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  • Cynthia Holcomb Hall dies at 82; U.S. 9th Circuit judge

    Cynthia Holcomb Hall dies at 82; U.S. 9th Circuit judge
    Senior U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall, a trailblazer for women in the federal judiciary who evoked both controversy and feminine tradition during a legal career that spanned six decades, died at her Pasadena home Saturday after a long...
  • 18 degrees of latitude separation

     18 degrees of latitude separation
    ABOARD THE ALASKA EAGLE, at sea in the South Atlantic — We departed South Georgia Island on short notice. Our weather routers, New Hampshire-based Commanders' Weather, gave us an immediate "go" when we asked for a good departure date within the...
  • 40th Annual Festival of Whales

    The incredible 5000-mile migration of the majestic California Gray Whale from Alaska to Mexico begins in December and continues through March. During this peak season, 40 – 50 whales pass by Dana Point each day, using the Dana Point Headland's 200-foot...
  • Charles H. Juergens

    Charles H. Juergens
    Charles H. Juergens of Costa Mesa, Ca passed on February 18, 2011 at home with his family by his side. Charlie would not want your ordinary obituary so I (Karen) his wife of 34 years have decided to honor him in my own way. Charles was fond of a small...
  • Sarah Palin's Emails Revealed

    Sarah Palin's Emails Revealed
    When you think about reading an email from sweet Sarah, does it go something like this: 'Oh, ya know, it`s just been a swell day up here in Alaska, oh gee whiz, I gotta run, I think I see Russia out my window.' Us too, but alas today 250 pounds of her...
  • Sarah Palin emails: Troubled appointment blamed on internal communications problem

    Sarah Palin emails: Troubled appointment blamed on internal communications problem
    Sarah Palin blamed the inadequacy of the communication system in the governor's office for her failure to realize that Charles Kopp, who she appointed to succeed Walt Monegan as Alaska public safety director in the midst of the so-called Troopergate...
  • Sarah Palin emails: Palin rallied staff to keep conservative talk host from feeling 'put off'

    Sarah Palin's request to keep a conservative talk radio host from feeling "put off" prompted an all-hands-on-deck approach from her staff. In a sign of how thoroughly Palin cultivated her relationship with friendly media, Palin sent a message to five...
  • Sarah Palin emails: An outpouring of support after Trig's birth

    Sarah Palin emails: An outpouring of support after Trig's birth
    In the days after her son Trig was born, Sarah Palin received an outpouring of support and well wishes, many from other parents of children with Down syndrome. Most notable among these was Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), whose son Cole was born...
  • Alaskan Climber Dies After Reaching Mt. McKinley Summit

    Alaskan Climber Dies After Reaching Mt. McKinley Summit
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A climber died in his tent shortly after reaching the summit of Mount McKinley, North America's highest peak, the National Park Service said on Saturday. Brian Young, 52, of Kodiak, Alaska, was pronounced dead Friday at the mountain'...
  • Palin's Korea Mixup: "We Gotta Stand With Our North Korean Allies"

    Palin's Korea Mixup: "We Gotta Stand With Our North Korean Allies"
    NEW YORK -- Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accidentally mixed up North and South Korea during a radio interview Wednesday. Palin was asked during an interview with Glenn Beck how she would handle the current situation between North and South Korea....
  • Decades of selfless service

    Decades of selfless service
    Francisco "Paco" Lobo wears out tuxedos the way marathoners do running shoes. The longtime Tio Pepe maitre d' keeps three tuxes in his wardrobe at any given time, and every year, at least two succumb to the rigors of dry cleaning. Lobo himself has...