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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND USE JULY 15, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - This Thursday, July 6, 2017 photo shows The kitchen of the Choate Mansion in Juneau, Alaska. Mark and Sun Hee Choate bought their home in 1991, paying about $270,000. At that time, the home was more than 75 years old. Its purple and green shag carpeting and tacky wallpaper were saturated with nicotine from an avid-smoking previous owner, and the asking price was $40,000 more than the assessed value. (James Brooks/The Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND USE JULY 15, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this Thursday, July 6, 2017 photo, Sun Hee and Mark Choate stand in the living room of their new home in Juneau, Alaska. Mark and Sun Hee Choate bought their home in 1991, paying about $270,000. At that time, the home was more than 75 years old. Its purple and green shag carpeting and tacky wallpaper were saturated with nicotine from a previous owner, and the asking price was $40,000 more than the assessed value. (James Brooks/The Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND USE JULY 15, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this Thursday, July 6, 2017 photo, Mark Choate rides the elevator of his new house with his dog, Obi Wan Kenobi, in Juneau, Alaska. Choate said "My idea was to build a house that will last 1,000 years," After eight years and several million dollars, he may have just that. The secret passageway, elevator, wine cellar, and tower-top study are added bonuses. "This is a commitment to Juneau, a commitment to the community for longevity. Juneau's a place you can plan to live generations in," he said. "For this amount of money, we could've built anywhere in the world, but we wanted to be here." (James Brooks/The Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND USE JULY 15, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this Thursday, July 6, 2017 photo, Mark Choate, right, walks in the mansion's dining room in their renovated home in Juneau, Alaska. Choate expects his new house to last for 1,000 years. "My idea was to build a house that will last 1,000 years," After eight years and several million dollars, he may have just that. The secret passageway, elevator, wine cellar, and tower-top study are added bonuses. (James Brooks/The Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND JUNE 24-25, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this June 12, 2017 photo, Carol Bruce of the Gastineau Genealogical Society, looks through photos that were anonymously donated to the Friends of the Juneau Public Library in Juneau, Alaska. Some of the photos date back to the 19th Century, and the GGS is trying to find their rightful owners. (Alex McCarthy/Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND JUNE 24-25, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this June 12, 2017 photo, generations-old photos lie on the table at the Gastineau Genealogical Society's Family History Center in Juneau, Alaska. Some of the photos date back to the 19th Century, and the GGS is trying to find their rightful owners. (Alex McCarthy/Juneau Empire via AP)

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Rebecca Bells, left, and Juneau Police Department officer Krag Campbell bowl a game at Taku Lanes on June 10, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska, in preparation for a charity bowling match between the homeless and police officers. After coming to Juneau a month ago, Bells got started immediately in making the Street vs. the Beat homeless versus police bowling match happen. She's been impressed so far with how Juneau police department has taken to the idea and the respect with which she's been treated by law enforcement. (Kevin Gullufsen/The Juneau Empire via AP)

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This photo taken May 17, 2017, shows L. Diane Casto during an interview in Juneau, Alaska. Casto has been named the new Executive Director of Alaska's Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire via AP)

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In this March 13, 2017, photo, Massachusetts paper conservator Seth Irwin works at the Alaska State Museum on the Sesquicentennial documents that will go on display later this year at the State Library, Archives and Museum in Juneau, Alaska. (Michael Penn /The Juneau Empire via AP)

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In this March 13, 2017, photo, Ellen Carrlee, objects conservator at the Alaska State Museum, right, watches Massachusetts paper conservator Seth Irwin working on a 150-year-old map of Sitka, drawn not long after the Alaska Purchase was finalized in 1867, part of the Sesquicentennial documents that will go on display later this year at the State Library, Archives and Museum in Juneau, Alaska. (Michael Penn /The Juneau Empire via AP)

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In this March 13, 2017, photo, Seth Irwin, a paper conservator from Boston, shows cellophane tape he removed from historical maps, while working on Sesquicentennial documents that will go on display later this year at the State Library, Archives and Museum in Juneau, Alaska. (Michael Penn /The Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND FEB. 4-5, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this photo taken Jan. 26, 2017, physical trainer Kirk Burke yells encouragement to Ozzie Osborn as he works the heavy bag during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness in Juneau, Alaska. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND FEB. 4-5, 2017 AND THEREAFTER -- In this photo taken Jan. 26, 2017, Kerry Howard works out on the heavy bag during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness in Juneau, Alaska. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND FEB. 4-5, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this photo taken Jan. 26, 2017, Tim Smith shadow boxes during the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness in Juneau, Alaska. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND FEB. 4-5, 2017 AND THEREAFTER -- In this photo taken Jan. 26, 2017, Luann McVey gives her husband, Richard Steele, encouragement as he participates in the Rock Steady Boxing class at Pavitt Health & Fitness in Juneau, Alaska. The class is offered to those with various stages of Parkinson's disease. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JAN. 14-15 - In this Jan. 6, 2017 photo, Juneau District Court judge Kirsten Swanson poses in her chambers at Dimond Courthouse in Juneau, Alaska. Swanson, the newest district court judge in Alaska's capital city, has been at work for a month. She replaced Keith Levy, who left her the winged pig sculpture on the shelf behind her. (James Brooks/Juneau Empire via AP) /The Juneau Empire via AP)

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Karen White, right, Director of Bartlett Regional Hospital Obstetrics Department gives instructions to students from Faith Community School before they ensemble baby boxes for new mothers Sept. 22, 2016, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, Alaska. The box, covered in an intricate Alaska Native design, is one of the hundreds of baby boxes Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation is supplying mothers who give birth at the hospital. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPT. 24-25 AND THEREAFTER - In a Sept. 14, 2016 photo, UnCruise Adventures guide Michael Justa shows in Juneau, Ak., where he was bitten by a bear on Aug. 18, while hiking with a group of 22 guests near Sitka, Alaska. Justa was one of the two guides who were mauled by the bear on Sitkoh Lake Trail. Justa was the lesser injured of the two guides. (Lisa Phu/Juneau Empire via AP)

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This Wednesday, June 25, 2014 photo shows a male bear with insulation hanging out of his mouth standing by the house that he ripped into the floorboards of for his beehive meal in Juneau, Alaska. The bear was wearing an Alaska Department of Fish and Game tag. A neighbor, Ira Winograd, said the bear must have smelled a beehive the wall of the house, so he tore it up to get to his meal. Afterward, the bear ambled along a walkway and eventually darted into the forest. (AP Photo/The Juneau Empire, Marlena Sloss)