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Stage and Screen: 'The Theory of Everything' about love, not physics
A theory of everything refers to a “single, all-encompassing, coherent theoretical framework of physics that fully explains and links together all physical aspects of the universe” (Wikipedia). As explained in the film “The Theory of Everything” such an expansive and magnificent theory would encompass the foundational theories of physics — general relativity and quantum field theory. The juxtaposition of the words...
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears and b-boys battle it out
The Bears growled and tried their hip-hop routine, but a group of breakdancers flipped, flopped and twirled their way into the fan’s hearts packed inside the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium Tuesday afternoon. The girls on the Kodiak High School dance team gave it all they had, but the b-boys ultimately won in the annual holiday dance battle between the school’s two dance squads. The dance team spends countless hours p...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Election results certified
More than 50 percent of Alaska State House District 32 registered voters turned out for the 2014 general election, according to the certified election results. The results, which were certified Monday afternoon by the Division of Elections, gave Republican Sen.-elect Louise Stutes the win over Democrat Jerry McCune, 3,236 votes to 2,608. For State Senate District P, voters chose Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Alaska) over D...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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ESS splits on trip
After enduring a bumpy ferry ride to the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak’s Emerging Small School mix-6 volleyball squad suffered its first loss of the season to Seldovia. Seldovia downed ESS, 3-1, Thursday. It was the Sea Otters first win over the Ravens in three tries. “They just had the home-court advantage,” ESS traveling coach Courtney Kirkeby said. Despite the loss, Kirkeby credited David Reft, Rainy Bircher and Dore...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Runners prep for Turkey Trot
Looking to burn a few calories before Thanksgiving dinner? Kodiak’s annual Turkey Trot 5-kilometer fun run begins at 10 a.m. at the Teen Center. The event also includes a 2-mile health walk that begins the same time as the run. Registration starts at 9:15 a.m. The race starts and ends at the Teen Center. Entry fee is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. All proceeds go the Kodiak High School cross country team’s trip t...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 26
Nov. 9 Around 1:46 a.m., police conducted six bar checks downtown. At 3:18 p.m., police conducted a security check on Benny Benson Drive. At 3:30 a.m., police cited a driver in the Delaroff Avenue and Mission Road area for having no proof of insurance. At 3:45 a.m., police gave a driver on Von Scheele Way a driving advisement. At 3:57 a.m., after a traffic offense on Mission Road, police arrested a woman on suspic...
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Levi Fried headed to run at Black Hills State University
Levi Fried signed his National Letter of Intent with little fanfare. While most signings are bursting with hoopla, Fried quietly signed his letter of intent last week to run cross-country and track and field at NCAA Division II Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. “I didn’t think it would be a big deal until it was right in front of me,” said Fried on signing the piece of paper. “There is no lo...
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Jerica Nelson debuts at Great Alaska Shootout
Kodiak’s own Jerica Nelson got a taste of an Alaska Thanksgiving tradition Tuesday night in Anchorage. The 2014 KHS graduate participated in her first Great Alaska Shootout as a member of the University of Alaska women’s basketball team. It was a brief initiation into the tournament, though. Nelson, a freshman guard, played only one minute in UAA’s 72-63 victory over NCAA Division I Yale at the Alaska Airlines Cen...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Villager's remains lead to 1918 flu breakthrough
The revival of the virus responsible for the 1918 Spanish flu, the killer of millions of people, was the end of a long journey for Johan Hultin. Hultin, 90, twice retrieved samples of the virus from the lungs of flu victims preserved by permafrost in an Alaska village. Molecular pathologists used those samples to reconstruct the virus and discover that it jumped from birds to humans. Hultin visited the village of ...
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Local results: Nov. 26
City League Basketball Nov. 20 Water of Life B 67, Midtown 66 Elijah Hiner 31 points, Michael Mainifo 28, Nick Lloyd 6 and Jay Foster 2 for Water of Life. Ishmael Cortez 18 points, Justin Huling 14, Peter Oskolkoff 9, Erick Fangonilo 9, Chris Kratt 8, Jairom Barnett 5 and Grant Elvehjem 3 for Midtown. Strangers 62, Commsta 48 Scott Detorres 19 points, Jeremy Kewan 12, Raissa Boskofsky 10, Jon Panamarioff 8, Dallas...
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