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Over tens of thousands of years, many, many animals — including now-extinct mammoths, short-faced bears, American lions and American cheetahs — shared the misfortune of not noticing the 15-foot-wide opening until they were plunging to their deaths.
 the U. S. Bureau of Land Management is preparing to reopen a metal grate over the opening to offer scientists what may be their best look yet at the variety of critters that roamed the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains during the planet's last glacial period around 25,000 years ago.
Des Moines University paleontologist Julie Meachen said she has been getting ready to lead the international team of a dozen researchers and assistants by hitting the climbing gym.
Even Bureau of Land Management regional paleontologist Brent Breithaupt, who isn't one to get the willies from lots of animal bones, describes it as a tad creepy.
A mound of dirt and rock containing layer upon layer of animal bones rises from the floor of the 120-foot-wide, bell-shaped chamber.
Meachen hopes the remains are sufficiently preserved in the cold, sheltered environment to contain snippets of genetic information.
Police say the man was beaten with a two-by-four during the altercation Wednesday night behind the Amici Sports Bar and Grill on Atwells Avenue.
Police say four people were involved in the fight which broke out at about 6 p.m.
U. S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, says the latest funding is part of a total $8.7 billion in discretionary funding allocated to the Coast Guard in the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's budget for fiscal year 2014.
Landrieu said she has included funding for another six boats in the 2015 fiscal year homeland security appropriations bill.
A Harrisburg man has admitted emptying his grandmother's savings account of $62,000 and using much of the money for personal bills, including a settlement with his ex-wife.
The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/1pKIhaN ) that 44-year-old Troy Derrick pleaded guilty Wednesday to grand theft and petty theft charges in a deal with prosecutors under which he would spend up to a year in jail.
Austin police are searching for a group of men they say are responsible for at least eight armed robberies.
Police say one of the men goes inside a store while the others drive a getaway vehicle or act as lookouts.
The companies put the transaction's value at approximately $3 billion, including QR's existing debt and outstanding convertible preferred units.
The senior management team at Breitburn Energy Partners LP will lead the combined business.