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Profane foreign relations

Call it "gall" or "brass" or "chutzpah," whichever...which refers to the spy trade. That takes gall.This from a United States government that...and even buffoonish while they have the gall to conduct their deadly mischief. Bob Franken...
Refuge Notebook: Winter Solstice is for the birds

...Mexico and Central America, but they change their diet from insects to honeydew excreted from sap-sucking insects, plant galls and a few seeds. Red-necked Phalaropes, a shorebird that commonly nests in wetlands adjacent to lakes such as the far side...
Refuge Notebook: Kenai's namesake smut

...with swollen, distorted gray galls instead of the usual yellow kernels. Mature galls disintegrate into a dark, sooty powder of new spores, each gall producing about 200 billion...years.Interestingly, the galls of corn smut are not only edible...
Prosecutors to open Coast Guard shooting trial

...explanation Tuesday for his client's whereabouts during the shooting.Federal defender Rich Curtner said complications from gall bladder surgery left James Michael Wells suffering from intestinal issues.On his way to work on the morning of the deaths...
Suspect's interview played in Kodiak murder trial

...irrelevant.Federal public defender Rich Curtner in his opening statement said Wells suffered from chronic diarrhea following gall bladder surgery and was delayed returning home the morning of the murders because he spent 20 minutes in a bathroom of a commuter...
Coast Guard shooting trial continues

...drove home to repair it. A defense attorney said his opening statements that Wells was further delayed by chronic diarrhea after gall bladder surgery and spent 20 minutes in an airport bathroom.Bolden works for Standards Testing Labs in Massillon, Ohio, and...
Jury convicts Alaska man in Coast Guard killings

...station and shot him and Belisle.Curtner said in his opening statement that Wells suffered from chronic diarrhea following gall bladder surgery and was delayed the morning of the murders because he spent 20 minutes in a bathroom of a commuter airline...
Nunataks and Noah's Ark

...records for Alaska, representing range extensions for these two otherwise widespread species. Interestingly, the aphid forms galls on cottonwoods, but it also feeds on the roots of willows. In this case, we collected the root-feeding form in a soil sample...
Forest detective notices strange purple plants in muskeg host plants. Insects often produce galls on leaves and twigs to house their offspring...Exobasidium shoots can be thought of as a kind of gall. In both cases a foreign organism takes...Exobasidium vaccinii, which produces a gall-like thickened welt with a red center...
Reader unhappy with Obama's spending

I find it a little obscene that with the tough economic times the nation faces that President-Elect Obama has the gall to spend $30,000 on a ring for his wife and that he is enrolling his children in the most expensive private school in Washington...


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