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MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...opening. MLB also sponsors 35 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars.Jackson said Jackie Robinson Day had become "a national holiday for all practical purposes.""To honor Jackie in this way honors the best in America," Jackson told Selig on...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/mlb-marks-67th-anniversary-robinson-de
Sports
Gimme a smile: Thankful for Thanksgiving

...sending. All I need is a turkey and I'm all set.Let's face it, Thanksgiving is all about food. It's our national holiday to stuff ourselves on food that we normally don't eat. It's also a time of remarkable culinary homogeneity...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-12-01/gimme-smile-thankful-thanksgiving
Neighbors
In the Stacks: New Thanksgiving books

...Hale, felt strongly that the country needed more national holidays, and what better holiday than one that asked us...president every fall to ask him to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday, but it wasn't until Abraham Lincoln was president...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-11-08/stacks-new-thanksgiving-books
Art
November 11th

November 11th is an important day and national holiday in America as well as Poland. While Americans are honoring Veterans and those who have served our country, Poland is celebrating...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/talisa-rhea/2012-11-11/november-11th
AP: Documents show feds investigated Hickel

...Calif. He fought to save the Everglades from being destroyed by developers. He also pushed for making Earth Day a national holiday. He was fired from the post in late 1970, months after sending Nixon a letter criticizing his handling of student...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100810/sta_717574343.shtml
News
The new Declaration of Independence

...Declaration of Independence would eliminate all gay men and women, or any minority for that matter, from the national holiday which celebrates our freedom and independence from tyrannical rulers, the Fourth of July. Because, after all...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072005/let_20050720008.shtml
Opinion
Sharing Juneau with the world

...Jews in the area, one family arranged dinner with a Jewish music teacher they knew. I was there during Germany's national holiday, the equivocal of our Independence Day. When I asked what kind of festivities to expect - fireworks, picnics...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081104/opi_sharing.shtml
Opinion
Thanksgiving: A Fundamental National Holiday

...the Christian belief and piety of our forebearers who came to this country. We have observed Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday in the United States since 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln set apart "a day of thanksgiving and praise...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112110/opi_739557408.shtml
Opinion
2010 was full of surprises

...California coast. He also fought to protect the Everglades from developers and advocated for making Earth Day a national holiday. Hickel died in May of natural causes at age 90. "There is nobody to replace him either, immediately," Carey...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010211/sta_764476340.shtml
News
We have another reason to be thankful

...shaky and there are killer pathogens in the mail. We are living in the midst of upheaval. And now we come to this national holiday whose stated purpose is the giving of thanks. A body might be forgiven for finding something bittersweet in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112101/opE_Thankful.shtml
Opinion

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