Simple pleasure: barreling down a snowy hill

...write-up.I bought a new $20 Fred Meyer sled for the occasion, a single curved sheet of plastic-lined-foam with four rubber handles. It worked OK, although my feet tended to slip off the front as I picked up speed. The deeper plastic toboggan-style...
Roes for New Year's

...On medium speed, add the sour cream, lemon juice, minced dill, green onion, milk, salt and pepper to taste. With a rubber spatula, fold in three-quarters of the salmon roe. Spoon the dip into a bowl; garnish with the remaining salmon roe and...
The forgotten battle for Alaska

...which the Empire never recovered. By occupying the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines the Japanese had secured an oil and rubber-rich southern resource area. Having achieved their initial aims with surprising speed and little loss, Yamamoto and Japanese...

...Professor of ecology Mary Willson said. "They love to just poke at things and play. They sit on top of my car and pull off the rubber on my canoe and kayak carriers. Just because."She also noted ravens sledding down hills, teaming up to harass eagles with...
Photos: Duck derby

Jeff Grant, left, and Logan Holt watch from a boat while 6,250 rubber ducks are dumped in Twin Lakes from a helicopter load during the Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club's $10,000 Duck Derby on...
Football at its purest

...for good news in sports speeds far away from the images of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Jameis Winston. The search burns rubber and blows exhaust on misbehaving athletes, enabling teams and incompetent commissioners.On a pristine Saturday, the search...
My Turn: Who are Begich and Sullivan fighting for?

...Washington, D.C." Dan Sullivan said when he kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate. "We don't have that. We have a rubber stamp." He is, of course, referring to Sen. Mark Begich, the incumbent sitting across the partisan divide with President...
A century later, mythic thud of ball still heard

...reports also spoke of balls being kicked about in friendship."A huge crowd was between the trenches. Someone produced a little rubber ball so of course a football match started," Lt. Charles Brockbank of the British Cheshire Regiment wrote in his diary...
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...than 260 of which involved material stretched around the animal's neck, Jensen said. Rope, fishing line, packing bands, rubber bands - all can contribute to the problem - though packing bands are the worst. "It's a bit of a mystery how they get into...
Former Seattle police chief advocates legal pot

...Stamper's handling of the Seattle Police Department during the 2000 World Trade Organization riots, where police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at mostly peaceful protesters and arrested some 600 people. He resigned a few days later, then apologized for such...


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