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Stage and Screen: 'Wild' is a walk into the wilderness
Reese Witherspoon is an underrated actor. Many think of her as a vapid, airhead character actor as a result of her 2001 classic portrayal of Elle Woods in “Legally Blond.” It’s hard to imagine anyone else playing this charming comedic role as convincingly as Witherspoon. In an odd way Elle Woods has become the signature role of an actor with a much broader range of performing skills than this part suggests. Three ...
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Teeing Off: Gizmo's Letter to Santa
Dear Santa, I figured you get tired of reading letters written by kids, so I decided to give you a break. You probably don’t get many letters written by dogs, right? I know you have reindeer, but do you have a dog? I’ve been watching you on television a lot this month and have never seen you with one. I picture you with a boxer or maybe a miniature schnauzer. I’m a fluffy Japanese Chin with a squishy face that mak...
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Local results: Dec. 24
City League Basketball Dec. 22 Petro 91, Water of Life A 71 Geoffrey Agmata 27 points, Godfrey Agmata 23, Randy Delacruz 16, Dustin Krug 9, Pete Danelski 8, Adam Kilborn 5 and Tom Slagle 3 for Petro. Elijah Hiner 18 points, Austin Cowley 15, Mikel Garner 13, Michael Mainifo 8, Andrew Gregory 8, Tony Will 5 and Ryan Lenon 4 for Water of Life. F/V Incentive 54, Strangers 38 Jordan Fogle 18 points, Chris Chernoff 18,...
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Kodiak redefines homelessness in America
Alfredo Godoy’s job stinks. His daily routine involves blood and decapitation, a lot of beheadings. But he loves his work and he gets compensated well. “We gather fish and we gut it and we cut it,” said Godoy, 59, describing his work processing salmon at a Kodiak cannery. “It’s fast-paced, but it’s good money.” Godoy said he brings home at least $960 each week for about 12 hours of work. That’s almost $4,000 month...
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10 years later: lessons remain
Just over 10 years ago, a ship carrying soybeans went aground in Makushin Bay on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Chain during a big storm. Air Station Kodiak responded with a Jayhawk helicopter along with the cutter Alex Haley. Through the wind and squalls and approaching darkness, the Coast Guard worked to get the crew of the Selendang Ayu off the boat. After taking all of the crew off the ship except the captain...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 23
Dec. 12 Around 2:20 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 2:59 a.m., a bear was seen on Mylark Lane. It ran into the woods. At 9:31 a.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle. It’s under investigation. At 11:03 a.m., police patrolled Bells Flats for animal violations. At 11:47 a.m., a caller reported loose chickens in the Ptarmigan Pass area. They were gone when police arrived. At 11:55 a.m., a wa...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 23
Emily Aurora Lawrence was born at 8:13 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, to Amanda and Jarred Lawrence. She weighed 7 pounds, 4.6 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Her parents are originally from Vermont and Pennsylvania and now live in Kodiak. Her mother and father work for the United States Coast Guard. Proud grandparents are Vickie and Melun Lawrence of Vermont and Upstate New York and Theresa Hyjurick and Ed...
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Kodiak alumni star in college
Three members off of last year’s Kodiak High School’s undefeated girls basketball team had a busy weekend at the collegiate level. In Anchorage, Jerica Nelson produced her best moments in a Seawolves uniform, playing three games in three days. In her first game, on Friday, the University of Alaska Anchorage freshman, netted five points, four assists, three steals and two rebounds in her squad’s 90-49 victory over ...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Get outdoors for the holiday
As surely as day follows night, the anticipation and excitement of Christmas morning passes. The gifts are all opened, the house is restored to order, and phone calls to family and friends are completed. Certainly there’s the work and anticipation of the evening feast, and of course there will be football on television. Christmas morning is a hard act to follow. But in our household, it’s just the beginning of the...
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Local Results: Dec. 23
City League Basketball Dec. 19 D’ Hunters 63, Island Espresso 40 Erick Saliva 19 points, Kristian Lloyd 8, Jayson Sabangan 8, Edwin Madamba 8, Joecel Recustodio 7, Lawrence Macapuy 5, Lito Pineda 4, Daryl Villanueva 3 and Boyet Jutie 2 for D’Hunters. Juan Ruiz 15 points, Kalen Willis 10, CJ Villaran 10, Brandan Pickett 3 and Leonard Pickett 2 for Island Espresso. Great Alaska Flooring 113, Camai 77 Jaron Steele 28...
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