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Health care glitches will be ironed-out
To the Editor: These days the news media is expending exhaustive political infotainment on difficulties being experienced with implementation of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010” (a.k.a. “Obama-Care”). So what if there are start-up glitches? For most of us, this is largely irrelevant as over the next weeks and months the major glitches likely will be ironed-out and life will go on. Besides, ...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 25
Holiday market comes to town The Holiday Market opens from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Check out original paintings, glasswork, pottery and more at the art show featuring all Alaskan artists. Haunted house at high school Kodiak High School will hold a haunted house on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Entry is $5 per person or a can of nonperishable food. The entrance i...
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In the Courts:
Dismissals • Charges of sixth-degree drugs misconduct and third-degree theft against Joseph Iannon Jr., 47, were dismissed Sept. 26. Assault • Joseph Iannon Jr., 47, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 300 days in jail (190 days suspended) and will receive credit for time served. He was fined $2,500 ($2,000 suspended), and will be on probation for three years. • Nancy Lind, 41, pleaded gui...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Wolf
Kaganaq - Wolf Kaganat yaksigtut maaken. - The wolves are far from here. Wolves (Canis lupus) occur throughout mainland Alaska, from the rainforests of Southeast to Unimak Island in the Aleutians and as far north as the Arctic coast of the Beaufort Sea. This huge range, nearly 85 percent of Alaska, illustrates the animals’ great adaptability. Like people, wolves can exist in many different habitats. Although wolve...
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Religion: St. Mary’s priest is man of many talents, interests
What does an image of a man riding a donkey say about God? Quite a lot, says Fr. Frank Reitter, St. Mary’s Catholic parish priest. “God is one who carries us; He’s the one who leads us home; He’s the one who bears our burdens,” Reitter explains. Reitter made this theological statement in a short story about a monsignor who hires a man to paint a mural that will depict the face of God. When the monsignor sees a pai...
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Amazing Nature: Lessons from oil spills
The most rewarding part about teaching is to see students become involved, begin to own the information given to them and take off on new academic adventures. It is a beautiful experience when a student brings a new tool or source of information to the class, thus teaching the teacher. This morning, through one of those interactions, I learned about Google Trends, a tool on the Google Browser that allows one to lo...
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Health forum scheduled next week
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is holding a free informational forum on Tuesday in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Physical Therapy Month. “October is breast cancer awareness month and also physical therapy month,” Providence spokesperson Karen Leatherman said. “It’s a great opportunity to talk about some of the awareness on both topics that relate to breast cancer.” Forum top...
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Parks and Rec: Oct. 25-Nov. 1
Oct. 25 - Nov. 1 AQUATICS Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Oct. 25 Morning Lap — 5:30 –6:45 a.m. Noon Lap — 11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Evening Open — 7 – 8:30 p.m. Evening Lap — 8:30  – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 Lap/ Aerobics — 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open — 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap — 5 – 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 Family — 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap — 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open — 6:...
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Public Safety Blotter: Oct. 25
Wednesday, Oct. 23 • At 10:11 a.m., a caller reported a rifle was missing. He called back later and said he had found it. • At 12:01 p.m., a caller reported a domestic violence restraining order violation. It was a misunderstanding. • At 2:55 p.m., a caller reported the neighbor’s dog is outside barking all of the time. The community services officer could hear the dog barking, but no one was home. • At 2:56 p.m.,...
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Island Flavor: Lobster a hit at VFW Post #7056
If you missed the lobster dinner recently hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7056, I have one thing to say to you. Sorry, Charlie. You missed out on some good taste. Growing up in Colorado, the only lobster I encountered were those that paced pitifully in the tanks at the Red Lobster franchise in Grand Junction. The lobsters the VFW served weren’t local, of course. But the vets had them flown in from Main...
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