My Turn: Renew your faith see what you believe." -Saint AugustineSaint Augustine was an early Christian theologian and philosopher who lived in Roman times. Among his many works, "De Civitate Dei" (The City of God, consisting of 22 books), expounds on many profound...
UAS nurses pinned at Friday ceremony

...Sitka campus of UAS," she said.Graduates are: Carrie Calvin, Becky Clifton, Sandra Huber, Julie Mauch, Alycia Miller, Roman Sorokin, Lucas Starbuck, Amy Valley and Amanda Walker.The 2016 UAA nursing Sitka cohort has already been selected and will...
My Turn: Empire's attack on SEACC help challenge the assumptions of DOT and is there to safeguard our public trust, something we all should be doing.? Roman Motyka is an emeritus professor of geology and geophysics with the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska. The views...
Today in sports history

...breaks the NCAA record for touchdowns by a freshman with his 20th in a 42-32 win over Colorado State.1991 - Houston's Roman Anderson becomes the first player in NCAA history to surpass 400 points by kicking a 32-yard field goal in the Cougars' 23-14...
On the Trails: The many uses of urine

...with the dirty clothes. Commercial persons who made a business of collecting and selling vats of urine were even subject to Roman taxes.A traditional Scottish way to treat woven wool was to soak a length of the cloth in household urine to clean it and...
On Writing: Don't seize the day

...Latin motto, carpe diem, which, as everyone knows, means "seize the day." Only that's not what it means. Horace, the Roman poet who wrote the phrase carpe diem, was talking about the day as a grape on the vine. His verb carpe means to pluck or to...
My Turn: 'Death with dignity' cannot be self-inflicted

...a gift from God, and our society should uphold and defend the dignity and sanctity of every life, from the moment of conception until natural death.? Burns is the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau and Southeast Alaska.
Today in History

In 1214, France prevailed in the Battle of Bouvines over the forces of the Holy Roman Empire and England.In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, forerunner...
Norway's Kristoff wins stage

...offered some relief over a flat course from Tallard, southeast France's parachuting capital, toward Nimes, known for its Roman arena and bullfighting. More relief comes Monday - a second rest day.This ride showed yet again on the Tour how mighty efforts...
Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

...its nine Tour riders only after the team suspended Czech rider Roman Kreuziger. Just days before announcing its Tour roster last...It's also wrong to think that I'm doing the Tour because Roman Kreuziger isn't. Had he been able to start, we would have...


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