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Alaskans on Edge After Terror Warning

To residents of Alaska, the distance that separates them from the rough-and-tumble reality of ordinary American city life is generally a source of comfort. That tranquility was shaken Tuesday, when federal officials said al-Qaida operatives may target oil facilities. The warning has residents on edge in Valdez, where tankers load Prudhoe Bay oil destined for the continental United States. The waterfront town of almost 4,200 people is at the end of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. Kathy Nielsen, 48, owner of Rogue’s Garden natural food store in Valdez, said the store is at the end of a 300 mile road, and there’s only one way in and one way out unless you fly. Full Story

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