Tuesday December 7, 1999

NEVADA A school restoration project is a great tribute to miners who worked the Comstock Load Mine and their families.

NEW MEXICO The Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Rider Memorial was awarded a $5,000 grant to mount a telecommunications exhibit. The museum has nearly every kind of phone you can imagine from the time telephone service started in San Miguel County.

CYBERIA Vandals used shotguns to destroy historical markets at Simpson\'s Hollow in southwestern Wyoming. Dozens of men and boys were dropped into graves on the plains of central Greece. Archaeologists are racing to excavate and catalog as much as possible. Two genetic surveys of human populations bring new evidence on the first dispersal of modern humans from Africa.

WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP ITS BEEN Jeff Meldrum, an associate professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University, is looking for a sasquatch. Mary F. Willis, a recently hired biological anthropology professor has never done any work on human remains, and never will.