June 22, 2002 |
Larry Niles is following the birds - again. And he's got his digital camera with him so you can track his progress. Niles, who heads the state Department of Environmental Protection's Endangered and Nongame Species Program, is deep in the Arctic tundra looking for an intriguing species known as the red knot, which just a few weeks ago had stopped at the Delaware Bay on the way from Antarctica to the Arctic. It is the fourth year that Niles and other researchers have ventured into the wild to look for the tiny aviary puffs that weigh just a few ounces.
September 15, 2000 |
Nelson Figueroa spun a four-hit shutout and scored the deciding run on Reggie Taylor's seventh-inning single as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons blanked the host Indianapolis Indians, 1-0, last night. The win evens the best-of-five Triple A Governor's Cup finals series at 2-2. Figueroa (2-0), who entered the game a winner in his last four starts of the regular season and first of the postseason, struck out nine and walked only one to register the win. Taylor followed Figueroa's one-out double, the pitcher's second hit of the game, with a one-out RBI single into centerfield off of Horacio Estrada, giving Scranton the only run it needed.