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Thursday, January 15th, 2009

  • At Guam’s War in the Pacific National Historical Park, vandals and thieves have desecrated memorials erected to honor the more than 16,000 Chamorros (Marianas natives) and American servicemen (mostly Marines) who suffered and died on Guam during World War II.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

  • In the case at hand, the dogs could hunt. They just didn't know they weren't supposed to go into Glacier National Park in their pursuit of mountain lions.

  • For all, including Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, who thought the rules change concerning carrying concealed weapons in national parks would simplify life, Yellowstone National Park is proving the case of some of what's wrong with that rule change.

  • For most people, the name Everglades National Park conjures up a variety of mental images: alligators, birds and other wildlife; tropical swamps and a "River of Grass;" mosquitoes and hurricanes.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

  • There seems to be a looming critical mass that, if reached and nurtured, could bring far-reaching improvements to the National Park System. Of course, key is reaching that critical mass, and it's impossible to say if that will be achieved.