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...know the location of the mystery train and are demanding 10 percent of its value in exchange for revealing its location.Historians say the existence of the train has never been conclusively proven, but authorities are not passing up this chance at possibly...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-21
Not For Web
Sleuths trace fate of 1st black male slave freed by Lincoln

...Costley's mother from indentured servitude - a status that historians say would have been akin to enslavement for the black woman...Chicago, which is what drew the interest of a local amateur historian, Carl Adams. Adams, who now lives in Stuttgart, Germany...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-19/sleuths-trace-fate-1st-black-male-sla
Not For Web
Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

...normally requiring human intelligence, such as language translation or visual perception. They were joined by philosophers, historians, sociologists and geneticists.Those signing letter included Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO; Demis Hassabis, who founded...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/scientists-worry-about-arms-race-arti
Not For Web
What Lee's 'Watchman' reveals about racism

...When "Selma," Ava DuVernay's movie about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., arrived in theaters late last year, some historians and critics took issue with her portrayal of Lyndon Johnson as a straggler in the effort for black voting rights, rather...

http://juneauempire.com/actor/2015-07-22
Art
Empire Editorial: Foundation plans to censor Ted Stevens' legacy

...Stevens' legacy now appears in jeopardy.Earlier this month, historian, author and Alaska Dispatch News columnist Dermot Cole revealed...neutral party, they will make Stevens' archive worth less. Historians will be unable to tell whether the files made available by...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-21/empire-editorial-foundation-plans-cen
Opinion
Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting

...Amstrup said. "All of the studies in the world won't help us there. If we don't deal with greenhouse gas emissions, those of us who have been studying polar bears for our whole lives will be nothing more than polar bear historians."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/research-polar-bears-cant-conserve-ener
State
Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting

...Amstrup said. "All of the studies in the world won't help us there. If we don't deal with greenhouse gas emissions, those of us who have been studying polar bears for our whole lives will be nothing more than polar bear historians."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/research-polar-bears-cant-conserve-ener
State
Celebration of Life planned for Roppel on June 21 in Wrangell

...celebration of life for Wrangell writer and historian Patricia Roppel will be held Sunday...age 76, following a long career as a historian, author and adventurer. An Alaskan...Two books led to her being named Alaska Historian of the Year, in 1977 and 2006. She...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-17/celebration-life-planned-roppel-june-21
Art
Celebration of Life planned for Pat Roppel

...celebration of life for Wrangell writer and historian Patricia Roppel has been planned for...age 76, following a long career as a historian, author and adventurer. An Alaskan...Two books led to her being named Alaska Historian of the Year, in 1977 and 2006. She...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-03/celebration-life-planned-pat-roppel
Art
Historians gain some ground in fight to keep records in Alaska

Alaska's archivists and historians are gaining ground in a fight to...million less than this year.State historian Jo Antonson is among the Alaskans...as a step backward," said state historian Jo Antonson at Wednesday's meeting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/historians-gain-some-ground-fight-keep-
State

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