Wishing you all the best for this holiday season, which ever holy days you choose to celebrate.
Today’s encore selection — from The Sound of Their Music: The Story of Rodgers & Hammerstein by Frederick Nolan. Richard Rodgers was a towering giant among 20th century composers, but his often sweet, sentimental and reaffirming music belied the fact that he was a tough-minded businessman and “vulpine womanizer”:
Is a wolf killer on the loose in Oregon? OR-25 is latest to have been found dead – Pete Thomas Outdoors
The USFWS is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of OR-25. Rewards total nearly $50,000 for all three unsolved cases, which are being investigated with the help of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon State Police. Killing federally protected wolves can result in fines of up to $100,000 and a year in jail.
From the letters I’ve been getting on that post and the comments, I have to admit that I live in a gorgeous spot of the world. Open spaces and fields. Blue skies and changing seasons.
Right now, thanks to decent weather, harvest is going full tilt. It hasn’t been an easy year. Last fall the farmers had to leave so much crop out because of early snow, too much rain in the fall and then more snow. So right now everyone who is out working late hours is happy and thankful.
In Canada we do Thanksgiving in October – which, ahem, is also my birthday. And each year I am thankful for so many things. Each year we also go around the table and ask everyone what they have been especially thankful for the past year. It’s always a warm and special time and it gives us all a chance to look back and realize what we have.
Source: Giving thanks
By Liz Raines: Mother of slain teen files for lieutenant governor
By Travis Khachatoorian: After increase in crime, Anchorage business owners advocate for changes to SB 91
By Victoria Taylor: City leaders talk homelessness & prosecutor case loads
What are the issues? People do not have money for food, they are not capable of fixing meals, or?
By Samantha Angaiak: Increasing elderly population in Mat-Su Valley creates challenges
By Daniella Rivera: Police caution residents against confronting homeless campers
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaska Dispatch News begins layoffs
By Erin Granger: Graham-Cassidy health care proposal could prove costly for Alaskan
By Maddie Stone: More Evidence That Pink Snow Will Be a Problem for the Planet
By Sue Mitchell: Researchers take on atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmelt
Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills
by Charles Henderson (Author)
The explosive true story of Sergeant Carlos Hathcock, a legendary Marine sniper in the Vietnam War.
There have been many Marines. There have been many marksmen. But there has only been one Sergeant Carlos Hathcock.
He stalked the Viet Cong behind enemy lines—on their own ground. And each time, he emerged from the jungle having done his duty. His record is one of the finest in military history, with ninety-three confirmed kills.
This is the story of a simple man who endured incredible dangers and hardships for his country and his Corps. These are the missions that have made Carlos Hathcock a legend in the brotherhood of Marines. They are exciting, powerful, chilling—and all true.
The Easy Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook: Prep-and-Go Restaurant Favorites to Make at Home
by Hari Ghotra (Author), Vivek Singh (Foreword)
Dinner is a naan issue with easy Indian slow cooker recipes.
It’s tempting to reach for the take-out menu when you think about how long it can take to make your favorite Indian dishes at home. But you don’t have to spend your day in the kitchen to enjoy a home-cooked, traditional curry or masala. The Easy Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook gives you quick prep recipes for your slow cooker so that you can enjoy all of the spices that Indian food has to offer without wasting any time. Fire up your taste buds, not your stove, with the speedy and spicy recipes in this Indian cookbook.
No Witness but the Moon (A Jimmy Vega Mystery)
by Suzanne Chazin (Author)
On a clear, moonlit night in December, police detective Jimmy Vega races to the scene of a reported home invasion in an upscale New York community. As Vega arrives, he spots a Hispanic man who fits the description of the armed intruder, running from the victim’s estate. Vega chases him into the woods. When the suspect refuses to surrender—and reaches into his pocket—Vega has only seconds to make a life-or-death decision.
What begins as a tragic mistake takes an even darker turn when Vega uncovers disturbing links between the dead man and his own mother’s brutal, unsolved murder. Vega’s need for answers propels him back to his old Bronx neighborhood, where he is viewed as a disgraced cop, not a homegrown hero. It also puts him at odds with his girlfriend, Adele Figueroa, head of a local immigrant center, who must weigh her own doubts about his behavior.
When a shocking piece of evidence surfaces, it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want Vega to put all the pieces together—and is willing to do whatever it takes to bury the truth. Only by risking everything will Vega be able to find justice, redemption, and the most elusive goal of all: the ability to forgive himself.
by Dean Koontz (Author)
On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods.
That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation…
Cold Cold Heart
by Tami Hoag
Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims. Nearly a year has passed, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep. Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life back together. But home doesn’t provide the comfort she expects.
Southern Fried (A Kenni Lowry Mystery Book 2)
by Tonya Kappes (Author)
In the South, it’s better when the food is fried and the secrets kept buried…After the dead body of a beloved Cottonwood resident is found tangled up in an electric fence, Sheriff Kenni Lowry has a hunch that somethin’ ain’t right. Her investigation heats up with a fierce cook-off competition, a euchre game where the intel is sweeter than the brownies, and a decades old family recipe that may just be the proof in the pudding.
The icing on the cake: Kenni is fighting an attraction to her recently sworn-in deputy sheriff, and election season is hot on her tail. When the killer comes after who she holds most dear, even her poppa’s ghostly guidance might not be enough to keep her and her own out of the frying pan.
Fire in the Stars
By Barbara Fradkin
On learning of a close friend’s disappearance, strong-willed aid worker Amanda Doucette takes her trusted dog and sets off into the challenging Newfoundland wilderness in search of answers. “Readers of Tana French and Deborah Crombie may want to investigate” (Library Journal).
The Mockingbird Drive
By A.C. Fuller
Disgraced journalist Alex Vane inherits a 50-year-old hard drive full of earth-shattering secrets — and quickly discovers that someone will do whatever it takes to get it back. “A talented new writer” (Robert Dugoni) delivers an explosive, twist-filled read!
By KTVA Web Staff: Man in custody after leading police on high-speed chase
By Associated Press: Scientists study Alaska geese to track climate change impact
By Kalinda Kindle: Kaladi Brothers Coffee renames annual fundraiser to honor former C.F.O
By Juan Montes: Gov. Walker orders flags be flown at half-staff to honor September 11 victims
Sarcasm: Tourism dollars at stake? Maybe a Drunk park? What does one do about public intoxication,just shove it away from the light? If no one see’s it, it’s not happening.
By AP: Nome proposes public intoxication ban in popular tourist areas
By Associated Press: Alaska seniors look to revive sales tax issue
Courtesy of The Chive:
For a song entitled “Piano Man” it sure does have a lot of harmonica.
My ego makes me think I can do anything, but thankfully my laziness stops me. Perfect balance.
Whenever I try to brush my teeth and multitask I end up brushing the same side of my mouth for 2 minutes.
If alcohol is liquid courage, is caffeine liquid anxiety?
If you go to jail for tax evasion, you’re basically living off of taxes because you didn’t pay your taxes.
If i had a dollar for everytime I packed a banana thinking it’d be a quick snack only to forget about it and have it get squished and stink up my backpack, I’d have like 13 dollars.
Pet stores should post “Chameleon” on empty reptile cages just to see how long people would stand and look.
A program crashing after you try to close it is its way of saying “You can’t fire me, I quit!”
Apples are tastier when you cut them into slices! (No idea why though?)
If I was immortal, I would probably just become a massive procrastinator.
If I had a son or daughter come out and tell me they’re gay, I’d only respond with “I know”. This way, if it’s a prank, they just got pranked back. If they’re serious, I look like an understanding parent. Win-win.
Most of the trash on the streets is from junk food because people that don’t care about their own health aren’t going to care about the health of the planet.
The most dangerous game is resting your eyes after you turned off the alarm clock in the morning.
Without Looney Tunes, I’d likely not appreciate classical music.
The purpose of a lock is to turn a door into a wall.
Clocks went from our pockets onto our wrists and then back into our pockets.
Lying to your therapist is like throwing away money, which is exactly what a crazy person would do.
Ginger is a type of root, and ale is a type of beer. So ginger ale is a type of root beer.
After watching a scary movie, I feel the events that happened could also happen to me. The same is not true for porn.
I like how the term “as f*ck” is a common unit of measurement.
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The Alaska Hardy Team
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