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The Olympics and the rise of the humble, ubiquitous ball

...from taxation (so much for amateurism).To come in second, however, was to know the true agony of defeat. The 5th century poet Pindar described losing athletes returning home in shame: They "shrink down alleyways, bitten by failure." Ball...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-05/olympics-and-rise-humble-ubiquitous-b
Opinion
Richard Wilbur looks back on rare life of a happy poet

...rhythms from an older and calmer time. Sound off on the important issues at Cummington, a small town once home to 19th-century poet William Cullen Bryant, is the primary residence of one of today's most celebrated poets and translators, Richard...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011207/boo_20070112017.shtml
Books
'Happy chaos' planned for Celtic Music Festival

...song with lyrics by none other than Burns himself. Barnhill said many people don't realize the extent of the 18th century poet's reach, even into modern times. "Nobody can sing a Shakespeare sonnet, but everybody can sing 'Auld Lang Syne...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012711/art_776696785.shtml
Arts
Best Bets: Weekend holds Scottish lore, salsa, surreal film

...juneauempire.com . Burns Night will be celebrated Saturday at Centennial Hall. A tribute to Scotland and the famed 18th century poet and songwriter Robbie Burns, Burns Night offers performances of music and dance, poetry and song. Folks thrilled...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011702/Thi_bestbets.shtml
ThisWeek
Alan Greenspan: Never mind

...old sayings," like, "always live within your means" and "haste makes waste" and this one from the early 17th-century poet, George Herbert: "By no means run in debt; take thine own measure. Who cannot live on 20 pounds a year cannot on...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102808/opi_349177233.shtml
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