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Today in sports history for Thursday, Jan. 6, 2015

...beats Sugar Ray Robinson in a 15-round split decision to capture the world middleweight boxing title.1962 - Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Robinson, who broke baseball's racial barrier, is the first black...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-22/january-22
Sports
World Sports Briefs

...stronger."Little League again reviewed the Jackie Robinson West documents and required the...review, our initial determination that the Jackie Robinson West players meet eligibility...Korea in the world championship game, Jackie Robinson West was feted with a parade...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/world-sports-briefs
Sports
Thanks for keeping Gastineau Community School fed

...Brotherhood of Electrical Worker- Local Union 1547, Sam Kito, Barbara Searls, Cathy Munoz, Freda Westman, Jan Trigg, Jackie Dailey, Teresa Campbell and Andrea Cesar.With this gift, our program will continue. Blessings to every one of you and thank...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-14/thanks-keeping-gastineau-community-
Neighbors
Juneau Jamboree hockey tourney finds the nets

...color coordinated.The Black team included Wendy Hallback, Kristin Bartenstein, April Sapp, Michele Drummond, Tonja Moser, Jackie Devlin, Elizabeth Dahl, Kim Milton, Michelle Warrenchuk, MaryAnn Love, Mindy Shaw and Val Marttinez.The Orange team included...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-12/juneau-jamboree-hockey-tourney-finds-n
Sports
Black golfer recognized for breaking first racial barriers on the links

...membership clause.While Sifford is an obscure figure outside of golf, those familiar with the game's history compare Sifford to Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947. Sifford, in his 1992 autobiography, "Just Let Me Play," wrote...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-19/black-golfer-recognized-breaking-first
Sports
UAS drama club presents play about transgender student

...Parker's therapist, Dr. Shelton, and also handles props. Jessika Caudy plays Parker's mother, Ali, and worked on costumes. Jackie Scholz plays Parker's girlfriend, Lucy, and also worked on the set, including the novel experience of ironing fabric on...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/uas-drama-club-presents-play-about-transg
Art
What if?

...Freeway begins north of Dodger Stadium, in Pasadena, in the grassy knolls and cluttered corners around Pepper Street where Jackie Robinson learned to play a game he would forever change.The Freeway, with a Hall of Fame legacy, travels south into central...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-02
Sports
Howard Gray Jr.

...and his sisters: Irene Austin and Lila Fawcett and his brother: Gerald Gray Sr. He is survived by his brothers Robert (Jackie) Gray Sr., and Dennis Gray Sr., and his sister; Harriet Knudson. He is also survived by his many, many cousins, nephews...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173153151
Violent backdrop in sports to Jackie Robinson Day

...their dugouts, all wearing No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day, the Washington Nationals...went on with ceremonies for the fifth Jackie Robinson Day at stadiums all over the...up."So when you're talking about Jackie Robinson, I don't think people realize...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-04-16/violent-backdrop-sports-jackie-robinso
Sports
Jackie Fernandez named Sheldon Jackson Museum's Curator of Collections

The Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka has a new Curator of Collections: Jackie Fernandez, currently curator of the Sitka Historical Society Museum. Fernandez will assume the curator position at the Sheldon...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-02-14/jackie-fernandez-named-sheldon-jackson-mu
Art

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