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America's got talent, and it came from Juneau

...High School, he gave up a spot on the basketball team to focus on his passion for dancing...He's not very tall, but he got on the basketball team," Lumbab said, boasting of his...abilities, which helped him succeed as a basketball player and a hip-hop dancer. Lumbab's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-25/americas-got-talent-and-it-came-juneau
Local
Suicide Prevention Week to Feature Walls of Hope

...things in their life that makes them want to live. They could be as straightforward as "my dog," "my family," or "basketball," to the more complex such as "graduating college," "visiting France someday," or "writing music."There is more...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/suicide-prevention-week-feature-walls-hop
Art
Aging boxer, new promoter trade blows

...drunk driver and has worked through multiple surgeries to slowly regain his athleticism, as was shown in a stellar Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in 2014. He plans to turn pro, boxing in New York in October. "Al has been in my corner the last six times...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-27/aging-boxer-new-promoter-trade-blows
Sports
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down for Aug. 24, 2015

...will be mourned long after the memorials end and funerals conclude. They leave behind memories of fantasy football leagues, basketball games, high school adventures and a recipe for smoked salmon linguini that was literally unforgettable. These seem like...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-24/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-a
Opinion
Pure Sole: I didn't earn it

...always a big man and his story of hard work and achievement is well known.I didn't win a Region V or state high school basketball championship in 1977 and 1978. Darn old Juneau-Douglas High School made us No. 2 in Southeast both years, then high-and-mighty...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-21/i-didnt-earn-it
Sports
Update: 1 body recovered, 2 still missing after Sitka landslide

...brothers are partners in a painting and drywall contracting business. The brothers are longtime residents who love playing basketball and are very close to each other, Hernandez said. Their parents also live in Sitka.Hernandez said he was hoping to get...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-20/1-body-recovered-2-still-missing-after-
State
Look out cancer, Juneau is on a roll (and a walk and run)

...and supporting other people. It is reminding me that if they can make it, I can make it."Juneau-Douglas High School basketball players Cassie Dzinich, Georgia Robinson, Cristina Arehart and Erica Hurtte wore their matching Cancer Connection event...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-23/look-out-cancer-juneau-roll-and-walk-a
Sports
Today In Sports History for August 21-22

...clocking of 10.76 seconds at Zurich, Switzerland.1987 - Brazil snaps the 34-game winning streak of the U.S. men's basketball team with a 120-115 victory in the Pan Am Games. Oscar Schmidt scores 46 points to lead Brazil. Cuba wins a record 10...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-21/today-sports-history-august-21-22
Sports
Updated: Sitka landslide debris too unstable for search efforts

...in Four Points Painting, a painting and drywall contractor in Sitka. The brothers are longtime residents who love playing basketball and are very close to each other, Hernandez said. The brothers' parents also live in Sitka.Hernandez said he is holding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/updated-sitka-landslide-debris-too-unst
State
Year after George's injury, US set for exhibition

...Paul George's broken leg in a USA Basketball exhibition game here last year shook...and, they hope, no injuries.USA Basketball's contract with Las Vegas mandates...in the way of a good program," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said. "Unfortunate...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-13/year-after-georges-injury-us-set-exhi
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