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Pure Sole: There will be snow I made a few calls.Unfortunately, Sir Ian Murray McKellen has a phone number I could not obtain.So I tried the next best thing to wizards."We are looking for above-normal temperatures," Juneau local Kimberly Vaughan said. "They are...
Rhea finds home with Seattle Storm

...classroom now includes a promotion to the position of manager of basketball operations for the WNBA's Seattle Storm, the next best thing to playing, according to Rhea, a 2007 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate."It is a great opportunity for sure...
Visions of a quick switch

...1890s - it's still a crucial employer for many small communities in Southeast.If some trees have to be cut, the next-best thing is to harvest the young trees, DellaSala said, leaving the bigger ones behind. The U.S. Forest Service agrees...
Business finds harmony with unusual combination

FAIRBANKS - Craig Smith finds his peace in his passions. While many people set aside some time each day or each week to practice their hobbies, Smith has brought his two passions together into his everyday life through his business.
My Turn: Too many jobs, not enough Alaskans

...from others, including the Juneau Empire. Our ideal employee would be someone who lives near our plants, or, the next best thing, at the end of the season returns home somewhere in Alaska. If you know of job candidates who are physically capable...
Saturday Challenge

...because the class was cancelled. I am very bummed. 5:15 p.m.In lieu of dancing together, Phillip and I do the next best thing. We go to Juneau's first ever Garlic Lovers Potluck at the Canvas Community Art Studio downtown. If you didn't...
Helmet camera craze lets skiers record their own runs for posterity, YouTube and grandma

...squeezed between those trees?There are moments on the slopes when skiers wish all eyes were on them. But here's the next best thing: helmet cameras, which enable skiers to photograph and videotape their own descents, jumps and tracks to show...
11-year-old claims cabbage crown the scales. That made Bruce the leader up to that point out of 35 cabbages and nearly nine pounds heavier than the next best thing, the 64.8-pound cabbage entered by Wasilla grower Steve Hubacek. But there was one more entry left to weigh...
Save money, save the planet, express yourself

...the clothes that they wear. "For someone who can't afford to buy organic cotton or high-end wool products, the next best thing someone can do is opt out of buying things new," said Wise. "Simply wear the things you have as long as you can...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

``Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,'' 8 p.m. tonight and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Back Room Cinema. Starting next Tuesday at 8 p.m. is ``Manchurian Candidate.'' ``Angela's Ashes,'' (R) ends tonight, last show at 6:50 at the Glacier Cinema.


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