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Today in Sports History

...Tokyo in 1992.1994 - Kenya's Moses Kiptanui sets a world record for two miles with a time of 8 minutes, 9.01 seconds at a track meet in Hechtel, Belgium.2000 - Dorothy Delasin becomes the LPGA's youngest winner in 25 years by beating Pat Hurst on...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-31
Sports
Mariners continue to frustrate with lack of runs

...list for a second time this season, which has been a major blow. Kendrys Morales, acquired from the Twins last week, has a track record, but he has struggled since coming back from his half-season hiatus. Dustin Ackley is charging in the right direction...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-30/mariners-continue-frustrate-lack-runs
Sports
Unbroken

Opens Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 Synopsis: Angelina Jolie directs this true life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Joel and Ethan Coen provide the script. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Jack O'Connell Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

McFarland

Opens Friday, Nov 21, 2014 Synopsis: Set in the 1980s and inspired by actual events, the inspirational Disney sports drama McFarland stars Kevin Costner as a California track coach determined to shape a predominately Hispanic team into state champions. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Carlos Pratts, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Guardians of the Galaxy

Opens Friday, Aug 1, 2014 Synopsis: A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure from Marvel Studios and director James Gunn (Slither, Super). Peter Quill was just a young boy when, devastated by his mother's death, he sprinted out of the hospital and was swept into the stars by Yondu (Michael Rooker), the leader of an eclectic band of space scavengers known as The Ravagers. Twenty-six years later, Quill has adopted the nickname Star Lord (Chris Pratt). He's broken away from The Ravagers in an attempt to track down an ancient orb that is also coveted by the evil Ronan (Lee Pace), who is in league with the dreaded Thanos, and who dispatches his top assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to retrieve it from Star Lord. In the process of doing so, Gamora also gets drawn into a fight with furry bounty hunter Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper) and his tree-like, humanoid companion Groot (voice of Vin Diesel). Subsequently thrown into prison, this unlikely quartet quickly makes the acquaintance of fearsome warrior Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), who seeks bitter revenge for the slaughter of his entire family at the hands of Ronan. In the process of making a daring prison break, Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax recover the orb, and transport it to The Collector (Benecio Del Toro), who reveals that it houses an Infinity Gem - one of six precious stones that harbors incredible powers that could pose a dire threat should they fall into the wrong hands. Later, Ronan acquires the Infinity Gem and plots to use its power to destroy The Nova Corps home-world of Xandar, The Guardians of the Galaxy must race through the stars to recover it before Ronan can carry out his genocidal plan. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista, Lee Pace, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...on Wednesday, which injured 19 passengers (though none were reported to be serious). Two vintage locomotives went off the tracks for unknown reasons, a railroad official said, pulling four passenger cars off with them. Bartlett Regional Hospital was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-28/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down
Local
Piecing together Parnell

...administration continuing to work at moving Alaska on the right track," he said.Still, the governor stopped far short of ruling...will lose so many opportunities in life if they go down that track and I don't want to say that's ok for us as a people or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/piecing-together-parnell
State
Today in sports history

...211876 - Princeton takes the team championship in the first IC4A (Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes Association) track and field meet.1957 - Lionel Herbert wins the PGA championship with a 2-1 final round victory over Dow Finsterwald.1963...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-21
Sports
19 passengers minorly injured

...afternoon.Finlayson said two vintage locomotives went off the tracks for unknown reasons, pulling four of the passenger cars off...experience. The location of the derailment was on a section of track that routinely handles thousands of passenger excursion trips...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-24/19-passengers-minorly-injured
Local
Train derails in Skagway

...comment. It's not known which route the train was on.Leggett said he imagines one of the wheels of the engine went off the tracks at one of the switches near the Denver Glacier, about 30 minutes to an hour outside of Skagway. The train was going at a low...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/train-derails-skagway
Local

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