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  • Cargo Plane Crashes Into Denali National Park, Starts Forest Fire

    Cargo Plane Crashes Into Denali National Park, Starts Forest Fire
    Investigators in Alaska have identified the cargo plane that crashed in Denali National Park, saying three people aboard are presumed dead. The National Park Service says the plane was a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight Inc. of Delta...
  • Memorial Service For York County Air Force Pilot Who Died In Alaska

    Memorial Service For York County Air Force Pilot Who Died In Alaska
    31-year-old Air force Pilot Captain Jeffrey Hill was training for an air show in Anchorage, Alaska and just one minute after take-off the cargo plane crashed to the ground. Three others also died in the crash that day. Family and friends held a memorial...
  • US Coast Guard Joins Search for Missing Alaska Plane

    US Coast Guard Joins Search for Missing Alaska Plane
    ANCHORAGE -- The U.S. Coast Guard launched a search plane Sunday morning to help look for a small plane missing in Alaska with four people aboard. Three of the people aboard the overdue Dehavilland Beaver float plane were identified as Katmai National...
  • Levi Johnson to Run for Mayor of Wasilla

    Levi Johnston, the father of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's grandson, has filed papers to run for office in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, next year. Johnston filed his letter of intent Friday with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, a first step...
  • 'Deadliest Catch': Capt. Sig Hansen, colleagues remember fallen comrade

    If you're an ardent fan of Discovery Channel's crab-fishing reality series "Deadliest Catch," then you know the fleet has lost a captain, not to the merciless waters of the Bering Sea but to the ravages of ill health. On Jan. 29, 53-year-old Capt. Phil...
  • In Katmai, a walk on the edge

    Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska From an observation deck at the edge of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, we looked beyond a verge of green onto a seemingly unbroken barren expanse. About 15 miles away, at the far end of the valley, rose a...
  • Railroads, tours and treks

    THOUGH fiercely buffeted by political crosswinds in 2005, Amtrak apparently has survived the political pressure that culminated with the firing of the company's president. As of now, the existing network will continue for 2006. On the plus side, the...
  • State government tourist offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-...
  • Can we get along?

    Can we get along?
    All the man jet-skiing along Quebec's Gatineau River wanted was a big and unusual wild animal as a pet. But to claim the cute bear cub he saw paddling in the current last month, he figured he'd have to tame it a bit. So he ran it over. Then he roared...
  • A dramatic vision

    When architect Hugh Hardy first stepped inside Baltimore's long-dormant Hippodrome Theatre five years ago, he didn't see the broken lights, the worn-out seats, the water-damaged plaster in the ceiling. He saw instead a once-lavish space in which...
  • Court Rules for Benefits to Same-Sex Partners

    The state Supreme Court ruled in Anchorage that it was unconstitutional to bar benefits to the same-sex partners of public employees, a victory for gay rights advocates. Overturning a lower court ruling, the state high court said barring benefits for...