American gets 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for 'hostile acts' An American tour operator has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for alleged “hostile acts” against the repressive regime, according to its official state news agency. Kenneth Bae, who is in his mid-40s and lives in Washington state, has been described by friends as a devout Christian who took tourists on trips to North Korea, The Associated Press reported. More
U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
South Africa: Elephant overturns vehicle South African officials say an elephant has overturned a vehicle carrying two tourists, injuring one of them. A statement from Kruger National Park says the tourists are of "Chinese origin." The statement says an elephant in the park attacked the vehicle on a road at 6:30 a.m. More
Ariz. sheriff releases records from Giffords' shooting The Pima County Sheriff's Office released an estimated 2,700 pages of investigative records Wednesday from a shooting rampage here two years ago — documents that are expected to shed new light on a massacre that left six dead and 14 wounded. More
Meet the Australian couple who gave up their life of comfort to run a spiritual retreat in the Peruvian Amazon, where guests hallucinate after drinking a plant-based potion As hundreds of tourists from around the world travel to the Peruvian ... visit botanical garden and use the centre’s ‘sweat lodge’ inspired sauna. While Peru is a long way from home, Julian and Angela encourage Australians to take control of their ... 01/17/2015 - 10:58 pm | View Link
Best Spiritual Experience: The Sweat Lodge Even just trying to put the sensation of visiting the sweat lodge in Elliðaárdalur down on paper seems an exercise in futility; I don’t think words could ever quite mediate the scale of physical and mental effects experienced during a session. 07/8/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
'I spent 24 hours alone on a mountain and saw God': Jim Carrey on spirituality, comedy and depression Jim Carrey arrives for the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS ... “I fasted for four days, I spent time in a sweat lodge and then they came in the middle of the night with a pick-up truck and blindfolded me and drove me to the top of this sacred mountain ... 03/6/2013 - 2:44 pm | View Link
Justice Department to spend $21k for victim of crime to attend spiritual healing sweat lodge in Canada Ms Schaefer, who has post-traumatic stress disorder after a violent assault in 2007, went to Cree Nations in 2005 for trauma treatment in a sweat lodge and "a linking back to spiritual ancestors". The Canadian woman, who lives in Mareeba in north ... 07/14/2012 - 3:39 pm | View Link
A Fading Aura For Arizona's Spiritual Tourism Spiritual tourism, an economic staple of northern Arizona, continues to suffer in the wake of a fatal incident at a Sedona-area sweat lodge. In 2009 ... says spiritual tourists don't make travel decisions based on money. As a result, he says, "The leisure ... 02/15/2011 - 4:10 pm | View Link
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The new age and indigenous spirituality: searching for the ... This thesis examines the New Age spiritual movement in its relationship with Indigenous cultures. Indigenous spiritual traditions have been appropriated to support ... 10/3/2015 - 10:22 am | View Website
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Navajo HOGAN: North American Native American Indian Pre ... HOGAN: Navajo traditional house, 5-sided and 6- or 8-sided (new-style). Part of Pre-contact Native north American housing types, illustrations, maps, construction ... 10/2/2015 - 1:37 pm | View Website
The festival attracted entries of numerous giant pumpkins and squashes. Select ones not eligible for the competition were raised by a crane to 100 feet and dropped either onto a junk car or into a pool of water.
Nine years ago Special Olympics Oregon first teamed with Nike to stage an introductory games for youths with intellectual disabilities. The one-day games invite youngsters to experience the Special Olympics program and decide whether they want to stick with it.
With most Northwest forests comprised of evergreen conifer trees, Oregon's showiest fall color is often found in non-native deciduous trees that have been planted in city parks, arboretums, on college campuses, in formal gardens, along streets and in neighborhood yards.