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In the Courts: Oct. 30
Randall Bishop pleaded guilty to driving without a valid license. Bishop was fined $500 ($250 suspended) and placed on probation for one year. Bruce Francis pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Francis was sentenced to 60 days in jail (60 suspended) and fined $250 and placed on probation for three years. Morgan Gies pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Gies was sentenced to 45 days in jail (42 su...
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Kodiak boys search for seventh straight regional title
Last year, Kodiak’s boys swimming and diving team captured the Region III title — their sixth in a row — by a whopping margin of 63 points. The Bears have the potential to top that number this year when the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships begin today in Valdez. “It could be close to that,” said Kodiak coach John Lindquist, whose squad won the Palmer Invitational by 41 points. “I would think that it wo...
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TAPESTRY: Salute to General – Aging pony has endearing reputation in Kodiak
If only we had awards ceremonies for our pets. I’m not talking about showmanship ribbons and trophies doled out at dog shows, state fairs, rodeos and other competitions that reflect on the skills of the animals’ masters. I mean awards that recognize character and disposition of the animals. General, a pony who has been a member of Barbara Zimmerman Hoedel’s family for over 31 years, would walk away with quite a fe...
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Teeing Off: Baseball is a game of firsts
Halloween came early at the Clarkston apartment. While everybody was sleeping early Tuesday morning, Gizmo trick-or-treated the garbage can. I didn’t see how generous the garbage can was, but his mom did. I got a full report, via text message, when I woke up hours after she discovered the mess. Turns out the garbage can was handing out spaghetti squash seeds, and Gizmo loved it. I caught him going back for seconds...
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SIMMONS:
It's very clear to me that Americans are ga-ga over Halloween. Decorations begin to go up right after Labor Day, many adults enjoy dressing up in costumes as much as kids, and ghoulish evidence of the undead begins to pop up in public and private buildings everywhere, especially the week before Halloween. No doubt my more conservative brethren and sistren will see this as yet more evidence that the world is going ...
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GUEST COLUMN: Never judge a runner by their appearance
Never judge a book by its cover. In the same fashion, never judge a person’s potential by their outward appearance. I was in elementary school when a young boy, a year younger than I, moved into a house down the street. While I was growing up, I had a paper route, which led to me interacting with the people of my neighborhood. That is when I met Richie McKinney. We instantly hit it off. It became routine that we w...
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Replacement sought for Madsen bear
The Kodiak Brown Bear Trust is raising funds to replace the fiberglass Madsen bear statue, which has been damaged by weather over the past 60 years. The statue survived the 1964 earthquake and tsunami and has since been moved around town until it reached it’s current location in front of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in 2011. But fiberglass isn’t tough enough to stand up to Kodiak’s weather an...
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ADoT draft plan names big local projects
Adison Smith from DOWL and Sara Mason from the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities presented a draft Southwest Alaska Transportation Plan and transportation priorities and took comments, Tuesday at the Kodiak Island Borough assembly chambers. The plan focuses on issues that affect movement between communities and getting in and out of southwest Alaska. Based on input at the meeting, Smith said...
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Maramba serves up aces
When Katrina Maramba was a freshman, she got really good at doing push-ups. Every serve that was missed during volleyball practice resulted in a player doing 10 pushups. Maramba did a lot of push-ups. “As a freshman, she couldn’t even serve the dang ball over the net,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. Willis had doubts that Maramba would be in the program as a senior. Maramba proved her coach wrong, and the senior is...
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Have a soothing Halloween
The end of the year is upon us. That’s right. According to the old Celtic calendar, Saturday night, Oct. 31, is Old Year’s Night, the one night of the year when witches and ghosts find their way into the world of the living and inflict a little horror. The modern definition of “horror” as an “emotion or feeling of disgust or dread” has been around for about 600 years. It’s a French word from the Latin “horror,” wh...
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