News archive from 2 March 2015

William Shatner has funeral for Leonard Nimoy…on Twitter

William Shatner has funeral for Leonard Nimoy…on Twitter

William Shatner had a previous commitment and wasn't able to attend the funeral held today for his Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy. Since he couldn't be there in person, he had another idea: And so began the virtual funeral of Leonard Nimoy. It was...

 
Shooter targets two men inside Tenn. restaurant

Shooter targets two men inside Tenn. restaurant

NASHVILLE — Shots rang out inside a crowded Cook Out restaurant in Midtown Nashville early Sunday morning, as a gunman targeted two Memphis-area men for reasons police are still investigating. Police said the man opened fire in the restaurant, causing...

 
Netanyahu speech exposes partisan and diplomatic rifts

Netanyahu speech exposes partisan and diplomatic rifts

WASHINGTON — The first time Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of the United States Congress, he called it "a tribute to the unshakable fact that the unique relationship between Israel and the United States transcends politics and...

 
Police: Boy, 4, dead after finding gun in sitter's home

Police: Boy, 4, dead after finding gun in sitter's home

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — The quiet of a Sunday morning did not last long in the Imperial Green Neighborhood. More than a dozen police and emergency vehicles crowded a small street after a call of a shooting involving a child. Harris County Sheriff's...

 
Blind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in Interior Alaska cold

Blind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in Interior Alaska cold

FAIRBANKS --  A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester, Alaska, home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Madera ventured away from home on Feb. 6, when the temperature dipped to 40 degrees...

 

Fast trail awaits Iditarod Invitational competitors

Just to the north of Alaska's largest city, the true hard men and women of the Iditarod Trail on Sunday headed north from the old port of Knik in a race against time and weather. Out ahead of them somewhere, Bill Merchant, the organizer of the...

 
Look alive: 'Walking Dead' town for sale on eBay

Look alive: 'Walking Dead' town for sale on eBay

GRANTVILLE, Ga. — You can find all sorts of things for sale on Craigslist and eBay. But a listing for several buildings in downtown Grantville nearly surprised the daylights out of us. "Is the town of Grantville for sale?" we asked....

 
Alaska's youth are becoming disconnected from nature

Alaska's youth are becoming disconnected from nature

Over the years I have observed fewer and fewer kids playing outdoors in Anchorage and outlying areas. But it wasn’t until a business trip to west Chicago several years ago that something really struck home. It was a beautiful Sunday in May, and I...

 
US Constitution, Harry Jaffa on Alaskans' side in land dispute

US Constitution, Harry Jaffa on Alaskans' side in land dispute

In Alaska Dispatch News on Feb. 5 my friend Professor Emeritus Steve Haycox invokes the justly famous Harry V. Jaffa -- my beloved teacher -- to buttress the claim that the federal government has the right to do what it has recently done with Alaskan...

 
Man dead after struggle with L.A. police

Man dead after struggle with L.A. police

LOS ANGELES -- A man was shot dead while struggling with police officers on a sidewalk in the city's Skid Row area Sunday, police said. Los Angeles Police spokesman Sgt. Barry Montgomery said officers were responding to a robbery call when they...

 
UAA gymnastics meet a showcase for Matsunami, Bryan

UAA gymnastics meet a showcase for Matsunami, Bryan

A couple of juniors stole the show on Senior Day for the UAA gymnastics team Sunday afternoon at the Alaska Airlines Center. One of them, junior M'Rcy Matsunami of Omaha, Nebraska, became the second gymnast in school history to hit the 39-point mark...

 

Bjornsen survives tough 50-K in world ski finale

The World Nordic Ski Championships saved its worst for last. Skiing in slow, soft tracks during wet falling snow, Anchorage's Erik Bjornsen endured 50 kilometers of classic-technique racing to place 43rd in the final race of the championships in...

 

New faces, fast paces at long-track speedskating

Some new faces spiced up Sunday's long-track speedskating races at Cuddy Midtown Park. Sean Bourque of Fairbanks won the men's 500- and 1,000-meter pack-style races, and Alex Mahoney, a UAA skier from Alberta, won the 1,500-meter race....

 
Patients to patience: Tommy John pitchers take on 2015

Patients to patience: Tommy John pitchers take on 2015

The stitches on the elbow are long gone by the time a pitcher gets back on the mound following Tommy John surgery, and yet the stitches on the ball still don't feel right. The patient is technically cured, his reconstructed elbow capable of allowing...

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Must-read romances: 'Every Heart Sings,' 'Thirty Days to Win His Wife'

Must-read romances: 'Every Heart Sings,' 'Thirty Days to Win His Wife'

Join me every week as I share a few shout-outs on romance author goings-on, related events and recommended reads. CHATTING WITH … Mackenzie Lucas, author of Every Heart Sings Michelle: Hi, Mackenzie, jumping right in, would you share the current and...

 
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