Fifth graders learn about environment at Living Desert

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Above, students in Kaci Whitmire’s fifth-grade class from Yucca Elementary School play a game as they learn about the earth’s water sources during National Environmental Education Week activities at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad. At left, students in Donna Mayberry’s class examine animal skulls during a lesson on carnivores and herbivores. Liana Swarengin - Daily Press

Above top, students in Kaci Whitmire’s fifth-grade class from Yucca Elementary School play a game as they learn about the earth’s water sources during National Environmental Education Week activities at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad. Above, students in Donna Mayberry’s class examine animal skulls during a lesson on carnivores and herbivores.
Liana Swarengin – Daily Press

By LIANA SWARENGIN
Daily Press Staff Writer
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad has spent this week observing National Environmental Education Week. Michael Salmon of the U.S. Forest Service is the main coordinator for the program and is pleased with the presenters at this year’s event. Read the rest of this entry »

Trucks collide near Safety Complex

 Sandbags and wood planks lie on the side of West Main Street Tuesday afternoon across from the Public Safety Complex after a Dodge Dakota pickup attempted to make a U-turn in the parking lot of the complex and collided with a delivery truck headed eastbound on Main. The shipping truck, bound for Artesia Building Supply, was unable to stop when the Dodge proceeded out of the parking lot and into its path. Both vehicles ended in a ditch on the south side of the highway. The driver of the Dodge was transported to Artesia General Hospital with minor injuries and was later cited for driving without insurance. The driver of the delivery truck was uninjured. Brandon Messick – Daily Press


Sandbags and wood planks lie on the side of West Main Street Tuesday afternoon across from the Public Safety Complex after a Dodge Dakota pickup attempted to make a U-turn in the parking lot of the complex and collided with a delivery truck headed eastbound on Main. The shipping truck, bound for Artesia Building Supply, was unable to stop when the Dodge proceeded out of the parking lot and into its path. Both vehicles ended in a ditch on the south side of the highway. The driver of the Dodge was transported to Artesia General Hospital with minor injuries and was later cited for driving without insurance. The driver of the delivery truck was uninjured.
Brandon Messick – Daily Press

Wild even series at 2 with 2-1 win vs. Avalanche

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20), center Mikko Koivu (9), of Finland,  center Charlie Coyle, center, right wing Jason Pominville (29) and left wing Zach Parise (11) celebrate Coyle's goal off Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, April 24, 2014. The Wild won 2-1. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov emptied the net with 2:39 left, and a penalty on Minnesota 25 seconds later gave Colorado a two-man advantage.

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LA Kings avoid elimination in 6-3 win over Sharks

Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams, right, celebrates his goal past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.

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Donaldson leads A’s past Astros 10-1

Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson connects for a two-run homer against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — Jed Lowrie had plenty to say about the Houston Astros after he was hit by a pitch that led to the ejection of Paul Clemens in Oakland’s 10-1 win on Thursday night.

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Errors, walks hurt Red Sox in 14-5 loss to Yanks

Boston Red Sox's Mike Carp delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The situation was so bad for the Boston Red Sox that manager John Farrell had outfielder Mike Carp pitch the ninth inning.

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Nady’s single in 12th lifts Padres over Nats 4-3

San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal (8) celebrates with relief pitcher Huston Street, center, as Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper walks to the dugout after being caught off second base for the last out, during the 12th inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Washington. The Padres won 4-3 in 12 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time the 12th inning rolled around, the San Diego Padres were without third baseman Chase Headley — his strained calf could send him to the disabled list — and left fielder Seth Smith, who hurt a groin muscle.

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