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NBA Capsules

...including nine of Washington's 11 points in overtime. John Wall had 28 points and 13 assists.PISTONS 128, MAGIC 118AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Brandon Jennings had 24 points and a career-high 21 assists, and Detroit held on for the victory. Andre Drummond...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-22/nba-capsules
Sports
Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

...screamed and hid behind my older brother. A moment later, we identified it as a wolverine. Instead of attacking, it ran over a hill and vanished.After that I began wondering if a lot of what I'd read was written by armchair mountain men with little to no...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/wolverine-mad-max-wilderness
Outdoors
Fireside chat: Mendenhall River Bridges

...said Jim. His stories and photos escort us back in time to yesterday's era of early development. Jim grew up on Goat Hill Road and personally watched the valley change. He also researches Juneau's unique historical aspects. He has sought images...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/fireside-chat-mendenhall-river-bridg
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: The demise of Scotch Cap lighthouse

...outside. In the darkness, he picked his way to the edge of the hill above the lighthouse. He saw no lights below. The foghorn was...searched the surrounding area, Sanford wrote."On top of a hill behind the Light Station we found a human foot, amputated at...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/alaska-science-forum-demise-scotch-c
Outdoors
My Turn: How to organize higher education in Alaska

...universities. Let them manage their operations from the endowment income. As a comparison, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a university with a very good reputation, has an endowment fund of the the order of $3 billion to $3.5 billion.These...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-19/my-turn-how-organize-higher-education
Opinion
Simple pleasure: barreling down a snowy hill

...That said, picking the right hill and to a lesser extent the right...of Alaska Fairbanks sledding hill. When I went there last year...plastic off my sled.The Ester hill we used on a recent Sunday sloped...has been scoping out possible hills for a week. The one he picked...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-11/simple-pleasure-barreling-down-snow
Neighbors
Photo: Tongue out for concentration

Dylan Miller, 5, steers his intertube down the hill at Twin Lakes park on Friday while his mother Amber cheers him on.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-11/photo-tongue-out-concentration
Neighbors
The Forgotten Battle for Alaska, part III: U.S. makes attempt to reclaim Attu

...leadership at the highest level expected the invasion to last just a few days. It would be a matter of clearing the enemy out of the hills and it would be over. In the end (May 30), it took 19 days until the battle was over. In all, 549 Americans were killed...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-04/forgotten-battle-alaska-part-iii-us
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 5, 2015

...hockey players took over Twin Lakes for some outdoor play. Eaglecrest didn't have its big slopes open, but the beginner hills still offered some options for those dying to put on their skis.Kudos to everyone who came out to play despite the cold...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-05/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Athlete Of The Year

...the Winter Olympics in Russia. The Winter Olympics!In Russia!But, more notably, he coached countless youths on the ski hills, the baseball diamonds and anywhere his wheelchair came across their path.So what makes an athlete?I think I described...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-09/athlete-year
Sports

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