Sunday - June 12, 2005

Barton Goldsmith: How Energizer bunnies, cat people find common ground - Say that your partner is an Energizer bunny - someone who just keeps going and going - and you're more of a cat-person who likes to take naps and hang out around the house.

How can the two of you live in harmony and give each other the space and companionship you need to be happy and content in your relationship?

I believe that differences make for good relationships, however certain behaviors can cause imbalance and create distress.

To make this particular difference work for you instead of against you, take a good look at your energy level and see how that affects your connection.

Once you understand your individual behavior preferences, you can then find ways to balance things out. - More...
Sunday - June 12, 2005

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