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Run for the River draws over 260

Ovarian cancer survivor Jenn Sommermann, 47, believes running saved her life.Ethiopia native and former orphan Mekbeb Denbrock, 8, dreams of one day competing in the Olympics.Soldotna resident Tony Oliver, 54...
Medical Screenings, Clean Water, and Plumpy'nut

...a million children are starving, or near death, across the northeast Horn of Africa in the countries of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti. While conditions such as drought (the worst in 60 years), armed conflict and rising food costs may have forecasted...

...forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar battled each other on Sunday, only two days after Kiir and Machar met in Ethiopia to sign a cease-fire deal, the second peace treaty of the conflict. The first one fell apart soon after it was signed...
Reeling it in: 'Lucy' won't make you think too hard

...and a bizarre interaction with one of the first humanoid creatures, Lucy, from the 3 million-year-old skeleton found in Ethiopia in 1974. But it's not the strangeness or the premise that kills this film. "Lucy," like so many of its ilk, is killed...
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Homer-area jazz musician leaves for school, branches out

...Still, the trumpet will stay by his side, Joe DeCino has plans to move to Africa next year and teach English in Adis-Abba, Ethiopia. "I'll take my instrument to Africa and travel around," he said. "I'm looking forward to seeing things and experiencing...
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Straight ?Shooter?: Movie hits the mark

...genre. Wahlberg is Gunnery Sgt. Bobby Lee Swagger, special forces sniper extraordinaire. After a ?peacekeeping? mission in Ethiopia goes awry and his partner is killed, Bobby Lee decides he?s done with this man?s army and heads for the mountains. There...
London Marathon breaks new ground with athlete blood tests

...2:08 include William Kiplagat of Kenya, Tesfaye Tola of Ethiopia, Stefano Baldini of Italy, and Steve Jones of Britain. Sunday's...will have to contend with defending champion Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia (2:23:57 best) and Svetlana Zakharova of Russia (2...

...parliament speaker. Mubarak himself survived an assassination attempt in 1994, when militants attacked his convoy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.That insurgency provided Mubarak with a justification for a nationwide state of emergency, lifted only after he was driven...
News a Bell Multicultural alumna who graduated on scholarship from James Madison University in May. Her family emigrated from Ethiopia when she was 8 years old and stressed the importance of education."There's scholarships out there, there are funds out...
A soldier?s view

...My first indication that we were being deployed came around October 2005 when I was told we would be going to Djibouti near Ethiopia on the Horn of Africa. We ended up in Kuwait. We left Alaska in early July 2006 and spent three months training in Mississippi...


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