Making a Comeback

March 27, 2014
  After a break of over two years, Chief Jack Radio is coming back on the air! As always, even the forces of evil couldn't keep us down forever as we'll finish off our 43rd year on the air and in August 2014 we'll begin our 44th year. Most radio personalities can't match this longetivity. The rest will have done me good. I feel revitalized and ready to take on the world in spite of the events of last year which have afffected my voice a bit. We'll make up for that by playing more music and talking less. Sound like a plan? Good!
 

Fossilized Sea Beast Was Pregnant When it Died

August 12, 2011
    A fossilized 78 million year old seagoing animal was about to give birth when it died, according to paleontologists.  The animal, a species of plesiosaur called Polycotylus latippinus, was first found by Charles Bonner on his Bonner Ranch in Logan County, Kansas in 1987, but wasn't thoroughly studied until recently as the fossil was being prepped for display in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.  The sixteen foot long female was very much pregnant with a fully-formed baby i...
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The Frankenstein Insect Found In Brazil

July 21, 2011
Paleontologists announced that they founs a new fossil family of animals in Brazil.  Called Coxoplepectoptera, these insects have also come to be called the Frankenstein Insect because, like the legendary literary creature created from various body parts, its body is a conglomerate of several other insects.  It had the wings and middle body of a dragonfly, the tail end of a mayfly (which has been acknowledged as its nearest living relative), and the head and front legs of a praying mantis.  T...
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Inmate Caught In Suitcase

July 6, 2011
A federal prison in Chetumal, Mexico, was the scene of an unusual escape attempt by one of its inmates.  Juan Ramirez was visited by his girlfriend--a conjugal visit---and decided that this was the opportunity he'd been waiting for.  Dressed in just his underpants and socks, he emptied out his girlfriend's suitcase and forced himself into it in a fetal position, hoping to sneak out of jail unseen.  Prison officials got suspicious when the young lady appeared extremely nervous on her way out. ...
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Haboob Rushes Through Phoenix Area

July 6, 2011
Residents of Phoenix, AZ were stunned to witness the march of a huge sand storm, known by its Arabic name of Haboob, through the city on July 5.  The storm, fifty miles wide and packing winds of over 50 miles an hour, howled its way through with clouds of choking sand hundreds of feet tall, turning late afternoon into night like a solar eclipse.  Residents were forced to retreat indoors, and travellers in their cars pulled over to the side of the streets and highways to wait out the storm.  S...
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Microfossils Reveal Armor

June 8, 2011
It was announced on June 8 in the scientific journal Geology that paleontologists examining rock samples from a 2007 dig on the Alaska-Yukon border have found microorganisms dating back over 700 million years ago.  The tiny animals, called Characodictyons, are only 20 microns in length, about one-fifth the width of a human hair, but they are extremely complex-looking thanks to a surprising trait.  They are covered with their own mineral coating that features spikes and toothlike protuberances...
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Giant Prehistoric Ants Revealed

May 5, 2011
Much as last week's announcement about giant fossil spiders, we have to take the word "giant" in context.  Paleontologists revealed today that the have found giant ant fossils--giant when compared to today's ants.  Modern-day giant ants are around an inch long, but this fossil was from about 50 million years ago, and was at least two inches long, making this ant, Titanomyrma lucei, about the size of a hummingbird (see photo).  Found in the Green River section of Wyoming, these ants were most ...
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Largest Fossil Spider Found

April 21, 2011
Paleontologists reported today that they have discovered the largest fossil spider ever found.  Of course, that's a relative term since the 165 million year old arachnid had a body one inch wide with 2 and a half inch legs.  The spider was an early version of the Nephila family, more commonly known as a Golden Orb spider, which today uses its large netlike webs to capture birds and bats.  Most Nephilas today live in tropical climates, so it's safe to assume this prehistoric spider did the sam...
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New Dino Carnivore Matches T-Rex In Size

April 2, 2011
It seems like Moammar Gadhafi and Japan have been in the news and nothing else is happening elsewhere, right?  Tell you what---let's talk dinosaurs, specifically a brand new one that just came out of some fossil beds.  Paleontologists in Paris have reported via Agence France Presse and the scientific journal Cretaceous Research on April 1 that researchers in China have found a new species of meat eating dino.  Named Zhuchengtyrannus Magnus, or "tyrant of Zhucheng" after the area where it was ...
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Gadhafi Strikes Back At Rebels

March 5, 2011
It's really official now.  Moammar Gadhafi will not go quietly into that gentle night.  On Friday (March 4) his troops launched the first major assault against the rebels.  Early in the morning the elite Khamis Brigade, named sfter Moammar's son who commands it, descended on the western side of Zawiya, about 30 miles west of Tripoli, with mortar fire, heavy machine guns, tanks, and anti-aircraft weapons.  By sundown, a second brigade had broken through on the eastern side of the city.  The of...
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About Chief Jack


Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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