UP -- Chitina dipnetters: Reds run record-thick up the Copper River. Fill your nets, fill your freezers.
DOWN -- Exxon Valdez: No mercy for the tanker that became a biblical-class byword for environmental disaster, not even when named the Oriental Nicety, not even at the edge of India's graveyard of ships.
UP -- Alaska hoops fans: Buy a Shootout ticket package, get free airfare from 18 Alaska cities. Can't bring you Duke, but thanks to state subsidy, Shootout can bring you to town.
UP -- Alaska space program: Summiteers coming to Anchorage, Lockheed Martin coming to Kodiak Launch Center. What's that Buzz Lightyear says? "To Alaska and beyond!"
UP -- Randy Smith Middle School students: Young activists win two-year effort to get racist names off Alaska maps. Hands-on civics lesson.
DOWN -- Anchorage fashion: Apparently everybody dresses better than we do.
UP -- Anchorage fashion: Where else you gonna see a marten hat with a bolo tie of gold and jade? Fairbanks.