22 February 2012

Alaska Shorts

No, not these.


These. Stories from the Anchorage Daily News Alaska Newsreader:

Are You Being Served? Dept:  A young moose wandered into the lobby of Providence Hospital in Anchorage on Saturday. This pic has gone viral, but it's for real.
from www.adn.com

How Many Guns in an "Arsenal"? Dept: An American who said he was driving to Alaska was arrested at the Alberta-Montana border Tuesday when Canadian guards discovered a small weapons arsenal in his pickup, reports the Calgary Herald. The man, George Foster, had denied having any weapons with him when questioned by the guards.

He had 75 firearms in his truck. (!)


Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree Dept: The younger brother of a man who died during a shootout with federal agents in Homer in 2006 has died in Wisconsin under similar circumstances. Luke Daniel Anderson was shot by police in Superior, Wis., on Friday after he pointed a gun at them, reports the Duluth News Tribune. Both brothers also shot themselves during their confrontations with officers.


Redefining "Rough Road" Dept: Residents of a neighborhood north of Fairbanks are furious over the condition of their main road after dozens of flat tires and blowouts this winter. The flats were probably caused by nails and other metal pieces in a roadbed that was never covered with a proper finishing layer of crushed gravel, reports the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

4 comments:

Guffaw in AZ said...

'Arsenal' is pejorative.
It's a 'collection'!

Rev. Paul said...

I thought it was interesting that they referred to 75 firearms as a "small" arsenal.

threecollie said...

Love your new header! What a wonderful photo.

joated said...

I would say that you guys have the most interesting animal visitations I've read about. Down here it would be a white-tailed deer or a black bear...maybe a coyote. But a moose? Nope. Not even in New England.

75 guns of the same type would be an arsenal. 75 different makes and models becomes a collection.

"Both brothers also shot themselves during their confrontations with officers." Suicide by cop?

"The flats were probably caused by nails and other metal pieces in a roadbed that was never covered with a proper finishing layer of crushed gravel" Nails? You have to use nails to hold the road in place up there? Glad I didn't get a flat back in '10.