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  • Wild’s Stoner facing backlash after grizzly bear killing

    09/06/2013 7:05:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    pro hockey talk ^ | 9-4-13 | Mike Halford
    Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner is under fire after a picture of him hoisting the severed head of a grizzly bear appeared online. Stoner, 28, appears in an image believed to be taken in May by workers in British Columbia’s Kwatna estuary, a First Nations village. That photo has angered the Coastal First Nations’ Bear Working Group, which has instituted a non-government-recognized ban on tribal hunting. “Last May, trophy hunters shot and killed a five-year-old grizzly bear,” read a media release from the CFN, as per The Province. “The bear, nicknamed ‘Cheeky’ by local field technicians, was skinned and left...
  • Pro Sports Subsidies are a Team Game

    08/29/2013 4:05:24 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    jason lewis homepage ^ | 8-28-13 | Jason Lewis
    Now that the heirs of Carl Pohlad’s estate are caught up in the very confiscatory tax regime their favorite politicians helped create, it is tempting to root for the taxman just to make a point. Seems the IRS believes the Pohlad boys undervalued their prized possession, the Minnesota Twins, to the tune of $269 million as part of their late father’s estate. Now the greedy hand wants at least $121 million from the franchise the taxpayers built.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Refuses Service For Police Officers Carrying Guns

    03/28/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington CBS local ^ | 3/28/13 | staff
    MANASSAS, Va. (CBSDC) — A server at Buffalo Wild Wings refused to serve Prince William County police officers because they had their guns displayed. The Manassas Park Patch reports that the employee wouldn’t serve them despite the plain-clothes officers showing him their badges. The server reportedly told the officers that it was a gun-free establishment. Scott Lupton, general manager of the Manassas Buffalo Wild Wings, apologized for what happened
  • Ann Romney: Mitt can be "wild and crazy"

    05/01/2012 6:45:50 AM PDT · by dayglored · 62 replies
    The notion that Mitt Romney is still or unpersonable is a narrative that's just not true, his wife Ann Romney said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." "I think in politics this is what always happens," Ann Romney said. "There is a narrative, you like to put someone in a box and keep them in a box." But taking Mitt playfully by the shoulders, Ann Romney said Tuesday, "I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy. And so there's a wild...
  • Blaise Ingoglia taking on Republican Party's marketing problem

    04/21/2012 2:28:53 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 8 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    In part one of a two part exclusive BPR interview, newly elected Vice Chair of the RPOF, Blaise Ingoglia gets right to the point about what needs to happen for Republicans to win the elections in 2012. Ingoglia, creator of the explosive “Government Gone Wild” website and publicly presented lecture program, said that he was elected by those who are familiar with his work and they expect him to use his expertise in marketing to help propel the party to victory. Ingoglia shares his thoughts on how to accomplish the task in the video below.
  • Call of the wild: Amazing reaction of wolves who come running when woman who befriended them in wood

    03/29/2012 3:12:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/29/12 | Anthony Bond
    They are related to the domestic dog, which many of us live with side-by-side each day. But despite their friendly relations, wolves are not known for getting on quite so well with humans. Often living in the wilderness, they are fearsome predators which can bring down animals twice their size. But as these incredible images show, they clearly have a softer side. When a woman - known only as Anita - returned to the pack of wolves which she had socialised with for two years they reacted with sheer delight. As she sat in the snow, the four wolves raced...
  • 51-year-old goalie suits up for Minnesota Wild

    11/23/2011 3:47:17 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies
    sporting news ^ | 11-23-11 | sporting news
    Hopefully for the Minnesota Wild, goalie Josh Harding stays healthy on Wednesday night, because their backup is 51 years old. Paul Deutsch, who runs a printing business in Richfield, Minn., is filling in for Niklas Backstrom, who's out for personal reasons, and Matt Hackett, who couldn't make it to St. Paul from the team's AHL affiliate in Houston in time. Deutsch, according to the Star Tribune, is a friend of former assistant coach Mike Ramsey and filled in for Wild goalies in the past, but only in practice.
  • Wild boars invade New York state; kill pets, chase people

    07/31/2011 11:34:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 139 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/29/11 | Ray Sanchez
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wild boar are invading the farms of central New York state, attacking livestock, killing family pets, chasing people and posing "devastating consequences" for the area, federal officials warn. The feral swine are a non-native species suspected of escaping from game farms, and as many as a couple of hundred are roaming the state, said Paul Curtis, a natural resources professor at Cornell University. While an exact picture of the wild boar population in New York State is unclear, a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the swine were successfully breeding in the three counties...
  • Coburn Bets a ‘Porterhouse Steak’ Obama Will Sign ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ Bill

    07/21/2011 12:50:39 PM PDT · by CNSNews · 29 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 7/21/11 | Nicholas Ballasy
    (CNSNews.com) – Despite President Barack Obama’s vow to veto the Cut, Cap and Balance bill passed by the House of Representatives, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said he would bet a “Porterhouse steak” that the president would sign the legislation if it arrived at his desk. “It doesn’t matter what the polls are,” Coburn told reporters at the Capitol on Thursday. “We’ve got to fix our country, and this is the only viable plan right now that will do that. And I will bet you a Porterhouse steak that if it lands on his desk, he’ll sign this puppy.” White House...
  • The Video Congress Does Not Want You To See

    07/13/2011 8:12:09 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 10 replies
    governmentgonewild.org ^ | 7/13/2011 | governmentgonewild.org
    The Video Congress Does Not Want You To See After watching the video click HERE to view “The List."
  • Beyond Bejing : WILD becomes CRI's window on the world (Boston black-talk station goes Chinese)

    06/01/2011 8:56:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Radio Watch ^ | 6/1/11 | Mark Schnyder
    Starting today, WILD 1090 is taking world news from a Chinese perspective, more specifically China Radio International (CRI), featuring news, music, language lessons and human interest stories from China live from Beijing. CRI which is leasing airtime on WILD's daytime only-signal will be heard every day from sunup to sunset. WILD is owned by Maryland-based Radio One and has been featuring syndicated news/talk programing geared toward African-American audience since January 2006. WILD is the second US station to turn its entire broadcast day schedule over to China's state-owned radio network. Last winter, KGBC 1540 in Houston/Galveston began airing CRI's 24/7...
  • Former Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard's death accidental

    05/20/2011 3:30:42 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 41 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-20-11 | Bruce Brothers
    The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has determined former Minnesota Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard died from an accidental drug overdose. The cause of death was listed as a mix of alcohol and oxycodone, a painkilling drug. Boogaard had a history of back pain and shoulder injuries, as well as several concussions. He played just 22 games last season for the Rangers, sidelined by post-concussion symptoms since Dec. 9 after an on-ice fight with Matt Carkner of the Ottawa Senators.
  • New York Rangers Forward Derek Boogaard Dead at 28

    05/14/2011 10:40:24 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 1+ views
    -excerpt- The 28-year-old player was found dead Friday in his Minneapolis apartment. The team announced his death Friday but gave no details.
  • Rangers' Derek Boogaard found dead

    05/13/2011 8:23:06 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 60 replies
    epsn.com ^ | 5-13-11 | epsn
    NHL winger Derek Boogaard has died, the New York Rangers announced in a news release on Friday night. The news was first reported by Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune who said that Boogaard, 28, was found dead at his apartment in Minneapolis on Friday.
  • Demonstrators crowd Capitol in wild scene after Senate vote

    03/09/2011 6:54:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 3/9/11 | Lee Bergquist
    Madison — Demonstrators crowded the Capitol in a wild scene after senators passed a budget-repair bill in a hastily called meeting Wednesday night that outraged protesters and Democratic legislators. Protesters yelled slogans and blew whistles as the Capitol took on the intensity and passion that marked the early days of the protests. Protesters demanded to be let inside, and in one scene at the southeastern entrance of the Capitol, scores of protesters pressed against the door as two-dozen police pushed them back. One protester got partly inside the door and was dragged in by the State Patrol. Outside, protesters chanted...
  • Investors Who Cashed Out Madoff Funds Before The Fall Are Guilty of Being Rich

    12/18/2010 12:30:04 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 26 replies · 1+ views
    PBS ^ | 12/17/2010 | Hari Sreenivasan
    If you're rich, you're guilty of profit. Hand it over!
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 6, 2010: Four from the Faroes (reposted to Science)

    08/07/2010 9:32:06 PM PDT · by cogitator · 2 replies
    I usually post this to the Science forum, but I brainlocked and didn't. So I'm reposting the link to the thread in the Science forum. Geology Picture of the Week, August 6, 2010: Four from the Faroes At least I didn't forget to ping the ping list.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 6, 2010: Four from the Faroes

    08/06/2010 10:10:12 PM PDT · by cogitator · 14 replies
    See my note below the pictures (first comment). Every one of these can be clicked for larger.
  • 'Israeli commandos are wild dogs' (Ahma-nut-job)

    06/01/2010 9:30:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 348+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 6/1/10 | ap
    The Iranian president on Tuesday demanded a strong UN Security Council resolution against Israel over its raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip. In a speech broadcast live on state TV, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the Security Council to adopt a resolution that would "cut off" Israel's hands, thus preventing it from committing more "crimes."
  • Campers in Australia's Outback can explore the continent from south to north

    03/27/2010 9:36:45 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies · 468+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 28 March, 2010 | The Washington Post
    There was a pretty good chance that I'd cry. After all, most of my outdoorsy ambitions had come to an end when I was 8 years old, at an overnight Girl Scout camp in Brandon, Miss. Bee sting. Horseflies. Vow never to endure again. Yet now, at 24, here I was on a nearly 2,000-mile camping trip across the Australian Outback, the vast "Never Never" that foiled countless explorers and made the 2005 Aussie horror flick "Wolf Creek" (think serial killer plus backpackers plus complete remoteness) so terrifying. Reactions from relatives and friends to news of my continent-spanning road trip,...
  • In honor of Kelly Ann Walz, bear dope.

    10/07/2009 4:07:14 AM PDT · by Leisler · 3 replies · 1,060+ views
    YouTube. ^ | 1907 | Henry Hall and Band
    (click here, or at source link above.)
  • Feds go hog wild promoting swine-flu shots

    08/26/2009 11:30:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1,523+ views
    WND ^ | 8/27/09 | Chelsea Schilling
    With plush swine-flu toys stocked on its gift-shop shelves, citizens earning $50 to attend forums on the virus and an additional $50 for those willing to take a vaccine, it's a $16 million swine-flu shot bonanza hosted by the federal Center for Disease Control.
  • Climate change shrinks wild sheep: scientists

    07/02/2009 4:12:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 987+ views
    AFP on Yahoo | 7/2/09
    PARIS (AFP) – Climate change has caused a flock of wild sheep on a remote northern Scottish island to become smaller, according to an unusual investigation published on Thursday. The study explains a mystery that has bedevilled scientists for the past two years. The wild Soay sheep live on Hirta, in the St. Kilda archipelago in the storm-battered Outer Hebrides, and have been closely studied for nearly a quarter of a century. The law of evolutionary theory says the brown, thick-coated ungulates should have got progressively bigger. Tough winters mean that bigger sheep have a better chance of survival and...
  • Another Communist Terrorist to be Free [Ayers and Dohrn comrade, Sara Jane Olson]

    03/19/2009 11:15:32 AM PDT · by ETL · 12 replies · 440+ views
    Accuracy In Media - AIM ^ | March 17, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Another one of Bill Ayers’ and Bernardine Dohrn’s terrorist comrades is being released on the streets of America. Sara Jane Olson, a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), an off-shoot of the Weather Underground, has served only seven years for involvement in the murder of a bank customer and the attempted murder of Los Angeles police officers by bombing their cars. Meanwhile, justice continues to be sought for the victims of Weather Underground terrorism such as San Francisco Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell, who was killed by a bomb on February 16, 1970. Former FBI informant Larry Grathwohl has...
  • Parable - How to Catch Wild Pigs - How to Lose Your Freedom

    03/16/2009 12:57:51 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 6 replies · 722+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 03 16 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Anonymous: A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government. In the midst of his story he looked at...
  • Girls gone wild in Sanford

    03/08/2009 12:56:17 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 25 replies · 2,805+ views
    WOFL-TV ^ | 3/6/2009 | Talitha Vickers
    Four women, accused of flashing bar patrons at "The Barn," in Sanford, were arrested after attending a "Girls Gone Wild" party on Thursday. Of the over one-thousand attendees, Joyce Lourcey, of Middleburg, Kathryn Giannobile, of Sanford, Christine Goncalves and Migdalia Rodriguez, both of Deltona, were hauled-off in handcuffs for indecent exposure. “Sanford had a strict nudity law and anyone that violated it with any type of flashing would be arrested,” said Cleo Cohen from the Sanford Police Department. Nudity is strictly prohibited in Sanford. "The Barn" owner, Eric Tims, posted signs about the town ordinance, but despite that, the women...
  • Toothy raccoon bit off manhood

    01/26/2009 8:34:31 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 49 replies · 2,330+ views
    The Sun ^ | today | Staff reporter at The Sun
    Alexander Kirilov, 44, was on a drunken weekend with pals when he lept on the terrified – but toothy – fur ball. “When I saw the raccoon I thought I’d have some fun,” he told stunned casualty surgeons in Moscow. Now Russian plastic surgeons are trying to restore his mangled manhood.
  • 40 wild pandas rescued from the earthquake area

    05/24/2008 4:52:48 AM PDT · by Gremlinn · 6 replies · 164+ views
    Shanghai Daily | Lydia Chen
    A FOREST police team rescued 40 wild giant pandas in Wolong National Nature Reserve in earthquake-hit Sichuan Province at 11am today, Xinhua news agency reported. The Wolong reserve is a large reserve area for the giant panda, an animal considered a national treasure because it is unique to China. China yesterday said 86 giant pandas at the China Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center, which is near the earthquake's epicenter in Sichuan's Wenchuan County, are safe. All panda cubs had been transported to safety, the Wolong center reported to the State Forestry Administration by satellite telephone after being out...
  • UK woman dies after dog attack[Wild Dogs][Bulgaria]

    11/29/2007 3:31:55 PM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 334+ views
    BBC ^ | 29 Nov 2007 | BBC
    A British woman has died after being attacked by a pack of wild dogs as she walked her own pet dog in Bulgaria.The 56-year-old victim was named by the Foreign Office as Margaret Ann Gordon. She was originally from Wallsend on North Tyneside. Mrs Gordon's calls for help brought local villagers to the scene in Nedyalsko, but she reportedly died before an ambulance arrived. The victim had lived in Bulgaria with her husband for several years. "The regional police in Yambol [region] said seven or eight dogs attacked her," a Foreign Office spokesman said of the death in the...
  • Is Hurricane Forecasting "Global Warming" Driven?

    10/29/2007 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Puckster · 20 replies · 118+ views
    Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Predition Studies ^ | Oct 29th, 2007 | Ryan N. Maue, Florida State University
    Unless a dramatic and historical flurry of activity occurs in the next 9 weeks, 2007 will rank as a historically inactive TC year for the Northern Hemisphere as a whole. During the past 30 years, only 1977, 1981, and 1983 have had less activity to date (January-TODAY, Accumulated Cyclone Energy). For the period of June 1 - TODAY, only 1977 has experienced LESS tropical cyclone activity than 2007.
  • Tusker elopes with circus elephant

    08/31/2007 8:28:44 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 3 replies · 192+ views
    Times of India ^ | august 31st, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    30 Aug 2007, 0135 hrs IST,Debajyoti Chakraborty,TNN RANIGANJ (WB): He was tall, dark, handsome and wild at heart. She was city bred, not all that coy. And it was love at first sight. A huge tusker, straight out of the jungle, raided a circus in the wee hours of Wednesday, freed a female elephant and eloped with her to make a cosy home by a pond in Raiganj. This tale of untamed love has yet another bizarre twist: a second female elephant, said to be "very attached" to the one that fled the circus, has broken down and is grieving...
  • Bengal Tiger Cub Perfectly Comfy at Zoo Nurse's Home

    08/21/2007 11:02:51 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 14 replies · 652+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | august 21, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    At first glance, this could be any full-grown cat on its way out for a prowl. But on closer inspection, the curious feline is actually a White Bengal Tiger cub called Buster. The eight-week-old cub was rescued by staff at West Midland Safari Park after being left for dead. Buster is now being hand reared by the Park's Veterinary Nurse, Lucy Pearsall. He even goes home with her in the evening and, like most other cats his size, uses the cat flap to escape into the garden.
  • 2 women sue `Girls Gone Wild' creator

    06/13/2007 1:44:21 PM PDT · by libertarianPA · 33 replies · 2,025+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 6/13/07 | AP
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Two Florida women have sued "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis and his film company, alleging a sexually explicit video was released without their consent. In the federal lawsuit filed Monday in Panama City, Brooke Pastolic and Christina Brose said they were enticed to board a "Girls Gone Wild" tour bus with the promise of free clothing. Once onboard, they allegedly were given alcoholic drinks even though both were younger than 21. According to the lawsuit, the cameramen then coerced the women into exposing themselves and engaging in sexual activities, but repeatedly stated they would not...
  • Search on for 'feral man' as mystery deepens over woman lost in jungle for 19 years

    01/20/2007 10:09:00 AM PST · by Dysart · 18 replies · 1,865+ views
    Guardian ^ | 1-20-07 | Ian MacKinnon
    When they found her last week, her father said, she was "bare-bones skinny" and shaking, scuttling like a monkey along the ground to snatch up grains of rice, her eyes "red like tigers' eyes". So when the first pictures of Rochom P'ngieng, the woman supposedly lost in the jungle for 18 years, emerged yesterday showing a calm and apparently healthy young woman rather than an emaciated, feral beast, the mystery surrounding her remarkable story deepened. Sal Lou, 45, a policeman from a remote village on the Cambodian-Vietnamese border, told a local newspaper on Thursday that his daughter, who disappeared, aged...
  • I rode on the wild side -- when road rage met anti-Semitism

    01/14/2007 10:29:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies · 3,000+ views
    JewishJournal.com ^ | 2007-01-12 | Gary Wexler
    I am safe on the plane now. On the way to Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon, I thought I was about to be murdered. In the run-up to a weeklong business trip, I called the car service I've been using for years to pick me up at my home. The driver arrived promptly at 1:30 p.m., the arranged time. The ride to the airport started out just fine. The driver began making small talk. I noticed he had a Jamaican flag on his dashboard, so I asked if he was Jamaican. He said he was, and he asked if...
  • Killer elephant named after Osama bin Laden shot dead in northeastern India

    12/17/2006 3:38:24 PM PST · by jome · 21 replies · 897+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 17-12-06
    GAUHATI, India (AP) - Sharpshooters in India's northeast have killed a rogue elephant blamed for 14 deaths in the region and was so feared that villagers named him after Osama bin Laden, wildlife officials said Sunday. "Dipen Phukan, a licensed shooter, shot and killed the three-meter-tall bull near the Behali forest reserve in northern Assam," wildlife warden Chandan Bora said. Wildlife authorities had ordered that the elephant be shot and killed by Dec. 31. The order came after the bull, dubbed "Laden" - which has twice evaded attempts to kill him - was blamed for the death of a woman...
  • Killer elephant named after Osama slain

    12/16/2006 9:58:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 841+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/06 | AP
    GAUHATI, India - A killer elephant named after Osama bin Laden by fearful villagers was killed by sharpshooters, officials said Sunday. The animal was blamed for 14 deaths in the northeastern state of Assam. "A licensed shooter shot and killed the 10-foot tall bull near the Behali forest reserve in northern Assam," said wildlife warden Chandan Bora. Wildlife authorities had ordered that the elephant be shot and killed by December 31. The order came after the bull — dubbed "Laden" — was blamed for the death of a woman Wednesday near the thickly wooded evergreen jungle where it lived. The...
  • Turkeys Try To Catch A Train

    11/23/2006 8:21:30 AM PST · by proudofthesouth · 25 replies · 1,337+ views
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061123/ap_on_fe_st/turkeys_train
  • Gaborik's goal in OT puts Wild streak at 6

    10/19/2006 4:52:50 PM PDT · by Crookie Monster · 12 replies · 283+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 10-19-2006 | Michael Russo
    I thought the hockey fans on where would enjoy this.
  • Wild turkey tale ruffles neighbors-Rumors fly after birds vanish(Weird, Lib Hysteria)

    09/21/2006 9:01:21 PM PDT · by GinJax · 25 replies · 841+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 21 Sep 2006 | Douglas Belkin
    LEXINGTON -- Five years after a flock of wild turkeys showed up in the Shade Street neighborhood of Lexington, about the only thing that folks can agree on these days is that now they are gone. Whether they were harassed, forced out, or killed in the dark of night remains a mystery and, more important, a source of deep division. Over the past four months the question of what happened to the turkeys has led neighbors who have lived alongside one another for three decades to carry out a whisper campaign that has, in turn, prompted a police investigation and...
  • Iraqis flying into the wild blue yonder

    08/25/2006 2:36:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 464+ views
    Iraqi Soldiers wait to board a C-130 heading to Baghdad. Department of Defense photo by Army Sgt. Jeff Lowry. “Here we go into the wild blue yonder” is a familiar U.S. Air Force refrain. Now with the help of U.S instructor pilots, Iraqi Air Force pilots are also taking to the skies. “Flying is universal,” said U.S Air Force Capt. Mike Joluton, Coalition Air Force Transition Team, an instructor pilot for the C-130 cargo plane. The instruments are basically the same, he said.Language barriers aren’t really a problem since most pilots speak English, he said, although in some instances the...
  • Entercom Buys 4 CBS Clusters, WILD-FM/Boston (Beantown's only R&B station to go rock)

    08/21/2006 8:34:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies · 760+ views
    All Access ^ | 08/21/06 | All Access
    ENTERCOM has purchased CBS RADIO's MEMPHIS, ROCHESTER, AUSTIN, and CINCINNATI clusters for $262 million. The buyer will take over all of the stations except for the ROCHESTER stations in a time brokerage agreement starting in OCTOBER (the company will have to divest two ROCHESTER stations to remain within FCC ownership limits). In AUSTIN, ENTERCOM gets AC KKMJ (MAJIC 95.5), Modern AC KAMX (MIX 94.7), Top 40/Rhythmic KXBT (THE BEAT 104.3), and Talk KJCE-A. In CINCINNATI, the stations being sold are Country WUBE (B-105), Hot AC WKRQ (Q-102), Oldies WGRR, and Alternative WAQZ (NEW ROCK 97.3). In MEMPHIS, ENTERCOM adds Hot...
  • Wild Birds 'Partly' To Blame For Bird Flu Spread

    06/01/2006 3:11:06 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 344+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-31-2006 | Debora McKensie
    Wild birds 'partly' to blame for bird flu spread 19:03 31 May 2006 NewScientist.com news service Debora MacKenzie Wild birds have helped transmit the deadly H5N1 bird flu across Eurasia, a meeting of 300 scientists at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) concluded on Wednesday. But killing them to prevent further spread of the disease is not the answer, they warn. In fact, Marc Choisy and Pejman Rohani at the University of Georgia at Athens in the US have shown that killing wild animals with a disease like flu could actually lead to more infected animals, not fewer. This...
  • HIV Origin 'Found In Wild Chimps'

    05/25/2006 2:14:18 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,075+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-25-2006
    HIV origin 'found in wild chimps' This mother chimp is SIV positive The origin of HIV has been found in wild chimpanzees living in southern Cameroon, researchers report. A virus called SIVcpz (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus from chimps) was thought to be the source, but had only been found in a few captive animals. Now, an international team of scientists has identified a natural reservoir of SIVcpz in animals living in the wild. The findings are to be published in Science magazine. It is thought that people hunting chimpanzees first contracted the virus - and that cases were first seen in...
  • Cattle's Call Of The Wild: Domestication May Hold Complex Genetic Tale

    05/16/2006 1:02:49 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 688+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-16-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Cattle's Call of the Wild: Domestication may hold complex genetic tale Bruce Bower A new investigation of DNA that was obtained from modern cattle and from fossils of their ancient, wild ancestors puts scientists on the horns of a domestication dilemma. The new data challenge the mainstream idea, based on earlier genetic and archaeological evidence, that herding and farming groups in southeastern Turkey or adjacent Near Eastern regions domesticated cattle perhaps 11,000 years ago. According to that view, these groups then introduced the animals throughout Europe, so current European cattle breeds would trace their ancestry directly back to early Near...
  • Iraq's wild West tamed by Gunfighters deadly ordnance

    05/01/2006 5:46:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 420+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Jonathan K. Teslevich
    AL TAQADDUM, Iraq (May 1, 2006) -- More than 100 years have passed since the fastest pistol-drawing gunfighters dominated the saloons and streets of the American West. Halfway around the world, a different kind of gunfighter is leaving its own mark on insurgent forces in Iraq's own wild west, the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. Known as the Gunfighters, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, have been patrolling the Iraqi skies with UH-1N Huey and AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters for nearly seven months, ready to fire their deadly suite of weapons...
  • Avian Flu: Wild Birds, Pets And Poultry Now At Risk

    04/06/2006 6:14:39 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 389+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-7-2006 | Sandra Laville
    Avian flu: wild birds, pets and poultry now at risk More swans tested amid fears deadly virus will spread across UK Sandra Laville and Ian Sample Friday April 7, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The lethal avian flu virus found in a swan in Scotland is almost certain to spread to wild birds across the UK before threatening Britain's poultry industry, experts warned yesterday. Their prediction came as a further 14 swans were being tested for the deadly H5N1 virus that scientists yesterday confirmed had killed the mute swan found in the village of Cellardyke in Fife. The investigation has now...
  • Early Human Ancestors Walked On The Wild Side

    02/16/2006 10:14:54 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 597+ views
    Eureka Alert - ASU ^ | 2-16-2006 | Garu Schwartz - Skip Derra
    Contact: Skip Derra skip.derra@asu.edu 480-965-4823 Arizona State University Early human ancestors walked on the wild side Tempe, Ariz. -- Arizona State University anthropologist and Institute of Human Origins researcher Gary Schwartz, along with fellow anthropologist Dan Gebo from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, have studied fossil anklebones of some early ancestors of modern humans and discovered that they walked on the wild side. It seems some of our earliest ancestors possessed a rather unsteady stride due to subtle anatomical differences. Schwartz and Gebo's findings will be published in the April 2006 edition of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, but the...
  • Not quite puppy love for lion cub, mastiff

    02/02/2006 10:02:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 65 replies · 7,872+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/2/06 | J. Harry Jones
    SAN PASQUAL VALLEY – They don't act like best friends quite yet, more like neighbors who find each other only mildly interesting, and occasionally annoying. But since lion cubs are hard to come by in these parts, it's a match that workers at the San Diego Wild Animal Park are trying to make work. DAN TREVAN / Union-Tribune photos Cairo, an Italian mastiff puppy, was introduced as a playmate to 10-week-old Koza, a lion cub whose twin died, at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Playtime included sharing a bit of food, Cairo nipping on Koza's ear, some frolicking and...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, Jan 29-Feb 4, 2006: Augustine (AK) Eruption and Kootenai Falls, MT

    01/31/2006 10:01:46 AM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 588+ views
    Alaska Volcano Observatory ^ | January 30, 2006 | USGS
    A two-fer this week; first, a picture of the strong Augustine eruption that happened Sunday. The linked page goes to the page with numerous IMPRESSIVE pictures of this year's activity. Part 2: "The River Wild" was on TV this weekend. I searched and found that the two rivers it was filmed on were in Montana. One of the rivers is the Kootenai River, featuring Kootenai Falls. According to the caption for this picture, Kootenai Falls at this stage is "runnable".