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November 13, 2005 | J. William Gibson, J. William Gibson is a professor of sociology at Cal State Long Beach and author of "Warrior Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America."
TODAY MORE than ever, Americans are starved for two interrelated commodities: fuel and fun. Given that American oil companies are reporting their greatest profits ever, it's time for them to invest in a new vision for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Oil drilling should be part of a smart-growth, mixed-use development -- a world-class resort with casinos, malls and strip clubs (think caribou-fur thongs). Drilling will require 1,500 miles of roads and pipelines.
June 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Bush administration will not give up its efforts to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling despite strong opposition in Congress, Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton said Thursday. Norton, underscoring President Bush's persistence, plans a return trip to the pristine Alaska refuge next week, which would fulfill her promise to see it in summer conditions and gather more viewpoints. "We don't view this as an issue where we're giving up.
October 31, 1991 | BEVERLY BUSH SMITH, Beverly Bush Smith is a free-lance writer who regularly covers restaurant news for TheTimes Orange County Edition
Where the wild things are: You'll find rattlesnake and caribou and musk ox from the North Pole on the menu in Fullerton at Aurora's fifth annual Festival of the Hunt, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3.
A week of pampering at the Ritz is decidedly not Irene Birchard's idea of a vacation. Birchard has been on 24 expeditions with Earthwatch, an organization that sponsors scholarly field research by finding paying volunteers to help scientists on expeditions around the world. She took a trip to the Arctic with five men and almost floated away on a breakaway iceberg. She has also explored sacred islands off Ecuador and documented the feeding habits of Alaskan musk ox.
August 26, 1989 | KAROL STONGER, Associated Press
In the good old days, there were cotton, flax, wool and silk. They were gathered, spun, woven, dyed--and sewn into clothing and fabrics for the home. Today there is an alphabet jungle of fabrics, improved naturals as well as synthetics and blends, more than 100 in all. Multiplied by brand names, there are thousands of names--names that often find their way onto hang tags, labels, garments and other products. Among today's wonder fabrics are Lycra, carbon fiber and polypropylene.
March 27, 2002
President Bush and others who salivate at the prospect of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska are trying to convince the American public and the Senate that it can be done without disrupting the fragile tundra and the caribou, musk ox, polar bear and snow geese that roam it. The public shouldn't buy this argument and neither should the Senate. The pro-drilling story as outlined by Sen. Frank H.
December 20, 2000
Stretching 200 miles along the Arctic Ocean coast of Alaska is one of the nation's most productive and unique wild areas--a fragile alpine tundra that is home to caribou, brown, black and polar bear, musk ox, wolves, snow geese, 18 rivers, 36 species of fish and scores of bird varieties. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says this stretch of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is as primitive as any conservation area in the nation.
October 1, 2002
Saddam Hussein does not shiver with dread at the thought of oil drills burrowing into the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. Some Republican senators apparently hope Americans are simple-minded enough to believe that tapping this off-limits source of Alaska oil would bolster the administration's threatened war on Iraq. But it's not true.
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