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2011-02-25 06:15:00

The oldest human remains ever discovered in sub-Arctic North America have been unearthed in a newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska, scientists said on Thursday. The skeletal remains appear to be those of a 3-year-old child buried some 11,500 years ago, and could provide rare insight into the burial practices of Ice Age peoples and the lives of early settlers who crossed from Asia to the New World, the scientists said. The remains were discovered in an ancient fire pit within an...

2010-09-08 13:50:06

By Carin Stephens A University of Alaska Fairbanks fisheries scientist has teamed up with Alaska Power and Telephone to study how a new power-generating turbine affects fish in the Yukon River. So far, the news looks good for the fish. "In the brief testing that we have been able to accomplish, we have no indication that the turbine has killed or even injured any fish," said Andrew Seitz, project leader and assistant professor of fisheries. Alaska Power and Telephone installed the in-stream...

2009-08-21 10:09:22

Friday marked the last day of federally allowed subsistence hunting of Alaska's protected Fortymile caribou herd, authorities said. In all, 640 caribou were killed under a federal quota. A winter subsistence hunt with a quota of 40 caribou opens Nov. 1. The Fortymile herd now numbers about 39,000 caribou. The herd was close to 500,000 strong in the 1920s before dropping to a low of about 5,000 by the early 1970s. Except for subsistence hunting, the rejuvenated herd is protected by federal and...

2008-09-12 00:00:23

By Daveen Rae Kurutz North Hills School District officials have recommended the school board close one of its seven elementary schools at the end of the school year. Under the plan, Northway Elementary would close in June, sending its students to the renovated McIntyre Elementary nearby. The closing would be the first step in a redistricting that will ultimately close three of the district's elementary buildings. "Combining the Northway and McIntyre school attendance areas provides time...

2008-08-18 09:00:53

Bald Eagle Energy Inc. (OTCBB:BEEI) (hereafter "Bald Eagle") is pleased to announce that it has received positive feedback in a new third-party petroleum geologist's report completed on May 12, 2008 by LAPP Resources Inc. Authored by LAPP President, David W. Lappi, the report assessed Bald Eagle's six Alaskan North Slope leases totaling 18,418 acres stating a potential for up to 90 million barrels of oil (MMBO). The report stated economic viability of the properties throughout the levels...

2008-08-12 03:00:57

The lies being spread about the time required to increase our oil production continue unabated by the Democrats. Here are some interesting facts that you never hear: * The Alaskan Pipeline/Prudhoe Bay development was as controversial as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is today. The Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act passed Congress in 1973. Work began that winter, and oil began flowing in the summer of 1977 after building the 900-mile pipeline - a little over three years, not 10...

2008-07-28 12:01:00

By John Spratt / Special to The Herald As gas prices surge, many rally to what Andy Jackson wrote recently in The Herald: "Drill now, drill here." I am for anything responsible to bring prices down, whether it's more drilling or less speculation. But everyone should know that we are drilling more, and have been for several years. Between 1999 and 2007, the number of drilling permits issued increased by 361 percent. Here in a nutshell are the details: * Over the past four years, the...

2008-07-27 15:00:26

By Margaret Bauman, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 27--A new federal/state visitor center in the planning stages for an area near Tok, just 91 miles from the Canadian border, has moved another step forward toward welcoming upward of 100,000 visitors annually. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said July 11 that they recently purchased 8.3 acres of private land along the Alaska Highway, about a mile east of the junction of the Alaska and the Glenn highways. The...

2008-07-20 15:00:29

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 20--The state of Alaska will push for construction of a small-diameter gas pipeline from Southcentral to Interior Alaska with a capacity of carrying 450 million cubic feet per day. It would be the first phase of a gas distribution system to bring natural gas from Cook Inlet fields to Fairbanks and other Interior communities now dependent on fuel oil. Gov. Sarah Palin said July 7 that the pipeline could eventually connect with a...

2008-07-17 18:00:44

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brendan Daly or Drew Hammill, +1-202-226-7616, both of the Office of the Speaker of the House WASHINGTON,July 17/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor this afternoon in support of the Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands (DRILL) Act. The measure received strong majority support in a House vote today of 244 to 173, but failed to receive the two-thirds necessary to pass under suspension of the rules. 162 Republicans voted against...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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