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Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...two Shiite holy cities. In Baghdad, three Iraqi election officials were killed execution-style by insurgents. Time magazine named President George W. Bush its Person of the Year for the second time. Opera singer Renata Tebaldi died in San...
Sitka Symposium returns

...LaDuke, an American Indian advocate and author who formerly served on the board of Greenpeace USA and was named one of Time Magazine's 50 most promising leaders under 40 years old.KNOW AND GOSitka Symposium, evening eventsMonday, July 21: An evening...
Klinsmann: Unrealistic for US to expect title

...Germany and coached Germany to the 2006 semifinals. He caused a stir last weekend when he was quoted by The New York Times Magazine as saying in a December interview "we cannot win this World Cup, because we are not at that level yet." Klinsmann...
Seattle, Sherman agree to 4-year extension

...consecutive seasons with eight interceptions. It's why he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine and invited to the White House Correspondents' dinner last weekend."It's a great statement about a young man...
Former Alaska territorial governor dies at 94 and holding a newspaper with a banner headline, "WE'RE IN."While governor, he also graced the cover of Time Magazine on June 9, 1958. Behind him was a totem pole with an oil derrick sitting at the top. The original painting that...
Spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield to perform this weekend

One day, Buddy Wakefield read an article in Time magazine about slam poetry and thought he'd like to give it a try. Now, 15 years later, Wakefield has won three spoken word world championships...
Pope's 'off the cuff' talk includes mention of Alaska

...was unanimously elected, without campaigning, by write-in votes to serve in Alaska's House of Representatives. TIME Magazine immediately sent a reporter to to interview him. The magazine article was printed on Jan. 13, 1961, entitled...
Coming soon: Books by Stephen King, Thomas Pynchon, Ann Patchett and more of Islamic militants demanding $2 million in random. "A House in the Sky," co-written with a New York Times Magazine contributor, is her account of more than a year spent in captivity - how she survived and what she learned. (Sept...
'Snow Child' author Eowyn Ivey to visit Juneau this week

...Alaska since she was 4. Her essays and short fiction have been published in London's Observer Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, the literary journal Cirque, FiveChapters, and Alaska Magazine, among other publications. She is a also a contributor...
NCAA won't budge on paying college athletes

...Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was investigated for allegedly receiving money for autographs - he was cleared - Time magazine put him on the cover along with the headline "It's Time to Pay College Athletes." Oklahoma State is investigating...


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