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US says IS head of oil operations killed in US raid in Syria

AP Politics - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 7:45am
US says IS head of oil operations killed in US raid in Syria Associated Press - 16 May 2015 15:45-04:00 News Topics: General news, Government and politics, War and unrest, Militant groups, Oil and gas industry, Energy and utilities regulation, Terrorism, Energy industry, Industries, Business, Industry regulation, Government business and finance, Government regulations People, Places and Companies: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Adam Schiff, John Boehner, Ashton Carter, Bashar Assad, Barack Obama, Syria, United States, Iraq, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

For California salmon, summer of truck rides, bucket lifts

AP Alaska News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 7:31am
For California salmon, summer of truck rides, bucket lifts Associated Press - 16 May 2015 15:31-04:00 News Topics: General news, Salmon, Animals, Fish and shellfish farming, Droughts, Coastlines and beaches, Wildlife, Accidents and disasters, Wildlife management, Fish, Agriculture, Industries, Business, Natural disasters, Environment and nature, Environment, Natural resource management People, Places and Companies: California, San Francisco, United States, San Francisco Bay Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

2 dead, at least 20 injured in Germany train crash

AP Business News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 7:21am
2 dead, at least 20 injured in Germany train crash Associated Press - 16 May 2015 15:21-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Rail accidents, Accidents, Rail transportation industry, Transportation accidents, Accidents and disasters, Transportation, Transportation and shipping, Industrial products and services, Industries People, Places and Companies: Berlin, Germany Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Historic club becomes meeting place for King's fans, friends

AP US News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:34am
Historic club becomes meeting place for King's fans, friends Associated Press - 16 May 2015 14:34-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Music, Entertainment, Dance clubs, Museums, Bars and clubs, Recreation and leisure, Lifestyle, Leisure travel, Travel People, Places and Companies: B.B. King, Ray Charles, Sue Carol Hall, Ike Turner, Bobby Rush, Mississippi Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch

AP Business News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 6:15am
Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch Associated Press - 16 May 2015 14:15-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Science, Space accidents, Space launches, Space industry, Transportation accidents, Accidents, Accidents and disasters, Transportation, Aerospace and defense industry, Industrial products and services, Industries People, Places and Companies: Dmitry Medvedev, Russia, Ukraine Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Brady, union threaten Goodell with lawsuit in 'Deflategate'

AP Sports News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 5:10am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady's lawyers demanded that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from the Super Bowl MVP's "Deflategate" appeal and threatened to go to court unless the four-game suspension is overturned. 2015-05-15T13:26:00-04:00 2015-05-15T17:26:20-04:00

US, China budget not a bit over South China Sea activity

AP Politics - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 4:57am
US, China budget not a bit over South China Sea activity Associated Press - 16 May 2015 12:57-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, International relations, Government budgets, National budgets, Land restoration and reclamation, Environmental conservation and preservation, Regional trade, Government finance, Government business and finance, Business, National governments, Land management, Natural resource management, Environment, Environment and nature, Land environment, International trade, Economy People, Places and Companies: John Kerry, Xi Jinping, China, Beijing, East Asia, South China Sea, United States, Southeast Asia Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

After Death Sentence, What's Next for Boston Marathon bomber

AP US News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 4:31am
After Death Sentence, What's Next for Boston Marathon bomber Associated Press - 16 May 2015 12:31-04:00 News Topics: General news, Boston Marathon bombing, Sentencing, Legal proceedings, Death penalty controversy, Executions, Bombings, Events, Law and order, Social issues, Social affairs, Criminal punishment People, Places and Companies: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Timothy McVeigh, Theodore Kaczynski, Eric Rudolph, Zacarias Moussaoui, Boston, Massachusetts, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Raven Buttonrobe Travels Russia

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 4:14am

Raven Button robe is a collaboration of designer Preston Singletary and sewer Clarissa Rizal

A couple of years ago, I wanted to make some button robes, but I didn’t feel like designing them.  I guess I was just feeling lazy!  So I did what I’ve never done before – I asked another artist for designs!   I called up my friend Preston Singletary and asked him if he had any designs on hand that were suitable for button robes. He sent me two; one of the robes is now owned by Crystal Rogers Nelson and the other one is this one:  Raven.   Made with black and red wool melton cloth and some of the thousands of antique mother-of-pearl buttons I have been collecting for a good 25 years.  Little does Preston know that we are 2 of 11 Native American artists invited to submit something for an exhibit that is traveling Russia for over a year.

“Woven Together” is an exhibit intended to share a small part of Native American culture with Russians in the Urals. This will likely be the first exposure to Native American culture for many who visit the exhibit. Typically, the Consulate supports such artistic exchanges in order to encourage contact between Russians and Americans and to promote interest in the diverse people that inhabit the U.S.

Clarissa Rizal sorts antique mother-of-pearl buttons for the Raven button — a collaboration between designer Preston Singletary and button robe maker Clarissa Rizal

The exhibit will travel to three cities in Russia – Yekaterinburg, Orenburg and Surgut. In all three cities there will be opportunities to show objects in display cases as well as on the walls.

Yekaterinburg is an industrial city and the capital of the Urals. Previously, they have hosted an exhibit of Native American photography.

Orenburg is a remote city in the south of the Urals that is simply interested in learning more about other cultures. This will be their first time hosting an exhibit the American consulate and they are very enthusiastic.

Surgut is a city located in a region that is home to the Khanti and Mansi peoples. The region is committed to preserving and honoring the cultural heritage and traditions of the Khanti and Mani peoples, and they are particularly interested in the Woven Together exhibit to learn more about Native peoples in the U.S.

Corners of “Raven” button blanket made by Clarissa Rizal designed by Preston Singletary 2015

 

 

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A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

AP US News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 4:02am
A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption Associated Press - 16 May 2015 12:02-04:00 News Topics: General news, Science, Volcanic eruptions, Volcanoes, Mountains, Deciduous trees, Explosions, Natural disasters, Accidents and disasters, Environment and nature, Trees, Plants People, Places and Companies: United States, Washington Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Anti-Arctic drilling kayaktivists to hold 'Shell No' protest

AP Alaska News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 3:52am
Anti-Arctic drilling kayaktivists to hold 'Shell No' protest Associated Press - 16 May 2015 11:52-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Oil and gas industry, Protests and demonstrations, Oil and gas exploration and extraction, Marine transportation industry, Energy and the environment, Energy industry, Industries, Political and civil unrest, Transportation and shipping, Industrial products and services, Environment, Environment and nature People, Places and Companies: Arctic, Seattle, Everett, Washington Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

For California salmon, summer of truck rides, bucket lifts

AP Alaska News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 3:36am
For California salmon, summer of truck rides, bucket lifts Associated Press - 16 May 2015 11:36-04:00 News Topics: General news, Salmon, Animals, Fish and shellfish farming, Droughts, Coastlines and beaches, Wildlife, Accidents and disasters, Wildlife management, Fish, Agriculture, Industries, Business, Natural disasters, Environment and nature, Environment, Natural resource management People, Places and Companies: California, San Francisco, United States, San Francisco Bay Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Ohio cases highlight challenges in domestic terror probes

AP US News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 3:28am
Ohio cases highlight challenges in domestic terror probes Associated Press - 16 May 2015 11:28-04:00 News Topics: General news, Social media, Terrorism, War and unrest, Online media, Intelligence agencies, Crime, Government and politics, September 11 attacks, National security, Media, Events, Military and defense, Terrorist attacks People, Places and Companies: Christopher Lee Cornell, Rob Portman, Barack Obama, Michael McCaul, Ohio, Columbus, United States, Cincinnati, Syria Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

2 starts

What Turtle Blood Tastes Like - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:37pm

2 starts, both fall into the item cat <far from profound>

</end speculation>

order of operations

i’m perpetually taking things apart
that I put together prematurely
always skipping what seem like
poorly written instructions
that turn out to be essential

maybe i should look at this deck
like a math problem
maybe this life too
I should be working backwards
reverse engineering a solution
based on the idealized finished product
rather than working fast forwards
then four steps backwards when
it becomes clear
i cannot drill pilot holes
for lag screws
for rail posts
once the deck boards are in place

in place(s) though
frequently out of place

i’m the guy in the fuzzy GIF
never quite dropping my hammer
on the head of a hard to reach
nail

___

mirror mirror

am I seeing?
is that me or the idea of me?
is that reflection, misshapen by cheap laminated plastic
a document?
a curated [framed] representation {abstract}
of what I think I am?
certainly easier to put that on display
hang that idea of me on a white gallery wall
than to take the actual me (whoever/whatever/wherever)
that is
and place me out of place in that place
where people seek to see art representing place

 


Filed under: absurdity, experiments, glimpses
Categories: Arts & Culture

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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