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JAHC announces three new hires

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has announced the hiring of three new staff members.
Zirkle aims for Iditarod title after narrow misses

...Manchester, N.H., in 1969, first came to Alaska in 1990, midway through getting a degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She lived in a wall tent on the Alaska Peninsula, counting birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
A long way from home

...Lucy F. Williams, Stacey O. Espenlaub, and Janet Monge. "Out of Heaviness, Enlightenment: NAGPRA and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology." Expedition 45, no. 3 (2003): 21?27.
Billions in gas drilling royalties transform lives

PITTSBURGH - Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming lives and livelihoods even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.
Chavez back in Venezuela, stirs succession talk

CARACAS, Venezuela - Hugo Chavez's sudden return to Venezuela after more than two months of cancer treatments in Cuba has fanned speculation that the president could be preparing to relinquish power and make way for a successor and a new election.
Lily Elizabeth White

Lily Elizabeth White, L'Gaisk, was born to John Chester (JC) and Eliza Johnson (Dalton) in Excursion Inlet, August 6, 1925. She died in her home on November 7, 2012, in Hoonah Alaska. Lily was an Eagle, Chookaneidi' of Naanaa Hit (Upper Inlet
SHI to sponsor DNA research during Celebration

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a DNA study by the Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, during Celebration 2012.
1918 Spanish influenza put the lid on activity in Juneau

Quarantines of big cities such as Toronto and Hong Kong have been making the news this spring. The little city of Juneau made similar headlines in October 1918 when Mayor Emory Valentine, chairman of the Health Board, J.H. Montgomery and City Health Officer Dr. L.O. Sloane ordered a quarantine Oct. 29 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the virulent Spanish influenza. The reason for the quarantine was the recognition of three cases of the flu on the previous day. Ketchikan had been the first city in Southeast Alaska to see flu, according to the Alaska Daily Empire, and had already been quarantined. Now, in Juneau, people were "requested to keep from congregating in any public place."
It's Miller's time pulled ahead of the other for a brief stint. Casey and Haney were college roommates when they attended the University of Pennsylvania, and they, Miller, Eagle and fourth-place half-marathoner George Johnson are all on the same Darwin's...
Spokesman: 'We proved ... that we owned it'

Years ago, two different Native clans made claims for the ownership of certain objects in museums in Alaska and Pennsylvania. Those claims are now one step closer to fulfillment, and the clans couldn't be happier about it.


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