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Great Pacific Seafoods Files for Bankruptcy

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Great Pacific Seafoods Files for Bankruptcy  My interest in the Asia and Pacific region began while processing salmon at a factory outside of Anchorage. I had traveled to Alaska as a student while on summer break and found work at Great Pacific Seafoods Company. I was immediately thrown on the “slime line.” At first my […]

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Day Trip to Rehoboth

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It wasn’t Hawaii’s Pacific yellow tangs, sea turtles and lava rocks. But the Atlantic shore, from Coney Island to Miami Beach, has its own charms. Temps in the DMV approached 100 this week and with the Labor Day crowds dispersed and the ocean holding its heat, there isn’t a better time to stroll the Rehoboth […]

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Bison on Display: Smithsonian National Zoo

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The Smithsonian National Zoo opened its American Bison exhibit on Saturday, August 30 with two specimens: Zora and Wilma. Zora is named in honor of Howard University alumnus Zora Neale Hurston (author of Their Eyes Were Watching God) and Wilma is named in honor of Gallaudet University alumnus Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, the first deaf woman elected […]