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Stage and Screen: 'The Attack' — A Difficult Film Worth Seeing
Amin Jaafari (Ali Suiliman) is a celebrated Israeli Surgeon. Amin Jaafari is an Arab. Amin Jaafari’s wife Siham Jaafari (Reymond Amsalem) is beautiful, young and vivacious. Amin Jaafari’s wife is also a suicide bomber who is responsible for the deaths of numerous Israeli women and children. “The Attack” (2012) is a controversial film made by award winning Lebanese writer/producer Ziad Doueiri. The fact that “The A...
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Achievers: Aug. 8
• Kodiak High School 2013 graduate Brandon Mahle won a $500 Alaska State National Scholarship. The American Legion baseball team Kenai Post 20 Twins — a squad he played for the past two summers — submitted his application. His application will now compete at the Northwest Regional level ($2,500) and possibly at the National World Series competition ($5,000). The scholarship is sponsored by Diamond Baseballs. • Lei...
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Warm August Night concert will raise donations for food banks
Kodiak residents might not be in for a warm night, but they will be in for a lively night filled with music at the annual Warm August Night concert on Saturday. The event, organized by the Kodiak Lions Club, is held to give Kodiak music lovers a place to hear live local and off-island bands while raising donations for local food banks. “There’s about 500 real music lovers on this island,” organizer Jerimiah “Doc” ...
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Prosecutors will not seek death penalty in Wells case
James Wells, the man accused of killing Coast Guardsmen Richard Belisle and James Hopkins in April 2012, will not face the death penalty. On Monday, federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Anchorage notified the court of the government’s intention not to seek the death penalty. There was no reason provided as to why the decision was made. Bryan Schroder, the lead prosecuting attorney, and Thomas Fun...
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Discover Kodiak names Starrett new director
Discover Kodiak’s board of directors has selected Chastity Starrett as the next executive director of Kodiak’s tourism bureau. The change will go into effect at the Aug. 15 board of directors meeting and Starrett will move from her current role as Discover Kodiak member services specialist to executive director. Discover Kodiak’s board of directors was responsible for the hiring decision. A hiring committee conduc...
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City council considers solutions to taxicab trouble
The Kodiak City Council took the first steps Tuesday night toward a solution for the brewing crisis among Kodiak's taxicabs. According to city figures, sales tax revenue generated by taxi service has plunged by 40 percent in the past year despite a 1 percent sales tax increase. Simultaneously, registered taxicab operators report their business has declined under competition from "gypsy cabs," unregistered vehicles...
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School board approves resolution addressing Tustumena
The loss of the ferry Tustumena, which is out of service indefinitely as it undergoes repairs, is now affecting students in the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Each fall, nearly one-third of the students at Kodiak High School participate in fall sports including football, cross country, swimming, volleyball and tennis. With the loss of the Tustumena, costs for student travel have exploded as the district ha...
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Kodiak High football is back
The return of rain to the Emerald Isle means football is back. On Monday evening, Kodiak High School football players were greeted by persistent drizzle on the first official day of practice at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The wet weather kept the players from overheating as they ran through a handful of drills. The coaches were draped in water-resistant jackets and barking encouraging words. “I love being out here ...
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Alaska Science Forum: An aurora detector in Petersburg
On cold winter nights long ago, Harvey Gilliland of Petersburg sometimes woke to the buzz of an alarm mounted on the wall of his kitchen. He kicked off the blanket, got dressed, pulled on his rubber boots, and strolled three city blocks to the building in which he worked. After Gilliland, an electronics technician, twisted a few knobs to restore normal power to an underwater communications cable, the buzzer stoppe...
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Insect enforcer is sole guard against pests large and small in Kodiak
When Robert “BJ” Johnson knocks on your door, it’s either good news or very, very bad. Johnson is Kodiak’s sole licensed pest expert and the bane of bedbugs, bats, rats, roaches, mice and other critters that burrow into homes and buildings to escape the archipelago’s inclement weather. “This time of year, this job is pretty much full-time, every day,” said Johnson, who also works night-shift security at Providence...
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