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I’ve fallen behind on posts. Here’s some uncharacterized links.

Longtime activist dies in hiking accident
The Coloradoan – Fort Collins,CO,USA
Ouray County. Ouray County Sheriff Deputy Joel Burke said Lauer fell about 2,000 feet while hiking in steep rocky terrain. Ouray
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MP:BAN CLIMBER’S DEATH FILM
Mirror.co.uk – London,UK
FILM of a British climber dying on Everest should not be shown on TV, an MP demanded yesterday. Dr Ashok Kumar said Discovery Channel

 

DNR Wants Nixon Removed From Taum Sauk Case
Missourinet.com – Jefferson City,MO,USA
by John Davis. The Department of Natural Resources doesn’t want Attorney General Jay Nixon representing it any more on the Taum Sauk Reservoir collapse case.
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Climbers Rescued After Mount Hood Fall
abc7news.com – San Francisco,CA,USA
Two climbers were seriously injured Saturday in a 500-foot fall near the top of Mount Hood, and a National Guard helicopter was sent to rescue them.

Rescue on El Diente
Telluride Watch – Telluride,CO,USA
“Most of the time,” when climbers fall from where Deffenbaugh’s fall began, “they achieve such a velocity that they can’t be stopped.

 

Three Climbers Hurt In Fall On Mount Hood
KOMO – Seattle,WA,USA
PORTLAND – Three climbers were injured Saturday, two of them seriously, high on Mount Hood, authorities said. The two had “head

Connecticut man wins Mount Washington Road Race
WFSB – Connecticut,CT,USA
a seasoned uphill runner from the Czech Republic, has reclaimed her title as Queen of the Mountain, as the two won Saturday’s Mount Washington Road Race up the

Blake and Pichrtova win Mount Washington Road Race
Portsmouth Herald News – Portsmouth,NH,USA
By Associated Press. PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – A track coach from New Britain, Conn. is the new US Mountain Running men’s champion, and
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Blake and Pichrtova win Mount Washington Road Race
Boston Globe – United States
PINKHAM NOTCH, NH –A track coach from New Britain, Conn. is the new US Mountain Running men’s champion, and Anna Pichrtova, a seasoned

Hiker walks to medics after falling on ice axe
The Herald – Everett,WA,USA
said. The hiker fell into the snow and onto the trail. On the way down, his the head of his ice axe sunk into his lower back. The

Hikers rescued: Who pays for it?
KVUE (subscription) – Austin,TX,USA
By MELISSA MCGUIRE / KVUE News. Two Austin hikers , who got lost overnight in the Barton Creek greenbelt near Loop 360 and Mopac, had to be rescued.
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DNR Uses Own Lawyer in Taum Sauk Probe
Houston Chronicle – United States
the agency in its case against Ameren Corp. over the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse. The move comes after DNR director Doyle Childers
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Climber’s last words filmed by TV crew
The Northern Echo – Darlington,UK
The footage was captured by Sherpas wearing helmet cameras, who were part of a documentary film crew that came across North-East climber David Sharp as they

WTC Memorial Redesign Committee Presents New Plans To Mayor
NY1 – NY,USA
The committee appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor George Pataki to help keep the price of the World Trade Center memorial at $500 million was

Hollywood to shoot Hillary Everest film
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australian-born director Roger Donaldson is seeking funding to shoot a script about Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of the world’s highest mountain , the New

Bridge climb adds new fun for region
Cincinnati Enquirer – Cincinnati,OH,USA
The first batch of bridge climbers should be out today 140 feet or so above the Ohio River, scrambling in purple-and-yellow jump suits over the latest
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Yuma man dies while hiking in Grand Canyon
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – A Yuma man has collapsed and died while hiking in the Grand Canyon. The Park Service says 53-year-old

 

How You Downsize the WTC Memorial
Gothamist – NY,USA
presenting cost-cutting options – not the deisgners, though Sciame did meet with them, including original WTC Memorial designer Michael Arad , to develop ideas.

Blunt, Nixon fight over legal issues
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
Childers also has asked the attorney general to step aside from his investigation of Ameren Corp. after its Taum Sauk reservoir collapsed late last year.

Connecticut man wins Mount Washington Road Race
WTNH – New Haven,CT,USA
Running men’s champion. Twenty-seven-year-old Eric Blake of New Britain won today’s Mount Washington Road Race. Finished the seven
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Retired teacher convicted in shooting death on hiking trail
KPHO Phoenix – Phoenix,AZ,USA
Fish maintained at trial that two dogs in the care of Grant Kuenzli (KOONZ’-lee) rushed him as he exited the trail in southeastern Coconino County.
Retired teacher convicted in shooting death on hiking trail
KVOA.com – Tucson,AZ,USA
teacher is facing a prison sentence after being convicted of second-degree murder in the 2004 shooting death of a man at

Hiker found guilty in dog shooting
AZFamily (subscription) – Phoenix,AZ,USA
degree murder. A Coconino County jury convicted Harold Fish, 59, in the shooting death of Grant Kuenzli . Fish testified Kuenzli’s

Court may decide on self-defense law
Tucson Citizen – Tucson,AZ,USA
instructions earlier this week, a Coconino County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted Fish of second-degree murder in the killing of Grant Kuenzli .
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Jury finds man guilty of murder
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
Harold Fish, 59, could serve up to 22 years for killing Grant Kuenzli , 43, in a confrontation involving the victim’s dogs May 11, 2004, in the Coconino
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Trail shooting verdict in jury hands
Payson Roundup – Payson,AZ,USA
Did Harold Fish act in self defense when he shot and killed Grant Kuenzli at a remote trailhead near Pine May 11, 2004? Or did he

Jurors get case of retired teacher charged with murder
KVOA.com – Tucson,AZ,USA
Fish is charged with second-degree murder in the May eleventh, 2004, shooting of 43-year-old Grant Kuenzli on a hiking trail in 2002.

Court rebuffs appeal in hiker shooting case
KOLD-TV – Tucson,AZ,USA
The state Court of Appeals today declined to consider the appeal filed on behalf of Harold Arthur Fish in the May 2004 shooting death of Grant Kuenzli .

 

National Park Service unveils Flight 93 Memorial management plan
NEPA News – PA,USA
The National Park Service on Friday announced that a draft management plan for the Flight 93 Memorial is available for public viewing.
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Memorial critic hail moving names higher
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
Critics of the World Trade Center Memorial design said yesterday they were pleased – and relieved – that 9/11 victims’ names likely won’t be displayed
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Mayor Sends Letters To Insurance Companies Urging Them To Pay WTC
NY1 – NY,USA
Meanwhile, the mayor says he and the governor will get a final report within a week on cost-cutting changes for the World Trade Center memorial .

Do I really need plastic boots for a July Rainier climb
Outside Online – San Francisco,CA,USA
I’m planning a late-July attempt on Mount Rainier and have received conflicting advice on the boots to use. Plenty for Mount Rainier .

Smaller budget chips away at Rainier
TMCnet – USA
NewsEdge) Jun. 16–Visitors will begin to see the impact of a shrinking budget at Mount Rainier National Park this summer. Park
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Denali campground closed temporarily due to bears
KTVA – Anchorage,AK,USA
A campground at Denali National Park has been closed to tent camping this week. The campground will remain closed, while biologists
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The Unseen Work Below Ground Zero
New York Times – United States
increasingly clear that in order to meet the $500 million memorial budget, at least one of two key elements in the original design by Michael Arad may have to

NY OKs $1.6B in Bonds for 3 WTC Towers
Washington Post – United States
NEW YORK — A state agency on Wednesday approved using $1.6 billion in tax-exempt bonds to build three office towers at the World Trade Center site.
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Many blamed for stalled WTC work
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
Fifteen percent looked to the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., and another 12 percent blamed the World Trade Center memorial foundation.

Preserving The WTC Wreckage
WNYC – New York,NY,USA
14, 2006 —Tomorrow, a developer named by Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg will make his recommendations for revising the World Trade Center memorial design

WTC Budget Report
New York Sun – New York,NY,USA
a report tomorrow from a construction executive whom they tapped last month, Frank Sciame, to figure out how to build the World Trade Center Memorial at the

The firefighters got it right
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
Bronze is for the ages. I have no idea whether the actual World Trade Center memorial – if and when it’s built – will have this kind of impact.

Everest climb leader denies knowing dying British climber was in
Hindu – Chennai,India
10 (AP): A Mount Everest expedition leader criticized for leading his team past a dying British climber said on Saturday that he did not know during his team’s

Dying Brit climber ‘too big’ to rescue off Everest
Stuff.co.nz – Wellington,New Zealand
Russell Brice. Brice revealed yesterday that Sharp was lying on top of the body of an Indian climber known as “Green Boots”. The

Firefighters Memorial Dedicated Near Ground Zero
WBAL Channel.com – Baltimore,MD,USA
walls of a firehouse. It’s the fourth anniversary of the official “conclusion of recovery work” at Ground Zero . There was an eerie

Subdued Booms at Ground Zero
Gothamist – NY,USA
Yesterday the bedrock blasting tests at Ground Zero went off without anyone really noticing. Tishman Construction is clearing the

Firefighter memorial near Ground Zero dedicated
NorthJersey.com – Hackensack,NJ,USA
Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of “the conclusion of recovery work” at Ground Zero , Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scopetta noted.
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Two Blasts at Ground Zero , and One Big Burst of Momentum
New York Times – United States
After reports that a two-month run of explosions at ground zero would begin yesterday to clear bedrock for the Freedom Tower’s foundation, some downtown
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Climber: Choice of summit or saving a life an easy one
The Olympian – Olympia,WA,USA
Thompson said he has been on several climbing trips – including on Mount Rainier – in which group members canceled summit attempts because someone got sick.

Elected officials continue to need lesson in ethics
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
What we know is that Ameren Corp., the company responsible for the Taum Sauk Reservoir disaster, gave at least $19,000 to various Democratic committees that
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Connecticut man wins Mount Washington Road Race
WTNH – New Haven,CT,USA
Running men’s champion. Twenty-seven-year-old Eric Blake of New Britain won today’s Mount Washington Road Race. Finished the seven
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Elected officials continue to need lesson in ethics
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
What we know is that Ameren Corp., the company responsible for the Taum Sauk Reservoir disaster, gave at least $19,000 to various Democratic committees that
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With Tower Yet to Rise, Cornerstone Leaves Town

By DAVID W. DUNLAP

The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower will remain in Hauppauge, N.Y., for as long as two years until it returns to ground zero.

A Hands-On Tribute to the Pain and Valor of 9/11

By DAVID W. DUNLAP

A monument to the 343 firefighters killed in the attack on the World Trade Center was unveiled on Saturday.

9/11 Memorial Foundation Leader Resigns

By DAVID W. DUNLAP

With the planning process seemingly spinning out of control, Gretchen Dykstra resigned today as president of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

A Hands-On Tribute to the Pain and Valor of 9/11

By DAVID W. DUNLAP

A monument to the 343 firefighters killed in the attack on the World Trade Center was unveiled on Saturday.

Mayor Says He Urged Trade Center Memorial Chief Not to Quit

By WINNIE HU

Calling Gretchen Dykstra “a very competent woman,” Michael R. Bloomberg said that her departure would further complicate matters.

Memorial Chief Quits as Plans Grow Confusing

By DAVID W. DUNLAP

“Perhaps it would help if there was one less player,” said Gretchen Dykstra, who resigned from the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

Man dies hiking Mt. Sunapee
Boston Globe – United States
NEWBURY, NH –An experienced hiker in his mid-50s collapsed and died on a rugged trail Sunday morning on Sunapee Mountain, state Fish and Game Lt.
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Disabled Everest Climber Has No Regrets Leaving Brit to Die
FOX News – USA
Australia — The first double amputee to conquer Mount Everest said Sunday he has suffered intense criticism for not rescuing a fellow climber on his ascent
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Woman Falls Nearly 70 Feet Off Brian Head Peak
KUTV – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
Officials said the 40-year-old woman from New Jersey was climbing with her husband and brother. The three were climbing in rocks on Brian Head Peak.

 

meren’s Rainwater didn’t know Taum Sauk was lying in wait
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – MO, United States
Just a couple of years ago, we had done a complete risk assessment, but Taum Sauk did not show up in that. Taum Sauk was just one

Nixon pressure may indicate settlement talks with Ameren
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
ST. LOUIS – Attorney General Jay Nixon is pressing two state agencies to estimate the total cost of damages from the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse, fueling

North Side Everest Climber , “There’s a video of David Sharp still
Mounteverest – New York,NY,USA
“My name is David Sharp, I’m with Asian Trekking, and I just want to sleep,” replied the climber . After that, the Sherpas were told to return back down.
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Spitzer’s dreams are coming true
Albany Times Union – Albany,NY,USA
Spitzer called the LMDC “an abject failure” for its lack of progress since Sept. 11, and compared it to an “Enron-style debacle.”.

‘Dead’ climber’s rescue fuels debate
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
KATHMANDU: The miraculous rescue of a climber left for dead by his companions on Mt Everest has revived the controversy about “buying” one’s way to the summit ..

Moral compass sometimes goes awry in thin air
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Double-amputee Mark Inglis reached the summit, but only after passing ailing climber David Sharp, who later died. Australian mountaineer
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Top climber in crevasse plunge
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australian climber Suzanne Fear was killed while descending from the summit of Mount Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak at 8163 metres, Nepalese

Gov Spitz-ing mad
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
that integrity.”. Pataki said Whitehead and the LMDC board have done a “tremendous job” under “very difficult” circumstances. On
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SLC skier survives half-mile fall
Salt Lake Tribune – United States
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Utah man survived a 2,600-foot fall off Mount McKinley last week while attempting to ski down a treacherous gully nicknamed the Orient

Utah man lives after falling 3,100 feet down Alaskan mountainside
ABC 4 – Salt Lake City,USA
It happened last Thursday night at Mount McKinley in Alaska. Maginn said, after much thought, he decided he will return to Mount McKinley .

Two climbers rescued from Alaska mountain
Barre Montpelier Times Argus – Barre,VT,USA
camp. There were no other climbers on the mountain, which is much less popular than neighboring Mount McKinley , McLaughlin said.
Busy season of records, tragedies on Mount Everest ends
Boston Globe – United States
season on Mount Everest ended Wednesday with record-setting ascents, including one by a Connecticut man, overshadowed by the death of a climber who faded as
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A climber saved, and one left to die
Seattle Times – United States
There have been at least 15 deaths recorded. But no episode seemed quite so strange as the story of Australian climber Lincoln Hall, 50, who was the 16th.

Pataki, Spitzer Spar Over Ground Zero Comments
1010 Wins – New York,NY,USA
Pataki slammed the Democrat running to succeed him on Wednesday, saying Eliot Spitzer’s tirade this week about the redevelopment of ground zero was offensive
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Navarre woman dies while rock climbing N. Carolina
Massillon Independent – Massillon,OH,USA
By CHRIS PUGH. North Carolina authorities ruled Monday the death of a Navarre woman who fell while rock climbing an accident. Somsanouck

Spitzer criticizes World Trade Center rebuilding delay
WCAX – Burlington,VT,USA
He is critical of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the government agency in charge of rebuilding the World Trade Center site.
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Bloomberg Says Asked Dykstra To Stay On As WTC Memorial Chief
NY1 – NY,USA
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he asked Gretchen Dykstra to remain with the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation before she resigned from her post four days ago

Mayor Says He Urged Trade Center Memorial Chief Not to Quit
New York Times – United States
R. Bloomberg said yesterday that he urged Gretchen Dykstra to stay on as president and chief executive of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation shortly

CEO of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation Quits
Wall Street Journal (subscription) – New York,NY,USA
11 memorial quit Friday. Gretchen Dykstra resigned after just over a year as president and CEO of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

Home Needed: Collections of September 11 Materials
Gothamist – NY,USA
The World Trade Center Memorial Museum is easily years from happening, all while there is so much information from the “best-documented catastrophe” that needs

Cataloging the 9/11 Archive
New York Times – United States
As yet, the logical repository for ground zero materials, the planned World Trade Center memorial and museum, has no place to store them, and it faces a

 

Family mourns dead climber Sue Fear
ABC Online – Australia
A colleague of the Australian mountaineer Sue Fear says her family has accepted that she is dead. Ms Fear fell into a crevasse while
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Spitzer: LMDC an ‘Abject Failure’
New York Observer – New York,NY,USA
The LMDC – let me be very clear – the LMDC has been an abject failure, and those who were running the LMDC deserve an enormous piece of the criticism.
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Dead’ climber’s rescue fuels Everest row
Gulf News – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Kathmandu: The miraculous rescue of a climber left for dead by his companions on Mt Everest has revived the controversy about “buying” one’s way to the summit
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Everest’s oldest conqueror returns home
The Japan Times – Japan
Arayama began mountain climbing in his 40s. He has scaled 6,194-meter Mount McKinley in Alaska. On Everest, Arayama was part of a five-member team.
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Man survives 2,600-foot fall from Mount McKinley
KTVA – Anchorage,AK,USA
Officials at Denali National Park and Preserve say a man who survived a 26-hundred-foot fall off Mount McKinley has been released from the hospital.
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Naked climber on Everest sparks anger (Reuters)
InfoAboutNetwork – USA
Reuters – The head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association urged the government on Saturday to take action against a sherpa who reportedly stripped off on top

China kicks out climber after Everest feat
Washington Post – United States
was quoted as saying. “Even without ropes, an experienced climber like Simone can still find his way back.”. Everest is known as
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In Death Zone, Nobody Cares
Times of India – India
a couple decades ago, a tiny community where only the most experienced climbers would be found that high on a mountain – and where a dying climber would be
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Five foreign climbers dead in a week on Everest: Report
Zee News – Noida,India
Beijing, May 28: Five foreign climbers lost their lives on the Tibetan side of Mount Everest over a single week, a news report said today. ..

Climbers rescued from Alaska mountain
Independent Online – Cape Town,South Africa
Anchorage, Alaska – Two Korean climbers were rescued after spending more than a day stranded without food or shelter near the summit of the third-highest peak
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Hillary blasts Everest climbers
United Press International – USA
New Zealand, May 27 (UPI) — The rescue this week of an Australian climber near the top of Mount Everest has raised new questions about climbers who walked
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`Dead’ Australian climber discovered alive on Everest
Taipei Times – Taiwan
Nepal. Hall, 50, collapsed 250m below the summit of the world’s highest mountain and was left for dead by his climbing colleagues.
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Naked on Everest: a peek on the peak?
China Daily – China
Everest. Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain , is seen from a hill near the town of Lukla in eastern Nepal March 17, 2004.
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Park damaged by reservoir break to reopen
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
LOUIS — A state park badly damaged when a reservoir broke in December was scheduled to reopen today, with local businesses hoping the attraction would draw
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Brrr… Naked man on top
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
Several climbers suffer from severe frostbite even after remaining fully clothed, but the freezing temperatures had no effect on Lakpa Tharke Sherpa.
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No moral high ground when climbers lack compassion
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The 34-year-old engineer was passed by as many as 40 climbers , determined to reach the summit, as he lay dying under a rock shelf from a lack of oxygen.
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Skier survives 2,600-foot McKinley fall
Anchorage Daily News – Anchorage,AK,USA
By PETER PORCO. “So this is how it ends,” Ed Maginn thought, cartwheeling down a long steep gully high on Mount McKinley . “I was

Broken gauges blamed for Taum Sauk collapse
Columbia Daily Tribune – Columbia,MO,USA
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Independent consultants have confirmed an earlier finding that broken water level gauges were the primary cause of the Taum Sauk reservoir to
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Defense rests, Fish doesn’t take stand in murder trial
Payson Roundup – Payson,AZ,USA
Harold A. Fish, 59, is accused of second-degree murder in connection with the May 11, 2004, shooting death of Grant Kuenzli at a trailhead near Pine.

Mo. State Park to Reopen After Shutdown
Houston Chronicle – United States
LOUIS — The popular state park that was badly damaged when a hydroelectric plant’s reservoir broke in December was scheduled to reopen, with local businesses
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Damaged park will show off restoration
Southeast Missourian – Cape Girardeau,MO,USA
But Burfield, who at the time was assistant superintendent of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park , didn’t take much time for personal disappointment.
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Navarre woman dies while rock climbing N. Carolina
Massillon Independent – Massillon,OH,USA
By CHRIS PUGH. North Carolina authorities ruled Monday the death of a Navarre woman who fell while rock climbing an accident. Somsanouck .

Report faults AmerenUE on Taum Sauk reservoir controls
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – MO, United States
AmerenUE failed to notify regulators of problems with water-level indicators at its mountaintop Taum Sauk reservoir that ultimately led the giant man-made lake
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Tour Of Johnson’s Shut-Ins Shows What’s Open And What’s Not
KSDK – St. Louis,MO,USA
It was a cold December morning when the Taum Sauk Reservoir owned by Ameren-UE burst, flooding the valley below with one-point-five billion gallons of water. ..

Hillary criticises abandoning climber to death
Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
conquer Mount Everest 53 years ago, said yesterday that he disagreed with the actions of the amputee mountaineer Mark Inglis, who left a fellow climber to die
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Republican Weld Attacks World Trade Center Plan
WCBS-TV New York – NY,USA
sidetracked by his own remarks. On Wednesday, he took an audience by surprise by dissing the World Trade Center memorial. “I don’t happen

3 Climbers Die While Descending Everest
Houston Chronicle – United States
BEIJING — Three climbers from Brazil, Russia and France died while descending Mount Everest on separate expeditions in the past week, a Chinese official said
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Everest fatality silence solved: British David Sharp left to die
Mounteverest – New York,NY,USA
details. Apparently, climbers on the mountain say they don’t want to upset the families.”. again. But I care for other climbers ‘ lives.
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Oldest climber leaves dog pic
News24 – South Africa
Takao Arayama, aged 70 years and 225 days when he topped the world’s highest mountain last Wednesday, beat the record held by a fellow countryman by just three

 

Local Pilates studio owner finishes eighth at Mount Mitchell
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) – Charleston,SC,USA
James Island who took up road cycling less than 14 months ago came in eighth out of 795 finishers on Saturday in the 31st Assault on Mount Mitchell (NC), a
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