Investigators unsure anything struck train

...cap on damages Amtrak could be forced to pay from lawsuits from $200 million to $500 million.___Associated Press writers Joan Lowy in Washington, Kiley Armstrong in New York City and Shawn Marsh in Trenton, New Jersey, contributed to this report.
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Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash

PARIS - The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into the French Alps, investigators said Wednesday.
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Writers Weir: Ten years, memoir

...had escaped to Switzerland in the face of religious persecution. I took a train to Rouen to see where my childhood heroine, Joan of Arc, had been burned at the stake. As I serenely sat beside an ancient fountain while enjoying a hot Nutella crepe, I thought...
Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn

...than 55 knots. The FAA doesn't certify the safety of these aircraft and their pilots are not required to have a license.___=Associated Press writers David Espo, Joan Lowy, Andrew Taylor and Erica Werner contributed to this report.
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Assembly approves 'hybrid' pool board

...schools.The Assembly may still alter its funding of the school district general fund depending on state funding for education.Joan Pardes attended the meeting with her daughter Eva Sturm, a fifth grader at Harborview Elementary, who talked about the difficulty...
No limits set on west Cook Inlet clams

...clammers enlist charter boat captains or board small planes to reach the stretch of beach that users say is a rich source of clams.Joan Smart, whose family runs Ninilchik-based J&J Smart Charters, said the business has seen an increase in people wanting to...
Joan Marie Braley Sahlin

Joan Marie Braley (1934 2014) Joan Marie Sahlin Braley (Burkstrand, Hassel) passed away December...entrepreneur, and devoted friend with a beautiful singing voice.Born Joan Marie Sahlin in Minneapolis, Minnesota to musicians Oscar and Agnes...
'Christmas Doll' performances start Friday

...Lights Junior Theatre's production of "The Christmas Doll" had an exciting boost this past week when the story's author, Joan Cushing, visited their rehearsals. While she was in town, Cushing also led educational programs at the Juneau Public Libraries...
Statewide poetry contest runs through March 2

...the contest is to encourage, publicize and reward the writing of high quality poetry in Alaska. Award-winning Alaskan poet Joan Naviyuk Kane will be the judge this year. Kane is the author of "The Cormorant Hunter's Wife" and "Hyperboreal." A 2014...
Last chance to see 'Christmas Doll'

...Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. This musical adventure was adapted for the stage by Joan Cushing from the novel by Elvira Woodruff. Set in 1840's London, the story follows two orphaned sisters, 10-year-old...


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