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Unwanted gift from Stalin, Warsaw Palace of Culture turns 60

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:56pm
Unwanted gift from Stalin, Warsaw Palace of Culture turns 60 Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:56-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Building construction, Construction and engineering, Industrial products and services, Industries, Business People, Places and Companies: Poland, Warsaw, Soviet Union Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Unwanted gift from Stalin, Warsaw Palace of Culture turns 60

AP Top news - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:56pm
Unwanted gift from Stalin, Warsaw Palace of Culture turns 60 Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:56-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Building construction, Construction and engineering, Industrial products and services, Industries, Business People, Places and Companies: Poland, Warsaw, Soviet Union Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Experts to check drone after Warsaw plane's near-collision

AP Business News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:53pm
Experts to check drone after Warsaw plane's near-collision Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:53-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Technology, Aviation accidents and incidents, Transportation accidents, Drone aircraft, Plane crashes, Accidents, Accidents and disasters, Transportation People, Places and Companies: Poland, Warsaw Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Eruptions of ash at 5 volcanoes shroud skies in Indonesia

AP Top news - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:52pm
Eruptions of ash at 5 volcanoes shroud skies in Indonesia Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:52-04:00 News Topics: General news, Science, Volcanic eruptions, Volcanoes, Air travel disruptions, Natural disasters, Accidents and disasters, Environment and nature, Transportation People, Places and Companies: Indonesia, Bali Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Iranian official: Held US citizens discussed at nuke talks

AP Top news - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:50pm
Iranian official: Held US citizens discussed at nuke talks Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:50-04:00 News Topics: General news, Hostage situations, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Jason Rezaian, Robert Levinson, Iran, Vienna Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Chris Brown asked to secure clearance before leaving Manila

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:49pm
Chris Brown asked to secure clearance before leaving Manila Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:49-04:00 News Topics: General news, Rhythm and blues, Immigration, Celebrity, Music, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment, Social issues, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Chris Brown, Philippines, Manila Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Spain to seek Syrian government help to find journalists

AP Top news - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:42pm
Spain to seek Syrian government help to find journalists Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:42-04:00 News Topics: General news, Hostage situations, Journalists, Diplomacy, Embassies, Search and rescue efforts, Civil wars, Government and politics, Kidnapping, News media, International relations, Missing persons, Media, War and unrest, Crime People, Places and Companies: James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines, Alan Henning, Peter Kassig, Haruna Yukawa, Kenji Goto, Syria, Madrid, Beirut, Spain, Damascus, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

State media: Turkey blocks access to Twitter

AP Top news - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:24pm
State media: Turkey blocks access to Twitter Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:24-04:00 News Topics: General news, Social media, Protests and demonstrations, Online media, Blockades, Government and politics, Media, Bombings, Political and civil unrest People, Places and Companies: Turkey, Istanbul Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Attorney: Uncle of Chattanooga shooter just a businessman

AP US News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:11pm
Attorney: Uncle of Chattanooga shooter just a businessman Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:11-04:00 News Topics: General news, Criminal investigations, Violent crime, Crime, Militant groups, Law and order, War and unrest People, Places and Companies: Anwar al-Awlaki, Chattanooga, Jordan, Tennessee, United States, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sky airs Froome data as Tour de France nears Alpine finale

AP Sports News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:10pm
SISTERON, France (AP) — The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris. 2015-07-21T07:49:00-04:00 2015-07-21T11:49:39-04:00

Tested by dissent, Greece to vote on more bailout conditions

AP Top news - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:06pm
Tested by dissent, Greece to vote on more bailout conditions Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:06-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Government pensions and social security, Government and politics, Legislature, Government business and finance People, Places and Companies: Alexis Tsipras, Yanis Varoufakis, Euclid Tsakalotos, Greece, Europe Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Tested by dissent, Greece to vote on more bailout conditions

AP Business News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:06pm
Tested by dissent, Greece to vote on more bailout conditions Associated Press - 22 July 2015 06:06-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Government pensions and social security, Government and politics, Legislature, Government business and finance People, Places and Companies: Alexis Tsipras, Yanis Varoufakis, Euclid Tsakalotos, Greece, Europe Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Black backer of Confederate flag was anomaly in Mississippi

AP US News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:45pm
Black backer of Confederate flag was anomaly in Mississippi Associated Press - 22 July 2015 05:45-04:00 News Topics: General news, Race and ethnicity, African-Americans, American Civil War, Automotive accidents, Accidents, Social issues, Social affairs, Events, Transportation accidents, Accidents and disasters, Transportation People, Places and Companies: Oxford, Mississippi, Alabama Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Global stock markets down as US earnings disappoint

AP Business News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:30pm
Global stock markets down as US earnings disappoint Associated Press - 22 July 2015 05:30-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Stock prices, Crude oil markets, Stock indices and averages, Brent crude markets, Financial markets, Leading economic indicators, Economy, Energy markets, Commodity markets, Stock markets People, Places and Companies: Janet Yellen, South Korea, East Asia, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Hoonah, Alaska Vietnam Vets Documentary

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:46pm

Samantha Farinella prepares to address the first Juneau audience to her documentary at the Old Town Nicolodean Theatre

“Hunting in Wartime” was shown at the Gold Town Nickelodean Theatre in Juneau last weekend.  The documentary profiles the extraordinary stories of Tlingit Vietnam War veterans from Hoonah, Alaska. The film traces the tension of the soldiers’ tremendous pride in service, the racism that affects their livelihoods, and the challenges they faced (and continue to face) in the military and back at home.

Hoonah, Alaska is where my mother grew up; it is the home of our clan the Black-legged Kittywake “T’akDeinTaan Clan.

My brother, the late Robert “Bunny” Lampe served during the Vietnam era though he was stationed in Germany and did not go to the front lines as our cousins in this film.  The men in this film are all guys Bunny grew up with since his teenage years.  I remember Bunny saying that when these men returned from Vietnam they were not the same; in fact they seemed “scary.”   Though I did not know this men, I recognize every one of them by either their names or their faces.

The film was very moving from start to finish.

Movie Trailer: http://hoonahsheroes.com

When we came out of the theatre, the second showing was already sold out

 

Categories: Arts & Culture

Alaska Shorts: "House Falling Into the Sea," from The Dead Go to Seattle by Vivian Faith Prescott

49 Writers - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 5:00am


CHARLIE JOHNS KNEW it was going to be a strange year when he found a three-headed dandelion blooming in mid-October. Charlie sat drinking his coffee in front of the picture window at his home on Petroglyph Beach. His dog, Ossa, an old Australian shepherd, sat beside him. Charlie was Wooshkeetaan, Eagle, from the Shark House. He is called Aan gux — the keeper or backbone of the land. His mother was from Hoonah but he’d lived in Wrangell all his life. His father was Kaawdliyaayí Hit: House Lowered from the Sky. Here, Charlie lived among people from the Sun House and the Dogfish Intestine House as well as the Norwegians, the Finns, the Sáami, the Filipinos, and even the Chinese and Japanese. There were Vikings, wizards, bears, siyokoy, dragons, and Susanoo.
The best thing, though, about living in Wrangell was living among stories. He practically lived at the coffee shop. Their stories lived there, and at the gas pump, and the work float, and at Shakes Island, and among the petroglyphs beside his house. Since Jesse, his wife of many years, had died, he began to spend his time among rocks, wandering with his thermos of coffee along the beach. He knew exactly where the Raven stealing the sun story was carved as well as the spiral and the killer whale. But he worried lately about the beach and the erosion happening all along Alaska’s coastline.
The previous winter, an ice floe broke loose from the Stikine in March. Early break up, they called it. He didn’t believe it. But, the large sheet of ice came round the corner, then along the shoreline, and smashed into his beach. The tides were higher these past few years and the storms stronger. In fact, the sea had eroded the shore so many times that he had to move his house back two times in the last twenty years. It wasn’t just Wrangell, though. It was Shishmaref, Sitka, Tenakee, Newtok, villages on the Ninglick River, and more.
Now Charlie sat down in the wet sand, tucking his raincoat under his butt. He held his thermos in his gloved hands and took a big sip of coffee. The gulls circled overhead, which made him feel comforted, since Jesse had been a seagull. She was T'akdeintaan. Some people called her a kittiwake, but she was old school and claimed she was a seagull. He looked up and screeched back at them. Every morning since Jesse's death, he’d made a point to check up on the rocks.
Someone had to. Someone had to take care of them. Jesse who used to clean up the beach. She’d pick up Pepsi cans and white plastic grocery bags. Now it was his turn, he supposed, a sad turn. But he’d take it. He’d take anything that would still connect him to Jesse. He’d started by just trying to sit among the rocks but he couldn’t ignore the garbage. Once he’d found remnants of a small fire and a pile of beer bottles. Another time, a roll of butcher paper that people used to make rubbings of the petroglyphs, lying wet and soggy on the beach. He found orange letters sprayed across a petroglyph and it wasn't even something profound: the numbers “1995.” That really pissed him off.
These were his people’s petroglyphs. At least that’s how he thought of them. He often had words with the tour guides and the town fathers when they’d claim they didn’t know who carved the petroglyphs. They were his ancestors. He knew this. It was as if the white folks were saying that the land around here really wasn’t Tlingit territory because they weren’t here first. You migrated here and so did we.
Sometimes he had to stop the tourists from defacing the petroglyphs. At first, he simply stood on the porch with his rifle in his hand. That's when the cops got involved and told him not to scare the visitors — they don’t call them tourists anymore. The government had made the beach a state historic site and all that did was bring more people there. Some protection. 



Vivian Faith Prescott is fifth-generation Alaskan, born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska. She lives in Sitka, Alaska, and part-time at her family’s fish camp in Wrangell. She’s married to US Coast Guardsman and poet Howie Martindale, and together they have six children, seventeen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Vivian is of Sáami, Irish, Suomalainen, and Norwegian descent (among others). Her children are Raven of the T’akdeintaan clan/Snail House (Tlingit). She has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She also has a M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Vivian’s short stories, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies such as Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska, Cirque, Altered States, and Tidal Echoes.
“House Falling into the Sea” is a fictional story appearing in the forthcoming linked collection The Dead Go to Seattle (Boreal Books). The story depicts an Elder’s struggle to come to terms with loss and change. The stories in The Dead Go to Seattle connect through generations of families living in Wrangell, Alaska, prior to and in the midst of worldwide catastrophe: global warming creating havoc with the island’s inhabitants. To read more of the excerpt, download a free copy of the Alaska Sampler 2015.
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WELCOME to Julie Jackson!

Parks and Recreation Special Events - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:57pm
Date of Event: Monday, Jul 20 - Please WELCOME our NEW Aquatics Manager, Julie Jackson! Julie brings a wealth of program development, marketing, event planning and management experience to our awesome aquatics facilities staff. Please be sure to say Hi!
Categories: Arts & Culture, Outdoors

DPAC July swim schedule

Parks and Recreation Special Events - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 8:36am
Date of Event: Friday, Jul 10 -
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Superintendent speaks out about student privacy rights

Juneau School District Announcements - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:40pm

Supe's On  - Welcome to the Superintendent's Blog

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School District Report on Investigation into Hazing

Juneau School District Announcements - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:35pm

The Juneau School District has concluded our investigation into allegations that on or about May 30-31 of this year a group of incoming senior boys hazed/initiated a group of incoming freshmen boys by paddling them multiple times.

These events were first brought to our attention in early June. At that time the district began an initial investigation, which, due to an active police investigation and summer vacation, was put on hold. When we were informed that the police had concluded their investigation we resumed our efforts.

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Categories: Arts & Culture

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