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Its not yet on line at, but the print version of SAA Bulletin (March 1999) is on the street. See the article pp 26-28: "You've Got News! Archaeology Journalism on the Internet." SWA's " Got CALICHE? " received a dozen lines of copy. Students joked about having a haunted school. School officials will make the dig the subject of classroom discussions. Ishi emerged from the wilderness near Oroville in 1911 and spent his last years at the University of California anthropological museum in San Francisco. [ Note: see Ishi Was Not Necessarily the Last Full-Blooded Yahi: Some Inferences For Hunter-Gatherer Style and Ethnicity, by M. Steven Shackley ] The Smithsonian politely informed the delegation that it has no legal claim to the brain of Ishi. The national museum must follow the letter and the spirit of federal law. The whole issue here is not whether we will repatriate the remains of Ishi, but to whom," said Thomas W. Killion, the Smithsonian's director of repatriation. Information technology has overwhelmed the National Archives and Records Administration. Compounding the problem is the fast-changing nature of information technology itself. The tragedy of the National Archive's problem is that the flood of information continues to grow, even as new approaches to historical research make data-mining these troves of agency information more desirable. Mary Anning's pastime led to a remarkable discovery - a 165-million-year-old skeleton of an ichthyosaur. Her penchant for curiosities produced the tongue twister: "She sells seashells by the seashore..." The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved House Bill 2018, to purchase Spur Cross Ranch - ancient Indian ruins, a spring-fed year-round stream and thick stands of saguaros. The Fine Art of Agriculture is a smattering of exhibits to look back on the roots of the Panhandle's agricultural heritage. Archaeological Obsidian in the Greater American Southwest In 1827 Carson arrived in Taos, a northern outpost of Mexico. He worked as an interpreter down in Chihuahua and became a teamster at the Santa Rita copper mine. In Taos he met veteran mountain man Ewing Young, and in 1829 he joined Young's trapping expedition. At the end of his life, the wife of an officer used her wedding dress to make a lining for the plain, rough wood of Kit Carson's casket. Wives of other officers removed the silk flowers from their hats and placed them atop the casket.