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Today in Sports History

...1994 - Fu Mingxia of China becomes the first woman to win consecutive highboard world titles, beating countrywoman Chi Bin in Rome.1994 - Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins becomes the second quarterback with 300 touchdown passes by throwing for five scores...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-04
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Today in history

...of 2014. There are 166 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 18, A.D. 64, the Great Fire of Rome began, consuming most of the city for about a week. (Some blamed the fire on Emperor Nero, who in turn blamed Christians...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-18
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Katie Ledecky breaks world record in 400 free at US championships

...history.Ledecky bettered the old mark of 3:59.15 set by Italy's Federica Pellegrini at the 2009 world championships in Rome, when a raft of records were broken during the apex of the high-tech suit era. Those suits were banned the following year...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-10/katie-ledecky-breaks-world-record-400-
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Today In Sports History

...record in the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships in Rome. Biedermann touches in 1:42.00, beating Phelps' record...wall in 1:54.00 to lower his old mark set two years ago in Rome by a tenth of a second.2012 - China's Ye Shiwen sets the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-28/today-sports-history
Sports
Honoring Col. Van Winkle

...and found that her husband had been buried in an American cemetery in Italy, so he flew to Italy and took a train south from Rome to place a floral wreath on the grave. "What really, really hurt me was I found out I was the only one that had ever visited...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-24/honoring-col-van-winkle
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Today in Sports History

...swimming medals - 16 gold, five silver and eight bronze - in the meet to greatly improve upon its performance from two years ago in Rome.2011 - Yani Tseng wins the Women's British Open for the second straight year, beating Brittany Lang by four strokes and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-31
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Today in Sports History

...feet, ¾ inch at Crystal Palace.2009 - Seven more world records on the fifth night of the world swimming championships in Rome are set, pushing the total to 29 and moving past last summer's Beijing Olympics. Ryan Lochte gets things rolling by breaking...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-30/today-sports-history
Sports
Today in Sports History

...hits the wall in 55.98 seconds to shave 0.08 off the mark set by Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden at the 2009 world championships in Rome.2013 - Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte, 16, sets the first world record of the world swimming championships in Barcelona. She...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-29-0
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Pickett, orchestra fare well in weekend concert

...musical drama. However, even greater intensity was to follow. The final work of this appealing program was "The Pines of Rome," a symphonic poem by Respighi. The orchestra moved expertly through four vivid representations: children playing at the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-03/pickett-orchestra-fare-well-weekend-conce
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Pickett to lead final symphony concerts this weekend

...Rimsky-Korsakov's "Procession of the Nobles," Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Tanya Gabrielian, and Respighi's "Pines of Rome." Performances will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the Juneau Douglas High School...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-12/pickett-lead-final-symphony-concerts-week
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