Joseph Washington Betit

...September 1952. He then served a year at First Army Headquarters, Governor's Island, N.Y., as Assistant Chief, Officer's Branch, Adjutant General's Section. His promotion to captain came on January 26, 1953, and he was assigned to the Pentagon from...
Western US hit with blast of winter weather

...areas were urged to use caution as light snow and hail fell at elevations as low as 4,000 feet. Powerful winds knocked down branches and caused scattered power outages.Blowing snow and ice also slowed traffic on mountain highways in northern Arizona and...
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Senegal's islands on frontline of climate change

DIAMNIADIO ISLAND, Senegal - The place where Fatou Faye's kitchen once stood is now outlined with short branches of mangroves, a small and perhaps futile attempt to prevent the sea from destroying the rest of her house.The rising sea levels...
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Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...believe that we can do that with a route," said Lt. Kody Stitz, a project officer in the agency's waterways management branch.Through 2015, Arctic summer sea ice has declined 13.4 percent per decade relative to the 1981 to 2010 average, according...
Veterans Day around the United States

...persecution.More than 7,000 Hmong now live in Wausau, a city of about 40,000.A first in Tulsa, OklahomaThe Oklahoma branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations had a float in the Tulsa Veteran's Day parade for the first time. Organizers...
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On the Trails: My, what a nice tree top you have!

...produces a particular hormone that suppresses growth in the branches below, most effectively in the branches nearest the leader. The effect dwindles to negligible on the lowermost branches. Voila! - a conical top to the tree.This phenomenon...
My Turn: Taking a stand for a balanced government no choice. When branches of government rely on our third branch: the court.If made by a single branch of government - his branch.We disagree. We...founders crafted three branches of government for a...
Photos: First National Bank ribbon cutting

...ribbon today at the bank's new Juneau Regional Branch to kick off a month-long grand opening celebration. Left to right: Regional Branch Manager Luke Fanning, Juneau Regional Branch Manager Jodi Meyer, First National Executive...
Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

...homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food...prepared for protection by attaching the long knife blade to the branch, said Dave Battle, the Anchorage-area biologist for the...
Park Service plans new trail off Chilkoot

The National Park Service is proposing construction of a new hiking trail that branches off the Chilkoot Trail north of Dyea.The 4,000-foot Canyon City loop would be located on the west side of the Taiya River...


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