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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Godparent
KRaasnaaq: Godparent KRaasnaat ag’inartut.: Godparents should be respected. Russian colonists introduced godparenting, a relationship between adults and children that has become second in importance only to parent-child bonds in Alutiiq communities. KRaasnaaq comes from a Russian word meaning “godparent.” Some Alutiiq speakers further differentiate between godmother and godfather with the alutiicized terms maamasi...
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In the Courts: May 10
Dismissals • One count of misconduct involving weapons against Andre Dahmani, 26, was dismissed April 26. • Charges of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor and fourth-degree drugs misconduct against Robert Houle Jr., 33, were dismissed. • Charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, two counts of fourth-degree drugs misconduct, petitions to revoke probation, a technical violation,...
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Island Flavor: Safeway deli’s Asian supreme saves the day
At the Safeway deli, a $7.99 Asian supreme special turns into a $40 expense. But it’s not a bad thing. It’s an effective way to meet the demands of the day. I have a present to send to my mother, and there’s a postal service center inside the Safeway foyer. But I’d like to find a greeting card to go with the gift, and Safeway has a nice selection. While I’m there, I’ll pick up a card for a friend who deserves a “H...
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Amazing Nature: How fish see the world
Fish, crab and octopus see the world in a different light Looking at a day’s catch of fish triggers a variety of reactions and emotions in onlookers. This week, a group of students from Anchorage on a field trip to Kodiak were treated to the sight of a fish hold sporting freshly caught cod, halibut and red and black rockfish. The most intriguing part of a dead fish are — no doubt — its eyes. Large and bulging, wit...
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Senior Life: May celebrates Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month throughout the country, and this year’s theme is, “Unleash the Power of Age.” And that is what we at the Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. try to do each day. There are always activities at the center in which to participate. This Friday, we are having a special luncheon in celebration of Mothers’ Day. Come and enjoy a delicious lunch with your friends where the mothers get served. May 15...
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Another Day in Paradise: Time for change
One of the most impressive sights to me was many years ago on a visit into Washington, D.C. While my friends and I were touring the Smithsonian museums and the many monuments throughout our capital city, we made our way over to Arlington and watched the changing of the guard on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The changing of the guard at the tomb is flawlessly carried out at regular intervals every day, and while...
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Time to close online tax loophole
This week, the U.S. Senate approved a bill that would force online stores with gross sales of $1 million or more to collect sales. In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled a state can only collect taxes on businesses that have physical locations in that state. That’s a big boost for companies like Amazon and eBay, which gain an advantage over businesses that operate locally. The new bill now goes to the House of Represent...
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Playbook: May 10
Friday, May 10 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Homer, 1 p.m.; vs. Wasilla, 7 p.m. at Wasilla. Junior varsity vs. Wasilla, 4 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Service, 5:45 p.m.; vs. Dimond, 7:30 p.m. in Anchorage. Junior varsity vs. South Anchorage, 4 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Region III Championships at Nikiski High School; Port Lions at the Region II Championships at Su-Valley High School. Saturday, May 11 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Ken...
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Harbor deaths caused by heroin overdose
More than two weeks after two men were found dead on separate boats in St. Paul and St. Herman harbors, the deaths were declared heroin-related by the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage. David Babarovich, 44, was found dead on the fishing vessel Alaska Patriot at 2:22 a.m. April 19, in St. Herman Harbor, and 12 hours later police received a call reporting the death of Thaddeus Zdobylak Jr., 41, on the fi...
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KHS softball heads to Anchorage
After spending a year away from softball, Kodiak’s Megan Pyles is making up for lost time. Through the first eight games of the season, Pyles has cemented herself in the middle of the Bears’ batting order. The junior sports the team’s second-highest batting average at .412 (7 for 17), with five runs batted in and four runs scored. “I had struggles with hitting right when we got started, but it got better at the Si...
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