Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

...increase the chances of being rescued."Life preservers buy you time in the event of a rescue," Kenai Fire Department Battalion Chief Tony Prior told the Clarion.Life jackets are a good place to start - but are only effective if they're actually being worn...
Gaza war rages on despite pledge of Hamas, Israel truce

...International diplomats had hoped a temporary lull could be expanded into a more sustainable truce to end the bloodshed and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged the sides on Sunday to accept a 24-hour truce.However, both sides were holding out for bigger gains...
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Ex-Seattle Mayor Paul Schell dies

...with street clashes. The city's response to the WTO protests was heavily criticized and led to the resignation of the police Chief Norm Stamper. The city was also sued by dozens of the protesters, eventually settling. In 2001, a riot broke out during...
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Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

...They'd even quote a Monty Python skit comparing American beer to water."They're not laughing anymore," said Bob Pease, chief operating officer for the U.S. beer trade group. "The word is out now that the highest quality beer, the most diverse...
FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless due to changes in TV viewing habits

...CBS shows "Under the Dome" and "Extant" surpass it when time-shifted viewing is taken into account, said CBS research chief David Poltrack. Reality shows, sports and news are most commonly watched when they air.Besides the overnight numbers, Nielsen...
Train derails in Skagway

...Skagway late Wednesday afternoon, but no one is believed to be seriously injured, according to authorities.Skagway Police Chief Ray Leggett told the Empire the derailment was "minor" and that nine people would be treated for non-critical injuries...
Growing influx of musk oxen prompts Alaska hunt

...limits, hunting within a half-mile from residential areas is strongly discouraged because of public safety concerns, Police Chief John Papasadora said.Permit holders, meanwhile, are ready to stock up on a red meat that has more fat than moose and less...
Long before 9/11, there was 1812

...and Piankeshaws. Chief Tecumseh recognized...because many of the chiefs felt that the confederacy...individual tribes. Chief Tecumseh had promised...collapse. If the chiefs took direct action...British. Thus, Chief Tecumseh prevented...and threatened the chiefs with death.The...
USCG: 2 medevacs in Southeast Alaska Sunday

...when Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a report that a 21-year-old female aboard the fishing vessel Haida Chief suffered a head injury when a line parted. The crew administered first aid and requested medical assistance.In addition...
Lambda Legal representative provides 'State of the Union'

...with often hundreds getting in before a stay is issued, usually the following Tuesday. In Arkansas, O'Kelley said, the chief clerk ordered courts and offices to stay closed through the weekend, but the head clerk in Little Rock chose to open and allow...


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