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Brown Bears' Cook mixes Canada and United States in Alaska

...Nobody told me about the daylight change," Cook said. "At 10:30 in the morning, I went outside and it was pitch black." On the ice, Cook scored in his second game for the Brown Bears, then didn't dent the scoresheet the rest of...
Maine mountain climbing

...were lucky to be in flat forest by then. It would have been impossible scrambling down Katahdin's granite blocks in pitch-black wilderness, one hand holding a phone.Do I regret last summer's climb? Of course not. We considered turning back...
Sterling homesteaders seek would-be thieves

...all the neighbors were called, and everybody drove the back roads for two hours," he said. "Of course, it's pitch black (and) it's easy to hide in the woods."Merkes said he is offering a reward for information about the thieves or...
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...
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...
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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