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Delta Democrat Times Online: Local News
"Mathematical error skewed the outcome
By AMY REDWINE / DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES
When Tony Pratt was certified as winner of Washington County's District 3 constable election, his opponent began making plans to retire from law enforcement and go camping.
For now, those plans are on hold.
In the Nov. 4 general election, Pratt defeated incumbent Sylvia Dees Sessums by just six votes, according results that were certified on Nov. 12. However, county election officials said on Tuesday that results from one precinct were incorrectly added, and the new numbers show Dees as the winner."
Wisconsin Has a Long History of Funky Phenomena
"Monsters! Hairy ape-men, hoary water serpents, aliens and more
- all make their home in Wisconsin. And not just during Halloween.
A few years ago, I wrote a book on unexplained phenomena in
the Badger state, and since then, even more previously unpublished reports of
the bizarre and unbelievable have been given to me. From Bigfoot to aliens, we've
got it all.
Scully and her latest partner may always be foiled in their
search for truth at the end of each episode of "The X-Files," but Wisconsinites
have proof. Or, at least, alleged proof.
But are reports of "real" monsters tricks, or treats?"
"Ledge Park and Nitschke Mounds Park are closed through Sunday, Nov. 30, to coincide with the gun deer hunting season.
"The lands surrounding these two parks are used for hunting, thus for safety sake it is necessary to temporarily close them," said Bill Ehlenbeck, county parks manager.
Both parks will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1, for the rest of the winter.
Astico and Derge parks and the Wild Goose State Trail remain open during the hunting season, but caution is urged and blaze orange clothing is recommended. Hunting is not permitted in or over any of the county park or trail properties."
Death Notices & Obituaries for Nov. 25, 2003
"Death Notices & Obituaries for Nov. 25, 2003
ALEXANDER, Tura E. -- Age 91, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2003. Service arrangements are pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements. (541) 863-3148.
BRACEY, Melissa -- Age 98, of Sutherlin, Oregon, passed away on November 24, 2003. Arrangments pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. (541) 673-4455.
FOOSHEE, John Delbert -- Age 85, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away on November 25, 2003. Arrangments pending. WILSON'S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. (541) 673-4455."
McPherson Sentinel: News Column
"Police chief retiring after 30+ years of service
By KATHY HACKLEMAN, Sentinel Editor
It isn't often a community has the opportunity to say "thanks" to a man who has for more than three decades got dressed, strapped on a gun and went out to protect its citizens against whatever negative things might happen that day, while at the same time seeking to make the community a safer place in which to live and work.
But that opportunity comes next week at a retirement party for McPherson Police Chief Mike Alkire. The public is invited to attend the event, scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Monday at the Law Enforcement Center."
Hiking News from RocketNews:
Hiking Buds . . . Starwood search . . . pet teachers
. pet teachers November 25 2003 Sunday Sections Weekly Features"
deseretnews.com | Utahn rescued from canyon
EMERY COUNTY A Parowan man trapped at the bottom of a canyon with a broken leg for two days was rescued Monday thanks to his brother who hiked 21 hours in extreme conditions to get help. Justin Harris 31 and his brother Jeremy 27 were hiking in the San Rafael Swell Saturday afternoon."
Hike Of The Week: An easy stroll through history and nature
By KAREN SYKES SPECIAL TO THE POST-INTELLIGENCER Holidays provide a good opportunity to explore county parks such as 360-acre Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood situated just south of Tacoma. Hikers of all ages and abilities will enjoy exploring these trails that link meadows a lake historical structures and forest. Karen Sykes Special to the Post-Intelligencer Hikers pause for a snack at Lake Waughop in Fort Steilacoom Park."
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:
"Rifle Shooter Magazine
... I would also choose a .450 for prowling around the alder thickets of coastal Alaska. ... a
hunter might want a mountain rifle in a light caliber for backpacking ...
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 ...
Campground News from News.AlltheWeb.com:
Feast is real tradition
"Amy George doesn't remember ever spending Thanksgiving dinner around a dining room table and watching football or the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade."
Campground Says Sewer Fees Will Force It To Close Town Insists Rate Structure Is Fair
"BELMONT, N.H. -- The owners of a campground"
"Getting there: Take Interstate 5 to exit for Mount Baker Highway (Highway 542). After crossing a bridge over the Nooksack River, milepost 36, turn right into a small, roadside lot. The trailhead is located just to the left of the bridge, across from Douglas Fir Campground"
GROOMING AN ELF
"How Tre Arrow turned Jake Sherman into an "eco-terrorist." It seemed a simple plan."
Camping News from RocketNews:
IBWG raises Dh13,000 in charity auction
She added that last year's charity auction and Iftar buffet raised over Dh20 000 with the proceeds going to four children's charities in the UAE and overseas. This year's event had more than 30 prizes ranging from DVD players to golf green fees to a two-night camping trip to Rub Al Khali the Empty Quarter sands to weekend stays at the Fairmont and Shangri-la hotels in Dubai."
New birth control pill cuts yearly periods from 13 to four
Plan a honeymoon. It arrives that day. Going camping It starts while you re packing. Lindsay Davidson is fed up with periods and ready to try a pill that will cut them down from 13 to four a year. The new pill Seasonale catapults the traditional pill's 1960s sexual revolution to the next level."
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