Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Fund to Find Craig Arnold hires search team

In a story filed at 3:12 p.m. today, the AP's Mead Gruver writes about the 1st Special Response Group hired to find missing Laramie poet Craig Arnold in Japan.

Here are excerpts:

The searchers' strategy will be to look carefully for Arnold's trail and then pursue any signs, said David Kovar, founder of the nonprofit organization based in Mountain View, Calif.

"They are expert in following the sign of human passage through the terrain," Kovar said. "If you think about aboriginals or Native Americans who were known for following signs of people going through a landscape, this is sort of the modern version of that."


Kovar said 1st Special Response Group doesn't charge fees and only accepts payment to cover its costs. A fund set up over the weekend to cover the search costs had raised $10,000, Augusta Palmer said.

University spokeswoman Jessica Lowell said the fund was set up at UniWyo Federal Credit Union in Laramie with assistance from the University of Wyoming.

"We continue to hope for a resolution, a positive resolution," she said.

The island of Kuchinoerabu-jima is home to about 150 people and is generally a destination for fishing rather than hiking, said Yoshiyuki Kuzuhara, a local police official. He said the 1,800-foot volcanic mountain has no hiking trail, and the locals rarely go there.

Read the entire story at http://tinyurl.com/dgon7c

To contribute to the search fund, go to https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5149253

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