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Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 27

...Vancouver Canucks.1982 - Florida apprentice Mary Russ becomes the first female jockey to win a Grade I stakes in North America when she captures the Widener Handicap aboard Lord Darnley at Hialeah (Fla.) Park.1992 - Prairie View sets an...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-27/today-sports-history
Sports
Sergio Bonaldi, Holly Brooks win American Birkebeiner

...Naryshkina won the women's race on Saturday and Ole Christian Mork won the men's title.The Birkie is billed as North America's largest Nordic ski race. Skiers from around the world compete.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-22/sergio-bonaldi-holly-brooks-win-americ
Sports
Harlem-based gospel musicians train local choir for 4th year in a row

...California, the roots of American gospel music can be traced to the early 1600s when the first Africans were brought to North America as indentured servants and slaves. Musical elements such as call and response, improvisation and percussive qualities...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-20/harlem-based-gospel-musicians-train-loc
Local | Art
Alaska Editorial: Continent's highest peak should reflect its heritage

...senators make a proposal that some might consider making a mountain out of a molehill. But the biggest mountain in North America surely merits the attention. In the most recent salvo in the war over the name of Alaska's tallest peak, Sen...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-10/alaska-editorial-continents-highest-p
Opinion
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10

...Spain and France signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and Indian War in North America).In 1840, Britain's Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.In 1841, Upper Canada...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-10/today-history-february-10
Local
Alaska premiere of salmon, Pebble film

...wild salmon fishery from the proposed Pebble Mine. The film offers a detailed look at the decline of wild salmon in North America and a fresh and compelling perspective on how in Alaska, there is still a chance to get it right. In Juneau, the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/alaska-premiere-salmon-pebble-film
Outdoors
Today in sports history

...over a salary cap - the flash-point issue that led to a lockout. It's the first time a major pro sports league in North America lost an entire season to a labor dispute.2009 - Harness driver Brian Sears drives seven winners on the Presidents...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-16/today-sports-history
Sports
Alaska senators try to give Mount McKinley its Native name

...McKinley its historical Alaska Native name.The Alaska Republicans announced a Senate bill Wednesday to formally call North America's highest peak by its Athabascan name, Denali, KTUU reported.The 20,320-foot mountain now honors the 25th...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/alaska-senators-try-give-mount-mckinley
State
Pipeline coordinator's office in budget, but still closing

...said.The office was created in a 2004 law aimed at helping advance an Alaska gas pipeline project that would serve North America. That project was set aside amid a change in markets in favor of a large-scale liquefied natural gas project that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/pipeline-coordinators-office-budget-sti
State | AK legislature
Today In Sports History for Wednesday, Feb. 4

...permanently ineligible list from consideration.2001 - The usually high-scoring NHL All-Star game outdoes itself as the North America team beats the World squad 14-12. Boston's Bill Guerin has three goals and two assists to win the MVP award...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-04/today-sports-history-wednesday-feb-4
Sports

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