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Red Pandas Shifu And Sumo Debut At The Zoo – July 6, 2010

Red pandas are found in the mountain forests of Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar (Burma) in Western Asia and are an endangered species. Sadly, they are nearly extinct in the western part of their range because their forest home is being sacrificed to development. Their beautiful red fur is also coveted for clothing decoration in some cultures. Today, there are thought to be fewer than 2,500 Red pandas remaining in the wild.

Arcatans Elsewhere: G'Day From Down Under – July 6, 2010

I am travelling in the land down under with aerialist and clown Miss Heather Lewis. Our travels are taking us from Sydney to Brisbane and back along the Pacific Highway 1. It is winter now in the Southern Hemisphere and the weather has been overall sunny with patches of rain. The people here have been very friendly and accommodating, most locations we visit are suited to international backpackers.

Northcoast Prep Ousted From Lodge, Has To Move – July 6, 2010

After years at the Six Rivers Masonic Lodge on Bayside Road, top-ranked Northcoast Preparatory Academy (NPA) will have to find new teaching quarters for the next school year. “This was something that we didn’t see coming,” said Michael Bazemore, NPA head of school. Reasons for discontinuing the school’s lease are unclear. Phone and e-mail messages to the Masonic Lodge weren’t returned.