Today in sports history Olympic gold medal in the event since Mel Sheppard in 1908.2010 - Kenya's David Rudisha sets a world record in the 800 meters for the second time in a week at the Rieti Grand Prix. Rudisha clocks 1:41.01 in the two-lap race, shaving 0.08 seconds...
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines load, the total risk."The Mount Polley Mine tailings dam breach two weeks ago released approximately 10 million cubic meters of tailings - toxic waste - into nearby waterways. Begich said he wants to ensure Southeast Alaska does not suffer the same...
Today in Sports History

...defending champion Jeremy Wariner to lead a U.S. sweep of the 400 meters track event. David Neville gets the bronze. The U.S. men...Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown easily wins the 200 meters to cap the first sweep of all four men's and women's Olympic...
Today in sports history

...earlier positive drug test was deemed an honest mistake. He forfeits the world record he tied in May, when he ran the 100 meters in 9.77 seconds.2007 - The Texas Rangers becomes the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game, setting an American...
Norway's Kristoff wins stage

...coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.A bunch of sprinters leading the...I thought I had it, but then I realized in the last 50 meters that I had nothing."The Swiss rider with IAM Cycling took...
Urban Decay Part III: Downtown Juneau's progress

Some buildings need a new coat of paint. Some are mere shells. The parking meters are wrapped in shrouds, the cigarette butt bins sometimes catch fire, and it isn't always easy for business owners to improve...
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska the Exxon Valdez oil spill, sent about 10 million cubic meters of tailings water - which preliminary testing indicated Thursday...Canadian and BC drinking water standards - and 4.5 million cubic meters of fine toxic tailings into lakes and rivers in the Fraser River...
Today in Sports History

...1995 - Michael Johnson wins the 200 meters in 19.79 seconds in the World Track...first runner to capture the 200 and 400 meters in a major championship.1996 - Mark...baton for the anchor leg of the 4x100 meters, Bolt steadily pulls away down the stretch...
Today In Sports History

...severely burned in a 1993 kitchen accident, wins the 800 meters at the World Track & Field Championships.1995 - Steve Elkington...topples Sebastian Coe's 16-year-old record in the 800 meters with a time of 1 minute, 41.24 seconds at the Weltklasse...
Empire Editorial: Mount Polley breach a thunderous warning

...the infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Mount Polley breach unleashed some 10 million cubic meters of tailings water, and 4.5 million cubic meters of fine toxic tailings into lakes and rivers in the Fraser River watershed.Ominously, the...


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