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...win over Iowa.April 51915 - Jess Willard beats Jack Johnson in the 26th round to win the world heavyweight boxing title in Havana, Cuba.1927 - Johnny Weissmuller breaks his own 200-meter freestyle record by seven seconds in 2:08. He also lowers his...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-28
Sports
Sabor Cubano fundraiser tickets now on sale

Always dreamed of visiting Havana? On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Canvas Art Studio will host Sabor Cubano, a night of food, art, dancing and more. The event includes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112609/art_529157868.shtml
Chavez death echoes with leftists

HAVANA, Cuba - Reactions to the death of Venezuelan...said Maite Sierra, a 72-year-old Havana resident."It's troubling what could...also for Cuba," said Sergio Duran, a Havana resident. "Everything will depend on what...

http://juneauempire.com/peter-orsi/2013-03-06/chavez-death-echoes-leftists
UAS in Cuba to be the focus of Evening at Egan

...ways, and contemplate the legacy of the famous American author, Ernest Hemingway, who spent a third of his life living near Havana. Four of those students will share vignettes and photographs from the unique semester-long experience at this week's Evening...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-10-25/uas-cuba-be-focus-evening-egan
Art
Cuba lets athletes sign in foreign leagues

...2003.The decision was a step toward a time when the path from Havana to Yankee Stadium might mean simply hopping on a plane rather...top talents, batting .345 last season with the powerhouse Havana Industriales.Under the new policy, athletes will be eligible...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-09-29/cuba-lets-athletes-sign-foreign-league
Sports
New and recently published summer books

...by Ben Stroud (Graywolf). Collection of stories set in various locales, including ancient Constantinople and slave-era Havana. Nonfiction:"Ava Gardner" by Peter Evans (Simon & Schuster). Revealing book based on conversations the author had with...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-05-30/new-and-recently-published-summer-books
Art
Another Cuban conundrum

...subcontractor, as he boarded a plane in Havana for the United States. Later convicted...be based on "reciprocity."By that, Havana means the release of the so-called Cuban...New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson went to Havana in September hoping to negotiate Gross...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-12-08/another-cuban-conundrum
Opinion
No deal for Cuban spies

...the standard reply from Washington to Havana whenever the topic comes up.Trading...him as bait to get their spies back to Havana. The Cuban government and its sympathizers...sinister spy games when he was arrested in Havana on Dec. 3, 2009, after delivering three...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-12-12/no-deal-cuban-spies
Not For Web
Evening at Egan brings home the flavor of Cuba

...ways and contemplate the legacy of the famous American author, Ernest Hemingway, who spent a third of his life living near Havana.According to a release from the university, Maier will give an overview of the trip, talk a bit about his class on Hemingway...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-10-26/evening-egan-brings-home-flavor-cuba
Outdoors
Around The Bases

...hitting just .218 overall but .344 against lefties, can add a potent bat when the club faces southpaws.2009 - In the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, ground is broken for the Marlins' long-awaited retractable-roof ballpark, scheduled to be completed...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-07-18/around-bases
Sports

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