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Pilots get new tool to avoid bumpy flights

...turbulence-detection technology, known as the Juneau Airport Wind System, or JAWS.Alaska Airlines, the only commercial carrier...turbulence, said Alan Yates, the center's JAWS program manager. Research aircraft was sent out...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-08/pilots-get-new-tool-avoid-bumpy-flights
State
'Legend' makes local skies safer

...hardware and software people and scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research to develop JAWS - the Juneau Airport Wind System, based on a system developed for Hong Kong's airport. "We basically developed it in-house without...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070306/loc_20060703012.shtml
News
Elderly pit bull survives encounter with bear

...the other dogs to the beach.Smith went running after the dog, but by the time he arrived a yearling bear had Monkey in its jaws."I heard horrible dog screaming and knew right away what was happening," said Smith. "It had my dog in its mouth and it...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/elderly-pit-bull-survives-encounter-bea
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 29, 2015

...run with a group of dogs more familiar with bears. By the time Monkey's owner caught up with the pack, Monkey was in the jaws of a yearling brown bear. Monkey's owner scared away the bear, and a Port Alexander resident offered to fly the injured dog...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-29/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Near encounters with defensive bear close popular Mendenhall Glacier trail

...fairly similar to mine," Neary said.Hikers have reported seeing her. So have mountain bikers and dog walkers.She clacks her jaws and reacts defensively, and so far no one has been reported injured by the bear. Neary would like to keep it that way.The...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-12/near-encounters-defensive-bear-close-po
Local
Lab results pending for seals found covered in oil

...of Alaska Fairbanks marine advisory program, said she hasn't heard back yet about other samples that were sent in from the jaws and face areas.Sheffield is a member of a local team trying to determine the source of the oily substance on the seals. She...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-25/lab-results-pending-seals-found-covered
State
Battling jaws: Super Bowl players sling some smack

...Atlanta Falcons didn't practice Tuesday - who needs to practice five days before the Super Bowl? - so players exercised their jaws instead at media day. A pair of motormouths took charge: Buchanan for the Atlanta Falcons, Shannon Sharpe for the Denver Broncos...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012799/Spo_superbore.html
Sports
Hot rod driver gets 3 months for injuring passenger

...miles per hour, Williams said. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.Capital City Fire/Rescue EMTs used the "jaws of life" to extricate Maake and Siaosi Maake from the sports car, which attorneys said Wednesday was the company car of a local...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/hot-rod-driver-gets-3-months-injuring-p
Local
Prosecutors dismiss case against woman who freed eagle from trap

...the bird from the traps, which she said were so strong she couldn't even push one side down with both hands to release the jaws."I had to actually stand on two sides of it while holding the eagle up out of the way and bounce up and down a little bit...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-23/prosecutors-dismiss-case-against-woman-
Local
Not safe in the water

When Peter Benchley wrote "Jaws," when Steven Spielberg turned it into...unintended consequences that would follow. "Jaws" intensified the public's already...Dreyfuss, who starred in the movie "Jaws," is the founder of The Dreyfuss Initiative...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112609/opi_529158017.shtml

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