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Jury balks at big felony

...from the victim), we may be permitted an opportunity to revisit this," he said.He added, "Serious assault cases are akin to homicide cases. We don't have a victim, unless the person is recovered to the point where they can cooperate. This is...
During Salard trial, jury views child porn

...played since it had been deleted, but because it had a known hash value - a mathematical algorithm that marks a file as unique, akin to a fingerprint or DNA - prosecutors obtained an identical copy from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children...
Sleuths trace fate of 1st black male slave freed by Lincoln

...Illinois Supreme Court case freeing Costley's mother from indentured servitude - a status that historians say would have been akin to enslavement for the black woman and child at that time. That was 22 years before Lincoln, as president, issued the Emancipation...
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My Turn: His word will stand

...word. As believers and disciples of Christ, we can do no other. The potential consequence of this decision by the court is akin to falling off a cliff. It is, without divine intervention, impossible to reverse the direction.The only thing left is the...
Off the Beaten Path: Mysteries of Yakobi Island, part III

...appear out on the big ocean and for strange men to row odd small boats to their island? I couldn't help but think it had to be akin to experiencing a UFO landing and extraterrestrials trying to enter your home.I searched a few coves before I found one with...
Federal agency blames giant hack on 'neglected' security system

...the two breaches "may be the most devastating cyberattack in our nation's history," and said OPM's security policy was akin to leaving its doors and windows unlocked and expecting nothing to be stolen."I am as distressed as you are about how long...
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Writers' Weir: A poem by Amy Pinney

...lightStirred by prop and oarAnon the impassable darkness ignitesFrom veiled planktonic bloomsProviding unworldly incandescent sightI am akin to bioluminescenceThe wizardry of abysmal midnight.? Amy Pinney has been a Juneau resident for 32 years and is passionate...
Off the Beaten Path: The good, bad and funny when it comes to black bears

...romanticism of polar bears. It may be treated like the ugly, quirky stepdaughter of the ursine world. It may be considered akin to an overgrown and clownish dog, most famous for being a kleptomaniac connoisseur of garbage cans. However, the black bear...
Pure Sole: My mother and lupine

...Her illness, a combination of ailments brought on by age, had finally left her bed-ridden and for my mother, that was akin to chaining a gorilla to a cage or confining the Alaska Legislature to the Capitol.She had asked me to open the window.She...
Trial begins in fight over control of oldest national synagogue

...endowment.After the deal was announced in 2012, the New York congregation objected. It now says it owns them and says any sale is akin to selling a "birthright."Jews left Newport after the Revolutionary War and didn't return until the late 1800s. During...
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