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NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner

...formal coming out," Palmer said. "We are saying to the world, to everyone, here's my wife of 20 years. This is...it adds another component to my life that probably half the world doesn't even know."The couple lives in the Los Angeles...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-01/nba-ref-violet-palmer-marry-longtime-p
Sports
On the Trails: Lupine puzzles

...There's a second puzzle about lupine too: As an adjective, the word "lupine" means wolfish or wolf-like. Now what in the world (or out if it) do wolves have to do with these flowers? Maybe nothing; maybe the name is just a distortion of some...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/trails-lupine-puzzles
Outdoors
Today In Sports History

...Thurman Munson is killed in a plane crash practicing takeoffs and landings near his Ohio home.1986 - Jackie Joyner sets the world record in the heptathlon at the U.S. Olympic Festival in Houston with 7,158 points.1992 - Vitaly Scherbo of the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-01/today-sports-history
Sports
Juniors baseball All-Stars lose to Calif.

...after first round play advance in a single elimination format of No. 1 vs. No. 4 and No. 2 vs. No. 3 on Aug. 4. The championship game is Aug. 5, with the winner advancing to the World Series at Taylor, Michigan on Aug. 10-16.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-31/juniors-baseball-all-stars-lose-calif
Sports
Salmon return, US Forest Service closes backside of Steep Creek Trail

...fish and bears return to Steep Creek as we are," visitor center director John Neary said. "Visitors from all over the world have the experience of a lifetime when they see a bear."USFS policy at the glacier prohibits any food or flavored beverages...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/salmon-return-us-forest-service-clos
Outdoors
Ex-Seattle Mayor Paul Schell dies

...Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, has died. He was...builders." Under Schell, Seattle approved funding to build the world-renowned downtown library. He also led efforts for...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-28/ex-seattle-mayor-paul-schell-dies
Not For Web
Today in Sports History

...24-17.1976 - Bruce Jenner sets the world record in the Olympic decathlon with...world records on the fifth night of the world swimming championships in Rome are...breaststroke.2013 - Katie Ledecky crushes the world record in the 1,500 freestyle for...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-30/today-sports-history
Sports
Empire Editorial: Hollow victory

...close it if you look at only those figures. We're reminded of a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Upon seeing the world's first manned hot-air balloon flight, a man asked Franklin what possible use a balloon could have. "What is the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-30/empire-editorial-hollow-victory
Opinion
At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear

...them, it's a chance to talk to the public," Ettefagh said.There are plenty of bear research conferences around the world, but Bearfest is geared toward the public. This year's theme, said lecturer Lance Craighead, is one that will become...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/wrangell-cause-grin-bear
Local
My Turn: A wake-up call in Alaska's waters

...challenge is to continue reaping the benefits while also safeguarding traditional and contemporary uses of Alaska's and the world's fragile, finite marine resources. ? Jeremy T. Mathis, Ph.D., is an oceanographer with the NOAA Pacific Marine...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-30/my-turn-wake-call-alaskas-waters
Opinion

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