Bruce Nelson and Josephine Purcell have been waiting their whole fishing lives to catch the 7-foot, 2-inch, 330-pound halibut they landed after an hour-long battle last Monday.
This week's list of Five Good Reads was submitted by local journalist Steve Quinn. To submit your own list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Part of the fun behind reading a good book is thinking how it got in my hands. Sometimes, it's a gift.
"Goldtown," 11:30 a.m., 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. MondayaFriday at the Goldtown Nickelodeon Theater in Emporium Mall, $5 adults, $3 kids, half-hour docudrama about Juneau's early history. "Atlantis," (PG) shows nightly at 6:30 at Glacier Cinemas, with second shows at 8:40 p.m.
One good way to enjoy it is the Ben Blackgoat Memorial Perseverance Trail Run this Saturday. Runners meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Gold Creek Bridge on Basin Road. The race itself starts at 9 a.m.; it's been divided into three segments - two, four and seven miles.
Battle of the Books is a statewide reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Librarians.
Joe DiMaggio, the elegant Yankee Clipper whose 56-game hitting streak endures as one of the most remarkable records in baseball or any sport, died today at his home in Hollywood, Fla. He was 84.
Juneau Empire photographer Brian Wallace flew to Cuba last fall on a tired-looking Soviet YAK42, complete with signs in Cyrillic and an occasional hammer and sickle for decoration.
Five short films that were nominated for or won Academy Awards will be shown at the Nickelodeon Theater this weekend.
If the beautiful weather returns, this weekend might be the perfect time to relax and prepare for the excitement of the Fourth of July. Go hiking, take a walk around Twin Lakes, swing by Sandy Beach - Juneau's outdoor offerings are wonderful in June and July, and the lovely weather shouldn't be missed.
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