GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A chicken playing chicken? That’s what’s happening on a busy Glendale street where a black hen has been dodging cars, captors and coyotes for two months. Officials say the bird has been darting into traffic outside Glendale Community College since it was first reported Nov. 20. The chicken has drawn a growing crowd of photographers and journalists as animal control officers struggle to catch it.
I can catch it for them I assure you.
© 2010 The Associated Press.
MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO, Peru – Buoyed by the return of good weather, authorities are hoping to evacuate on Friday the last tourists stranded near Machu Picchu, the fabled Inca citadel that is likely to stay closed for weeks even if the region dries out. Read more
To all our friends, fans, supporters and consumers of Charles Daly and by extension, KBI products, I regret to inform you that the rumors of our demise are true.
KBI is going out of business and closing its doors, effective today, January 29, 2010.
I don’t want to go into each and every detail as to why this has occurred, except to say that there have been a multitude of events over the past five years that have contributed to our current situation.
For those of you with ongoing service requirements please be advised that we are currently negotiating with several companies that will be performing after-sale service of Charles Daly, CD Defense and Jericho firearms. As soon as we have finalized a contract with one of these companies we will post the name, address and contact details of that company on www.CharlesDalyForum.com, so you will know who to contact to obtain service on your KBI firearm.
Again, I wish to thank all of you that have supported our company, Charles Daly and all the other fine firearms that we have sold over the years.. This spells the end of KBI but I imagine it will certainly not mean the end of Charles Daly® and CD Defense™. Look for this excellent brand to resurface in the very near future.
Michael B. Kassnar, President
“I got a problem,” my patrol partner, Jerry, confided, “and I’m betting you can help me out.” I’m a complete sucker for an interesting story, and his fit the bill. It was in the mid-1980s, and it seems that Jerry had been summoned to a family meeting. His great-aunt, a lady said to be well into her 90′s, was causing some concern to her rural neighbors. Read more
Recently I relocated the buttons on my Filson double-cruiser and Mackinaw vest to give more room to fasten around my aging middle. When I bought these back in 1972, I was told by the sales adviser at Eddie Bauer to buy one “not less than two full sizes larger than I wore now,” because quality woolens are “lifetime garments” which I would “grow into.” A sad truth to be sure. I could lose weight, but moving the buttons for now is easier. I can always move them back. Read more
A little music video from our friend Steve Lee
Modern wool garments have most of the lanolin extracted from the fiber during processing. You can restore the lanolin and greatly improve the water repellent properties of the garment. The method described in Camping and Woodcraft by Horace Kephart (1918) http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/reviews/display_reviews?forum_thread_id=952&cat=Books%20and%20Media&cid=62 uses highly flammable solvents, which I would not recommend. Read more
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A German man who stuffed 44 small lizards into his underwear before trying to board a flight has been sentenced to prison in New Zealand for plundering the country’s protected species. Hans Kurt Kubus, 58, will spend 14 weeks behind bars and must pay a 5,000 New Zealand dollar ($3,540) fine before being deported to Germany as soon as he is released, District Court Judge Colin Doherty ruled onTuesday. Read more
A body found in the Apalachicola River Sunday night is that of missing Albany, Ga. hunter John Mark Slappey.
The medical examiner’s office in Tallahassee confirmed the identity of the body late Monday. Slappey, 34, was duck hunting Dec. 20 in a float tube near the Jim Woodruff Dam when a strong current swept him through an open lock and he disappeared beneath the water. Read more
A new bill introduced in California would require all the state’s ski resorts to publish injury and death reports as well as line the bases of all lift towers with padding. Additionally, it would require that all employees and minors wear ski helmets.
“We’re not in a position to do some of the things they would like to be done. … Ski patrols write up incident reports (of injuries) but they are not doctors,” Roberts said. “And we question why, when the state has a $20 billion budget deficit, they are paying so much attention to something that, when you talk to most winter sport participants, they know the risks and are comporting accordingly.”
This would require resorts to cover all their lift towers and trees with padding. This law would also put ski resorts at a major litigation risk once skiers did injure themselves.
ScienceDaily (Jan. 25, 2010) — Female athletes experience dramatically higher rates of specific musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions compared to male athletes, according to exercise physiologist Vicki Harber in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Read more
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to collect water samples this spring from two northwestern Indiana rivers that flow into Lake Michigan as part of its ongoing efforts to track the spread of invasive Asian carp. Read more
PHOENIX — The winter storms and accompanying deep snows that impacted Arizona this week may make it challenging for wildlife in the short term, but wildlife biologists do not expect significant impacts to most species, especially large animals such as elk, deer and antelope. Read more