Extreme sport of slackling gains a foothold in Iran

...Iran (AP) - Kiavash Sharifi can hardly describe the feeling of tip-toeing across an abyss on a thin ribbon of webbing that bends ever so slightly downward.The 22-year-old is one of a growing number of Iranians embracing the extreme sport of slacklining...

Rosemarie O'Lena

...1991 in Soldotna, Alaska and aside from a short stint Outside to get her Medical Assisting Certification from Ivy Tech in South Bend, Indiana, lived her life in our wonderful community. She worked with Central Peninsula Family Practice as a CMA. Rosemarie...

Ostrander talks about World Mountain Running Championship title

...that was just because I needed a little break to be able to keep up the pace." Power-hiking is the technique where a racer bends over and powers both hands into the thighs while taking slow, loping, powerful steps up a steep hill. It's the predominant...


...wet.Head east at the south end of Bobs Lakes at the old earthen dike marked by a wooden bridge. From the bridge, the route bends north past the flowing spring and then up through a rocky draw to the top of the canyon's east rim.From these open highlands...

Op-ed: Pope Francis goes off the rails

...as the best thing the church has done since Pope Leo dissuaded Attila from sacking Rome, but on climate change, it merely bends to the fashions of the hour.Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com.

Radiohead's Thom Yorke writes moody music for Broadway play

...Fly").Yorke has cemented his place in rock's pantheon as an inventive progressive with such albums as "Pablo Honey," ''The Bends," ''OK Computer," ''Kid A" and "Amnesiac." He's also formed the band Atoms For Peace.

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An Outdoor View: Tourist trap

...lbs!""Every year these mammoth Alaska salmon tip the scales at 70, 80 and even 90 pounds.""The rod tip jerks and then bends violently as the giant king salmon lunges through the air ... and that is only the beginning!! This is salmon fishing on...

Creek classroom teaches what paddlers need to know

...creek has dozens upon dozens of bends, and at the exit of almost...are easy. Some Campbell Creek bends are so tight, particularly...ubiquitous eddy coming out of the bend. Throw in overhanging willows...propulsion. ''There are wonderful bends of less than 90 degrees where...

Welles hopes to take cost effective approach to borough

...streams with no current are affected the same as the Kenai River, give me a break," he said. "The Kenai River has sharp bends and the velocity causes erosion which feeds the fish, gives them nutrients and a clean bed for spawning. It's good for the...

History in the making

...Then the wood would be taken out and they have one minute to bend the wood to its desired shape and clamp it in place on metal...local cabinet maker, custom cut all the stanchions, cross bends and mortises, which saved the group a lot of work, Perry said...



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