Today in sports history for Sept. 8

...Open.1968 - Virginia Wade wins the U.S. Open, upsetting Billie Jean King 6-4, 6-4.1969 - Australia Rod Laver wins the...his career with a four-set victory over Tony Roche.1974 - Billie Jean King wins her fourth U.S. Open with a three-set triumph...
Today In Sports History for Sept. 15

...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...
Today In Sports History for Sept. 27

...815, which stood for 12 years.2009 - Japan's Kimiko Date Krumm becomes the oldest winner of a WTA Tour tournament since Billie Jean King in 1983. Date Krumm, who turns 39 on Sept. 28, beats second-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 6-3 for...
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'
Today In Sports History for July 8 the ninth inning to give the American League a 7-5 victory in the All-Star Game at Detroit's Briggs Stadium.1967 - Billie Jean King sweeps three titles at Wimbledon. King beats Ann Hayden Jones 6-3, 6-4 for the singles title; teams with Rosie...
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...
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...
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...
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

Capt. Todd R. Perkins, son of Tom Perkins and Billie Wilson, of Juneau, is retiring after serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. Born in Juneau, he graduated from Juneau-Douglas...


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