Celebrity captured in letters of famed

...telling the tales of the writers."I'm a fan of live stories being told on a stage, and there are more and more letters made available...takes these people who we put on pedestals and makes them human beings."Stetler equates "Fame" to theater's version of reality...
Becoming Alaskan: Winter means trying new things

...stomped all over our steps for a full hour, while occasionally being threatened with the moose.Like many things it seems, working...about half my motivation to go is simply to see other human beings.Case in point: Last night I went to an indoor climbing gym...
Charles Nelson Jr. with his children and grand-children he was intense and competitive, but he also showed his leadership quality by being a great mentor and teacher. While his teaching style occasionally included his sitting back and laughing to himself while his...
Restaurant fires patron who berated autistic delivery driver

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska restaurant is being overwhelmed with goodwill after its owner defended an autistic delivery driver who was berated by a customer.The customer called...
Bush, Carson seek to steady campaigns in latest debate

...the veracity of his celebrated biography."I have no problem with being vetted," said Carson, a quiet-spoken retired neurosurgeon. "What I do have a problem with is being lied about."The debate, the last for the GOP until mid-December...
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Armed groups target elephants

JOHANNESBURG - The eight suspected poachers stood under a tree, apparently unaware they were being tracked by 10 rangers from Congo's Garamba National Park. But as the rangers approached, gunfire rang out from the tall grass...
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Police: Double murder in Douglas

The shooting deaths of two people at a Douglas Island condominium is being investigated as a double murder, according to the Juneau Police Department.The bodies of the two people were found in a first...
2 Americans among 5 killed in rare Jordan police shooting

...killing at least five people, including two Americans, before being shot dead by security forces.It was not clear if there was...killing the two Americans and a South African contractor before being shot dead, government spokesman Mohammed Momani said. Two...
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My Turn: Our search for villains and heroes

...written several books about heroes and leadership. "Heroes show us the secrets to unlocking our fullest potential as human beings," he wrote when reflecting on the legacy of Nelson Mandela. "They do so by role-modeling virtue, by clarifying complex...

...the Rings What is lost? The dictionary defines the state of being lost as "having gone astray or missed the way; bewildered...And then and there, I developed my whole philosophy about being lost. When I'm a bit unsure of my exact location, other...


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