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Thursday, September 11th, 2008

  • On this, the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the print and broadcast media are flooding the nation and the world with stories of the 9/11 events and their aftermath.

    One of the most compelling stories is that of Flight 93, the hijacked United Airlines passenger plane that terrorists intended to crash into a Washington, DC target (The Capitol?

  • The House was in recess for a month, but that ended September 8. Now there’ll be a flurry of hearings, including many of great interest to national park users and managers.

  • So much for taking only pictures and leaving only footprints. Some climbers in Rocky Mountain National Park have been leaving behind crash pads so they don't have to haul them in and out of the park every time they want to go bouldering. Tsch, tsch.

  • The year was 1932, and America stood in the midst of the worst economic downturn in history. Unemployment stretched infinitely upwards, reaching 25 percent; homelessness was at two million. When Americans went to the polls, they overwhelmingly elevated Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the presidency.

    FDR immediately sought 'relief, recovery, and reform' to rebuild America's tattered economy.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

  • On Tuesday, September 2, Big Thicket National Preserve rangers Josh Clemons and Johnny Stafford were in a day use area conducting an assessment of possible hurricane damage (remember Hurricane Gustav?) when they came upon five men