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Juneau Empire Online Opinion and Letters: Linda Tripp is nobody's friend 7/7/98

...the BBC's passion for linguistic precision; at least they got it right. During Linda Tripp Week at the Grand Jury, the Brits were virtually alone in referring to Starr's star witness as a colleague. Not a friend. That's colleague, ``a...
Vets, chorus bring tale of Christmas Truce to Juneau

...German troops fighting in World War 1 began singing "Stille Nacht," or Silent Night, in the foxholes. Suddenly, the Brits joined in.The result was a series of unofficial ceasefires wherein soldiers laid down their arms, crossed into enemy...
My turn: American health care system can learn from the Brits

As an expatriate Brit and now resident here, I have watched the debate over impending health care reform with interest and sometimes incredulity. Having had almost 40 years experience of a "public option" health care system, I wanted to add my two cents to the debate and try and clear up some misconceptions that seem to abound.
War is a reasonable response at times

...leaders understand this. The author states that war is not the answer to the London bombings. Perhaps, but what if the Brits learn the bombing was a state-sponsored act? While unfortunate, war is a perfectly rational and intelligent response...
It's On

...appropriate travel time depending on circumstances such as rain, mudslide, road rage and Orca sightings.For months the Brits have been castrated and cauterized for what many perceived would be travel issues.So that warning was out there.For...
Brit rockers send arctic blast from the past to Pennsylvania musician

...known as country performer Pat Garrett, had never heard of the Arctic Monkeys until a couple of weeks ago, but he likes the Brits' version of "Bad Woman." "Oh, yeah, it rocks!" says Garrett, who sang and played bass on the original. "They...
New audio book titles at the Juneau Library

...1300s, and life for Thomas of Hookton is grim. In search of the Holy Grail, he enters a battle between the Scots and the Brits, emerging alive with a new deadly enemy, a Dominican Inquisitor, who is also after the Grail. Thomas' advantage is...
Glutton: A wolverine by any other name

...called glutton - to find the "wolverine" ancestor. Why the Brits should invent the word "wolverine" and revert later...I, no one was given added credit for spelling. Even the Brits shy from making the definitive pronouncement on the...
This WeeK
Bath salts controversy - when politicians become pushers

...practically an identical twin of the one in Britain. Just like the Brits, we didn't wait for drug tests or other concrete evidence...labeling them "plant food" or some other banal phrase, as the Brits did. Even a less forthrightly stupid approach than that...
Cream tea brings a bit of Britain to Juneau

...scones, whipped cream and jam, the menu will include egg salad and The Queen's Coronation chicken sandwiches."The Brits just celebrated Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, the 60th anniversary of her 1952 coronation," Longenbaugh said...


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