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Bolt leaves 'em laughing and a new star comes out in 400

...inserting that name on the "People to Watch" list for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.A muggy evening at the Bird's Nest started with Usain Bolt laughing as he cruised into the finish of his winning 200-meter semifinal heat to set...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-27/bolt-leaves-em-laughing-and-new-star-c
Sports
Mines protest briefly interrupts luncheon

...from Finland who worked at what is now known as the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana."It's so acidic that it kills the birds when they land in it," he said. "I love people to have jobs. I love people to be happy and make money, but I don't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-27/mines-protest-briefly-interrupts-lunche
Local
Becoming Alaskan: Oh, the things you'll fear

...Glacier.When I pointed this out and suggested a couple options (saunter through the Shrine of St. Therese, picnic with the birds at Eagle Beach, etc.) he had one main concern:"OK, Sarah, but when I get out of the car, what should I be afraid...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-16/becoming-alaskan-o-things-youll-fea
Neighbors
On the Trails: How young dippers learn

...requires the ability to shed water from the feathers so the bird does not get waterlogged, and that, in turn, requires...feathers get soaked, all that nice insulation that keep the bird warm in the cold water becomes useless. Furthermore...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-14/trails-how-young-dippers-learn
Outdoors
Expanse of warm water dubbed 'the blob' consumes North Pacific

...Washington, tracked the die-off and said one theory is that the birds had a particularly good breeding season, which made it...important to also look at the fish the salmon is eating and the bird that's eating the salmon."The one takeaway message...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-03/expanse-warm-water-dubbed-blob-consumes
State
On the Trails: Small pleasures add up

...well concealed but lower than kinglets usually choose for a nest site. The nest was small, in keeping with the size of the bird, and very thick-walled and well-insulated. Unlike the shallower cup-nests of most small birds, this one was as...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-07/trails-small-pleasures-add
Outdoors
US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

...stockpile a bird flu vaccine in case the virus returns.The bird flu killed 48 million birds, mostly turkeys and egg-laying...Of the 211 U.S. commercial poultry barns affected by the bird flu, 90 have been cleaned and disinfected and nearly 70...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-07-29/us-expects-pay-farmers-191-million-b
Regional News
Mildred Post Boesser

...might have been "raised up on eagle's wings," as one of her favorite hymns suggests, or if her spirit somehow sent the bird to bless her family on that magical afternoon of farewell, the family considered with delight! Whatever, they knew...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175238621
Gatlin wins 200 with fastest time ever at US championships

...to fight back. It's time to work hard and bear that American flag with honor,'" Gatlin said.Spearmon returns to the Bird's Nest in Beijing, a place that doesn't hold pleasant memories. He captured bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-29/gatlin-wins-200-fastest-time-ever-us-
Not For Web
Harmon honored at Gold Rush Days

...packs in the crowds for fun, food and festivities.Harmon came to Alaska in 1973 and met his future wife Beverly at the Bird Creek Park in Indian, between Anchorage and Girdwood."She lost her contact lens and I found it," Harmon said...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-21/harmon-honored-gold-rush-days
Sports

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