More Earthly adventures appealed to ABC, which concluded its newscast with a pair of outdoor stories from the great American west. Neal Karlinsky (subscription required) helicoptered over the "vast rugged terrain" of the Oregon mountains to recount the ordeal of the Kim family, snowbound in a stationwagon in the forest for nine days until mother and two daughters were rescued. The children, aged four years and seven months, were kept alive by the mother's breast milk. The father, 35-year-old James Kim, is missing.
The women of Colorado are being trained to use shotguns, Bill Redeker told us. The popularity of the bird shoot is in decade-long decline, so the state is boosting numbers by recruiting female hunters. Instructors say women take to killing game easily: "They tend to be easier to teach. There is not that need to show off bravado that men have."
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