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NCAA won't budge on paying college athletes

MILWAUKEE - The structure of the NCAA could look very different by this time next year as members try to resolve the growing disparity between big-money schools and smaller institutions.
Bereman lit up Juneau's arts scene

In describing performing artist Bethany Bereman's creative gifts, fellow artists frequently drew on images of fire and light."The gift she brought was this feeling of energy zooming off her, like lightning," said Theater in the Rough's Aaron Elmore. "She was not a pillar, she was more like a fire, a rocket, going and doing and adventuring and singing and living.""She had a ton of presence," said Perseverance Theatre's Art Rotch. "She was very beautiful on stage, a luminous performer.""She was a firecracker," said friend and fellow artist Maria Gladziszewski.
My turn: Hunting more economically efficient than stores, fast-food

I had a hard time understanding just what point Alexander Simon was trying to make in his recent My Turn ("Recent trial highlights differences between American, European views on wolves" in the Nov. 10 Empire) on the illegal killing of the black wolf. He stated there is no "natural" way for humans to interact with wolves, and then went on to say how the wolf befriended dogs and watched skiers go by. Is that "natural"? Does a wolf have friends?
Tea party can't buy 'Dancing' win for Bristol Palin

"Dancing with the Stars" is my favorite reality show on television. Thankfully, the rightful recipient won the 2010 fall season, and the tea party did not buy the competition like they bought the 2010 mid-term elections. Come on, the mirror ball trophy is hardly appropriate for someone who comments, "It would feel like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me." Save that kind of response for a win in Washington, D.C.
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Slack tide: Alaskaepoedia: Sarah Palin

Sarah Louise Heath Palin (born Feb. 11, 1964) is a politician and political commentator - also known as a "pundititian" - a tabloid mainstay, a television personality and what some people might call an "author.
Alaska checking Bristol Palin's bar stop

ANCHORAGE - A state investigator is apparently checking whether it was legal for "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Bristol Palin to be in a downtown Anchorage establishment while dancing partner Mark Ballas performed. The question...
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'Twihard' with a Vengeance

The Bible says "Judge not, lest ye be judged." But these days, as everyone seems to be judging everyone else - or at least commenting on their Facebook status - I believe we're granted dispensation. By all means, judge away.
Authorities: Wis. man shoots TV over Palin dance

MADISON, Wis. - Authorities say a 67-year-old rural Wisconsin man enraged over Bristol Palin's "Dancing with the Stars" routine blasted his television with a shotgun, leading to an overnight standoff with a SWAT team.
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