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After being swallowed, a rainbow trout fingerling peers out from the gullet of a northern pike in a lobby aquarium exhibit at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Anchorage, Alaska in this Jan. 22, 2001 file photo. The battle to rid Alexander Creek of salmon-munching northern pike may escalate into a war next summer. More pike will be targeted by state biologists after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was awarded $635,000 from the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund for a four-year program to kill pike. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Jim Lavrakas)
The House also voted to restore some of the painful budget cuts Gov. Rod Blagojevich made this summer, which would stop the closure of dozens of state parks and historic sites and save 325 jobs. Lawmakers would cover the shortfall by taking "surplus" money from funds set aside for special purposes. STORY & COMMENTS