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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
Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

...was second. Rafal Majka of Poland, in third, was another two seconds back.The remarkable effort by Nibali, who was on track to become the first Italian to win the Tour since Marco Pantani in 1998, essentially made the real race drama about who will...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-25/nibali-wins-stage-18-closes-tour-victo
Sports
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
Brotherhood Bridge still intact and on track

During the glacier outburst that caused flooding in Juneau a week and a half ago, Sterling Shearer watched as 40 to 50 trees - some as tall as 80 feet - were swept down the Mendenhall River and got tangled under the temporary work platform next to the historic Brotherhood Bridge his company is replacing.Orion Marine Contractors Inc. has been removing debris since then, said Shearer, the firm's project manager.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/brotherhood-bridge-still-intact-and-tra
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Today In Sports History

...the first to long jump 25 feet. Harvard lists Gourdin's jump as 25 feet, 3 inches, but the official listing in U.S. Track and Field is 25-2.1960 - Betsy Rawls becomes the first woman to win the U.S. Women's Open golf title four times.1966...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-23/today-sports-history
Sports
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
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

Crime of the week: Police seek fuel thief

...police officers found fresh tire and shoe tracks in the area, believed to be from the...release stated. Police photographed the tracks, and described the shoes as being size...according to a police description. The tire tracks showed small squares and the vehicle was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-20/crime-week-police-seek-fuel-thief
Local
Frank edges Elliott on Ben Blackgoat course

...while training for his future goals of a state championship in track and the following senior cross country season. Blackgoat fell...footsteps beginning at age seven. Ben also enjoyed soccer and track. His older brother Brandon ran until Ben beat him, and every...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-22/frank-edges-elliott-ben-blackgoat-cour
Sports

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