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Renowned artist Rie Munoz dies

...cartooned for the Empire, worked as a museum curator and as a full-time artist. She took an artists' correspondence course in 1957 and received the University of Alaska's Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree in May 1999.Gov. Bill Walker and Lt...
Off the Beaten Path: Wood bison are back; it's a big deal

...northwest Canada. The species' population was wiped out due to overhunting, disease and hybridization by the 1950s.In 1957, a herd of a couple hundred wood bison were discovered in northern Alberta. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service states...
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...entitlement. Proponents spoke up. Alaska's Commissioner of Education Dan Dafoe wrote Territorial Delegate Bartlett in 1957, "Whether or not Alaska has a good solid permanent school fund 50 years from now will depend on how carefully school...
Today In Sports History for March 8

...the program's 48-year history. Air Force (22-5) has a team record for wins, five more than the previous record in 1957-58.2005 - Oakland (Mich.) upsets top-seeded Oral Roberts 61-60 to win the Mid-Continent Conference tournament...
Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 20

...point-shaving scandal, Long Island University drops basketball and all other intercollegiate sports. LIU revives basketball in 1957.1971 - En route to a record 76-goal season, Boston's Phil Esposito becomes the first player to score his 50th goal...
Atlanta's Korver on All-Star team as Wade drops out

...fourth-oldest player to make his first All-Star appearance, behind Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton (34 years, 3 months in 1957), Sam Cassell (34 years, 2 months in 2004), and Anthony Mason (34 years, 2 months in 2001).This is the first...
Off the Beaten Path: Notes from the transboundary

...has been occurring from the Tulsequah Chief Mine, located on a tributary of the Taku River, since the mine closed down in 1957, despite repeated attempts to clean it up.David Chambers, president of the Center for Science in Public Participation...
Commentary: 'Yes' is the smart vote on Ballot Measure 2

...numbers, we must ask: Is it ethical for us to continue to arrest and jail people for an offense that doesn't offend?In 1957, the Alaska Territorial Legislature abolished the death penalty in Alaska. The danger was too great, legislators thought...
Alice J. Bennett

...husband Joseph C. Bennett, Sr. on November 3, 1936. Joe, Alice and their seven children moved to Juneau, Alaska in 1957, where they made their home. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Katherine John, Baby Girl Bennett...
What if?

...the Angels whole, as owner Walter O'Malley purchased the minor league Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1957 to gain exclusive major league territorial rights that would allow him to move the Dodgers here a year later.The Dodgers...


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