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Rare northern gannet seabird is sighted at Alcatraz Island
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Rare northern gannet seabird is sighted at Alcatraz Island

| Updated: April 15, 2014 5:32pm An expeditionary force of biologists armed with binoculars landed on Alcatraz Island Tuesday in pursuit of an alien seabird spotted over the past few days mingling with island inhabitants. The strange invader, ... San Francisco Chronicle, 3 hours ago
US sailors lend a hand at Spike Island Irish Examiner, 5 hours ago

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Audacious 1946 escape attempt left Alcatraz bloodstained

On a Thursday afternoon in 1946, thousands of people gathered on the northern San Francisco waterfront, staring intently at Alcatraz Island. Explosions resounded across the water, mingled with the crackle of rifle fire. The crowds were watching ...
 San Francisco Chronicle4 days ago
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CAfrica-unrest-refugee FOCUS Contributed by NAMPA / AFP. C.Africa Muslims trapped in the 'Alcatraz of Africa' by Jean-Pierre CAMPAGNE =(PICTURE)= BANGUI, Central African Republic, April 04, 2014 (AFP) - "This is hell within hell," says ...
 Namibia Press Agency1 week ago Muslims trapped in the 'Alcatraz of Africa'  New Straits Times1 week ago CAR Muslims trapped in the 'Alcatraz of Africa'  China Post1 week ago Central Africa Muslims trapped in the Alcatraz of Africa  Daily Times1 week ago
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America's Worst Prison Closed 51 Years Ago. Except It Didn't.

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was conceived as a place to put the worst of the worst. The prisoners that kept starting problems at the other prisons. Put them all together, the thinking went. It wasn't a place for rehabilitation. It was a place to ...
 Mother Jones3 weeks ago Alcatraz - a picture from the past  Big News Network3 weeks ago Alcatraz Prison was Closed - 1963  Crime Magazine3 weeks ago Janetta Mackay: Rocking The Rock  New Zealand Herald4 weeks ago

Johnson: IRS is out-of-control

The Alcatraz Gang has lost one of its own. From 1967 to 1969, 11 American prisoners of war in Vietnam were held in solitary confinement away from the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Their North Vietnamese captors considered these Americans leaders of the ...
 Congressman Sam Johnson6 days ago Lawmakers say goodbye to fellow Vietnam POW  USA Today2 weeks ago "Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned"  Booktv3 weeks ago

Underground find on Alcatraz

What started as repair of a tripping hazard at Alcatraz Island led to research that is revealing an old network of underground tunnels and fortifications. Early results appear to indicate that a "caponier," or part of an original fortified wall, ...
 San Francisco Chronicle1 month ago A&M's Alcztraz research continues to reveal underground forts, tunnels  Houston Chronicle1 month ago A&M's Alcatraz research continues to reveal underground forts, tunnels  San Francisco Chronicle1 month ago

The Pigman cometh: Discovery tailing Texas boar hunter

Once upon a time we had The Birdman of Alcatraz. Now we have The Pigman of Texas. Discovery is ready to launch a new reality show, Boss Hog, premiering Friday, April 11 (at 10 p.m.). It's centered around Brian Pigman Quaca, a Texas-based wild-hog ...
 New York Post3 weeks ago

BRIEF: Navy hopes to lease former 'Alcatraz of the East' at Maine shipyard [Bangor Daily News, Maine :: ]

March 05--KITTERY, Maine -- The U.S. Navy will again attempt to lease for redevelopment the former military prison known as the "Alcatraz of the East." The original stockade of the now-265,000-square-foot building at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was ...
 BusinessWeek1 month ago

Alcatraz's secret tunnels discovered

A lot of dark secrets about Alcatraz have been revealed over the years and now a group of scientists has found one more buried under the former prison's walls. Researchers from Texas A&M University, using ground-penetrating radar technology, ...
 Daily Times1 month ago Under the Rock: Secret tunnels found under Alcatraz  Yahoo! News1 month ago Under the Rock Secret tunnels found under Alcatraz  Big News Network1 month ago

Hidden history found beneath Alcatraz

By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service, San Francisco Scientists are uncovering a hidden history lying beneath the prison of Alcatraz It was America's most notorious prison. Perched on a rocky outcrop in the middle ...
 BBC1 month ago
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