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European Commission clears Aer Lingus takeover

AP Business News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:15am
European Commission clears Aer Lingus takeover Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:15-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news People, Places and Companies: United Kingdom, London, Ireland, Europe Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Teen jokes about watching 'Survivor' after plane crash

AP US News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:12am
Teen jokes about watching 'Survivor' after plane crash Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:12-04:00 News Topics: General news, Plane crashes, Aviation accidents and incidents, Search and rescue efforts, Accidents, Transportation accidents, Fires, Reality TV, Accidents and disasters, Transportation, Television programs, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment People, Places and Companies: Scott Graham, Peter C. Knudson, Washington, Bellingham, Montana Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Greece: Revolt over austerity deal reaches Cabinet

AP Top news - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:11am
Greece: Revolt over austerity deal reaches Cabinet Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:11-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Government and politics, Rebellions and uprisings, Legislature, War and unrest People, Places and Companies: Greece, Europe, Athens Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Greece: Revolt over austerity deal reaches Cabinet

AP Business News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:11am
Greece: Revolt over austerity deal reaches Cabinet Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:11-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Government and politics, Rebellions and uprisings, Legislature, War and unrest People, Places and Companies: Greece, Europe, Athens Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Fake story on buyout sends Twitter stock briefly higher

AP Business News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:07am
Fake story on buyout sends Twitter stock briefly higher Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:07-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Technology, Social media, Stock price movements, Stock prices, Executive changes, Online media, Media, Stock performance, Corporate stock, Corporate news, Leading economic indicators, Economy, Corporate management, Personnel People, Places and Companies: Dick Costolo, Jack Dorsey, Robert Heim, New York City Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Iran deal sets 2016 clash between Clinton and GOP hopefuls

AP Politics - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:04am
Iran deal sets 2016 clash between Clinton and GOP hopefuls Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:04-04:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, United States Presidential Election, Events, Presidential elections, Nuclear weapons, Political endorsements, International relations, Foreign policy, Diplomacy, Legislature, Political parties, National elections, Elections, Weapons of mass destruction, General news, Government policy, Political organizations People, Places and Companies: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, George W. Bush, Steve Israel, Harry Reid, Gerry Connolly, United States, Israel, Iran, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Marc Gasol says leaving Memphis was never an option

AP Basketball News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:01am
Marc Gasol says leaving Memphis was never an option Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:01-04:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Athlete contracts, Men's sports, NBA basketball, Men's basketball, Sports transactions, Sports business, Professional basketball, Basketball People, Places and Companies: Marc Gasol, Robert J. Pera, Justin Timberlake, Mike Conley, Memphis, Tennessee Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

South Africa's Desmond Tutu admitted to hospital

AP Top news - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:47am
South Africa's Desmond Tutu admitted to hospital Associated Press - 14 July 2015 15:47-04:00 News Topics: General news People, Places and Companies: Desmond Tutu, South Africa, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Africa Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

White House hopeful Martin O'Malley unveils immigration plan

AP Politics - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:44am
White House hopeful Martin O'Malley unveils immigration plan Associated Press - 14 July 2015 15:44-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, United States Presidential Election, Events, Presidential elections, 2016 United States Presidential Election, Immigration, National elections, Elections, Social issues, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Martin O'Malley, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Timberwolves sign Euroleague MVP Bjelica

AP Basketball News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:42am
Timberwolves sign Euroleague MVP Bjelica Associated Press - 14 July 2015 15:42-04:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Athlete contracts, ULEB basketball, NBA basketball, Men's basketball, Sports transactions, Sports business, Professional basketball, Basketball, Men's sports People, Places and Companies: Nemanja Bjelica Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Panel: Shifting cargo likely caused 2013 Afghanistan crash

AP US News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:38am
Panel: Shifting cargo likely caused 2013 Afghanistan crash Associated Press - 14 July 2015 15:38-04:00 News Topics: General news, Plane crashes, Cargo airlines, Accidents, Transportation accidents, Aviation accidents and incidents, Passenger airlines, Accidents and disasters, Transportation, Airlines, Transportation and shipping, Industrial products and services, Industries, Business People, Places and Companies: Afghanistan, Michigan, Detroit, Kentucky Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Cuba: Mariel port, economic zone attracts 1st foreign firms

AP Business News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:35am
Cuba: Mariel port, economic zone attracts 1st foreign firms Associated Press - 14 July 2015 15:35-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Hiring and recruitment, Restoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, Economy, Port and harbor construction, Personnel, Events, Heavy construction industry, Construction and engineering, Industrial products and services, Industries, International relations, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Raul Castro, Havana, Cuba, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Veto struggle with Congress possible over Iran nuclear deal

AP Politics - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:35am
Veto struggle with Congress possible over Iran nuclear deal Associated Press - 14 July 2015 15:35-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Legislature, Sanctions and embargoes, Executive vetoes, Legislation, International relations, Presidential elections, Foreign policy, Government policy, National elections, Elections People, Places and Companies: Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer, John Boehner, Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Scott Walker, United States, Iran Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Oosthuizen back at St Andrews, looks to repeat 2010 win

AP Sports News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:31am
Oosthuizen back at St Andrews, looks to repeat 2010 win Associated Press - 14 July 2015 15:31-04:00 News Topics: Sports, British Open Golf, Men's sports, Men's golf, Golf, Events People, Places and Companies: Louis Oosthuizen, Tiger Woods Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Froome uses high mountains to take control of Tour de France

AP Sports News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:10am
Froome uses high mountains to take control of Tour de France Associated Press - 14 July 2015 15:10-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Tour de France, Cycling, Road cycling, Men's cycling, Men's road cycling, Doping, Men's sports, Events People, Places and Companies: Christopher Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador, Richie Porte, Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas, Wouter Poels, Geraint Thomas, Tejay Van Garderen, Lance Armstrong, France Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Alaska Shorts: "Sex on a Glacier," by David Marusek

49 Writers - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 5:00am


from the chapter "Trash Run"
CASEY WAS AT Mail Day when he overheard a couple of locals talking about Orion Beehymer’s great grandnephew’s car accident. Beehymer was the area’s eldest old-timer. He had come to McHardy in the 1960s, well before the establishment of the park. His great grandnephew, who lived down in Oregon, had been texting while driving and caused a serious traffic accident.
Beehymer volunteered to cover the boy’s attorney fees and needed to sell off a town lot or two in a hurry to pay them. He owned more of the townsite than anyone else; he’d been buying up the McHardy Monopoly board since 1971.
An impending land sale qualified as headline news in McHardy. Small subdivision lots inside the national park were rare enough, but McHardy townsite lots never came on the market. Casey knew what he had to do with this intel — inform his boss, the park superintendent. Despite ANILCA, the federal law governing public lands in Alaska, the park’s long-term bias was to extinguish private inholdings whenever possible. So Casey called park headquarters in Copper Center and dutifully reported what he’d heard. Superintendent Rogers thanked him but said that because of budgetary sequestration, the park would be unable to take advantage of the Beehymer family’s bad luck in Oregon.
Casey wasn’t sure what sequestration was, but he took it for a no.
Not that Beehymer would have sold land to the park service in any case.
A couple of days later, Casey happened to run into the elderly land baron in person on the narrow footbridge across the Caldecott River. “Heard you’re selling town lots,” he said to him.
“Just one lot, ranger.”
“How much you asking?”
“How is that any of the park’s business?”
“I don’t suppose it is. I’m just curious, you know, as a private citizen, not as a park employee.”
Beehymer looked him over. Apparently, all he’d seen of Casey before they spoke was his uniform. “I never heard of a flat hat with a pony tail. Just what kind of parkie are you anyway?”
“A backcountry ranger. We grow beards too. And yodel.”
Beehymer studied him again, this time with a calculating squint. “Forget it. I’d never sell to the likes of you — whatever the likes of you are.”
“I don’t blame you, but I’m not in the market anyway. I was just curious how much a lot goes for in McHardy these days.”
“It’s a lot with a house.”
“Really? It’s got a house on it?”
“That’s what I said. And two sheds and a functioning well. The only functioning well on that whole block.”
“So, how much you asking?”
“Fifty-six thousand US dollars, with owner financing.”
Casey didn’t have a handle on real estate values, but it seemed to him you couldn’t buy a house anywhere for that little money, let alone a house inside the largest national park in the country. A mob of possibilities crowded his mind.
Like most of the other male rangers at Caldecott, Casey lived in the men’s bunkhouse. He shared sleeping quarters with five other park and concessionaire employees. This total lack of privacy had put a major crimp on his love life. A national park in Alaska in the summer was an incredibly girl-rich environment. Besides the steady stream of exotic foreign girls visiting from every corner of the globe, there were the seasonal workers, including his female colleagues in grey and green. More than 200 seasonal workers, at least half of them college girls, came up to McHardy and Caldecott each summer to bus the tables, serve the ice cream, interpret the Nature, drive the vans, row the white waters, and lead the glacier hikes. And on the mind of every college girl embarking on her Alaska adventure was the possibility of a summer romance with a tall, strapping, handsome, tree-hugging, 420-friendly, educated, gentle but firm and studly park ranger in his faux-military-style NPS uniform.

At least that was Casey’s observation. The problem was finding a little love nest under the Midnight Sun to call his own. A house, his own house in the ghost town of McHardy, would solve that problem big time.
Author David Marusek writes science fiction full time in his low-maintenance cabin near Fairbanks, Alaska. According to Publisher's Weekly, “Marusek's writing is ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny, as he forces readers to stretch their imaginations and sympathies.” His work has appeared in Playboy, Nature, MIT Technology Review, Asimov’s, and other periodicals and anthologies and has been translated into ten languages. His two published novels and clutch of short stories have won the Theodore Sturgeon and Endeavour awards and earned numerous nominations. 
Marusek is currently at work on an epic science fiction trilogy about love, faith, and space alien invasion in the Alaska bush. Upon This Rock: Book 1 — First Contact is set in the southeast corner of central Alaska in the largest national park and preserve in the U.S. The action is contemporary and involves a large, troublesome family living in a remote compound within the park boundaries. The following excerpts introduce us to one of the book’s young human protagonists and his star-crossed house. McHardy is a ghost town located in the middle of the park with public access only by footbridge. To read more of the excerpt, download a free copy of the Alaska Sampler 2015.
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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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