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Camping News from NewsTrove.com:
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper SnowmachinesHappy trails ahead 11/25/03
"George W., quit being such a bozo and leave them alone," shouted Greg Bagle while shaking his fist in the air.
Despite how it sounds, Bagle isn't bashing the U.S.'s Commander in Chief for his policies in the Mideast. Rather, he's a dog musher trying to correct one of the dogs in his team that keeps nipping at his canine cohorts.
Bagle, like many other Kenai Peninsula mushers, was out with his dogs this past weekend enjoying the heavy accumulation of snow in the Caribou Hills.
"It's bitchin'," said Bagle in regard to the trail conditions in the high country over the weekend. "It's the real deal up here.
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Sumter County Councilman Artie Baker, and not sheriff's deputies or their sons as previously reported, was responsible for the discovery of two bodies Saturday while camping on fellow Councilman Charles Edens' farmland.
Sumter County Sheriff Tommy Mims was saying as late as Monday afternoon, after a report was made available, that undisclosed sheriff's deputies had made the discovery.
But the report says Baker found the bodies around 8 a.m. Saturday after camping the previous night in Dalzell.
Charleston Daily Mail
Cabela's has firmly committed to creating 460 fewer jobs than previously announced by a state official at its retail store and distribution center outside Wheeling, according to an agreement between the state and the outdoor retailer.
Under the deal, the company has agreed by next October to create 740 jobs, far less than the 1,200 jobs West Virginia Development Office Executive Director David Satterfield had said that he and the company were working on.
The Nov. 19 agreement was signed by Satterfield, a senior vice president of Cabela's, the president of the Ohio County Commission and the Ohio County Development Authority.
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No one could possibly confuse the Turkish Van with the Persian but you ould be forgiven for confusing it with the Turkish Angora. After all they both come from Turkey and they're both longhaired. But that, as every good student of the feline form will tell you, is where the similarity ends.
Like chalk and cheese these two are completely different. Turkish Angoras are slender, lightweight by comparison, with smooth elegant faces, almond-shaped eyes, tall, tall ears and a selection of coat colours to fill your paint-box.
The Turkish Van, on the other hand, is more solid and might even be considered a heavyweight among cats.
Mother appeals to community for help in finding missing son
SHREVEPORT - Jan Krouskop of Shreveport rethinks the last contact with her son Brain Krouskop.
It was a birthday present from him in the mail: John Kennedy O'Toole's novel "Confederate Dunces and Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" by Al Franken together with a birthday card signed "Love, Brian."
Transferred to memory just as the books end. Brian is missing, and Jan Krouskop has had no contact with him since Sept. 20.
"It has been very hard," Jan Krouskop said of the family's search for their loved one. "We have been going through the motions, going to work and, at the same time, trying to keeping our routine the same.
Hiking News from RocketNews:
Hiking in Tuscany
Are there any Italian hiking clubs that could supply trail maps Ann Young Baltimore A. In Tuscany you can find hiking but it's not handed to you says Pauline Kenny who has created a travel Web site focusing on vacation rentals www.slowtrav.com and has spent time hiking in Italy every year since 1996.
Hiking Buds . . . Starwood search . . . pet teachers
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On the trails of Sierra Norte
Hiking guide Arturo Morales donned a sweater and jacket and took visitors into the cool misty mountains of the Sierra Norte range. This web of trails and tiny villages at 10 000 feet in southern Mexico's Oaxaca state is part of Morales home turf. Despite the high altitude it's a gentle subtropical enclave of thick forest and easygoing paths for hiking and mountain biking.
National Parks News from RocketNews.com:
deseretnews.com | Cathedral Valley Capitol Reef's spectacular northern badlands
CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK Just under 200 years ago trappers and other trailblazers pushing into the American West began traversing bleak torturous landscapes mostly barren of vegetation and browse. They called these places badlands. Nowadays often as not we call them national parks. The Temple of the Sun center dwarfs the Temple of the Moon left back.
Alabama: MLK home now open to tourists - Nov. 24, 2003
MONTGOMERY Alabama AP The home where Martin Luther King changed from Montgomery pastor to national civil rights leader has been restored to its 1950s appearance providing another tourist site in a city that describes itself as the Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement. The white woodframe house near downtown was the parsonage for Dexter Avenue Baptist Church for nearly 80 years but King was its most famous resident rising to national prominence after black seamstress Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man.
National Parks News from AllTheWeb.com:
Thanksgiving Travel Up for Both Auto and Air AAA Urges Travelers To Allow Extra Time
Traditionally, Thanksgiving marks the start of winter holiday travel and this year shows a strong beginning to the season. AAA projects that 36 million Americans will take a trip of 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving weekend holiday.
Sterling to host international show
Sterling has outbid major cities like Fort Worth, Texas, and Indianapolis, and won the right to host a national
National Parks News from News.Google.com:
Rhino project may be reviewed
New Straits Times, Malaysia
"The ministry will get experts from the Wildlife (and National Parks) Department
to discuss the future of the rhino breeding programme should we decide to get ...
Saving Congo, One Woman at a Time
... The environment, including once-extraordinary national parks, and their wildlife
have been decimated by marauders, including sometimes the desperately hungry. ...
Japan and Russia Turn to Nature to Bridge Vast Chasm in the Sea
New York Times
23 Cranes, eagles and puffins have no trouble crossing a 20-mile-wide finger of
the Sea of Okhotsk that separates two national parks, one Russian and one ...
National Forest News from NewsTrove.com:
Handling of forest under full attack
November 24 2003Country News
The Victorian and NSW governments should immediately address the current mismanagement of the Barmah-Millewa Forest, according to the Victorian and NSW National Parks associations.
The associations said the forest had recently been described as an "icon site" by the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council and as one of the six Murray River icon sites in most need of urgent attention by Federal Environment Minister David Kemp.
IT is a general phenomenon that subsidies and taxes are two key policy instruments that governments all over the world use to modify market outcomes. However, there is basic difference between taxes and subsidies. Taxes draw while subsidies inject money into expenditure stream. Though subsidies promote growth by increasing level of critical inputs like health, education and infrastructure, subsidies can also hinder growth by drawing away resources from more productive use and by causing allocation distortions.
Editor's note: The following is the Thanksgiving proclamation President Kennedy made Nov. 5, 1963, which was read in many churches Thanksgiving Day on the urging of Kennedy's successor, Lyndon Johnson, two days after the nation buried its fallen leader.
Over three centuries ago our forefathers in Virginia and in Massachusetts far from home in a lonely wilderness set aside a time for thanksgiving. On the appointed day, they gave reverent thanks for their safety, for the health of their children, for the fertility of their fields, for the laws which bound them together and for the faith which united them under God.
Backpacking Alaska News from News.Google.com:
VW seeks all Bug lovers for photo shoot tomorrow
Aspen Times, CO - Nov 18, 2003
... and Angela Gardner are the recipients of this particular adventure, after Essrog
wrote an essay about climbing glaciers in Switzerland, backpacking in Alaska, ...
Brookline TAB, MA - Nov 12, 2003
... Range Backpacking and River course with the National Outdoor Leadership School,
Lander, Wyo., last summer. This expedition style course explored Alaska's ...
Cavalierdaily.com, VA - Nov 11, 2003
... all, that this was no hoax, I asked him what the capital of Alaska was ... intrepid souls,
the word has taken countless laps around the South-East Asian backpacking ...
Campground News from News.AlltheWeb.com:
ReserveAmerica and the NRRS(TM) Celebrate One Millionth Customer
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ReserveAmerica ( http://www.reserveamerica.com/ ), a leading access point for outdoor recreation enthusiasts and the NRRS(TM) (National Recreation Reservation Service) are excited to announce the one millionth Federal reservation customer in 2003 -- Mr. Robert Stone of Glasgow, KY!
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Hospitality Notes Column
Nov. 24--GIVING THANKS: HOLIDAY TRAVEL ON RISE THIS YEAR: About 36 million people plan to travel nationwide for Thanksgiving, up 2.4 percent from a year earlier, according to AAA.
On Monday, firefighters from local, state and federal agencies battled a 15-acre wildfire burning up the southwest side of Boca Hill near Prosser Creek.
City set to OK night fishing
LAKE ELSINORE: The goal is boosting tourism at the campground
Camping News from RocketNews:
Scout master (21) killed at camp
November 24 2003 By Cindy Zeilhofer Cyril Heymeriks a 21-year-old student who lived for Scouts has been shot dead on a Scout camp east of the city. The enthusiastic young Scout master was shot in the neck and died during the early hours of Saturday morning while on a camp at Gilglen Scout camping grounds in The Willows with a group of young boys.
TV Barn's TV picks for Nov. 24
TV tip du jour Never trust the designers when they work for a show called Monster House 8 p.m. Discovery . Tell them you want an All-American House and you loved to go camping and roaming the country in your RV and they ll give you the camp from Meatballs crossed with a silver Airstream motor home ... and not in a good way.
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