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CAIRO - Gunmen stormed an Egyptian army checkpoint outside Cairo early Saturday morning and killed six soldiers, including some still in their beds, officials said, in what amounted to an escalation by militants on military targets near the capital.

MEXICO CITY - Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters.
Arts & Entertainment
Speaker Mike Chenault gives Iditarod Champion Mitch & Janine Seavey Legislative Citation

The passion for dog mushing runs deep in the Seavey family. Dan Seavey ran in and helped organize the first Iditarod in 1973.
A global network for understanding natural sounds

What do you get when you put 10 ecologists and 10 musicians in one room? No, it is not another bad joke from your Uncle Jerry.
South Peninsula locals embrace spirit of Thanksgiving

Looking through the toys, clothes and other belongings acquired by her five children, Beth Jansen of Anchor Point suggested they sell what they no longer used.
Iditarod is won but Alaska town greets each musher

NOME - The winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has come under the burled arch in this western Alaska outpost, but that's just the beginning for this community, where every musher to finish the race gets a hero's welcome. The town's sirens blare when each of the more than four dozen competitors is about a mile out, and the mushers are all treated like royalty as they cross the finish line under the famed arch on Front Street, and have their pictures taken with fans.
Sports Briefs

Kenai alumni top Soldotna
Mushers from near and far make us proud

Well, he used to be from the Kenai Peninsula, but Lance Mackey?s win in the Iditarod Trail and Yukon Quest International sled dog races are impressive no matter where he?s from.
Looking for more balance: What's missing with abundance-based game management?

An article entitled "Abundance-based fish, game management can benefit all," by Corey Rossi of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), provides an articulate explanation of ADF&G's current approach to conservation, emphasizing abundant big game harvests. But if conservation means looking at both sides of the equation (utilization vs. preservation), then some factors may be missing with respect to wildlife.
Fun afloat in Sterling

As many could attest to Saturday afternoon during the 28th annual Moose River Raft Parade in Sterling, Dave Pooler doesn't quit come hell or as was the case in the parade high water.


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