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NASA uses U2 spy plane to track spruce bark beetles

SOLDOTNA - The U2, a high-altitude spy plane made famous when one was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, will conduct reconnaissance over...
NASA project to check out summer sea ice

FAIRBANKS - NASA is using a high-altitude, converted U2 spy plane to test technology over Arctic sea ice for future applications.The long-winged ER-2 jet is based in Fairbanks for...
Today in History

...10,000 Maniacs) is 57. TV personality Deborah Norville is 56. Actor-singer Harry Crosby is 56. Rock musician The Edge (U2) is 53. Rock musician Rikki Rockett (Poison) is 53. Rapper Kool Moe Dee is 52. Rock musician Ralph Rieckermann is 52. Middle...
Palin biography set for 9- to 12-year-olds in a series of biographies aimed at 9- to 12-year-old readers; others include 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and U2 frontman Bono. Pam Mettler, associate PR director for the ZonderKidz Division, says the subjects are "active Christians in...
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Three guitar masters share their talent and insight in documentary

...each with a different style - Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, U2's the Edge and the White Stripes' Jack White - and there would...Edge in Ireland are particularly eye-opening, revealing the U2 guitarist as lighthearted but also deeply philosophical about...
Special homecoming

...more than 7,000 participants and 160 international teams. The event's opening ceremonies on June 21 featured performances by U2, Samantha Mamba and Riverdance, as well as "good luck" messages from Jon Bon Jovi, Arnold Schwarzenegger and actor Colin...
Canadian band throws CD release party

...ruled supreme. Members say their influences also include Tool and U2. The album's first track, "Vent" pulses tension-building...WhiteSkidJoviGuns-n-Warrant flavor tweaking the Metallica/U2 hybrid. Importantly, mosh pits do not form at their shows...
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Cowboy Junkies get Alaska Fix

...Century Blues," their 16th record, came out in May and includes: covers of Bruce Spring-steen, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, U2 and Richie Havens; two traditional songs; and two new songs by guitarist and singer Michael Timmins. "The hard part was trying...
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Bill Gates sets an example for us hundredaires, too

...polio. His work has changed lives and saved them, and has earned Gates and his wife - along with Bono, lead singer of the group U2 - the distinction of being named Time magazine's 2005 Persons of the Year. It boggles the mind to think what Gates might achieve...
Visiting visual storytellers in town for presentation

...Award for his work on the children's book, "Cat's Night Out," and recently worked as art director and concept artist on U2's music video, "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight." Other projects have included a BAFTA-nominated short for...


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