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Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis knows hoops, too

...will be doing the same unbelievable things in basketball. The first couple of games I coached her, she was head and shoulders above any kid I've ever coached at that age level."Steve Bandura, who works for the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-20/philadelphias-mone-davis-knows-hoops-t
Sports
Bird Bits: Bullet of a hawk

...horizontal bars on their abdomens. The young hawks, colored differently for two years, are chocolate in a scalloped design above and tawny or creamy below with dark vertical streaks. The immature birds have yellow eyes and the adults red eyes.The flight...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/bird-bits-bullet-hawk
Outdoors
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...voting for the tax package that gives away the farm. Gov. Sean Parnell runs the playbook via instructions from skyboxes above the stadium. Parnell's spin ignores oil price trends. The resource is thinning after decades of production, yet the smart...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/my-turn-maximum-benefit-people-or-fav
Opinion
Jökulhlaup 2: Flood anew

...second release of water from Suicide Basin above the Mendenhall Glacier has caused Mendenhall...time Tuesday, the lake was just a tad above moderate flood stage, which is 10 feet...this summer, the water in Suicide Basin above Mendenhall Lake began rising about two...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-12/j%C3%B6kulhlaup-2-flood-anew
Local
Water levels decline after Tuesday flood

...Weather Services office in Juneau. That's nearly two feet above moderate flood stage, but less than what was recorded last...service believes a second release of water from Suicide Basin above Mendenhall Lake caused the lake and river to swell. The water...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-14/water-levels-decline-after-tuesday-floo
Local
Crew, controller faulted in 2013 cargo plane crash

...asked the air traffic controller in Anchorage for clearance to approach the Dillingham runway and was told to "maintain at or above 2,000 feet" until on a "published segment of the approach." Six minutes later, however, the pilot asked to enter a holding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-12/crew-controller-faulted-2013-cargo-plan
State
Native leaders address police brutality allegation

...I'm hoping that this, this is not so deeply engrained into the culture of the police department that they can't rise above it," Simeon said. "I'm hoping that we can work together and deal with this issue. It's all in our best interest to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-13/native-leaders-address-police-brutality
State
As Above, So Below

Opens Friday, Aug 29, 2014 Synopsis: A group of subterranean explorers encounter terror beneath the streets of Paris after descending into the city's ancient catacombs. Just when it seems their journey can't get any more nightmarish, the demons of their pasts strike back with a vengeance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Giver

Now Playing Synopsis: A young man living in a future where complacency is valued above all else discovers the sinister secrets that hold his fragile society together after being selected to become the Receiver of Memory in this adaptation of author Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning young-adult novel. Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) was raised to believe that conformity is the key to contentment. The society Jonas lives in is a peaceful one, in large part because their collective memories have been entrusted to the Giver (Jeff Bridges). A mysterious yet seemingly benevolent figure, the Giver is the sole guardian of the community's dark and hidden history. When that history is revealed to Jonas over the course of his illuminating sessions with the Giver, the young man learns that the wisdom he now holds could dictate the fate of the entire society. Later, as the weight of that responsibility becomes too great a burden for Jonas to bear, he realizes that his only hope of saving the ones he loves most is to flee. Unfortunately for Jonas and perhaps his entire world, every previous attempt to escape has ended in failure. Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, and Katie Holmes star in a film from director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Quiet American). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Republicans talk family values

...running for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, are quick to point out what sets them above their competition, but there is little difference in their opinions on family values.Former Attorney General Dan Sullivan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-01/republicans-talk-family-values
State

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