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Hiker among 4 Americans dead on Mount Everest

SAN FRANCISCO - Vinh Truong was the type of man who meticulously planned everything he did.
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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2014. There are 78 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Soviet leader Nikita S.
Yakutat cancels boys basketball season

Retired Yakutat High School boys basketball coach Bertrand Adams Jr. went to the town's airport on Friday night to see a former player off. Not to college, as some of his former players have gone, but to Sitka High School.
Writing is on the wall for entry-level jobs

My favorite food in Juneau is found at the Lemon Creek Breeze Inn. The lunch burrito, available with a multitude of meats, beans and succulent spices, has been playing hob with my waistline and has got me thinking about the minimum wage.
The angry Americans: The Occupy movement and the 'tea party' have some common targets

In the presidential race, it's striking to note that the Republican and Democratic candidates' campaigns contain only vague echoes of the two significant popular movements of the last few years: the "tea party"and Occupy Wall Street.
McDonald's high school All American Games rosters named

The rosters for the 36th Annual McDonald's All American Boys Game and 12th Annual Girls Game were announced during Thursday's Selection Show on ESPNU. The annual high school all-star event will again be played at Chicago's United Center on April 3.
This Day in History

In 1902, underwater prospector W.A. Boyce was trapped in a 2,000 pound diving bell for half an hour. While being lowered, the derrick toppled over and the bell's air valve snapped. Boyce was rescued due to heroic efforts and vowed to try again.
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Steininger, Wood to marry

Rachel Steininger of Juneau and Christopher Wood of Brockton, Mass., will be married Aug. 7, 2004, at Old Saint Patrick's Church in Chicago.
Proof: Love, math and mystery

Things are not always as they seem in "Proof," a brand-new play opening Friday at Perseverance Theatre. But one message is clear: mathematicians rock.


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