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Stage and Screen: Children at War — Some Prisoners Taken
As children, many of us played some version of capture the flag. I can say with almost total confidence, however, that few of us played the game as portrayed in the 2012 film “I Declare War.” A group of ordinary looking 12-year-old boys and one girl “play” capture the flag with deadly and unforgiving resolve. Players aren’t hand tagged for elimination from the competition; they are shot with blank loaded automatic...
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Achievers: July 25
• Celeste Beck-Goodell has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester at the University of Vermont. Beck-Goodell is a first-year student chemistry major in the college of arts and sciences. To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. • Elyse Love Johnston has been named...
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Former KHS student’s film will be shown at international festival
Sam Horton had insomnia when he was traveling to Kodiak on the Kennicott last year. Instead of sleeping, he spent most of the ride mulling theological questions. Suddenly, he was struck with an idea for a film. “All the scenes and all the dialogue was just there,” Horton said. “As soon as I got off the Kennicott I went to our house and opened up the laptop. I just typed the whole thing in half an hour.” Horton’s 2...
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Boy drowns in Lake Gertrude
A Kodiak boy was pulled, lifeless and unresponsive, from Lake Gertrude shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The boy, whose identity has not been released, was transported immediately to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center as firefighters performed CPR and rescue breathing on the unresponsive child. Alaska State Troopers could not confirm his death before press time Tuesday night. The boy had been swimming wi...
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Alutiiq Museum digs into Kashevaroff dig site
After only one day of excavation, the Alutiiq Museum’s team of volunteers and staff has already uncovered a house with a hearth, a pit, and toy ulus at the Kashevaroff dig site. The Kashevaroff site, in Womens Bay, is the newest archaeological site to be explored by the museum’s community archaeology program. Each summer the program recruits local volunteers and students to help excavate a site on the Kodiak road ...
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Sun’aq Tribe objects to airport project’s environmental plan
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak has formally objected to environmental plans related to a construction project at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport. Last week, the tribe sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood protesting the FAA’s plans to spend $2.2 million on environmental compensation for construction near the mouth of the Buskin River. The compensation come...
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Post 17 splits doubleheader against Kenai
Kodiak Post 17 split an American Legion A doubleheader against Kenai Post 20 on Monday. Kenai took the league contest 17-6 in six innings, while Kodiak grabbed the nonleague affair 18-5 in five innings at the Kenai Little League Fields. Despite the league loss, Kodiak moved into a tie with Fairbanks for third in the standings with 47 points. The Bears are 10-7 in league, 12-13 overall and finished the season Tuesd...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Human nature doesn't change
To the Editor: President BO's speech on July 19, 2013, that mentioned how cruel it is for black men to hear door locks click and see women clutch their purses a bit tighter when blacks come into range is similar to his piece in one of his books about how he resented white girls that refused to date him. It seems he objects to the exercise of individual choice. Until all humans are exactly equal in looks, abilities...
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City considers reinstating parking fines
The Kodiak City Council is pondering a proposal to reinstate illegal parking fines after they were eliminated by the Alaska Legislature this spring. The ordinance, discussed during a work session Tuesday night, would make parking tickets an administrative offense handled outside the court system. More importantly for Kodiak drivers, the ordinance would also raise the fine for a parking violation to $20 from $10. A...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get rid of public input during meetings
To the Editor: I keep hearing a Hotline-Rewarmed segment on our local country station that pretty much says “Bonney Bonney flip-flop when he is up for re-election, Bonney.” It seems to me that 1) we need local government, 2) we should vote out all flip-floppers, and 3) our councilmembers need to be protected from the curse of their own open- (weak-) mindedness. There is clearly a problem here, not only with Tuck B...
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