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Photos: A wild, windy day

...wind and squamish wind, the blasts are known in the coastal fjords of the Alaskan Panhandle, Aleutian Islands, and the Strait of Magellan. Many swirling mists of water were observed throughout the day along the Juneau waterfront areas.
In the Stacks: New non-fiction at the library

...Over the Edge of the World," by Laurence Bergreen: When Magellan's ships set sail in 1519, the Europeans knew virtually nothing...people with strange customs. In his brutal three year journey, Magellan weathered mutiny and battles, initiated first contact with...
The resonance of small moments with Dybek

...received a Guggenheim and a MacArthur "genius" grant, he doesn't publish often; his last book of fiction, "I Sailed With Magellan," came out in 2003.And yet, to read him is to be reminded of the resonance of small moments, the connections that arise...
'Santo Nino' celebration held in Anchorage

...over velvet clothing and was ornamented with a single chain necklace. The figure had been presented by the explorer Ferdinand Magellan 44 years before as a gift to the king and queen of the Philippines upon their baptism into the Catholic Church.Camus gave...
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...complete his books and films and to receive many awards including the Explorer's Club (of New York) Medal and the Order of Magellan. There's a lot of grief in this book. Cotlow clearly loves "primitive" cultures with their incomprehensible - to us...
Sullivan way ahead of other Republicans, tied with Begich

...voters gave Sullivan a five-point lead over Begich, but that poll had a 4 percent margin of error.The poll was conducted by Magellan Strategies, and the respondent pool was 32 percent Republican, 14 percent Democrat and 54 percent Independent.The figures...
Magallanes' skills stand out, any way you say it

...record, a good approximation of the correct pronunciation is "MAHG-ee-on-ess." Magallanes is the Spanish form of "Magellan," as in the explorer who wandered the world's oceans in the early 16th century. During last weekend's home series...
Computing the worth of $6 million

...minutes, the substitute teacher lets the kids play games or use other software ranging from an animated story about the explorer Magellan to "Wagon Train," which requires the child to read instructions and organize a covered wagon trip. "We've got some kids...
Review: Filling in the gaps on 'the backside of America': atlas features old maps and stories

...there involved long and dangerous voyages around the southern tip of South America, round Cape Horn or through the Straits of Magellan. For Russians, it involved an overland journey across the trackless wastes of Siberia - and then a stint of ship building...
This Day in History

...Dynegy Inc. backed out of an $8.4 billion deal to take it over. In the world In 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name. In 1943, President Roosevelt...


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