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Southeast History in review: Before Dorothy Lake's hydro project

Editor's note: this column was first published in the Capital City Weekly on Feb.
Raccoon's freedom costs San Francisco carpenter his job

SAN FRANCISCO - A carpenter has been fired for freeing a raccoon that had been trapped by exterminators at the San Francisco construction site where he worked.
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House Jacks to perform tonight

The House Jacks, a five-man a cappella band from San Francisco, will perform in concert tonight, Jan. 8, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
New Zealand Cup boss accuses Oracle of cheating

SAN FRANCISCO - The head of America's Cup challenger Emirates Team New Zealand accused defending champion Oracle Team USA of cheating in the latest controversy in sailing's premier regatta.
Judgment day for Bonds, Clemens, Sosa at Hall Of Fame selection

NEW YORK - There's a chance the podium under the chandeliers in the gold-and-ivory-colored Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unused.
Bonds, Clemens rejected; no one elected to BB Hall

NEW YORK - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Is BP cutting production to blackmail Alaska?

BP's tankers occasionally return to Valdez with millions of gallons of Alaskan oil on board, reports The San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and the Fairbanks News Miner. With Valdez holding tanks 90 percent full, tankers...
Discovering musical roots

Linda Tillery spent two decades singing rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll in the San Francisco Bay area, before she finally found her focus one night on PBS.
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Toadfish mating call a clue to fighting human muscular diseases

Web links The love song of the lonely toadfish is giving scientists new insight on fighting human muscular diseases. Blessed with a face that only a mother could love, some males of a type of toadfish called the plainfin midshipman work hard for a date, hiding under rocks in shallow waters and humming to attract egg-laying females.
Chavez gets far better treatment in U.S. media than he accords his opponents

H ugo Chavez got where he is by identifying with the plight and grievances of Venezuela's poorest citizens. To stay there, he regularly uses self-pity to play upon the sympathy of his supporters. He demonizes "Uncle Sam," "the gringos," and George W. Bush and tells his audiences they are all out to topple him, with the American news media as willing tools.


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