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Sixty-five-year-old Alaskan, Joe Langston, a , flees Alaska's below zero temperature for Palau where he runs a fishing boat charter service. Langston, top, keeps a lookout for fish, while Kunio Mitsutune (left) and Juergen Harr handle the reels. The island republic of Palau has been everything from a Japanese military base to a U.S. Trust territory it now seeks profitable indignity as a plush Pacific resort. The Republic of Belau lies 1,300 kilometers, southwest of Guam, and 600 kilometers east of the Philippines. (Jim Bryant Photo)..............