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Fledgling nation goes to war

...American Forts and the city of Plattsburgh, the American ships Eagle, Saratoga, Ticonderoga, and Preble with Commander Thomas Macdonough in command, waited on what was to become one of the greatest naval battles fought in the War of 1812.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-27/fledgling-nation-goes-war
Neighbors
300: Rise of an Empire

Now Playing Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, Igal Naor Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Today in history

...date:In 1536, the English Parliament passed an act declaring the authority of the pope void in England.In 1792, American naval hero John Paul Jones died in Paris at age 45.In 1872, Britain enacted voting by secret ballot.In 1932, the United States...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-18
Local
Long before 9/11, there was 1812

...struggle. The British navy was considered the mightiest navy in the world; a true 18th-19th century superpower. Several naval battles had occurred between the two nations with great losses. France's armies were considered the largest and best, and...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-20/long-911-there-was-1812
Neighbors
My Turn: Reckoning with our moral weakness

...of the memorial there two weeks ago. While traveling from Juneau aboard an Allen Marine charter we also heard about the 1882 naval bombardment of Angoon. Six children were killed and the majority of the community was destroyed. There are a few disputed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-11/my-turn-reckoning-our-moral-weakness
Opinion
Academic recognitions for the week of June 8, 2014

...Arts degree in Communications. Local graduates from U.S. Naval AcademyNavy Ensign Alexander M. Barto, son of Nancy and David...graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and was commissioned to his...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-08/academic-recognitions-week-june-8-2
Neighbors
Gunmen storm Pakistan airport, killing at least 11

...likely would strike a heavy blow at foreign investment in the country.In May 2011, militants waged an 18-hour siege at a naval base in Karachi, killing 10 people in an assault that deeply embarrassed its armed forces.There was no immediate claim of...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-09/gunmen-storm-pakistan-airport-killing
Not For Web
Barto awarded appointment to US Naval Academy

...awarded an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Barto will travel to Annapolis...Representative Don Young. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, he is required to fulfill a five-year...U.S. Navy. Barto was also awarded a Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051810/loc_640858683.shtml
News
Alaska satellite launch for Naval research project set for September at Kodiak facility

...Launch Complex on Sept. 27.The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the satellite is a Naval Research Laboratory project that has been in the works for several years.Naval Research Laboratory spokesman Tim Duffy says the satellite is smaller than a typical...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-28/alaska-satellite-launch-naval-research-
State
Peterson to receive Eagle Scout rank

...cross country team and is a captain on the track team. He also plays bagpipes in the City of Juneau Pipe Band. Additionally, Peterson has been nominated to the Air Force, Naval, and the Merchant Marine Academies by Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-09/peterson-receive-eagle-scout-rank
Neighbors

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