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UAF in the news: week of April 28, 2008

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
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Alaska Gold Rush gets sponsor
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A barbecue led to a title sponsor for the Alaska Nanooks' upcoming NCAA Division I hockey tournament. Read more ...

Kodiak superintendent LeDoux named education commissioner
Kodiak Daily Mirror
Kodiak Superintendent Larry LeDoux has been selected as commissioner for the state Department of Education. Read more ...

The sea geeks are coming!
Seward Phoenix Log
They're coming by plane. By train. And even by tour bus. More than 125 super-smart students from across the country arrive in Seward to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl April 25-27. Read more ...

Nanooks hockey coaching pool set
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
A finalist from last year and several other NCAA Division I assistant coaches are among the 16 applicants for the Alaska Nanooks head coaching position, according to Forrest Karr, University of Alaska Fairbanks athletic director. Read more ...

Polar experts point to ominous signs
The Oklahoman
NORMAN--Watching the Arctic birds he had come to know so well, George Divoky knew something strange was happening. Read more ...

Researchers clash over killer whales' role in 'megafaunal collapse'.
The latest salvo has been fired in a rancorous battle over the cause of steep declines in the north Pacific's marine mammals. Read more ...

Space invaders
Peninsula Clarion
To outward appearances, orange hawkweed and northern pike may not have much in common. One's a plant; the other's a fish. But if you overlook the hawkweed's bright orange blossoms, you'll find an organism as voracious as the northern pike and every bit as tenacious. Read more ...

The business of fishing
Peninsula Clarion
Most experienced commercial fishermen, setnetters and drift netters, will tell newcomers that there's a lot more to fishing than bringing in and selling your catch. Read more ...

The singing sparrows of Shishmaref
Alaska Report
This just in from Shishmaref science teacher Ken Stenek: On this late April day, two house sparrows are singing their little hearts out while perched on the metal roof of the Shishmaref School. Read more ...

Anchorage food prices soar with fuel costs
Anchorage Daily News
You can see it in the bread aisle at Carrs, where shoppers nowadays stare long and hard at a small $4.50 loaf of all-grain Oroweat Best Winterwheat bread before placing it in the cart. Read more ...

Q&A Professor Jonathan Nielson
The CRC Connection
History Professor Jonathan Nielson has been a teacher for 25 years, three of which have been dedicated to Cosumnes River College. Read more ...