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Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Today is Friday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2014. There are 12 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 19, 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States in the U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/today-history
Local
Slack Tide: There's more to Thanksgiving than football and antacid

Break out the fried onions and cream of mushroom soup and don't stop until everything you own is covered with a bubbling golden-brown crust - it's Thanksgiving time again.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-22/slack-tide-theres-more-thanksgiving
Neighbors
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

When two Lancaster County hunters pulled the triggers on high-powered rifles on successive days in 2008 in the 40-below-zero air of the Arctic Circle, they thought their two polar bear trophies would soon be striking life-size mounts back home.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/hunters-fight-bring-polar-bear-trophies
State
Stage is set for final battles

Editor's note: This is the third and final part in a series looking at the War of 1812, the first foreign attack on U.S. soil.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-03/stage-set-final-battles
Neighbors
Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2014. There are 78 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Soviet leader Nikita S.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-14/today-history
Local
Youth run to new heights

On the peak of Mount Juneau, 37 yoga students rested after what was, for most, a first time up the roughly 3,576 foot massif.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-01/youth-run-new-heights
Sports
Opinion: We need to follow all of the money, and faster

There are still only two important things in politics, as the 19th century's own Karl Rove, a Republican fundraiser named Mark Hanna, once said: "The first is money, and I can't remember the second.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-21/opinion-we-need-follow-all-money-and-
Opinion
Slack Tide: At least it's not age 40

This Tuesday, I turn 38. It's not much of a milestone, as far as birthdays go - although it does mean I've successfully kept myself alive for yet another rotation of the Earth around the Sun, and that's not exactly nothing.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-23/least-its-not-age-40
Neighbors
Today in history

Today is Monday, July 14, the 195th day of 2014. There are 170 days left in the year.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-15
Local
Former Olympian crust-cruises Juneau trails

The 4-H Juneau Nordic Development Team had a visit from four-time U.S. Winter Olympic competitor Nina Kemppel during a recent practice at the Montana Creek Campground. Kemppel is the CEO and president of the Alaska Humanities Forum.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-14/former-olympian-crust-cruises-juneau-t
Sports

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