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Alaska troopers encourage selfies for backcountry travelers

...ubiquitous self-portraits, usually snapped with smartphone cameras, that make up countless Facebook profile pictures and online avatars.But they don't want selfies snapped in bedrooms or bathrooms, in the privacy of your own home. They're suggesting Alaskans...
Film digs in to mine: 'Red Gold' looks at issues surrounding Pebble

...real-life, Alaskan version of the motion-picture phenomenon "Avatar." While "Red Gold" does not take place in space, but rather...inhospitable place to have a mine." "Red Gold," unlike "Avatar," really tries to show different perspectives on the controversial...
Former educator gets 15-year sentence in child porn case

...Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Reardon says Brown took pictures of students that were not pornographic and used some as avatars on websites where he traded illicit images. Reardon says Brown will serve at least 12 years and six months before becoming...
Homer man dies trekking in Patagonia

...and Alaska. Reed wrote "The Granite Avatars of Patagonia," a series of photos and...Feraudo had taken a copy of "The Granite Avatars" to Fernando Garcia, a friend of Reed's...the mountains Reed calls "the granite avatars." Reed said he thinks Feraudo then hiked...

...recent "body swapping" at her Tribeca studio, she invited a group of professional women to try on what she calls sculptural avatars, which can each weigh from seven to 20 pounds. Stein asked the wearers to imagine they are trying on another skin "to get...
Bob Franken: Our heroes' broken promises

...administrations. In fact, many of them have gotten worse.Maybe that's why we get enjoyment from watching some of these pumped-up avatars occasionally get cut down to size. It might explain our fascination over the fall of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell...
Opinion game was originally released in Japan last year and features a cast of Mii characters - Nintendo's personalized avatars of real players - living on a virtual island. Gamers can do things like shop, visit an amusement park, play games, go on...
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Fairbanks' Ski for Women attracts colorful crowd

...arrive each year for the ski in force. They also come dressed in themed costumes. They have been Barbies, Raggedy Anns and Avatars. This year, about a dozen of the ladies looked earthy dressed as birch trees. Though the event is for women, some men participate...
Gulliver travels to the 3-D dimension

...for the past six or seven years, but with James Cameron's "Avatar" hitting at the end of 2009, the floodgates were open. 2010...all the hoopla? I honestly can't say for sure. I hear "Avatar" was pretty cool in 3D, and I've heard that it helped...
Internet buzz: Second Life more a link to mid-life crisis the real world. Alter's article was so compelling, I decided to try Second Life for myself. I made myself a generic avatar and set off in search of adventure. After three hours I quickly understood why people use this game for infidelity and cybersex...


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