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Poem: PFD Time

PFD TimeBy Vicki FruichantieHurry, scurry - PFD'sHurry, scurry - all I seePeople running here and thereI feel the excitement in the airOr is it tension - I can't be sure...Like a band ready to go out on tourSome are happy, some on edgeThe...
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Poem: Dip Netting in Alaska

...spawnTHWAK!Fast flowing riverFrom the seaTHWAK!Thirty foot polesFive foot netTHWAK!Wading into waterShoulder highTHWAK!Salmon scurry upstreamSwim into netsTHWAK!Fishermen franticLoosen fish from netsTHWAK!Clubs crush headsBloody beachTHWAK!Beach full...
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'Blair Witch-on-the-Moon' has its moments

...from. This works for a while, but by the end you're back to cursing Fred or Jerry or Kyle for continuing to film as he scurries away from whatever terror occupies the lunar crater he happened to wander into. In the end, I can't really claim that...
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Republican majority could help Senate Democrats

Look at Lisa Murkowski scurry toward the far right of her party as fast as she can. Wow! I'd hate to be an Alaskan Republican incumbent who hasn't done...
Of a 10-legged mite and other monstrosities

...often abundant on the alpine tundra, where they could easily be mistaken for spiders or daddy long-legs as they actively scurry over the ground. We had collected this one from a nunatak (a bare peak surrounded by snow and ice) on the Harding Icefield...
Pioneer Potluck: About fishing

...would whip that pole around and fling the hook and worm into the water. We would catch little 6 to 8 inch catfish and Dad would scurry up and down the shoreline removing the fish, throwing them into a bushel basket, baiting the hook and moving on the next kid...
Creek classroom teaches what paddlers need to know

...creek drops under major thoroughfares the city is strangely distant. Ducks take flight from along the overgrown streambanks or scurry along the water with ducklings in tow. Kingfishers weave their way through the narrow airspace over the alder- and willow-choked...
'Twilight' saga ends with a bang

...Volturi, and some of the funniest parts of the movie are the battle preparations. For some reason, even though the vampires can scurry at the speed of light and leap from treetop to treetop like lemurs, it takes the Volturi a long time to get from Italy to Washington...
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Here's the thing about 'The Thing'

...nuance and psychological terror in the new movie." Nuance? The 1982 version has a guy's head pop off, sprout legs, and scurry across the floor. That's subtle. The problem is that these fans, much as were the fans of last week's "Footloose...
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Making progress is fun work

...Barrel Horse Association Fun Day, a fundraiser for the NBHA, begins at 2 p.m. at the Soldotna Rodeo Grounds. Events include scurry jumping; barrels and poles; bareback dollar bill in which riders must sit on a dollar bill, walk, jog and lope without allowing...


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