Alcatraz Island Newswire (Page 3)

Alcatraz Island Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Richard Oakes: an activist for Native American rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | Al Jazeera

    ... in 1969 he led a series of protests, including leading a group of more than 80 people to occupy the disued Alcatraz Island for almost 19 months. According to the protesters, abandoned or out-of-use federal land could be returned to the Native people ...

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  2. Google Doodle Honors American Indian Activist Richard OakesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | Time

    ... for American Indians, spearheading protests that included leading a group of nearly 80 people to occupy Alcatraz Island for almost 19 months in 1969. "The aim was not only to set up a community, complete with a university, museum and cultural ...

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  3. South Dakota brothers restore dozens of old sports trophiesRead the original story

    May 22, 2017 | Washington Times

    ... he was 60, he observed his milestone birthday by swimming the 1.5 miles of shark-infested waters between Alcatraz Island and the California coastline. Last year, to mark his 70th birthday, Phillips swam 14.77 miles from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the ...

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  4. Pinoy 'Aquaman' conquers icy cold waters of New York's Hudson RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | MindaNews

    ... far in the United States. Macarine's first long swim in the US was in 2014, when he swam 2.85 kms from the Alcatraz Island Penitentiary to San Francisco. In 2015, he swam 8.1 kms in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Macarine said in a chat over ...

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  5. Pinoy Aquaman' swims for a cause in icy NY watersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | Manila Bulletin

    ... the longest distance so far in the United States. Macarine also did an open water swim by crossing the Alcatraz Island Penitentiary to the mainland in San Francisco in 2014, the only Filipino to have done so. "Diving into the freezing 57 degrees ...

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  6. Pinoy Aquaman to do marathon swim in icy cold waters in New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | MindaNews

    ... MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto Macarine is not a neophyte in cold waters as he swam the icy waters from Alcatraz Island Penitentiary to mainland in San Francisco in 2014, the only Filipino to have done so. Last year, Macarine spent at least two ...

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  7. Humans create a racket in nationa s wildernessRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    An acoustic recording station collecs sound at the tourist attraction Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate National Park. Even in the wilderness, humans are creating noise pollution that poses a threat to wildlife and natural serenity, according to a first-of-its-kind study from scientists at Colorado State University and the U.S. National Park Service.

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  8. Noise created by humans is pervasive in US protected areasRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2017 | EurekAlert!

    IMAGE: This is an acoustic recording station at the iconic tourist attraction Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate National Park, California. view Protected areas in the United States, representing 14 percent of the land mass, provide places for respite, recreation, and natural resource conservation.

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  9. On this day in 1961, the 1st group of 'Freedom Riders' left DCRead the original story

    May 3, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... of income-tax evasion, entered the federal penitentiary in Atlanta. (Capone was later transferred to Alcatraz Island.) In 1942, the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began in the Pacific during ...

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  10. Could coconuts reveal the secrets of the great Alcatraz escape? - CNETRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | CNet News

    ... night the inmates escaped: June 11, 1962. "As soon as we had our model running, we saw that if you leave (Alcatraz Island) too early, you end up in the Pacific," Hoes explained. "But if you leave exactly around 11:30 (p.m.), then you are at slack ...

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  11. Arizona Considers the Nation's First Universal School-Choice...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | National Review Online

    ... climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim, and swam across the San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island, all before graduating from high school. An ESA enabled his parents to afford private-school tuition and Braille materials, and he ...

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  12. 'Pinoy Aquaman' takes 10-km swim in Southern LeyteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | Sun-Star

    ... Hikdop Island to mainland Surigao City in 2014. In the United States, he is the first Filipino to swim from Alcatraz Island Penitentiary to San Francisco City, California on April 7, 2014. He is the second man to conquer the Chesapeake Bay by ...

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  13. Pinoy Aquaman' takes 10-km swim in Southern LeyteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2017 | Manila Bulletin

    ... Hikdop Island to mainland Surigao City in 2014. In the United States, he is the first Filipino to swim from Alcatraz Island Penitentiary to San Francisco City, California on April 7, 2014. He is the second man to conquer the Chesapeake Bay by ...

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  14. Florida Dad Gets Life in Prison for Killing Infant SonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | CBS Local

    ... action in NFL. Here's your power rankings heading into Week 16. The worn bars in the cell block are seen at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop situated 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay, August 11, 2011. Seventy-seven years ago on August ...

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  15. Ap Photos: San Francisco's decades long history of protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | Powhatan Today

    ... file photo shows a restored water tower with graffiti, shown through an entryway to the main cell house on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The writing, which is on a roughly 10-story-tall water tower on the island's northern end, reads "Peace and ...

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  16. Mesmerizing GIFs Reveal the Frantic Shipping in the San Francisco BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2017 | Wired

    ... Moon Bay take off in near-union in the morning. Gaze upon the ghostly tracks of all the ships that fly past Alcatraz Island, or dock at San Francisco's famous piers. The project took Kronick a good two weeks, but it was probably worth in the end: ...

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  17. A woman's purse was snatched Wednesday afternoon at Pier 33 in San Francisco, officials said.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | SFGate

    A woman was robbed of her passport, credit cards and cash after an assailant snatched her purse Wednesday afternoon at San Francisco's Pier 33, a popular tourist destination, officials said. The robbery occurred 1:50 p.m. at Pier 33 on the Embarcadero, near Alcatraz Landing, where cruises to Alcatraz Island are available, police said.

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  18. State sued over sand mining in San Francisco BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | Inside Bay Area

    Environmentalists are suing the state in an effort to reduce sand mining inside San Francisco Bay that they contend is shrinking a popular beach and habitat for a little bird. The San Francisco Baykeeper contends the State Lands Commission didn't adequately protect Ocean Beach last June when it renewed leases allowing a company to scoop up sand off the Bay bottom near Alcatraz Island.

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  19. 'Hung Out to Dry': New Alcatraz art exhibit examines prison...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2017 | SFGate

    ... being ... more Mrs. Mae Capone, wife of America's most infamous gangster, walks up the gangplank of the Alcatraz Island boat to visit her husband on the island prison on February 28, 1938. Mrs. Mae Capone, wife of America's most infamous gangster, ...

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  20. Happier landings ahead for Alcatraz ferryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | SFGate

    Passengers board the ferry for Alcatraz Island at Pier 31A1 2, a heavily used tourist spot with spartan amenities and a bare-bones look. The National Park Service will be giving it an upgrade.

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