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Fielder ends HR drought, Rangers beat M's 5-0

...Mariners didn't get a runner past second base in their third shutout loss in a week...eighth inning. Fielder scored from first base after he was intentionally walked following...to Cano just as he was getting to second base, and Cano made the easy throw to first...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/fielder-ends-hr-drought-rangers-beat-m
Sports
Kenai Chamber of Commerce pitches new electronic sign

...the total price of the project at about $35,000.One unique feature of the sign is the Kenai River engraved in the concrete base, although it would be difficult to see from the vehicle passersby, he said. The price could be reduced by $2,000 if the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/kenai-chamber-commerce-pitches-new-elec
State
Planes: Fire & Rescue

Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (Voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo-hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as The Smokejumpers, The Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Alaska Editorial: Avoiding an in-state fight over where to base F-35s

...senator stands on where the Air Force should base two Pacific Rim squadrons of the new F-35...Lisa Murkowski said Eielson Air Force Base is the best home for them. Her comment...placed two Alaska bases - Eielson and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage - on...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-09/alaska-editorial-avoiding-state-fight
Opinion
Investigators testify in Kodiak double murder case

...to work on April 12, 2012, because he had to change a soft tire. Security video recorded him passing the main Coast Guard base and returning 34 minutes later.Woods says a one-way trip from the communication station to Wells' home can be made in about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/investigators-testify-kodiak-double-mur
State
With one week to go, Parnell weighs in on the issues

...big projectsSince Parnell dubbed this the "Education Session," supporters of large increases to education funding and the base student allocation (a factor in the per-pupil state education funding formula) have pointed to a number of state megaprojects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/one-week-go-parnell-weighs-issues
State | AK legislature
TRS pulled from education bill in House

...proposed increase in the per-pupil funding formula known as the base student allocation.HB278, which had been introduced by Gov...access to those schools. It also included an increase in the base student allocation of about $300 over three years, including...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-08/trs-pulled-education-bill-house
State | AK legislature
Education supporters rally amid funding talks

...said.Within the bill is a proposed increased funding to the base student allocation, a component of the state funding formula...Their request is for a per-pupil increase, known as the Base Student Allocation or BSA, of $400 this year and $125 in each...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/education-supporters-rally-amid-funding
State | Local | AK legislature
Eighteen up, eighteen down, Baker stymies opponents

...3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored, while Anthony Gallas...Wendle hit .311 (19-61) with 7 extra base hits, 12 RBI and an .863 OPS for Surprise...Wolters threw out 28% of would-be base stealers, right in line with the Carolina...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-10/eighteen-eighteen-down-baker-stymies-o
Sports
Folk Fest profile: The Hopkins Family Band

...sold his motorcycle to buy a guitar.While still a teen, he was introduced to Irish music by soldiers at a British military base in Germany and through the military radio station in Germany. He was immediately taken by it."There's something visceral...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-09/next-hopkins-family-band
Local | Art

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