Famed Galapagos tortoise to be embalmed, displayed QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The beloved Galapagos Islands giant tortoise known as Lonesome George will remain a tourist attraction even in death. Ecuador's environment minister says the reptile that became a symbol of disappearing species will be embalmed and ... 06/26/2012 - 5:02 pm | View Link
Famed Galapagos Tortoise to be Embalmed, Displayed The beloved Galapagos Islands giant tortoise known as Lonesome George will remain a tourist attraction even in death. Ecuador's environment minister says the reptile that became a symbol of disappearing species will be embalmed and placed on display on ... 06/26/2012 - 9:36 am | View Link
Famed Galapagos tortoise autopsied Giant tortoise experts from near and far have begun an autopsy of Lonesome George, whose failed efforts to reproduce made him a symbol of disappearing species. The Galapagos Island reptile was the last of the Pinta island giant tortoise subspecies and he ... 06/26/2012 - 7:30 am | View Link
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Famed Galapagos tortoise to be embalmed, displayed QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The beloved Galapagos Islands giant tortoise known as Lonesome George will remain a tourist attraction even in death. Ecuador's environment minister says the reptile that became a symbol of disappearing species will be embalmed and ... 06/26/2012 - 1:19 am | View Link
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 what kids at Tacoma's first charter high school seem to like most is the self-determination they're given at Summit Olympus High School, which opened last Monday with 125 ninth-graders inside an old pickle-packing plant on Puyallup Avenue.
Classmate Lillian Thompson, a University Place student who attended Curtis Junior High last year, said her new high school's self-paced learning "will teach us independence."
Math teacher David Dolata moved through his classroom helping students sign in to the correct assignment on their laptop computers.
"Close your computer at half-mast (with the lid partly open) when you've got it," he tells the class, creating an instant visual that tells him which students are ready to proceed and who needs an extra assist.
"Nowhere does it say 'Take notes for 45 minutes on the quadratic equation,'" Dolata tells students.
For the first week, as an orientation to the Summit way of learning, students were asked to interview fellow students and solicit ideas on how to improve their school environment.
 ideas have ranged from collecting board games to play on rainy-day lunch breaks, to soliciting donations of used couches to fill in blank spots in their newly remodeled building.
Diane Tavenner, CEO of the Summit charter management organization based in Redwood City, California, said project-based learning is designed to provide that real-world tie.
Members of the Arizona Corporation Commission are calling on utilities and solar companies to stop contribution election dollars.
The Arizona Capitol Times reports (http://bit.ly/1fO1qJz) that commissioners Susan Bitter Smith and Bob Burns have drafted a letter requesting public service companies voluntarily stay out of commission elections.
Emotions sway from forlorn to triumphant and back again on this migrant-besieged frontier, as thousands of exhausted trekkers achieve one goal only to face another daunting challenge.
Many already have slipped through Syria's border into Turkey lugging children or elderly parents, crossed the choppy seas to Greece and navigated the Balkan nations of Macedonia and Serbia by foot, bus or train.
Over the past year Hungary, once a front-line bastion against invasions by the 13th-century Mongols and the 16th-century Ottoman Turks, has become the most popular eastern back door for Arabs, Asians and Africans to reach the heart of the EU without facing further passport or visa checks.
Hungarian police in sports utility vehicles gun their engines on the dirt road beside the razor wire, trying to catch the migrants before they escape into sun-bronzed fields of corn and sunflowers.
At night, a lone police helicopter tries to follow groups by searchlight, but usually the migrants can reach the far side of fields without a police tail.
Here, because the train tracks cannot be blocked with fencing, Hungarian police have created a bottleneck entry for migrants.
Many travelers, chiefly citizens of war-ravaged Syria, spend days camped out in Serbia debating whether to go at night or dawn under the wire, then into the arms of paid smugglers for a final journey by vehicle to Western Europe — or to walk openly down the train track into the unwelcoming arms of Hungary's police and immigration staff.
Bashar Botros, walking from Kanjiza, the migrants' last camping site in Serbia before the Hungarian border, said his family had hoped to live in their beloved Syria for the rest of their lives "but the war didn't let us live like normal people."
Some pause and pitch tents just yards from two whitewashed stones bearing Cyrillic letters marking their exit from Serbia.
 amid rows of olive drab canvas tents, the migrants are finge
Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. say an arbitration tribunal has formally put an end to a failed alliance between the two companies to develop green cars, and Suzuki will buy back the 19.9 percent stake that Volkswagen held.
A newspaper in Swaziland is reporting that one of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested.
A rights group, the Swaziland Solidarity Network, claims that the death toll has risen to 65.