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Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 17

...Purcell is 45. Olympic gold and silver medal skier Tommy Moe is 45. Actress Denise Richards is 44. Rock singer-musician Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) is 43. Actor Jerry O'Connell is 41. Country singer Bryan White is 41. Actress Kelly Carlson...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/today-history-febuary-17
Local
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
Today in Sports History

...Open.1968 - Virginia Wade wins the U.S. Open, upsetting Billie Jean King, 6-4, 6-4.1969 - Australia Rod Laver wins...7-6, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Evonne Goolagong.1974 - Billie Jean King wins her fourth U.S. Open with a three-set triumph...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-08
Sports
Today in sports history

...out in the bottom of the ninth to give the New York Giants a 5-4 playoff victory and the National League pennant.1971 - Billie Jean King wins the Virginia Slims-Thunderbird tournament in Phoenix to become the first female tennis player to win $100...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-03/today-sports-history
Sports
Today in sports history

...and two touchdowns in a 23-20 win over the Buffalo Bills.1971 - Stan Smith wins the U.S. Open title over Jan Khodes and Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals for the women's title. It's the first time in 16 years both titles were won by U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-15/today-sports-history
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Johnnie Adale Masterson Massie

...service representative for Alaska Airlines for eight years. Mrs. Masterson was preceded in death by her parents, John and Billie Massie. She is survived by her husband, Donald Masterson, sisters and brothers-in-law Andrea and James Smith, Judy and...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172959864
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
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
Wilna 'Billie' Scott

Juneau resident Wilna "Billie" Scott, 91, died Dec. 16, 2006, in Juneau. A full obituary will follow at a later date. Sound off on the important issues at

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121906/obi_20061219007.shtml
Obituaries

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