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Nationals' Harper back in lineup Saturday after leg injury

AP Sports News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 8:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper is back in Washington's lineup on Saturday, two days after suffering a mild left-hamstring strain. 2015-06-20T10:39:00-04:00 2015-06-20T14:39:15-04:00

A US Open of birdies, bogeys and mind games at Chambers Bay

AP Sports News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 8:10pm
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Phil Mickelson staggered off Chambers Bay after a 74 that put a big dent in his chances to finally win a U.S. Open. He was eight shots behind and had little hope but to hit the gas in a major where neutral is often the best gear. 2015-06-20T08:35:00-04:00 2015-06-20T12:35:45-04:00

Column: A bit of good in another awful day for Tiger Woods

AP Sports News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 8:10pm
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Something good finally happened to Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open on Friday. 2015-06-19T17:27:00-04:00 2015-06-19T21:27:33-04:00

New Orleans police officer killed while transporting suspect

AP US News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:09pm
New Orleans police officer killed while transporting suspect Associated Press - 21 June 2015 03:09-04:00 News Topics: General news, Homicide, Assault and battery, Crime, Police, Violent crime, Law enforcement agencies, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

4 militants killed in attack on Somalia gov't training site

AP Top news - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:08pm
4 militants killed in attack on Somalia gov't training site Associated Press - 21 June 2015 03:08-04:00 News Topics: General news, Militant groups, War and unrest People, Places and Companies: Somalia, Mogadishu Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Millions across India, world bend and twist in 1st Yoga Day

AP Top news - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:05pm
Millions across India, world bend and twist in 1st Yoga Day Associated Press - 21 June 2015 03:05-04:00 News Topics: General news, Health, Yoga, Government and politics, Exercise, Diet and exercise, Lifestyle People, Places and Companies: Narendra Modi, India, New Delhi, Taiwan, East Asia, Southeast Asia Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Virginia attorney general announces rescue plan for college

AP US News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:02pm
France warns of 'explosion' if no Mideast peace News Topics: General news, Territorial disputes, Government and politics, International relations, Peace process, War and unrest, Diplomacy People, Places and Companies: Laurent Fabius, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas, West Bank, Palestinian territories, Israel, Jerusalem, Middle East, France Copyright 2015 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Call for death penalty in shooting, but state lacks the drug

AP US News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 6:51pm
Call for death penalty in shooting, but state lacks the drug Associated Press - 21 June 2015 02:51-04:00 News Topics: General news, Shootings, Homicide, Executions, Violent crime, Death penalty controversy, Criminal punishment, Legal proceedings, Crime, Bills, New products and services, Government and politics, Law and order, Social issues, Social affairs, Legislation, Legislature, Products and services, Corporate news, Business People, Places and Companies: Nikki Haley, Dylann Roof, Greg Delleney, Charleston, South Carolina Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Shootings' emotional burden looms over Sunday sermons

AP US News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 6:45pm
Shootings' emotional burden looms over Sunday sermons Associated Press - 21 June 2015 02:45-04:00 News Topics: General news, Shootings, Violent crime, Crime People, Places and Companies: Dylann Roof, Nikki Haley, Arthur Ravenel Jr., Charleston, South Carolina Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Kanye West, Future perform at Birthday Bash 20 in Atlanta

AP Entertainment News - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 6:40pm
Kanye West, Future perform at Birthday Bash 20 in Atlanta Associated Press - 21 June 2015 02:40-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, Music, Entertainment, Hip hop and rap, Celebrity People, Places and Companies: Kanye West, Future, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, T.I., Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Ludacris, Wale, Atlanta Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Where Are Your Glasses?

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Sat, 06/20/2015 - 4:00am

A hand-built ceramic platter created by my daughter Ursala Hudson – 2005

As you may know by now, I like to know where all my tools are, so when the time comes where I need them, I can grab it in an instant.  Especially reading glasses!

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Clarissa’s Studio Part 4: Beautiful, Practical Storage Unit

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 4:12am

10′ wide x 7′ high, beautiful, functional cherry wood entertainment center converted into a storage unit

A month ago I fetched this beautiful, solid wood “entertainment center” off of a craigslist ad in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I had been searching for about two weeks on Craigslists in Denver, Salt Lake City, Flagstaff, Santa Fe, Phoenix and Albuquerque.   Yep, once I saw this beauty, nothing was gonna stop me; I went and got what I had envisioned and drove it back home.  Everyone thought I was nuts to drive so far, that is of course until they saw it in my studio!

I replaced the storage boxes under the desks; I replaced the various sizes and mismatch of dressers and cabinets; I replaced the disorderly appearance with a unified, beautiful, functional piece of furniture that makes this part of my studio look like (I quote from a family member):  “…wow, this place looks like something out of an old museum…!”

Where the TV is supposed to go…

I store all my dyeing supplies in one part, my weaving supplies in another, along with my spinning supplies, sewing supplies, beadwork supplies and picnic/camping baskets.  And lest I forget to mention, this wooden ensemble of 3 pieces cost $350 in excellent condition.  The seller said he bought it 10 years ago for $3500.00.

I placed a wooden closet bar across the top and hung three fabric sweater closet shelving

 

The top shelf inside each end cabinet features a recessed light showcasing all hand-made items including Northwest coast glasswork, beadwork, carvings, pottery and masks.  Sitting on top of the left cabinet is my hand-made Swedish musical instrument called the “Hummel”; on top of the center cabinet is my carved and painted “bentwood box” I made for my mother as a Mother’s Day gift in 1972, and on top of the right cabinet, are a painted box with the “Step Into the Light” NWC design created back in 1981, along with my trusty leather hand-made hat from “Head-N-Home” and my feathered headband made by “Feathered Flies.”

I was always unsatisfied with my previous layout of this part of my studio due to all the mismatch and irregularity of storage.  I wanted something that helped me be more sufficient as well as easy on the eyes.  This has been a pleasure.  If you ever find yourself in the same boat I was once in, do yourself a favor, choose unified beauty!

The grand work table to the left of the grand storage unit

Folks want to know where I live and work because it seems I travel a lot (though I have yet to afford a vacation.)  “Clarissa’s Studio” is a 9-part series showing the 9 areas of Clarissa’s studio where I work full-time and live part of the year in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  As you know by now, I remodeled a 2-car garage about 10 years ago as a studio without running water or sewer system because I had no plans of using this space as a place of residence.  I had no idea that years later, because of big changes in my personal life, I would not be able to afford paying rent anywhere else. so for nearly 4 years I have weathered insufficient heat during the winter and the inconveniences of not having a real kitchen and a bathroom, until someday I can afford a real home.

Over the next three months (starting this past May),  I will introduce you to various parts of my humble 700 sq.ft. sanctuary divided into sections.  Here are the parts of “Clarissa’s Studio Series”:

  • “The Living Room” where I play music, read, crochet, knit and clear out the coffee table to do Tai Chi;
  • “The Office” where I draft proposals, emails, FB,  grants, letters, update my website and post blog entries;
  • “The Sewing Space” where I sew button robes and clothing for the grandkids;
  • “The Weaving Space” for all my Chilkat and Ravenstail weaving projects on various size looms;
  • “The Grand Table Space” where I do large layouts of robe pattern designs and cut the applique for button robes;
  • “The Drawing Room” where I sketch and finalize drawings for robes, paintings, collages and book illustrations;
  • “The Painting/Collage-making” where I create just that, along with printing limited edition Giclee’ prints and shrinkwrapping them;
  • “Clarissa’s Kitchenette” where I zap an occasional Amy’s TV dinner for lunch and I keep a modest supply of drinking water;
  • “Clarissa’s Storage Units” for beautiful and practical storage of all weaving, spinning, sewing, dyeing, beadworking supplies and recent collection of books

The first three  blog entries on “Clarissa’s Studio” series include:

Part 1:  “The Livingroom” at:  http://clarissarizal.com/blog/clarissas-studio-part-1-the-living-room/

Part 2:  “The Kitchenette” at:  http://clarissarizal.com/blog/studio-part-2-clarissas-kitchenette/

Part 3:  “The Drawing Room” at:  http://clarissarizal.com/blog/clarissas-studio-part-3-the-drawing-area/

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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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