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King speaks on Olympics, gay rights

NEW YORK - Billie Jean King's taxi ride home after the Sochi Olympics included a revelation.She learned Jason Collins joined the Brooklyn Nets...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-02/king-speaks-olympics-gay-rights
Sports
Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi Olympic delegation

...treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn't - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies, Obama announced...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-18/obama-selects-gay-athletes-sochi-olymp
Sports
FYI for the week of Feb. 2, 2014

...oz., to Claire and Ross Barrett of Skagway.? On Jan. 24, 2014, a son, James Jack III, weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz., to Billie J. Miller and James Jack II of Hoonah.? On Jan. 25, 2014, a daughter, Kaelynn Grace Beedle, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-02/fyi-week-feb-2-2014
Neighbors
USA LGBT

...Really?So we send in the "A" team? (The LGBT team, if you will).Brian Boitano, Callie Cahow and Billie Jean King got the nod.Billie Jean King??????This is the Winter Olympics. Boitano and Cahow kicked butt as winter athletes...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-06/usa-lgbt
Sports
Brandon Wade Mahle

...uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by: maternal grandmother Ginger Shadduck; paternal grandparents Billie Belle Barry and Harlan Mahle; Uncle Doug Mahle; and nephew Noah Mahle. In lieu of flowers, a memorial account for Brandon...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000169527474
Juneau Empire Online Community: Billie-June Tonsgard is pageant `Jeans Queen' 9/9/98

Wednesday, September 9, 1998 Billie-June Tonsgard, 9, returned from the Grand National Miss American...been a student at the Janice Holst School of Dance for four years. Billie-June Tonsgard is pageant `Jeans Queen'

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090998/tonsgard.html
Slack tide: A Juneauite's New Year's resolutions for 2014

...GarageBand so we can record and mix ourselves playing guitar, drums, bass and electric kazoo on a multi-track cover of "Billie Jean." It's a vanity project. Compost. And I mean really compost, not just filling plastic snap-lid buckets with kitchen...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-12-22/slack-tide-juneauites-new-years-res
Neighbors
The negatives:

...not include a president, vice president or first lady. Obama is sending several openly gay athletes, including tennis great Billie Jean King and figure skater Brian Boitano. French President Francois Hollande and German President Joachim Gauck are not going...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-07/negatives
Sports
South to Unalaska - The Women's Conference

...on September 8, 2012, in Unalaska. Billie Jo Gehring, who was born and raised in...women on the island, I was convinced by Billie Jo that she wanted me to be the one to...school in the clinic van. Eileen and Billie Jo and other volunteers had been busy...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/barb-belknap/2012-09-19/south-unalaska-womens-
Billie Jo Triplette

Juneau resident Billie Jo Secrist Triplette, 63, died Jan. 27, 2006, in Juneau. She was...parents, Bud and Florence Phelps in 1944. Family members said, "Billie Jo was a lifelong resident of Juneau who loved Alaska and its abundant...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020306/obi_20060203011.shtml
Obituaries

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