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September 4, 1988 | By Julia V. Williamson, Special to The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
December 29, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
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)
NEWS
July 25, 2011 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
June 6, 1996 | Anchorage Daily News / BOB HALLINEN
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.
NEWS
November 29, 2000 | by Elizabeth Manning, Anchorage Daily News
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.
SPORTS
November 17, 1994 | By Gwen Knapp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 4, 2006 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 10, 2013 | By Rachel D'oro, Associated Press
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.
NEWS
September 17, 1992 | Daily News wire services
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.
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May 4, 2015 | By Larissa and Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - We climbed gingerly down onto the narrow float of the seaplane that we had ridden in for a soft landing on Lake George, 45 miles northeast of downtown Anchorage. Just off to our right was the soaring Colony Glacier, its craggy azure surface providing a launch pad for polar winds blowing out to greet us. As we balanced on the float, the sound of gunshots echoed through the valley. At least that's what we thought they were, until we watched Humvee-sized blocks of ice calving off the glacier and landing spectacularly in the lake, sending giant plumes of water into the air. Just another day in Alaska, the vaunted "last frontier.
NEWS
February 19, 2015 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temperatures this week will remain several degrees above normal, torching the residual snow in a relentlessly balmy winter. In Anchorage, Alaska, that is. Around here, the overall upper-air pattern that has been draining frigid air out of Alaska is about to emphatically reinforce what has become a local February rarity - a prolonged cold spell that will include a shot at the first official zero reading in 21 years. "You stole our weather," Joe Wegman, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Anchorage, said Tuesday after the Philadelphia region experienced one of the gentler 4-inch snowfalls on record.
NEWS
July 10, 2013 | By Rachel D'oro, Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
March 2, 2013
Rory McIlroy walked off the course in the middle of his round Friday at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and invited even more scrutiny of golf's No. 1 player. McIlroy already was 7-over par through eight holes when he hit his second shot into the water on the par-5 18th and didn't bother hitting another shot. He turned in his scorecard and walked straight to the parking lot. McIlroy told reporters who followed him that he's "not in a good place mentally. " An hour later, his management company issued a statement that the 23-year-old McIlroy couldn't concentrate because of a sore tooth.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 18, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If you haven't felt heat like this in awhile, perhaps you've been in Anchorage the last few weeks. For the 15th time this month, and the 24th time this year, the official temperature hit 97 at 3:59 p.m. today at Philadelphia International Airport. That's well shy of the record for the date, 102, set in 1988, but this 90-plus business is getting monotonous, if not expensive. And, yes, we know it's been hot all over the country. For the entire year, the long-term normal for 90-and-above days in Philadelphia is 26, with 17 of those having occurred by the end of July.
SPORTS
November 25, 2011 | Associated Press
Shabazz Napier and Jeremy Lamb each scored 23 points to help No. 4 Connecticut (5-0) extend its winning streak to 16 games with a 73-63 victory over UNC Asheville (2-3) on Thursday night in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Huskies will face Central Florida, which beat College of Charleston, 74-63. Florida State 73, Massachusetts 53 - Michael Snaer scored 18 points and the No. 22 Seminoles (5-0) held the Minutemen (4-1) to a poor shooting effort in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
NEWS
October 7, 2011 | By Mary Pemberton, Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Three killer whales have made an unprecedented trek into a freshwater river in southwest Alaska, a rare move for the saltwater mammals, federal officials said Thursday. Barbara Mahoney, a biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service in Anchorage, said it was the first time that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had received a report of killer whales being in freshwater in the state. The whales, also known as orcas, swam about 30 miles up the Nushagak River to a spot just downriver from the village of Ekwok.
NEWS
July 25, 2011 | Associated Press
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.
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