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Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival begins Friday

The 29th annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival kicks off this weekend with the modern gospel, soul and R&B sounds of the Jones Family Singers Friday night at Centennial Hall, and continues without pause until swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plays the same stage May 16. In between, music of many different genres will grace venues traditional and unusual all over town, performed by musicians renowned for their talents.
Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage.
Opinion | Sarah Palin
Armstrong to AP: 'People can decide' the truth

Lance Armstrong said viewers can judge for themselves how candid he was in his interview with Oprah Winfrey. "I left it all on the table with her and when it airs the people can decide," he said in a text message to The Associated Press.
Master carver dies at 83

Tlingit master carver and fisherman Amos Wallace was remembered by family and friends Thursday as a gentle and generous father, a devout Orthodox Christian, an inventive artist and idea man and a champion of Native rights through his work with the Alaska Native Brotherhood.
Outside editorial: Thoughts from across the nation on foiled British terror plot

The triumph of British intelligence in thwarting an international terror plot didn't have the glamour and decisiveness of say, World War II's Battle of Midway.
Outside editorial: Reaction to Pluto's demotion

This editorial appeared in the Miami Herald:
Outside lies

With regard to your policy of reprinting "Outside" editorials, I have to ask if anyone on your staff reads these editorials with any concern for the accuracy of the information some of them pretend to offer.
Scandal in the White House

America is looking at the biggest scandal in the White House since Watergate.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Wallace has carved totem poles as tall as a five-story building. Walt Disney and John Wayne have bought his artwork. His totem poles are in museums and private collections from New York City to Fairbanks. He's carved silver bracelets and cedar bowls, tiny totems and huge wall panels.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

When Al Gore and George W. Bush appeared on rival network news shows Sunday, both found themselves fending off questions about that most troublesome of political issues: abortion.


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