Posts Tagged ‘alaska’

Sarah Palin interview demonstrates the importance of having a PR rep with you at all times.

December 8, 2008

Watch this whole thing…it goes from bad to worse. You know the cameraperson was stifling laughter the whole time.

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New McCain/Palin romance novel rockets to #1 spot on NY Times bestseller list.

November 4, 2008

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Thanks to Ellie for the reader submission.  I look for a Lifetime movie coming out before Christmas.

Cruise ship with 51 on board runs aground in Alaska

July 9, 2008

Juneau you’re curious as to how this happened. Sorry.

A cruise ship with 51 people on board ran aground and was stuck for about nine hours in Alaska.

The ship was eventually towed to safety and a National Park Service vessel was transferring passengers and crew members to a nearby port before they were taken to Juneau, a US Coast Guard spokesman said.

A spokesman for Cruise West, which owns the ship, said the company was trying to get passengers to the Juneau airport.

Officials said the 63-metre Spirit of Glacier Bay grounded just after 7am (local time) today near Glacier Bay in Alaska.

The ship had 51 people onboard. No injuries were reported.

Coast Guard spokesman Lieutenant Eric Eggen said it was unclear whether the grounding was caused by human error or a mechanical or electronic malfunction.

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Obligatory summer story: Man charged with DUI while on riding lawnmower

June 25, 2008

NORTH POLE, Alaska – Alaska State Troopers used lights and sirens to apprehend a North Pole man suspected of driving under the influence after he allegedly led them on a slow-speed chase that covered several lawns.
Sunday’s pursuit lasted about 200 feet and reached speeds of up to 5 mph before a trooper got out of a cruiser and told the man to stop.

Troopers received a call early Sunday complaining of an intoxicated man driving a mower. They said Wyatt Lewis’s blood-alcohol content was 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Driving a lawnmower while drunk qualifies for a DUI charge. Lewis was also charged with failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer.

No phone number was listed for Lewis in North Pole and a message left with the Fairbanks Correctional Center on Tuesday was not immediately returned.

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“My wife said if I didn’t get her another beer she was going to stab me in the face.” Best DUI on a lawnmower EVER.