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Lure of Alaska plays big role in Texas author's debut novel

FAIRBANKS - A Texas author's debut novel is creating buzz as big as the Lone Star State, and he owes it all to something even bigger - Alaska.
Francis Marion Jones

...proudly served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946. Arriving in Juneau in February of 1984, Francis fell in love with the spirit of Alaska. Inspired by Stan Price (Bear Man of Admiralty Island), Tiger Olson, of Taku Harbor, with the help of Joe Smith...
Formidable group of Alaskan writers gathers to discuss their craft

I play Sudoku when anxious. I burned through a number of puzzles on the ferry to Skagway to attend the North Words Writers Symposium ( over the weekend of June 1.
My Turn: Juneau viewed as an also-ran

...politicians will be expected to come up with a new plan, so everybody keeps getting something for nothing in this new spirit of Alaska. Discovery of Prudhoe Bay oil happened at the same time I concluded my public education at East Anchorage High School...
Ships in port August 5-11

...380) Total capacity: 9,232 Thursday Sun Princess (2,280) Statendam (1,837) Wilderness Adventurer (95) Spirit of Alaska (103) Vision of the Seas (3,178) Total capacity: 7,493 Friday Ocean Princess (2,920) Yorktown Clipper...
Allen Marine set to enter overnight cruise business

...said. Scheerens said that as part of this venture, the company acquired two ships, the Spirit of Columbia and the Spirit of Alaska, from Cruise West shortly after that company folded. He said each of these ships holds roughly 72 passengers. Cruises...
Photo: Making a safe landing

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-400 aircraft featuring the "Spirit of Alaska Statehood" design won in a Paint The Plane state-wide contest by Sitka High School's Hannah Hamberg was unveiled in 2009 taxis...
Golden dome would make splendid capitol

...In Sitka, Juneau, Kenai and Kodiak, everybody loves the onion dome. Forge one from gold and you've got the spirit of Alaska. Web link Visit Juneau's capitol design competition Web site at If the idea offends because...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...three flight attendants, 32 employees of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, as well as our 51 guests onboard. In the spirit of Alaska Airlines, we salute the crew and passengers on board flight 261 - they were our mothers, our fathers, our sons...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The return of Native pride Celebration has helped re-ignite the spirit of Alaska's first people By JOAN PARDES THE JUNEAU EMPIRE The last century was filled with rough water for Alaska's first people. But...


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