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WRITTEN BY FRED NELSON
2001: A Retrospective
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SEEKING SAFE HARBOUR / Photo by Alan Berner, May 16

In the tall trees just east of Discovery Park on Seattle's Magnolia Bluff, a great blue heron rebuilds its nest after its original one was raided, possibly by an eagle. Bird-watchers and biologists have discovered that legally protected eagles and crows have been harassing the herons, chasing away the adults and feeding on their chicks. Colonies at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, Point Roberts, Renton, the Ballard Locks and the Duwamish River have been affected. No one can say for sure if the interspecies invasions are a new thing, or why they are occurring, though habitat loss is a factor. Biologists for King County and the state, as well as volunteers, are continuing to monitor the situation.


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GOING FOR GOOSEBUMPS
Photo by Alan Berner, March 31

Max Dixon, who has taught acting for 31 years, knows how to play to an audience. Four-year-old Branden Barnard, the son of Dixon's friend Maureen Manley, was out for a swing at Green Lake when Dixon turned merry prankster on his pal.

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FLIPPED OUT
Photo by Andrea J. Wright, Feb. 25

The traditional Mardi Gras celebration marking the last big party before Lent turned into an ugly brawl that left one young man dead, more than 70 injured and two dozen jailed last winter. In the melee, a reveler does a flip off a car turned over on First Avenue and Yesler Way.



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SPREADING THEIR WINGS
Photo by Greg Gilbert, Aug. 2

A perennial highlight of Seattle's Seafair summer festival is the appearance of the Navy's Blue Angels. Here, two of the ace fliers pass each other at breathtakingly close range during a practice run of their precision maneuvers. The high-speed shutter shot was taken from the Stan Sayres hydroplane pits at Lake Washington.


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A LOSS FELT BY ALL
Photo by Thomas James Hurst, July 10

An emotional Pete Soderquist of the Methow Valley Ranger District speaks of the courage and tragic loss of four firefighters in the "Thirty Mile Fire" north of Winthrop this past summer. Serious questions have since been raised about how the fire was fought.

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MUSLIMS IN THE MILITARY - OURS
Photo by Jimi Lott, Sept. 28

Army Staff Sgt. Mohammad Tabassum, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Victor Atterberry pray at an Islamic service in the Muslim Chapel at Fort Lewis. While 10 years ago Muslims in America's armed forces were virtually invisible, at least 4,000 are now serving.


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