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2014-06-18 16:26:59

PHOENIX, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than two years of intensive neuro rehabilitation at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, former University of Arizona student Sam Schmid has officially graduated from his grueling therapies and has returned to his hometown of Tucson, Ariz. to begin school and work. Schmid, 23, made international headlines in 2011 after wiggling two fingers as medical staff discussed taking him off life...

2014-01-16 12:31:54

New Center Expected to Attract Patients around the Nation PHOENIX, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have announced the opening of a new groundbreaking center expected to bring Arizona to the forefront of research and medical treatment for one of the world's most devastating and debilitating diseases - ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disorders...

2014-01-09 08:23:34

The Utah director and entrepreneur discusses his preparation for the part. Utah, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Johnny Hebda, a local actor, director and entrepreneur will be appearing in the title role as Clyde Barrow in the Utah Premiere of Frank WIldhorn's BONNIE & CLYDE. Hebda has been preparing for this role for months and is excited to portray such a challenging role. Not only has learning the lines and music been a challenge, but Hebda has also undergone vigorous...

2010-11-24 16:55:00

BARROW, Alaska, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's decision to designate more than 187,000 square miles across the North Slope as "critical habitat" for polar bears disproportionately impacts Alaska Natives. The Critical Habitat Designation (CHD) is the wrong tool for conserving polar bears. The polar bears were listed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as "threatened" because of climate change and expected reductions in polar bear numbers that have not yet occurred. But,...

2010-10-07 12:45:00

BARROW, Alaska, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- After the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced a plan to conduct a series of reviews of ANWR to determine if more areas should be designated as wilderness, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation joins Alaska's congressional delegation in opposing the move. The review includes the coastal plain, also known as the 1002 area, which is believed to hold a mean estimate of 10.6 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Arctic Slope Regional Corporation owns title...

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2006-06-09 09:00:00

By Daisuke Wakabayashi BARROW, Alaska -- At the Apugauti ceremony to celebrate the capture of a bowhead whale during the spring, the men and women of the Patkotak whaling crew serve the traditional nigliq soup made with harvested geese, rice, onions and flavored with curry powder. The salty rich broth and mikigaq -- whale meat and blubber fermented in blood -- represent the traditional menu for the ceremony and are delicacies of the Inupiat Eskimo subsistence diet which relies heavily on...

2006-06-09 08:10:00

By Daisuke Wakabayashi BARROW, Alaska (Reuters) - In a coastal marsh near the frozen Arctic Ocean, a black-and-white feathered spectacled eider leaves a gift for Corey Rossi, a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Crouching down to take a closer look, Rossi inspects the dropping left by the large sea duck and then carefully dabs at the greenish mound with a swab before breaking off the tip into a plastic vial. "He laid a fresh one there. We really want the...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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