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Today In Sports History for May 17

1875 - Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby by one-quarter length over Volcano. The day marks the opening of Churchill Downs with an estimated 10,000 spectators witnessing the first Derby. Aristides is ridden and trained by African Americans...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-17/today-sports-history-may-17
Sports
Potential spoilers taking on American Pharoah in Belmont

...Pharoah is Belmont-bound after splashing his way to a seven-length victory in the Preakness on Saturday. He's heading to Churchill Downs on Monday, then off to Belmont Park in New York on June 3 - three days before the 1 1/2-mile Belmont.There is...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-20/potential-spoilers-taking-american-pha
Sports
More than a building

...in honor of itself, it chose to honor two distinguished artists. One room will be the "Delores Churchill Artist in Residence Studio." Churchill is a Haida master weaver. The other will be the Nathan Jackson Gallery. Jackson is a well-known...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-20/more-building
Art
Northwest Coast art: a window into culture

...example, spruce root basketry might have disappeared completely if not for the teachings of one woman, master artist Delores Churchill, a Haida weaver from Ketchikan, whom SHI asked to lead workshops throughout the region."We went through a period where...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-20/northwest-coast-art-window-culture
Art
'Monumental' art unveiled at Soboleff Building

...Southeast's wet climate. (The committee currently includes master Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson, master Haida weaver Delores Churchill, Tlingit contemporary artist Nicholas Galanin, formline expert Steve Brown, and artist Da-ka-xeen Mehner -- all of...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-20/monumental-art-reflects-buldings-larger-p
Art
Potential spoilers taking on American Pharoah

...Pharoah is Belmont-bound after splashing his way to a seven-length victory in the Preakness on Saturday. He's heading to Churchill Downs on Monday, then off to Belmont Park in New York on June 3 - three days before the 1 1/2-mile Belmont.There is...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-19/potential-spoilers-taking-american-ph
Not For Web
A 'great day for Alaska'

...installed two weeks ago. All three artists were present at the opening, along with others including Nathan Jackson, Delores Churchill, Nicholas Galanin, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Steve Brown, Wayne Price and Northwest Coast art scholar Bill Holm.Between...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-17/hundreds-attend-10-hour-ceremony-openin
Local | Art
My Turn: Israel working congress against Iran deal

...Washington?Netanyahu's speech to Congress in March was his third. Winston Churchill is the only other world leader to give three speeches to Congress, and two of Churchill's were during World War II. Netanyahu used the opportunity to rail against...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-10/israel-working-congress-against-iran-
Opinion
Preakness approaches, 2015 Triple Crown pursuit is in good hands

...the viewing area for the race, he wouldn't have championed his own cause. He still felt ill, his other horses on the Churchill Downs card that day, including Breeders' Cup Classic champion Bayern, had all run poorly."I kept thinking, I may never...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-13/preakness-approaches-2015-triple-crown
Sports
Baffert aiming horses at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

...Thursday outside his cement-block barn at Churchill Downs.Baffert has early 5-2 favorite...American Pharoah has glided over the Churchill Downs strip since arriving direct from...Dortmund has taken a better liking to Churchill's dirt surface than his home track...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-01/baffert-aiming-horses-1st-1-2-kentucky
Sports

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