Sequoia camper “nudged” awake by bear
A camper at Sequoia National Parks was awakened in his sleeping bag Wednesday morning by a bear. National Park Service officials report that the 25-year-old man from Santa Cruz was in the Potwisha Campground, four miles from the park's main entrance ...
June 18, 2015
Horseheads educator dies of Lou Gehrig's disease
The trust had been built up enough to enable him to remain home and have nearly round-the-clock care, she said, pointing out that when she got a trust statement in March, that care cost close to $7,000 a month. When his wife would walk him through the ...
June 16, 2015
Community Calendar June 18
Based on Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another's burdens.” Details: (601) 543-9396 or (601) 620-6436. •Meeting: Alcoholics Anonymous, Jaywalkers Group, 7 p.m. Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fridays except for the second ...
June 17, 2015
Budget votes finally send state lawmakers home
TALLAHASSEE – After two sessions, 108 days and one rancorous health-care debate, the final gavels fell Friday in the House and Senate following approval of a $78.7 billion budget that settled few of the issues dividing the Capitol. The Senate voted 37 ...
June 19, 2015
Brett Favre playing football again — for charity
MADISON, Wisconsin — Brett Favre will be playing football again in Wisconsin, just not at Lambeau Field . The former Green Bay Packers quarterback will be participating in a charity flag football game at the University of Wisconsin 's Camp Randall ...
May 20, 2015
Be careful when camping in bear country
Bears primarily inhabit the Ozark Region of southern Missouri, but there have been sightings in the northern part of the state. Normal trail noise should alert bears to your presence and prompt a bear to leave before you ever see it. Bears usually run ...
May 27, 2015
Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade
It wasn't an active search until explore.org added the brown bear cams from Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve. “I thought, 'Gee, I wonder if they'd be interested in doing a walrus cam?' ” she said. Gladziszewski called and found out Weingarten ...
May 23, 2015
A camper at Sequoia National Parks was awakened in his sleeping bag Wednesday morning by a bear. National Park Service officials report that the 25-year-old man from Santa Cruz was in the Potwisha Campground, four miles from the park’s main entrance, when he was “nudged” awake by the bear about 7:30 a. m. “The man woke up. The bear stepped on... It goes on to say that the American black bear initially followed the man, but then turned around, grabbed his sleeping bag and dragged it to the edge of the campsite. Park staff, who were notified about the incident about an hour after it happened, have launched a search for the bear. In the meantime, park officials are warning visitors that bears that have been able to get human food in the past can become bold and aggressive around people. “Black bears in our national parks are wild, beautiful animals,” Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks Superintendent Woody Smeck said in a written statement.
Beloved educator Brendan McCarthy, of Horseheads, died Sunday after fighting a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A special-education teacher at Horseheads High School, he was initially diagnosed in August 2013 with the incurable, progressive, degenerative neurological disorder that attacks nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary... Our thoughts are with the family,” Horseheads school district spokeswoman Susan Pirozzolo said. Born in Elmira, Mr. McCarthy grew up in Horseheads and was a member of the Horseheads class of 1994. He earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland, and master’s degrees from Binghamton University and Mansfield University. April Cook, a Horseheads High School guidance counselor, said she and her husband, Peter, a special-education teacher at the school, have been really close friends with Mr. McCarthy and his wife, Killeen, for many years. Everybody loved him,” she said of Mr. McCarthy, whose nickname was Murph. A benefit held at the Horseheads Elks Club in October 2013 began the McCarthy Family Trust, and all money raised from that and future benefits, fundraisers and T-shirt sales went into this trust, Cook said. The trust had been built up enough to enable him to remain home and have nearly round-the-clock care, she said, pointing out that when she got a trust statement in March, that care cost close to $7,000 a month.
Conference: Prophetic Evangelism Conference, 7 p. m. June 19, 9:30 a. m. June 20 and 10:30 a. m. June 21, Grace Covenant World Ministries, 100 Grace Lane, Ellisville. The conference will feature Ned Maraman, a Christian International minister. The conference is sponsored by Kairos Frontier Prophetic Training Center. Register: (601) 319-3928. Event: Rebuilding When a Relationship Ends, 6:45 p. m. Mondays, Parkway Heights United Methodist Church, Room 303. The workshop is based on the belief that if given information, guidance and emotional support, healthy,... Meeting: Hattiesburg Chapter of Toastmasters International, 7-8 a. m. every Tuesday, Merit Health Wesley’s cafeteria community room. Details: Andre Heath (601) 606-6631, Jerry Holifield (601) 268-7555, LaJuan Austin (601) 289-4525. Meeting: Bereavement support group, monthly free service provided by a St. Joseph Hospice chaplain for anyone who needs a place to share or find... Meetings are 5:30 p. m. the first Tuesday of the month in Picayune and 5:30 p. m. the third Tuesday in Hattiesburg. Details: (228) 594-3455. Exhibit: A new exhibit showcasing the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum located in Biloxi is now on display on the first floor of the terminal at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
A Your Voice, Your Future Town Hall on the California Water Drought
Tuesday night was looking WNW out of Edmonds. Thought I was seeing smoke from a fire, but the funnel was turning. Then I watched another funnel descending from the clouds and touching down. No news reports or any other mention of these.
January 28, 2014
Bear Saves Robert Biggs From Mountain Lion Attack In California
He'd been watching a mother bear, her yearling and a newborn from about 40 feet away, but he had no idea that he was being stalked by a ferocious mountain lion. As he turned to leave, the cat pounced on his backpack with all four paws. See the photo below ...
March 28, 2012