Diary: US Census Bureau trip

UNALAKLEET, ALASKA: Press junket: the two favorite words of any journalist - that is, after ’open bar.’ But something tells us that reporters won’t be too distressed if they miss the trip being organized by the US Census Bureau to remote Unalakleet, AL. Here are some tantalizing tidbits from the media advisory: ’No passable roads into Unalakleet ... No hotel facilities available. Reporters may sleep on gym floor. Limited eating facilities.

UNALAKLEET, ALASKA: Press junket: the two favorite words of any journalist - that is, after ’open bar.’ But something tells us that reporters won’t be too distressed if they miss the trip being organized by the US Census Bureau to remote Unalakleet, AL. Here are some tantalizing tidbits from the media advisory: ’No passable roads into Unalakleet ... No hotel facilities available. Reporters may sleep on gym floor. Limited eating facilities.

UNALAKLEET, ALASKA: Press junket: the two favorite words of any

journalist - that is, after ’open bar.’ But something tells us that

reporters won’t be too distressed if they miss the trip being organized

by the US Census Bureau to remote Unalakleet, AL. Here are some

tantalizing tidbits from the media advisory: ’No passable roads into

Unalakleet ... No hotel facilities available. Reporters may sleep on gym

floor. Limited eating facilities.



Temperatures 20-40 degrees below zero common ... Four hours of sunlight

daily. Cash necessary, but closest ATM is 150 miles away.’ Pity the poor

AP scribe who loses the poker game and has to attend this ’celebration.’

But hey, it’s not all bad - there’s a potluck dinner, and King Island

dancers will be there.



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