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...July 18, A.D. 64, the Great Fire of Rome began, consuming most of the city for about a week. (Some blamed the fire on Emperor Nero, who in turn blamed Christians.)On this date:In 1536, the English Parliament passed an act declaring the authority...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-18
Local
UAS mountaineering students tackle Juneau's peaks

...11 to 16, according to a release from UAS. Seven students and two instructors climbed and skied the peaks of Snowdrift, Emperor, Princess and Stroller White, landing on the icefield by ski plane and returning to town via the Mendenhall Glacier and West...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-02/uas-mountaineering-students-tackle-j
Outdoors
Today in History

...you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"On this date:In A.D. 68, the Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide, ending a 13-year reign.In 1870, author Charles Dickens died in Gad's Hill Place, England...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-09
State
Debate, Not just political ads - needed more than ever

...accounts are positioned to make their own voting choices on October 2nd. Western cultural history is crammed full of kings, emperors, clerics, generals, and corporate bosses' use of clever advertising and economic coercion to maintain social control...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-09-30/debate-not-just-political-ads-needed-
Letters
It's the last gardening season of the millennium

...plantings, were set there as part of other gardens years before. Our calendar, manipulated and politically influenced by emperors and popes, is overlaid on cyclical progressions that neither hear nor heed our clockwork scales. The swell into growth...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070999/Com_gardening.html
Comm
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...plantings, were set there as part of other gardens years before. Our calendar, manipulated and politically influenced by emperors and popes, is overlaid on cyclical progressions that neither hear nor heed our clockwork scales. The swell into growth...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070999/Com_gardening.shtml
Christmas bird count contains surprises

...Gary Lyons reported that the emperor goose was quite a crowd pleaser...this is the first year the emperor goose has been seen in the...blasting by in a storm." Emperor geese have been seen rarely in these parts. Large groups of emperors winter on Kodiak Island. Raymond...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010310/sta_542280967.shtml
My Turn: Work together to lower Alaska's high fuel costs

...college. The campaigns have begun, but no one is saying anything about our high cost of energy. Do we have a group of "emperors with no clothes?" Maybe each of these individuals need to get out of the cities and walk the streets of our villages in minus-20...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013006/opi_20060130014.shtml
Opinion
Gay marriages will prevail for economic reasons

...destroying the concept of marriage," he said. Supporters of gay marriages respond that gay marriages are nothing new - Roman Emperors are said to have married male partners 2,000 years ago - and that the Bible has several other passages calling for equality...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081010/opi_693102903.shtml
Opinion
New audiobooks on CD for young adults

...this fast-paced thriller is ably-voiced by Sillers. "Emperors of the Ice," by Richard Farr, read by Michael Page. When...Cherry and his companions undertook, first to collect eggs from Emperor penguins, then to ferry supplies for Scott's South Pole...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091610/art_708449012.shtml
Arts

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