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End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

SALT LAKE CITY - The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday.
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Parenting reflections

If you know me, you know that I am an optimist. I generally think that tomorrow can be better than today. We can always continue to learn, grow and improve. I find this to be especially true in families. We all have different families of origin.
Boy Scouts executive committee OKs ending ban on gay leaders

NEW YORK - The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual Scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue.
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Girls senior soccer players to be honored

An already celebratory night(s) will take on even more meaning as the Juneau-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain high school girls soccer teams will honor their senior players while trying to clinch the Southeast Conference title and the single berth to the Alaska School Activities Association state soccer championships in Anchorage next weekend."We put ourselves in a good position this year," JDHS coach Matt Dusenberry said. "We are happy to have a shot at moving on to state."JDHS is 5-0-1 in the conference while TMHS is 4-1-1. Ketchikan is 0-8.
What's happening this week

THEATER "Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England," 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Perseverance Theatre.
Thank you from the Lynn Canal Honey Badgers

Lynn Canal Honey Badgers would like to thank everyone who helped make the Lynn Canal Fire Station Open House a success, and for the amazing response and support from the community. They estimated that over 200 people attended the open house in November.
A Day in the Life of: Brian Crapo

When Brian Crapo was on a mission in Arizona for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he felt a niggling sense something was missing - but he also knew how to fix it.His landlord had a shop out back. "I would sneak out there and make a couple of knives," Crapo said. "It was amazing how therapeutic it was."Crapo isn't comfortable unless he's building something. "I have itchy hands," he said, holding them up.
Arts calendar

EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Day FRIDAY, Nov. 28 Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Alaska-Juneau Public Market, 12-7 p.m., JACC/Centennial Hall. Details: www.juneaupublicmarket.
Arts calendar

EVENTS & MUSICTHURSDAY, Nov. 20Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.Theatre in the Rough: "The Winter's Tale," 7:30?9 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Tickets at the JACC and the bookstores. Details: Theatre:"Chicago," 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Details:
Capital City Weekly Calendar

Capital City Weekly Calendar Wednesday Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church.
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