News archive from 24 January 2016

Alaska budget-reform coalition adds allies and ramps up Juneau lobbying effort

Alaska budget-reform coalition adds allies and ramps up Juneau lobbying effort

JUNEAU — The budget-reform coalition led by the top executive of telecommunications giant GCI has broadened its membership and launched a lobbying blitz in Juneau, meeting with about 30 lawmakers this week. The group, spearheaded by GCI President Ron...

 
Ministry brings gifts, Gospel to Indianapolis dancers

Ministry brings gifts, Gospel to Indianapolis dancers

INDIANAPOLIS — Kim Tabor had reservations when she walked into a strip club for the first time about two years ago. Tabor, 45, is a church singer and pastor's wife, not someone folks would expect to find in a club. Walking through the door on that...

 
Circus is on in Juneau, with oil worth less than a bucket of KFC

Circus is on in Juneau, with oil worth less than a bucket of KFC

This week I am tempted to write about the absurdity presented by our (sadly) most famous Alaskan. However, I’m going to let that fly past and spit the hook to focus on state policies, since for the most part that is what affects us most. The...

 

Frazier's 26 points lead Georgia past Arkansas, 76-73 in OT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — J.J. Frazier scored 26 points, including the tying basket late in regulation, and Georgia beat Arkansas 76-73 in overtime on Saturday night. Yante Maten had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Georgia (11-6, 4-3 Southeastern Conference),...

Usa Today, 20:59 in Sport
 
Could John Isner's Australian Open be a springboard for rest of his career?

Could John Isner's Australian Open be a springboard for rest of his career?

MELBOURNE, Australia — John Isner let out an elongated roar as his 101st ace of this Australian Open thudded against the back wall Saturday afternoon, the American overjoyed to advance to the fourth round of this tournament six years after he last...

Usa Today, 20:59 in Sport
 
Brooks paces Oregon over UCLA 86-72

Brooks paces Oregon over UCLA 86-72

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A 34-point pasting at Arizona last season provided the wake-up call Oregon needed to ride a 9-1 finish to the regular season into a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. This year, Dillon Brooks believes Oregon State served up...

Usa Today, 20:59 in Sport
 

Prep hockey: West, West Valley register victories

West Valley 5, Dimond 3West Valley scored three goals during a span of 99 seconds in the third period to rally past Dimond 5-3 Saturday at Ben Boeke Arena. The nonconference hockey game was tied 2-2 after two periods, and the Lynx took a 3-2 lead with...

 
Advocates push to end shackling of youths in Del. courts

Advocates push to end shackling of youths in Del. courts

A push to end juvenile shackling in Delaware WILMINGTON, Del. — Children and teens appear every day in Delaware courtrooms with ankles locked together by metal leg irons. Their crimes range from drug possession and theft to gun charges and rape. All...

 
Baggett kicks 6 FGs in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Baggett kicks 6 FGs in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Baggett of Missouri kicked six field goals, including a 22-yarder early in the fourth quarter to lift the National team to an 18-17 victory over the American in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday. Baggett's game-winner...

Usa Today, 21:23 in Sport
 
NFL's first female scout applauds Bills' coach hiring

NFL's first female scout applauds Bills' coach hiring

NEW YORK (AP) — Armed with notepads, pens and a keen eye for talent, Connie Carberg is still scouting football players. She simply can't get enough of breaking down film. That's why the 64-year-old Carberg was spending Saturday in front of her...

Usa Today, 21:23 in Sport
 

Southern U holds on to beat Alabama State 73-69

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Trelun Banks scored 21 points and Southern held on to beat Alabama State 73-69 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win. Jared Sam added 15 points and Adrian Rodgers had 11 for the Jaguars (13-7, 5-2 Southwestern Athletic...

Usa Today, 21:28 in Sport
 
MSU 74, Maryland 65: Seniors lead Spartans past Terps

MSU 74, Maryland 65: Seniors lead Spartans past Terps

FullscreenMichigan State Spartans Matt Costello blocks a shot by the Maryland Terrapins Rasheed Sulaimon durting the final seconds of their 74-65 win on Saturday January 23,2016 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI. Kirthmon F. Dozier,...

Usa Today, 21:28 in Sport
 

James Madison wins 5th straight, beats Elon 82-64

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Ron Curry had 14 points and five assists and James Madison pulled away early in the second half to beat Elon 82-64 on Saturday night. Paulius Satkus and Joey McLean also had 14 points for the Dukes (16-5, 6-2 Colonial Athletic...

Usa Today, 21:41 in Sport
 
Lost Bus wins $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes by a head

Lost Bus wins $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes by a head

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Lost Bus won the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares by a head over Finest City, and then survived a foul claim on Saturday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Fernando Perez, Lost Bus ran seven furlongs in 1:21.78...

Usa Today, 21:41 in Sport
 
2 APU skiers collect World Cup points in Czech Republic

2 APU skiers collect World Cup points in Czech Republic

Minnesota’s Jessie Diggins captured a spot on the medals stand and two Alaska Pacific University skiers scored World Cup points Saturday in a cross-country ski race in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. Anchorage skiers Sadie Bjornsen and Rosie Brennan...

 
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