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Friday fish holds up for derby win as 2013 victor does it again

...isn't unheard of. As Peres and Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, mentioned on KINY on Sunday, former Juneau Mayor Bill Overstreet famously did it in 1962 with a 29-pound, 2-ounce fish that won laughs for being the smallest to win the derby...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-17/friday-fish-holds-derby-win-2013-victor
Local
Misunderstood whale tackled at chamber luncheon

...debates culminated in a waterfront plan the city is still building upon today. He took the audience back to the late Bill Overstreet's dream of a lifesize, bronze humpback whale. And he took them back to the various meetings and discussions about...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-15/misunderstood-whale-tackled-chamber-lun
Local
Assembly Meeting wrap-up: Giant whale statue to arrive in summer

...humpback whale will emerge from a pool of water as designed by Alaskan sculptor Skip Wallen. The whale was a dream of Bill Overstreet, who died last year It is based on the bear sculpture located outside the downtown courthouse.BiosolidsThe city will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-24/giant-whale-statue-arrive-summer
Local
Empire Editorial: Daylight saving time is a necessary inconvenience

...Juneau amid a two-hour time difference.Juneau in particular has struggled with time troubles. In 1979, Mayor Bill Overstreet and the CBJ Assembly tried to move Juneau from Pacific Time to Yukon Time in order to reduce the two-hour difference...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-11/empire-editorial-daylight-saving-time
Opinion
My Turn: Begich Negative Ads Divide and Defame Alaskans

...don't remember the opposition in that campaign referring to him as "Minnesota Nick."We moved to Juneau in 1968. Bill Overstreet hired me. Marilyn Freymueller, Roy Box, Hugh Macauley, Marie Darlin and Judy Franklet were on the school board...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-21/my-turn-begich-negative-ads-divide-an
Opinion
My Turn: Site of future whale sculpture less than ideal

...grace our downtown waterfront.A longtime undertaking by a group of local resident, including our late former Mayor Bill Overstreet, this large-scale arts project has the potential to be an iconic feature of our community. We congratulate the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-12/my-turn-site-future-whale-sculpture-l
Opinion
Corbus' $48M donation makes huge impact

...of $460,000, prompting Whale Project president Kathy Kolkhurst Ruddy to declare, "The dream of former Mayor Bill Overstreet to place a full-sized humpback whale on the waterfront in Juneau is about to be realized."The donation announced...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-11/corbus-48m-donation-makes-huge-impact
Local
Whales Tails to be auctioned off Friday

...colored glass and beads, her piece was sponsored by North Pacific Erectors. Board Members for the whale project are Bill Overstreet, Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy, Laraine Derr, Kay Diebels, Sharon Kelly, Nancy DeCherney and Jim ClarkTickets for the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-09-13/whales-tails-be-auctioned-friday
Art
Letters from USS Juneau sailor could come to city

...Juneau's sinking approaching next month, Wanamaker and several other members of the community, including former Mayor Bill Overstreet and Port Director Carl Uchytil, are working toward a fitting remembrance for the ship and its crew in the city for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-07/letters-uss-juneau-sailor-could-come-ci
Local
World War II veterans reunite

...remembered the Juneau came from the cruise ship Amsterdam, which was in town Wednesday. One of the alumni greeted them: Bill Overstreet, a Juneau resident and Portland veteran who was sworn into the Navy on Nov. 13, 1942. He said his service as a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052704/loc_wwii.shtml
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