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Rich Lowry: The return of the war hero

...made of Kyle calling the people he killed "damn savages." The description is typically salty (Kyle had a taste for pitch-black dark humor), but inarguably apt. Kyle was fighting suicide bombers and torturers, the forerunners of the Islamic...

...cage was wide open, but she never left."Wollman called owner David Piper and then went to investigate."It was pitch black," Wollman said. "Then I heard the flamingos and when you hear flamingos you know someone is there. I saw a guy...

...raspberry bushes. From small sledding hills packed with snow to a full use swing set and a sprinkler maze. From being pitch black at 6pm to jumping in a warm lake at 10pm. Alaskan summers versus Alaskan winters are quite literally as different as...
Movie review: Diesel's 'Riddick' shines on

...impossible odds. "Riddick" is actually the third film in the series, the first being the low-budget sci-fi film "Pitch Black," which saw a similar situation where Riddick has to fight beasties on a scary planet, this time in the dark, which...
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Mike's call: Goodbye peninsula, and thank you

...enough with the inside stories. The job, too, will be memorable. Accompanying a duck hunter at 5 a.m. in the pitch-black morning, witnessing cage fights at the Soldotna Sports Center, and covering every high school prep sport under the...
Alaska cabins: Home is where the hovel is

...bugminton to unwind. (As an aside, I would offer this safety tip: do not use one of those bug zapper rackets in a pitch-black cabin to eliminate an annoying, ear-buzzing mosquito. The arc flash could blind a person for life.) Although...
It's not really Alaska, but it's dark

...Barrow, Alaska is a little town on the northern edge of the continent that experiences a bizarre phenomenon 30 days of pitch-black night. And what creepy-crawly would get a kick out of such a place? That's right, vampires. I'm betting this...
Walrus hunt disappoints this year

...longer,'' Hiratsuka said. ''When we lost the skiff, the swells were just about as big as the boat, and it was pitch black. I heard the line snap, but I didn't even want to try and look for it.'' Dillingham, Ekuk, Aleknagik, Clarks...
Chase scares residents

...the suspects in the dark woods. For a brief time, Renken got lost due to the darkness. The night was overcast and pitch black, according to Renken. ?It was trees and swamp and an unfamiliar area,? Lucking said. Boedeker said the first call received...
Good Samaritan saves man's life

...hauling logs across the Matanuska River. It was just before 4:30 on the morning of March 22, below freezing and pitch black. When Kirk saw a large section of guard rail peeled back, he decided to take a closer look. "I looked down over...


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