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Playoff participants stack AP All-America team

...represented on The Associated Press All-America team.Florida State leads the way with...face fourth-seeded Ohio State and All-America defensive end Joey Bosa on New Year's...had the most players on the three All-America teams with six. Receiver Rashad Greene...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/playoff-participants-stack-ap-all-amer
Sports
Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...Highway Administration, which has "Buy America" requirements for steel, iron and manufactured...ambassador to the U.S., said applying Buy America restrictions to a project on Canadian soil is unacceptable."More broadly, Buy America policies run counter to the economic interests...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/alaska-ferry-project-caught-flap-over-u
State
The long road south

...trip from Portland, where they live, to Patagonia, South America. McBride is the first person with quadriplegia to even attempt...said.They had to scrap their plans to bike through Central America, flying to Bogota, Colombia, where it was still too hot...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/long-road-south
Outdoors
Pipeline coordinator office to close

...February.The office was created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North America. Market conditions led to that plan being scrapped in favor of a liquefied natural gas project that would allow exports to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/pipeline-coordinator-office-close
State
Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...for centuries, he said."It supports about $2 billion in the commercial fishing industry," Obama said. "It supplies America with 40 percent of its wild-caught seafood."The bay is north of the Alaska Peninsula, which juts out west from mainland...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-17/obama-withdraws-bristol-bay-offshore-dr
State
Pure Sole: Not your grandma's jump shot

...Conference Championship and made a trip to the NCAA tournament. They also earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award.Tarver earned her first All-Big Sky First Team selection and her third All-Conference honor overall...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/not-your-grandmas-jump-shot
Sports
World Sports Briefs

...undecided The U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, hoping to bring the Summer Games back to America after a 28-year absence.The USOC board heard presentations from four candidate cities Tuesday - Boston, Los Angeles...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/world-sports-briefs
Sports
Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...War of 1812 secretly gathered in the Connecticut capital. (America's victory in the Battle of New Orleans and the war's end...federal securities fraud and accounting investigations of its America Online unit. American telecommunications giants Sprint Corp...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-15/today-history-monday-dec-15-2014
Local
Business booming for berry growers

...plant grew and I wanted to try it here."Olson said his farm was the first to produce commercial Haskap jam and syrup in America."That berry is going to become the new super-berry in the U.S. within 10 years, is my prediction," Olson said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/business-booming-berry-growers
State
Slack Tide: Alaskanukkah

...purpose of Alaskanukkah will be supporting our consumer-based economy. After all, even in Alaska you're still part of America - land of the free, home of the Whopper.In keeping with the seasonal tradition of consuming salt, fat and sugar, you will...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-14/slack-tide-alaskanukkah
Neighbors

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