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2008-07-02 18:00:24

VANCOUVER, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bear Creek Mining (TSX Venture: BCM) ("Bear Creek" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that contracts were awarded to Samuel Engineering, Denver, Colorado and Vector Engineering, Lima, Peru for the Pre-feasibility Study on its Corani silver-base metals deposit located in southeastern Peru. The study is expected to be completed at year-end 2008. Bear Creek is also very pleased to report that Marc Leduc, who has been heading up Bear Creek's...

2008-06-21 12:00:15

Last week my husband and I bought season passes to Lagoon so that we might entertain our 3-year-old boy this summer. On the morning we bought the passes, our kid wanted to ride the train over and over and over again. We must have gone more than 10 times and got to see the animals on the "zoo" portion again and again. We noticed that the tigers were extremely agitated by the train every time we came around and usually would even roar at us. The next animal was even more pitiful. We never saw...

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2008-04-30 07:05:00

A federal judge has denied the Bush administrations call to delay a decision that would determine whether polar bears should receive special protection under the Endangered Species Act.Judge Claudia Wilken gave the administration until May 15 to make its final decision, ruling that any further delay would put the government in breach of its public obligations."Defendants have been in violation of the law requiring them to publish the listing determination for nearly 120 days," she...

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2008-04-09 13:40:00

The German city of Nuremberg and officials at the city's zoo introduced a new polar bear cub, named Flocke, to the public Tuesday.   For months, the 4-month-old cub had only been seen in videos and photographs."Not only Nuremberg, but the whole world has been in Flocke fever," Horst Foerther, the city's deputy mayor, told the Associated Press.  Foerther said the cub has attracted millions of hits on Google.Amid a ceremony filled with fanfare and broadcast live around the...

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2008-03-26 01:30:00

Hikers and campers venturing into bear country this spring may be safer armed with 8-ounce cans of bear pepper spray than with guns, according to a new study led by a Brigham Young University bear biologist.Thomas S. Smith, associate professor of wildlife science, has conducted field work among bears for 16 years and has never used bear spray, although he carries it faithfully. "I wish I had more scary stories to share, but I've behaved myself," said Smith, emphasizing that caution and wisdom...

2007-11-20 18:00:00

SPRING MILLS, Pa. - A Westmoreland County man is having a memorable 2007 bear season. Tom Wisniowski bagged a rare albino black bear Monday on the season's opening day. The female cub weighed 47 pounds. Wisniowski told The Sentinel in Lewistown that conditions were difficult and at first he thought he was looking at a coyote. But when the bear got a bit closer, he could tell it was an unusual bear. Wisniowski was hunting with Jeff Gowen of Evansburg and Richard Marther and Andrew Duncan,...

2007-09-05 12:02:40

Life Time Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:LTM), a national operator of distinctive and large health and fitness centers, today announced that the Company finalized the purchase of the White Bear Racquet & Swim club in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, on September 1, 2007. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. "We are excited to add the White Bear Lake club, which maintains a nearly 20-year-old, proud tradition, to our family of Life Time Fitness centers," said Mike Gerend, Life Time...

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2007-07-18 09:10:00

ATLANTA, Idaho -- Jabbed with tranquilizers, her ear pierced with a green ID tag, Twister traded her steel transport box for freedom after a bumpy 90-mile ride into central Idaho's mountains. The yearling black bear orphan stepped from an open cage onto a dusty truck bed, dropped softly to the ground and disappeared into the woods. Twister was separated from her mother by a rare mountain tornado in June 2006. Raised at the Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Center in a Boise suburb, the...

2007-07-05 11:01:57

BERLIN (AP) - Berlin Zoo's star polar bear cub Knut welcomed his millionth visitor Thursday, showing he hasn't lost his drawing power even if he's growing up. Ilja and Vincent Arends, a couple from Rotterdam, Netherlands, were together credited with being the millionth admirers, and given flowers and stuffed Knut bear toys. The zoo, which had 2.3 million visitors last year, says it expects an additional 500,000 this year due to mild weather and the cute bear cub, by now a fixture in German...

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2007-06-18 21:00:00

By PAUL FOY AMERICAN FORK, Utah - An 11-year-old boy was dragged screaming from his family's tent and killed by a black bear during a Father's Day outing in the Utah wilderness. The boy, his mother, stepfather and a 6-year-old brother were sleeping in a large tent Sunday night in American Fork Canyon, about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, when the stepfather heard the boy scream "something's dragging me." The boy and his sleeping bag were gone. The cut in the nylon tent was so clean,...


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Cave bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-06-22 16:42:25

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Asian Black Bear, Ursus thibetanus
2013-06-03 13:08:46

The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus), also known as the white-chested bear or the moon bear, is a species that holds a large range. This range includes northern areas of the Indian Subcontinent, most areas of the Himalayas, far eastern Russia, northeastern areas of China, Korea, and the Honshū and Shikoku islands near Japan. As is common to black bear species, the Asiatic black bear prefers a habitat within deciduous forests, mixed forests, deserts, and thornbrush forests. It can...

Cave Bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-05-17 22:36:40

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

Brown Bear, Ursus arctos
2013-05-17 22:30:23

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) can be found in North America and northern areas of Eurasia. There are sixteen recognized subspecies of the brown bear. This is the most widely distributed species of bear in the world, although its range is shrinking. Its range includes the Alaska and a few other areas of the United States, areas of Russia, and Romania and other areas of the Carpathian region, as well as Canada, Sweden, Finland, and the Balkans. The brown bear derives its common name from the...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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