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My Turn: Praying for a white Christmas

...A front page story in the Ketchikan Chronicle: "White Christmas? Sh-h-h; It's a Military Secret. Ordinary...peace on Earth. May God speed them home in 2004 for a white Christmas, which, thanks to them and their predecessors...
Juneau's late snow is uncommon but not unprecedented

...because of warm weather, wind and rain. The beginners slopes opened for three weekends.There was a brief bright spot in that wet winter, however: Thanks to a late-December snowstorm, Juneau had its first white Christmas since 1994.
Some holiday favorites from the sports desk

...KINKS!4. Blue Christmas - Ernest Tubb did the original in 1950 and that was good. Elvis expressed the pain of a White Christmas without that special someone with his rendition (and gyrations).5. Baby Its Cold Outside - Umm, I actually like...
A white Christmas may have to wait as winter starts more like spring

People dreaming of a white Christmas in Alaska's capital may have to continue dreaming. That's "the way it's looking now," said Tracey Ress, a meteorologist...
Photo: Waiting for a White Christmas

Pedestrians walk Tuesday across the rain-soaked Front Street in downtown Juneau.
Dreaming of a White Christmas

Though hundreds of Christmas songs are piped through stereo systems at retail stores this time of year, "Let it Snow" is the song of the season for some Juneau proprietors.
Photo: Hope for a white Christmas?

Scott Neal, 12, shovels sidewalks for a fee Monday on Front and Franklin streets. There may be a white Christmas: The National Weather Service is calling for a 60 percent chance of snow on Christmas Day. | | |
Skiers await more snow

Wednesday's white Christmas didn't bring enough snow to open Eaglecrest. But managers of the city-owned ski area hope showers predicted for the next few...
Christmas at Eaglecrest

"Weather" or not we have a white Christmas in Juneau remains to be seen. But despite what Mother Nature has in store for us this holiday season, the annual Christmas Eve...
Photo: Not just dreaming

...dumped plenty of white stuff in Southcentral Alaska. Although Juneau is expected to receive scattered snow showers today and Monday, high winds may overshadow the possibility of a White Christmas. Sound off on the important issues at


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