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Quake creates island off Pakistan

...the 7.7-magnitude quake that hit Pakistan's Baluchistan province on Tuesday, killing at least 285 people."That big shock beneath the earth causes a lot of disturbance," said Zahid Rafi, director of the National Seismic Monitoring Center...
Earthquake survivors struggle for food, shelter

...such masses are sometimes created by the movement of gases locked in the earth that push mud up to the surface."That big shock beneath the earth causes a lot of disturbance," he said.He said these types of islands can remain for a long time...
Former Assembly member David Stone dies unexpectedly

...said Assemblymember Mary Becker, who learned of Stone's passing during a charity board meeting. "It's an extremely big shock, just a devastating thing," Becker said.She said Stone volunteered to teach her all about the city budget.City...
Didrickson makes Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

...Internet voting by the public constituted the panel's ninth vote.According to the ADN's Bragg, "A big fish, a big shock, a big pain and two men who made lasting marks on opposite ends of Alaska are the newest members of the Alaska Sports...
Barril named state's best

...State Player of the Year award. "There's a lot of other talented softball players," Barril said. "It came as a big shock, and I was pretty excited." Barril and her JDHS teammates are preparing for the state tournament by playing as part...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...budget does not. The two groups are meeting in conference committee this week to reconcile the budgets. ``It was a big shock to hear that rather than cutting portions throughout Southeast, that the only park area in Southeast to be cut is Sitka...
After layoffs, new health center is born

...I've seen people here for almost 20 years. It was a big change. I've never been on unemployment in my life. It was a big shock, so I had to decide what I wanted to do." It took her about a month before she came up with the idea for the clinic...
Planners say city garage blasting will be disruptive

...project appears to have gone beyond the scope of what voters approved in 2005. "I'm just thinking it's going to be a big shock as soon as they realize what this project is going to be about," Conerton said. A land-use permit for the project...
Pro: America seems poised to take off in 2012

...away any time soon as the continent wrestles with its sovereign debt crisis. The disintegration of the Euro would be a big shock and could mean a rough patch ahead for America's economy.But there is another possibility with respect to Europe...
Father died same way as homeless man in Anchorage

...tends to roam out and just goes to those places," Flores said. "He never gave us anything to worry about. This is a big shock to all of us." Lt. Dave Parker said the three people were known to panhandle along a Seward Highway off-ramp...


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