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Derby Top 10: A photo! Dortmund over American Pharoah

AP Sports News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:15am
Derby Top 10: A photo! Dortmund over American Pharoah Associated Press - 14 April 2015 16:15-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Breeders' Cup World Championships, Kentucky Derby, Horse racing, Events, Thoroughbred racing People, Places and Companies: Richard Rosenblatt, Bob Baffert, Martin Garcia, John Velazquez, Gary Stevens, Mike Smith, Louisville, Arkansas, Florida Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Obama threatens to veto 2 bills aimed at reducing taxes

AP Politics - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:12am
Obama threatens to veto 2 bills aimed at reducing taxes Associated Press - 14 April 2015 16:12-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, National taxes, Executive vetoes, Local taxes, Bills, Sales taxes, Government taxation and revenue, Government finance, Government business and finance, Business, National governments, Legislation, Legislature, Local governments People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Hockey great Gordie Howe makes gritty fight back from stroke

AP Sports News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:11am
Hockey great Gordie Howe makes gritty fight back from stroke Associated Press - 14 April 2015 16:11-04:00 News Topics: General news, Health, Sports, Diagnosis and treatment, NHL hockey, Professional hockey, Hockey, Men's hockey, Men's sports People, Places and Companies: Gordie Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Colleen Howe, Brett Hull, Texas, Lubbock, Mexico Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

US to tell certain travelers if on no-fly list

AP Politics - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:03am
US to tell certain travelers if on no-fly list Associated Press - 14 April 2015 16:03-04:00 News Topics: General news, Government and politics, Government policy, State governments, National security, National courts, Military and defense, National governments, Courts, Judiciary People, Places and Companies: United States, Portland Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Jordan Spieth: a rising star grounded in normalcy

AP Sports News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 8:03am
Jordan Spieth: a rising star grounded in normalcy Associated Press - 14 April 2015 16:03-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Men's sports, Masters Golf Tournament, Men's golf, Golf, Events People, Places and Companies: Jordan Spieth, Colt Knost, Robert Garrigus, Brooks Koepka, James Hahn, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell, Jimmy Walker, Ben Crenshaw, Augusta, Dallas Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

White House indicates Obama will sign compromise Iran bill

AP Politics - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:56am
White House indicates Obama will sign compromise Iran bill Associated Press - 14 April 2015 15:56-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Legislature, Nuclear energy regulation, Bills, Executive vetoes, Legislation, International relations, Energy and utilities regulation, Industry regulation, Government business and finance, Business, Government regulations People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, John Boehner, John Kerry, Bob Corker, Josh Earnest, Marco Rubio, Christopher Coons, Barbara Boxer, United States, Tehran, Israel, District of Columbia, Iran Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

This year's fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls

AP Technology News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:48am
FDA panel wants heart failure risk on AstraZeneca drugs Associated Press - 14 April 2015 15:05-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Heart health, Heart failure, Diabetes, Medication, Health, Cardiovascular disease, Diseases and conditions, Diagnosis and treatment Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

This year's fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls

AP Politics - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:48am
This year's fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls Associated Press - 14 April 2015 15:48-04:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, Technology, Patent infringement, Technology law and ethics, Corporate legal affairs, Legal proceedings, Patents, Property rights, Legislation, Mobile software, Lawsuits, Mobile media, Intellectual property violations, Intellectual property, Crime, General news, Technology issues, Corporate news, Law and order, Human rights and civil liberties, Social issues, Social affairs, Legislature, Mobile communication technology, Communication technology, Application software, Software, Computing and information technology, Media People, Places and Companies: Bob Goodlatte, Barack Obama Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Democrats reject latest GOP offer on trafficking bill

AP Politics - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:47am
Democrats reject latest GOP offer on trafficking bill Associated Press - 14 April 2015 15:47-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Bills, Political parties, Legislature, Legislation, Human trafficking, Political organizations, Smuggling, Crime, General news People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch, John Cornyn, Patty Murray, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

AP Politics - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:36am
Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list Associated Press - 14 April 2015 15:36-04:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, Restoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, Terrorism, Events, War and unrest, General news, International relations People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Raul Castro, Josh Earnest, Cuba, Havana, United States, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Boehner: 'Virtually impossible' to pass Obama force request

AP Politics - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:34am
Boehner: 'Virtually impossible' to pass Obama force request Associated Press - 14 April 2015 15:34-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Religion and politics, Religious issues, Religion, Social affairs, Social issues People, Places and Companies: John Boehner, Barack Obama, Bashar Assad, United States, Syria, Middle East, Iraq Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign

AP Politics - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:28am
In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign Associated Press - 14 April 2015 15:28-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, United States Presidential Election, Events, Campaign finance, Campaigns, Elections, Presidential elections, National elections People, Places and Companies: Hillary Clinton, Clinton, Iowa Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits

AP Politics - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:04am
Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits Associated Press - 14 April 2015 15:04-04:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, United States Presidential Election, Events, Presidential elections, Government pensions and social security, 2016 United States Presidential Election, Political parties, Medicare, National elections, Elections, Government business and finance, Political organizations, Government-funded health insurance, Government programs People, Places and Companies: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Hampshire Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Ben: Writing Letters to Grandma

49 Writers - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:19am
Dear GrandmaI write letters to my grandmother.  I feel pressure to keep something in the mail.  She is my only regular reader.

On my grandmother’s 92nd birthday, she told my aunt that her second daughter’s family, my mother’s family, wrote to her more than anyone else called her on the telephone.  That may not have been true; a letter has more impact than a telephone call and persists in memory.

It is easy to forget the power of writing for a single person.  I hope this post is read by many people.  When a book comes out, everyone involved hopes that a hoard of readers will grab it and dig in.  Even with a hoard, the book must still be read by each individual.  Experiencing a piece of writing as a cultural phenomenon can have value, but the books that move us personally feel as if they are written for us; the writer crafted those words for our eyes.

With a book, that may not be true.  With a letter, it is.  When I write a letter, it is for my grandmother or for my sister or for my friend.  If someone else reads it, that may be fine (depending on the content of the letter), but that does not mean the letter is for them.  I do not address the recipient of my letter to a “gentle reader” the way Isaac Asimov sometimes did in his books.

The post From the Archives: Deb Vanasse on Push-ups and Poses from a few days ago talks about the power of being constrained by a form.  A writing exercise is one way to force that constraint.  Writing a letter is another.  When I write to someone specific in a letter, my writing becomes focussed and constrained in the same way it does when I work on a writing exercise.

In Brian Kiteley’s book The 3 A.M. Epiphany, he marries the idea of an exercise with a letter.  For the exercise, “Letters From Inside the Story,” the writer is instructed to “Have one character in a story you’re working on write a story to another character in the same story.”  Ariel Gore, in her book How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead, suggests letter writing as the first stepping stone to sending your writing out into the world.

A letter doesn’t cary much glory with it.  It is a humble form of writing.  We sometimes read the letters of famous people, but no one grows famous for their letters beyond the small circle of friends and family they write to.

In the end, the best reason to write a letter may be in the impact it has on the relationship between you and whoever you send it to.  My grandmother lives two thousand miles from here, but I am always in her apartment when one of my letters is on her table and that keeps both of us closer to each other.  Isn’t that the reason we write anything at all: to be closer to other human beings?  It's time to finish that letter and get it in the mail.


Categories: Arts & Culture

Writing Letters to Grandma

49 Writers - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:19am
Dear GrandmaI write letters to my grandmother.  I feel pressure to keep something in the mail.  She is my only regular reader.

On my grandmother’s 92nd birthday, she told my aunt that her second daughter’s family, my mother’s family, wrote to her more than anyone else called her on the telephone.  That may not have been true; a letter has more impact than a telephone call and persists in memory.

It is easy to forget the power of writing for a single person.  I hope this post is read by many people.  When a book comes out, everyone involved hopes that a hoard of readers will grab it and dig in.  Even with a hoard, the book must still be read by each individual.  Experiencing a piece of writing as a cultural phenomenon can have value, but the books that move us personally feel as if they are written for us; the writer crafted those words for our eyes.

With a book, that may not be true.  With a letter, it is.  When I write a letter, it is for my grandmother or for my sister or for my friend.  If someone else reads it, that may be fine (depending on the content of the letter), but that does not mean the letter is for them.  I do not address the recipient of my letter to a “gentle reader” the way Isaac Asimov sometimes did in his books.

The post From the Archives: Deb Vanasse on Push-ups and Poses from a few days ago talks about the power of being constrained by a form.  A writing exercise is one way to force that constraint.  Writing a letter is another.  When I write to someone specific in a letter, my writing becomes focussed and constrained in the same way it does when I work on a writing exercise.

In Brian Kiteley’s book The 3 A.M. Epiphany, he marries the idea of an exercise with a letter.  For the exercise, “Letters From Inside the Story,” the writer is instructed to “Have one character in a story you’re working on write a story to another character in the same story.”  Ariel Gore, in her book How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead, suggests letter writing as the first stepping stone to sending your writing out into the world.

A letter doesn’t cary much glory with it.  It is a humble form of writing.  We sometimes read the letters of famous people, but no one grows famous for their letters beyond the small circle of friends and family they write to.

In the end, the best reason to write a letter may be in the impact it has on the relationship between you and whoever you send it to.  My grandmother lives two thousand miles from here, but I am always in her apartment when one of my letters is on her table and that keeps both of us closer to each other.  Isn’t that the reason we write anything at all: to be closer to other human beings?  It's time to finish that letter and get it in the mail.


Categories: Arts & Culture

Starting A New Chilkat Robe

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:33am

Clarissa begins preliminary sketch of her next Chilkat robe entitled “Egyptian Thunderbird” – © Clarissa Rizal – March 2015

I have started weaving my next Chilkat robe for the Thunderbird Clan.  This is all I am saying for now.  Stay tuned for periodic blog entries on this robe for this next year…!

Approximately 750 yards of 10 e.p.i. warp is needed for this Chilkat robe measuring 60″ w x 51″h – all warp prepared and spun by Clarissa Rizal

Clarissa’s weaving loom, balls of warp, weft yarns, warp stick and weaving supplies – April 11, 2015

The first 6 to 7 rows of a Chilkat robe are always done in white; this depth is to accommodate the fluffiness of the fur trim added to the top edge of a Chilkat robe. – Clarissa Rizal – April 2015

 

Categories: Arts & Culture

And then there was Richard Siken…

What Turtle Blood Tastes Like - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 8:44am

I hope you’ll take a moment to walk with Richard through this postcard and in that moment, by which I mean a universe, you will connect your love for poetry with a love for independent publishers like Copper Canyon Press and Spork Press. Perhaps even that will lead you along a path and at the end of that path, Richard’s long awaited second poetry collection, War of the Foxes.

Please consider supporting this project.

This video says everything I’ve longed to say about why I come to poetry, why my hands too are birds becoming and unbecoming and always flying. Thanks Copper Canyon Press and Richard for this gift.


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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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Categories: Arts & Culture

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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