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Asian stock markets muted, yen hits 6-year low

AP Business News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:10pm
Asian stock markets muted, yen hits 6-year low Associated Press - 9 September 2014 01:08-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Stock prices, Currency markets, U.S. dollar, Japanese yen, Pound sterling, Stock indices and averages, Central banking, Financial markets, Leading economic indicators, Economy, Stock markets, Banking and credit, Financial services, Industries, Euro People, Places and Companies: United Kingdom, Scotland, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, China, United States, East Asia, Hong Kong Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers

AP Business News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:10pm
GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers Associated Press - 8 September 2014 17:43-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Electrical equipment manufacturing, Electric utilities, Asset sales, Electric power generation, Fossil fuel power generation, Energy industry, Industrial machinery and equipment, Industrial products and services, Industries, Utilities, Ownership changes, Corporate news People, Places and Companies: Warren Buffett, Alec Baldwin, New York City, New York Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

A Closer Look: A second layer of security online

AP Business News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:10pm
A Closer Look: A second layer of security online Associated Press - 8 September 2014 15:06-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Technology, Computer and data security, Hacking, Mobile phones, Smartphones, Consumer electronics, New products and services, Computing and information technology, Technology issues, Products and services, Corporate news People, Places and Companies: Jennifer Lawrence, Tim Cook Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal

AP Business News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:10pm
Electrolux to buy GE Appliances in $3.3B deal Associated Press - 8 September 2014 14:28-04:00 News Topics: Business, Home appliance manufacturing, Electrical equipment manufacturing, Asset sales, Industrial machinery and equipment, Industrial equipment manufacturing, Household product manufacturing, Consumer product manufacturing, Consumer products and services, Industries, Industrial products and services, Ownership changes, Corporate news People, Places and Companies: Keith McLoughlin, Jeff Immelt, United States, Europe, Louisville, Stockholm, Kentucky, North America Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Spotlight on Alaska Books: WORDLESS, by AdriAnne Strickland

49 Writers - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:00am


I didn’t let myself think about who I was trying to help as I stopped underneath the darkened balcony. She was just a girl. Just your average all-powerful, insanely beautiful girl.
My thoughts weren’t calming. My heart was thumping as loud as a jackhammer at the crack of dawn—which was about what time it was, sunlight trickling down from the peak of the pyramid, turning the world to gold.
Would she even be awake? In my eagerness to help her, I hadn’t really considered the possibility that she wouldn’t be. I almost wanted to laugh.
Then, out of nowhere, something hit me like a pile of bricks, so heavy it flattened me on the wet grass.
Not a something—someone. A person, sprawled on top of me. A girl covered in blood. (WORDLESS, AdriAnne Strickland)
In Eden City, a member of the illiterate wordless class would never dream of meeting the all-powerful Words . . . much less of running away with one. So when a gorgeous girl literally falls into his lap during a routine trash run, seventeen-year-old Tavin Barnes isn’t sure if it’s the luckiest or worst day of his life. That girl is Khaya, the Word of Life, who can heal a wound or command an ivy bush to devour a city block with ease. And yet she needs Tavin’s help.
By aiding Khaya’s escape from the seemingly idyllic confines of Eden City, Tavin unwittingly throws himself into the heart of a conflict that is threatening to tear the world apart. Eden City’s elite will stop at nothing to protect the shocking secret Khaya hides, and they enlist the other Words, each with their own frightening powers, to bring her back.
“Impressive mythology and fast-paced adventure.” – Booklist
“The right amount of pizzazz in the form of cinematic action and naked, sexy fun…. [An] intriguing, original science-fantasy setting sure to attract fans.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Strickland’s fast-paced debut… raises questions of identity and belonging… Even the least ethical characters prove emotionally vulnerable.” – Publishers Weekly
“A fast-paced blend of sci-fi and fantasy with scary real-world implications, Wordless grabbed hold of me from the start and wouldn’t let me go. Brilliant.” – Chelsea Pitcher, author of The S-Word and The Last Changeling
AdriAnne Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, but has spent two cumulative years living abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe. While writing occupies most of her time, she commercial fishes every summer in Bristol Bay, because she can't seem to stop. Her debut YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, came out with Flux Books in 2014, and is available in paperback and e-book formats wherever books are sold.
http://www.adriannestrickland.com/http://www.goodbooksbadcoffee.com/book/9780738739663http://www.amazon.com/Wordless-AdriAnne-Strickland-ebook/dp/B00LXD0KDK/ref=la_B00JHR0XEU_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407873956&sr=1-1
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Categories: Arts & Culture

“Mary’s Wild Winter Feast” Children’s Book by Hannah Lindoff

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:26am

The back and front cover of Juneauite author Hannah Lindoff’s “Mary’s Wild Winter Feast” co-illustrated by Nobu Koch and Clarissa Rizal

Hot off the press, you may purchase this book at the Alaska-Juneau Public Market at Centennial Hall in Juneau during Thanksgiving weekend at my booth #P-15 in the main hall OR you can purchase directly from Hannah OR  you can order a copy from a couple of sources below:

Here is the book’s page on UAF: http://www.alaska.edu/uapress/browse/detail/index.xml?id=511

Here’s the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Marys-Winter-Feast-Hannah-Lindoff/dp/1602232326/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409341461&sr=8-1&keywords=Mary%27s+Wild+Winter+Feast

You want a signed copy?  Come by my booth P-15 at the Alaska-Juneau Public Market!  We’ll see you there!

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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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