Pure Sole: Trail Etiquette

...Sorry. I didn't want to startle you."Groups are like a minefield.I have gone hoarse saying "Hello," "Sorry" and "Excuse me" as each in succession turns to see who is coming bear bell-less, and then turns to tell the next in line to take a look...
Letter: Rep. Gattis, writer unfairly attack charity golf event

...a fairly negative tone for what should have been a great, positive article for "neighbors" about a 20-year tradition.Excuse me, but the employees participating took leave, yet that seemed to be the biggest issue in the article. Yes, it is paid...
Empire Editorial: When the parachute has holes

...and time. That's true whether you work at the Alaska Dispatch or KBRW-AM in Barrow. Those challenges provide a natural excuse for mistakes to which no one, the Empire included, is immune. Nevertheless, two instances in the past week have given us...
South Carolina gov: Confederate flag comes down today

...really going to change, or will it hold to an ugly tradition of prejudice and discrimination and hide behind heritage as an excuse for it?" Neal said.Rep. Jenny Horne, a white Republican who said she is a descendent of Confederate President Jefferson...
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Own goal gives Japan win over England

...step closer an get to the final."Women's coach Mark Sampson also attempted to rally support by providing fans back home an excuse to be late for work Thursday.Because the game didn't start until midnight in England, Sampson and the nation's Football...
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My Turn: Alaska's legislators are acting as bad parents gets tight, you take care of your children. Period. No dancing around semantics and giving political talking-point excuses. Like a mother whose child wears too-short, raggedy pants while she sports expensive boots, Alaska's legislators are...
LeBron powers Cavaliers past Bulls to even series

...has not attempted a free throw in three straight playoff games, dating to Game 6 against Milwaukee. He didn't have any excuses."If they're not calling it, they're not calling it," he said. "I can't worry about that."Thibodeau was careful...
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Rangers force a Game 7

...first goal in 22 career playoff games, plus three assists."The third period we weren't ourselves," Stamkos said. "No excuses. ... We're not going to sit here and sulk and feel sorry for ourselves. We have to win a game on the road to get to the...
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Tom Brady suspension creates huge opportunity for Dolphins

...One of my first thoughts upon hearing the NFL's verdict:The burner under Fins coach Joe Philbin just got turned up.The excuses why Miami shouldn't make the playoffs just became fewer.The only time Miami has made the playoffs since 2001 was in '08...
Mariners fall to Orioles in Cruz's return

...ball get past him in the outfield, an error that provided Baltimore an unearned run and an 8-4 lead in the seventh."No excuses. That's a routine play," he said.Miguel Gonzalez (5-2) allowed four runs and struck out eight over seven innings...
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