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TELEVISION COVERAGE: The network news channels (ABC, CBS, NBC) will offer nightly prime-time coverage of the convention from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cable news channels (MSNBC, CNN, Fox) will broadcast live from Denver and offer round-the-clock coverage....
Special to The TimesThey were paddling easily in the endless Arctic sunlight when they spotted the bear, its blond-brown fur blending into the surrounding tundra. Perhaps 500 pounds, they guessed, but at close range all grizzlies look big, and they were spectacularly close...
As the Cessna six-seater droned comfortably along, we adjusted our headsets so we could hear Les Hartley, the pilot. "Look for the mountain goats," he urged. No goats came into view. But what we did see was far more impressive. To the east, brilliant...
Times Staff WriterThe largest ice shelf in the Arctic — an 80-foot-thick slab of ice nearly the size of Lake Tahoe — has broken up, providing more evidence that the Earth's polar regions are responding to ongoing and accelerating rates of climatic change,...
Special To The TimesEven as Amtrak's future remains unclear, interest in rail travel--particularly luxury and recreational--continues to grow. Here are contacts for selected trains around the world. (Note: Some numbers listed are for U.S.-based travel agents.) NORTH AMERICA...
Special to The TimesAs has become the norm, rail travelers enter this year regretting some losses but happily anticipating some gains. In the loss column is the decision by Montana Rockies Rail Tours, operators of the Montana Daylight train, to suspend service for 2005....
Tags: Denver, Railway Transportation, Australia, Anchorage, India
In Europe, better and faster trains are the order of the day. In the United States, the good news is that Amtrak apparently is secure for another year. In British Columbia, the poor economy has caused BC Rail to eliminate its passenger service on what...
At least a dozen people died in the winter of 1913 along the old Valdez-Fairbanks Trail, lost in churning blizzards as they struggled to find Yost's Roadhouse. The two-story log lodge in the central Alaska Range was often so buried in snow that only its...
Channel 2 NewsThe Mat-Su Borough will not legally challenge the state's new redistricting plan despite a unanimous vote from the assembly to do so. Borough Mayor Larry Devilbiss vetoed the assembly's decision. "I think it's a tragedy that Mat-Su isn't going to be...
Tags: Politics, Trials, Litigation, Elections, Crime, Law and Justice
Channel 2 NewsSunday's sixth annual Renewable Energy Fair in Chena Hot Springs, held a day after a similar fair in Anchorage, featured a few technologies ahead of their time, as well as a few speakers slightly behind schedule. A plane sent to Seward by Hot Springs...
Channel 2 SportsThe UAA Volleyball team will be among the favorites to win the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title in 2011; just not the singular favorite. The Seawolves, under fourth year head coach Chris Green, have been picked to finish third in the preseason...
Mr. Richard Leon "Buck" Ramsburg, 78, formerly of Adamstown, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Baltimore. He was born on May 14, 1933, in Utica, Md. He was the son of the late Henry and Thelma (Herdler) Ramsburg. From 1953 to 1955, he served...
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