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2010-10-13 08:09:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Small-ship line InnerSea Discoveries, sister company to American Safari Cruises, offers exhilarating cruises in Alaska in 2011 that go beyond the norm. Each of the four itineraries ranging from 7- to 14-nights is designed to take advantage of the wonder and wildlife that are hallmarks of the Alaskan wilderness. Rather than just being an observer, guests are invited to participate in daily included activities such as kayaking, hiking, stand-up paddle...

2009-11-24 07:17:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're cruising to Alaska this summer, make plans now to get 2-for-1 savings on the best shore excursions along the way, including whale watching and helicopter flightseeing. But the 2-for-1 savings only apply if you have a copy of the latest edition of the Great Alaskan TourSaver. (http://www.toursaver.com) The Great Alaskan TourSaver features more than 130 2-for-1 offers around the state: accommodations, tours, activities and admissions....

2008-10-15 15:00:07

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Communication, Inc. (GCI) announced it has significantly increased Internet speeds in Ketchikan. The increased speeds are available through a service called Xtreme, and will be available following the recent $33 million fiber optic cable investment that connected Ketchikan to the United West cable line stretching from Seattle to Southcentral Alaska. According to Miguel Torres, Ketchikan System Manager, the improvements will...

2005-11-16 15:05:08

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mandatory funding for two controversial bridge projects in Alaska -- including the ridiculed "bridge to nowhere" -- has been stripped from a federal spending bill, a congressional committee said on Wednesday. In an unusual move to change "pork" spending, House-Senate negotiators removed the $432 million in required spending during final talks on a yearly bill to fund programs for the Transportation and Treasury departments, the House Appropriations Committee...

2005-08-01 20:24:27

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - Two huge Alaska bridge projects that won funding in the newly passed U.S. transportation bill, including a $220 million span the size of the Golden Gate Bridge in a city of fewer than 8,000, are well worth the money, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens said on Monday. "I remember when I was a young person in California, when people accused the people in Washington (D.C.) of being wasteful in thinking about building a bridge called the Golden Gate Bridge because no one lived in...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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