News archive from 25 April 2015

‘Macbeth’ will be theater couple’s Alaska swan song

‘Macbeth’ will be theater couple’s Alaska swan song

In 1990, David Edgecombe was working on the set for an Indiana production of “King Lear” when someone called, “Alaska’s on the phone.” The call led to a professorship with the University of Alaska theater department. From then until now, Edgecombe and...

 

Houston High hits the bullseye with gun show fundraiser

At Houston High, the traditional fundraising bake sale has gone ballistic. On Saturday and Sunday at the Big Lake Lions Club, the school's activities department will host the third annual Houston Gun and Outdoors Show, an event that has grown into a...

 
Christie for president? Wife quits her job

Christie for president? Wife quits her job

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie has said he'll announce whether he's running for president as early as next month, but his wife has already quit her Wall Street job in what could be a sign that a Christie campaign is a go. Kevin Roberts, spokesman...

 
Massive Tappan Zee crane makes first lift

Massive Tappan Zee crane makes first lift

The Left Coast Lifter super crane works near the center span of the Tappan Zee Bridge April 24, 2015. It was the first lift for the crane, also know as I Lift NY, as part of the bridge replacement project. ON THE HUDSON RIVER, N.Y. — The whipping...

 
Without special session, Alaska Legislature acting above the law

Without special session, Alaska Legislature acting above the law

Observing Legislative sessions regularly as I do, one quickly learns the Body’s strict adherence to order.  Its deep commitment to the rules, and its fastidious attention to the record was the format I so admire. Admired until midnight, Sunday, April...

 

Top University of Alaska administrators to take unpaid leave

The University of Alaska announced Friday that scores of top administrators will take five to 10 days of mandatory unpaid leave as part of a larger plan to pare spending. The furloughs for 167 employees in leadership positions throughout the...

 
Key NASA official looks back on Hubble's history

Key NASA official looks back on Hubble's history

Fullscreen This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the tip of the three-light-year-long pillar in a stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7500 light-years away from the Earth. Composed of gas and dust, the structure is...

 
Bruce Jenner speaks: I am a woman

Bruce Jenner speaks: I am a woman

Finally, America has heard it from Bruce Jenner's own mouth, in a long-teased, two-hour interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer Friday night: The former Olympic gold-medal decathlete-turned-Kardashian-clan-reality star is transitioning to a woman, at age...

 
Free coffee at some Starbucks as cash registers go down

Free coffee at some Starbucks as cash registers go down

DENVER - Cash registers at Starbucks went down nationwide Friday, creating a party-like atmosphere in some stores with barista giving away free drinks to would-be customers. The outage hit around 7:30 ET Friday. At the Starbucks on Denver's 16th...

 
4th Avenue Theatre owners propose major redevelopment in downtown Anchorage

4th Avenue Theatre owners propose major redevelopment in downtown Anchorage

Portions of the defunct 4th Avenue Theatre would be incorporated into a downtown Anchorage complex that would include a pedestrian shopping galleria, parking garage and skyscraper in a proposal that Peach Investments, owner of the theater and adjacent...

 
2015 Nenana Ice Classic over after unusually eventful breakup

2015 Nenana Ice Classic over after unusually eventful breakup

On Friday afternoon, the Nenana Ice Classic website was updated with an announcement saying the contest ended at 2:25 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. Contest officials said they were still logging all the guesses, so they had not yet notified the winner or...

 
Armenian massacre remembered at Michigan service

Armenian massacre remembered at Michigan service

DETROIT — More than 1,000 people jammed into a Michigan church Friday night to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian massacre, calling for justice and recognition of the mass killings that began in 1915. "I have a choked feeling in my...

 
Ohio plaintiffs in same-sex case get hero's send-off

Ohio plaintiffs in same-sex case get hero's send-off

CINCINNATI — Next stop: Washington, D.C. Jim Obergefell — the namesake of the historic same-sex marriage case to be argued Tuesday before the nation's highest court — got a hero's send-off Friday on the steps of Cincinnati City Hall. "I can't...

 

That time of year: Be bear-aware.

Whether you’re running, hiking or biking in bear country -- and in Alaska, that covers nearly everywhere -- think of yourself as that needy person at a party who desperately craves the spotlight. Talk loudly. Gesticulate. Demand attention. Just get...

 

Houston High hits the bull's-eye with gun show fundraiser

At Houston High, the traditional fundraising bake sale has gone ballistic. On Saturday and Sunday at the Big Lake Lions Club, the school's activities department will host the third annual Houston Gun and Outdoors Show, an event that has grown into a...

 
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