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Lava threatens Hawaiian homes

...that with the lava moving about 820 feet a day, it could reach homes sometime next week.On Friday, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials took a helicopter flight over the area and said the lava was moving very slowly with very little vegetation...
US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

...gear, message-coding material and radios. In hiding they would transmit word of enemy movements.This was not civil defense of the sort that became common later in the Cold War as Americans built their own bomb shelters. This was an extraordinary...
Rich Lowry: Hamas' useful idiots

...proficiency is smuggling. Its infrastructure program consists of building tunnels for acts of murder and kidnapping. Its civil-defense system is to admonish endangered civilians not to heed Israeli warnings to flee buildings about to be hit. Its peace...

...misfired and landed in the park. Palestinian police and civil defense said an Israeli missile hit as children were playing...radar and sensors.Gaza's police operations room and civil defense department blamed the attacks on Israeli airstrikes...

...damaged roofs."The government road is unpassable and probably will be for a week or two," he said.Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira worries there could be injured people rescuers can't reach."We're hopeful even with...
Champion choppers: Family enjoys lumberjack competitions

...not the logging industry.The burly Arden Cogar Jr. is a former power weightlifter who approaches his day job as a civil defense attorney the same way he does his role as a competitive lumberjack - with preparation and more preparation."It's...
Plan vs. panic

...impending doom and consumers being asked to ratchet down thermostats. The exercise was our modern-day equivalent of civil defense drills, or so it seemed. Fast forward to today. One thing hasn't changed in that time, present gas supplies are...
Kenai teen ascends to new heights

...1, 1941. During World War II, its principle purpose was allowing private pilots to use their light aircraft in civil defense efforts. Today, it offers education programs and emergency services, such as search and rescue and disaster relief...
Donald James Gallagher

...the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. A decorated officer, Donald served in the O.S.S., and was the first Civil Defense Director in the Kenai Peninsula. He is survived by his children, Kathryn Selanoff and Michael Gallagher; grandchildren...
Briefs from the Alaska Legislature

...address hoaxes similar to anthrax scares that surfaced this year. -- Authorize the governor to exercise emergency civil defense powers in the event of terrorist attacks or credible threats of attack. Currently, the governor may only do so after...


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