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My Turn: Gratitude

...recognized several noble reasons for expressing collective gratitude.In his 1789 National Thanksgiving Proclamation, our first president gave thanks for "the civil and religious liberty", God's "kind care" and "His Providence." But it didn't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-27/my-turn-gratitude
Opinion
Slack Tide: There's more to Thanksgiving than football and antacid

...the United States at an official ceremony known as the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. Kennedy was the first president to spare the live turkey and Reagan the first to grant it a presidential pardon, which George H.W. Bush made a...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-22/slack-tide-theres-more-thanksgiving
Neighbors
Tuning in to the music of 'The Rivals'

...jumping across the pond to captivate Americans such as George Washington; according to Elmore, "The Rivals" was the first president's favorite play."Washington probably didn't see anything like the original production, but some years later some...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-20/tuning-music-rivals
Art
On Independence Day, George Washington's warning

...National Mall in Washington, D.C. is named after the first president of the United States, read a good book on George...Washington was unanimously elected the country's first president. He took the oath of office in New York on April...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-07-04
Opinion
Accumulated fragments: Getting rich on the rush

...the spring of 1915, the Guggenheim and Morgan interests formed the Kennecott Copper Corporation. Birch became the first president and saw to the transfer of the Alaska Syndicate holdings - the Kennecott Mines Company, the Copper River and Northwestern...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-03-09/accumulated-fragments-getting-rich-
Neighbors
The path to prosperity or bankruptcy?

...the national debt has increased by an average of more than $64,000 per taxpayer. In fact, Obama will become the first president to run deficits of more than a trillion dollars during each of his first four years in office. Last summer, the New...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-27/path-prosperity-or-bankruptcy
Opinion
Ramona Ignell

...Christian service ministries, bringing people together for Christian fellowship. She was one of the founders and the first president of Women's Aglow, an international and interdenominational women's fellowship group, leading Juneau's Aglow...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000163349576
Texas GOP wages war on thinking

...challenge a child's "fixed beliefs." So presumably, if a child is of the "fixed belief" that Jesus was the first president of the United States or that 2+2 = apple trees or that Florida is an island in an ocean on the moon, educators ought...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-24/texas-gop-wages-war-thinking
Opinion
Mandela's mortality is South Africa's fear

...on HIV.But if Mandela was less than perfect, the men who followed had far more glaring flaws and little of the first president's inclination to serve as a national moral conscience. His immediate successor, Thabo Mbeki, made matters far...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-25/mandelas-mortality-south-africas-fear
Opinion
Congress protests pledge ruling

...time, but I don't remember it," Lieberman said. Dissenting Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez, appointed by the first President Bush, chided the decision by Goodwin, a Nixon appointee, and Judge Stephen Reinhardt, appointed by President Carter...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062702/sta_pledge.shtml
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