September 4, 1988 |
The man's beard is covered with white froth as he shouts directions to the small, lean dogs pulling the sled. They are crossing not the frozen Yukon but a modern city street, and Anchorage police are stopping traffic to let them pass. Such a scene is what people often expect upon arriving in Alaska from Outside, as Alaskans call every place that is not Alaska. With their love of tall tales, Alaskans themselves enjoy teasing Outside friends and relatives with accounts of how they live in duplex igloos and eat whale-blubber sandwiches.
December 29, 1988 |
Alaska-Anchorage, a Division II school, stunned Michigan (No. 2 AP and UPI), 70-66, last night in the opening round of the Utah Classic behind Michael Johnson's 20 points and Todd Fisher's 18. Michigan lost for the first time in 12 games. Alaska-Anchorage is 11-2. Alaska-Anchorage used a patient offense to stay close in the first half and then went on a 20-4 run over an eight-minute span of the second half to take control. RAINBOW CLASSIC Illinois 85, Tulsa 58 - Junior Nick Adams scored a season-high 24 points and Kenny Battle added 18 as Illinois (No. 4 AP and UPI)
July 25, 2011 |
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska state troopers say that a brown bear that was with her cub attacked several teens participating in a weekend survival-skills course and that two have suffered critical, life-threatening injuries. Troopers say the teens were in a group of seven students participating in a 30-day back-country course by the National Outdoor Leadership School when the attack occurred Saturday night about 120 miles north of Anchorage. They were rescued early yesterday. NOLS spokesman Bruce Palmer says another group of seven students and three instructors was waiting about six miles away for a helicopter hired by the Lander, Wyo.-based organization.
June 6, 1996 |
Fleeing a forest fire in Alaska, Chris Marrs loads a sled dog onto his truck. Nearly 1,000 people were ordered out of their homes 60 miles north of Anchorage as the fire swarmed yesterday through a community carved out of the wilderness. The fire has burned about 30,000 acres since the weekend.
November 29, 2000 |
The moose in Anchorage may seem at ease strolling suburban streets, but science suggests these city moose live with twice the stress of their rural counterparts. What's more, a study examining the levels of stress hormones in moose poop concluded that moose in one part of Anchorage were the most anxiety-ridden of three groups studied in the city. The study was done by Martha Tomeo, then a graduate student at Alaska Pacific University. She measured levels of a stress hormone known as glucocorticoids in moose droppings collected the winter before last at five Alaska locations.
November 17, 1994 |
Villanova point guard Jonathan Haynes, who has a stress fracture in his right foot, was cleared yesterday by a doctor to return to practice on Monday. It remains unclear whether Haynes can play in the team's season opener three days later. The Wildcats will be in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, preparing for their first game in the Great Alaska Shootout. They will debut on Thanksgiving Day against the host team, Alaska-Anchorage. "It depends on how he feels in practice," coach Steve Lappas said of Haynes' appearing in the game.
October 4, 2006 |
A 10-year-old Alaskan murder mystery was solved this week when a South Jersey man flew to Anchorage and surrendered. John Thomas Carlin, 49, a highway construction worker from Elmer, Salem County, was living in Anchorage in 1996 with another man. Both, police said, were romancing the same woman, an exotic dancer who once lived in Brick Township. The love triangle ended abruptly four hours from Anchorage in the Alaskan wilderness, where Kent J. Leppink's body was found, shot three times with a powerful .44 Magnum pistol, Alaskan authorities said.
December 5, 2012
Suspect tied to more killings ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A man found dead of an apparent suicide in an Alaska jail was not only suspected of killing an Anchorage barista, but also killed a Vermont couple and may be linked to five other possible slayings around the country, investigators said. Israel Keyes, who had also confessed to killing a Vermont couple, was found dead in his cell Sunday, authorities said at a news conference that included U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler, the FBI, and Anchorage police.
July 10, 2013 |
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Five members of a South Carolina family and four members of another were among those killed in a fiery Alaska plane crash that left all 10 on board dead. The Antonakos family of Greenville, S.C., usually went to Myrtle Beach, S.C., each summer, but the father of Kimberly Antonakos said Monday that his daughter and her family decided to travel to Alaska for 10 days this year instead. "They were very excited," H. Wayne Clayton said. "They never had been there before and wanted to see what it was like.
September 17, 1992 |
ANCHORAGE MT. SPURR VOLCANO DUSTS ALASKA Mount Spurr erupted overnight for the third time since June, spewing ash 50,000 feet into the sky and forcing the cancellation today of virtually all flights into or out of Anchorage, authorities said. The 11,100-foot volcano about 80 miles west of Anchorage erupted last night and early today with force similar to the eruption in mid-August, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. Some of the ash was expected to fall on Anchorage this morning, but most of it was likely to drop on more sparsely populated areas to the north and northeast.