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La Voz Online - Winter sports: You don't get as sweaty
"Winter sports: You don't get as sweaty
PUT DOWN THE S'MORES AND PUT ON A SCARF; IT'S NOT THAT COLD
by Stacy Vinyard
December 01, 2003
Temperatures are dropping, and so are De Anza students" heart rates. Instead of hiding inside and watching the gray world through your windows this winter, get out there and enjoy the outdoor activities that await you. For $7 to $10, you can find ice skating rinks in both Eastridge Mall and Vallco Fashion Park. Also check out Extreme Network"s Downtown Ice in San Jose, at the corner of Market and Viola. The outdoor rink makes for a great date spot as well as a fun place to go with friends."
Navhind Times on the Web: India
"Printing press employee leaked CAT paper: CBI
New Delhi, Nov 30: In a breakthrough in the leakage of common admission test papers for Indian Institutes of Management, the Central Bureau of Investigation tonight detained a lower-rung employee of Mumbai-based printing press, Institute of Banking Personnel Services, who allegedly let out the question paper even as the role of IIM, Ahmedabad in the scam was being probed.
Highly-placed CBI sources said a lower-rung employee took Rs 2 lakh bribe and leaked the paper from IBPS, a semi-government organisation responsible for printing CAT question papers."
"Approaching retirement, Lloyd Mardis went looking for cheap thrills. With the help of a Texas highway map and a bicycle, he found them.
Between 1993 and 1996, he covered 8,000 miles of Texas - from Palo Duro to Big Thicket, from El Paso to Uncertain. Details of the adventure are recounted in Mardis' 321-page book titled ''Mother Nature Ain't Nobody's Mom.'' (Available at bookstores for $21.95 or online at Amazon.com.)
Mardis lived in Austin during the 1990s and took up cycling at the age of 62 - 44 years after getting off his last bike.
Now 75, Mardis lives in Enid, Okla."
Rocky Mountain News: Family
"If the second kind of memory is rare in your household, you might want to consider spending less money this holiday season on toys, video games and clothes and more money on activities to help your children develop healthy recreational skills. Parents or grandparents who underwrite ski lessons or a session of camp or a family membership in the neighborhood recreation center give something that will last far longer than this year's most coveted toy.
Eddie Shipstad grew up in a rich tradition of athletic achievement. His grandfather founded the Shipstad and Johnson Ice Follies in 1936."
Arches, Bryce join reservation service
"Arches, Bryce join reservation service
WASHINGTON - Utah's Arches and Bryce Canyon national parks are now accepting camping reservations through a new service.
They have joined the National Recreation Reservation Service, which seeks to become, over time, a one-stop reservation agency for the National Park Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Arches and Bryce are among 12 national parks just added to that service. It may be contacted online at www.reserveusa.com or by calling 1-877-444-6777."
Hiking News from RocketNews:
Chretien northern trip to Arctic park with family cost $32,000
CP Prime Minister Jean Chretien spent the bulk of a five-hour 32 000 Arctic trip last summer hiking with his family in a remote park and only about 45 minutes on an official visit to a nearby Inuit community. Documents obtained under the Access to Information Act show the total cost was 32 582.74"
CNEW: Politics - Chretien northern trip to Arctic park with family cost $32,000
OTTAWA CP Prime Minister Jean Chretien spent the bulk of a five-hour 32 000 Arctic trip last summer hiking with his family in a remote park and only about 45 minutes on an official visit to a nearby Inuit community. Documents obtained under the Access to Information Act show the total cost was 32 582.74"
Chretien trip to park with family cost $32,000
Canadian Press OTTAWA Prime Minister Jean Chretien spent the bulk of a five-hour 32 000 Arctic trip last summer hiking with his family in a remote park and only about 45 minutes on an official visit to a nearby Inuit community. Documents obtained under the Access to Information Act show the total cost was 32 582.74"
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:
01-Dec-03 Do you find Gnews2RSS useful?
"If you're using Gnews2rss you presumably find it useful. Please email Google asking them to produce RSS directly out of Google News Search. And why not host it yourself to save my bandwidth costs."
Low park fees are a false bargain - Monday , Dec . 1 , 2003
"The Missoulian, MT
... Impoverished people don't load up cars full of tents and sleeping bags and
drive across the country for weeklong backpacking trips in Glacier. ...
"Rifle Shooter Magazine - Nov 26, 2003
... 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 ...
Campground News from News.AlltheWeb.com:
Foreign invaders winning in county
"YREKA - Siskiyou County is under attack from foreigners and the damage they are doing is costing millions each year. The foreigners that Klamath National Forest Service botanist Marla Knight talks about are "noxious weeds," a growing problem in the entire nation including Siskiyou County."
David Guterson: Our Lady of the Forest
"As he did in Snow Falling on Cedars, Guterson finds the kernel of his story among the mainstream's fringe. In that first, Faulkner Award-winning novel he explored racism through the experiences of Japanese living on an island in Puget Sound, Washington."
Revamped state park draws larger crowds - 11/29/2003
"The $17 million reconstruction of Sterling State Park apparently helped triple the number of visitors. Sterling State Park drew a record-breaking 3 million visitors this year as campers, anglers and other sportsmen apparently were drawn by the completion of its $17 million facelift."
News Ararat community home to hills and hunters
"ARARAT -- Isolation is Ararat's strong suit. Only residents and hunters familiar with the hilly terrain surrounding this small community in Choctaw County can get to Ararat without losing their way on the various forks in the roads."
Camping News from RocketNews:
Holiday Sales Solid; Pace Seen Slowing
By Emily Kaiser CHICAGO Reuters Americans scoured the malls for bargains on Saturday as retailers tallied up what looked to be a solid if unspectacular start to the holiday shopping season. Saturday's sales appeared to have slowed from Friday's frenetic pace as many stores opened later and some shoppers stayed home to rest up after a busy day on Friday."
Wilderness Inquiry of Minneapolis will be offering trips in Florida and Hawaii that are also open to disabled participants meaning regardless of age physical or mental ability or wilderness experience. If support staff is required the company says it will provide it without additional cost to the traveler. The Florida tour is a six-day canoe trip in the 10 000 Islands region of the Everglades the Blackwater River and Gullivan Gator and Buttonwood bays."
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