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Tapestry: Gerald Chichenoff returns to childhood home
Home is a place that brings out the kid in you, no matter what the age. Recently visiting Kodiak with his wife, Arva, 80-year-old Gerald Chichenoff recalled going to his boyhood haunts, sledding toward the beach and walking through a stream in town that was so thick with salmon, that he kicked them with his feet. Chichenoff recalled the fateful day of Dec.7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He was 7 ye...
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In the Courts: Nov. 28
Caleb Amberg pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Amberg was sentenced to 85 days in jail (82 suspended) and fined $3,000 ($1,500 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 days and was ordered to use an ignition interlock device for 90 days after regaining the license and ordered to comply with recommendations for alcohol/substance abuse screening and placed on probation for two years. Mark Benton pl...
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Parks and Rec: Nov. 28-Dec. 5
Aquatics Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Nov. 28 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 - 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 Family 2 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 – 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 12 – 1:30 p.m. Evening Op...
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Teeing Off: A list of what Gizmo is thankful for
Since Thanksgiving was a day ago, it makes sense to turn this into a column full of thanks. What did you expect? An investigative piece on the proper way to cook a turkey. According to San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, it is all about the texture of the turkey. I tend to gravitate more toward flavor. Gizmo doesn’t have a preference. Gizzy — the family nickname for the pup — spent his first Thanksgiving in th...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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