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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
Caught in the act

...but in Neighbors, it's overwhelmingly positive news. I have gotten to interview local celebrities like the late Bill Overstreet, the most adorable award-winning baker Denali Schijvens, inspirationally hard-working and positive youth like...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-06-09/caught-act
Neighbors
Juneau's whale awarded grant

...to the park still needs to be planned and the park where it will sit has not yet reached completion. Former Mayor Bill Overstreet championed its construction for 17 years.In a celebration of life, Overstreet will be remembered on July 8 at Centennial...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-07-04/juneaus-whale-awarded-grant
Local
Overstreet remembered for perennial service

...What more could be said about Bill Overstreet, the man who will be remembered...life."Everyone knows that Bill Overstreet had a wonderful sense of humor...Schools."Less than 20 words from Bill Overstreet changed our lives forever...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-07-08/overstreet-remembered-perennial-service
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

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