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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 15, 2015

...that doesn't mean you should go out and kill them just for sport.Thumbs up to a heroic cabbie. In Fairbanks, a cab driver named Mikey Dirks is getting some rightful praise after pulling a barely conscious 22-year-old man from a burning...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-15/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies at 91

...Evelyn Slutsky was 7 pounds, 3 ounces, when she was born in Brooklyn on Oct. 12, 1923, to a manicurist mother and cab driver father. As a child, she remembered struggling to squeeze out from behind her desk in a fire drill, and never riding...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/weight-watchers-founder-jean-nidetch-
Not For Web
Aspiring magician wanted

...already works at a magic shop, a perfect candidate. But Juneau would be out of a magician."McRea, who works as a cab driver when he's not performing, has performed magic in Juneau since he moved here in 1989. He's entertained big crowds...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-18/aspiring-magician-wanted
Local
Man accused of assaulting cabbie

...custody after allegedly assaulting a cab driver early Saturday morning.According...down a man who had assaulted a taxi cab driver as he sat in his vehicle on Front...identified Buchanan as the attacker of the cab driver.When he was arrested, Buchanan...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-05/man-accused-assaulting-cabbie
Local
Pure Sole: My roommate thinks you're sexy

...political agendas could produce without inserting utensils into each other's soft tissue."Ha ha," I said to the cab driver. "My son's roommate thinks I am sexy."After assuring him we DID NOT need to turn around, I eased back into my...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-20/my-roommate-thinks-youre-sexy
Sports
At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

...Wrangell's hotels and bed-and-breakfasts were sold out and tickets to Anan were hard to come by.The town's cab drivers, on the other hand, seemed to think there's still room for improvement - they didn't see much difference in business...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/wrangell-cause-grin-bear
Local
My Turn: Honor Hammond by repealing SB 21

...during tumultuous times. I first moved to Alaska in 1977, in the midst of the trans-Alaska pipeline boom. As a taxi-cab driver in Anchorage at the time, I got to see up close and personal the downside of a rapidly increasing transient population...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/my-turn-honor-hammond-repealing-sb-21
Opinion
Police & Fire for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

...support care was given to a man on Evergreen Park, and he was taken to BRH.Theft? At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, a cab driver reported that a woman failed to pay her $29.80 cab fare after he dropped her off in the 8400 block of Nugget Drive...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-20/police-fire-wednesday-aug-20-2014
Local
Franklin George Peters

...the Icy Queen, the Pacific Pride, the Matie W and several other boats before moving to Anchorage and working as a cab driver.He met and married Marjorie Gillian in Sitka in 1975. She preceded him in death in 2007. Afterward, he moved to...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172636241
Letter: thanks, BRH, for getting us ship-shape and back home

...the kindness of their hearts, they also gave us a ride to the airport at 3:45 a.m. the next day. Thanks to the cab drivers who at the end of their shifts got me back to the ship to remove our belongings just in time for the ship to sail...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-06-30/letter-thanks-brh-getting-us-ship-sha
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