NOME, Alaska - Alaska's famous 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has come down to a furiously contested match among veterans, with one seasoned musher grabbing the lead Monday and several others within striking distance.
The historic gold mining community of Nome is just 140 miles south of the Arctic Circle and for much of the year, it's cloaked in darkness or clouds.
Longtime Juneau resident Frank Morris died Jan. 4, 2008, in Douglas. He was 86.
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