On the Trails: Finding noise in the 'Quiet'

...aircraft, if possible), we often comment on the Quiet. But Quiet in the woods is not silence - it is the absence of human noise. Then we can hear the little sounds and contemplate the small stories they tell.Most of us notice - at least sometimes...
Weekly tsunami tests in Ketchikan to go silent

...Dorman says the silent test will still be administered weekly, and if residents are close enough, they may hear some clicking noises.Dorman says that starting next month, an audio test will take place at noon on the 15th of each month.
Paris unites in solidarity, then scatters in panic

...makeshift tribute.A huge banner draped at the bottom of the statue on the plaza reads: "Can't Scare Us."Then suddenly a noise crackled, apparently firecrackers. Police officers arrived, guns pointed, to investigate.Everyone ran in every which direction...
Nation and World
Sea chanteys add high note to WhaleFest

...the Eagle," Moore said. "On the second or third cruise we had a chanteyman. The first time we set sail he started making noise, and we were thinking, 'Stop that music! We're trying to work.' But at the end of the cruise, if the chantyman wasn't...
For Palestinians, social media is source of news - and anger

...stations report on the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Palestinian territories. But they are background noise for many Palestinian youth, whose No. 1 source of news comes from Facebook groups that pump out a minute-by-minute stream...
Nation and World
Coast Guard plans loud noises throw rounds.The training wil take place Thursday and Friday in the channel south of Dupont Dock and will involve loud noises and flashes of light.For a video of what the flashbang training will look like, visit
Tools taken from truck

...parked vehicle early Tuesday morning.According to a press release by the Juneau Police Department, a woman reported hearing noises outside her home in the 4200 Block of Taku Boulevard at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday. She told officers she saw a vehicle - a light...
Gastineau Apartment demolition pushed back

...project will help to ease contractors' worries about the conflicts inherent in such a job. "Time versus safety, construction noises versus holiday shopping; the extra time will smooth over these things," Watt said. That and it will yield better prices...
Teacher shot on college campus a history class down the hall from where the shooting occurred."A few minutes into the class, we heard these popping noises and we all went completely silent," he said.Some people thought that it might be a desk or door closing or firecrackers...
Not For Web
Legislature starts work amid dust, drilling

...a member of the Senate's finance committee, but he said he'll be following events just like everyone else will be.The noise and dust of construction are a side effect of a multi-year process to reinforce the Capitol against earthquakes, something...


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