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Stage and Screen: "The Way Way Back" — More engaging than it originally appears
“The Way Way Back” (2013) starts and ends in the same place — the rear-facing seat of a restored Vista Cruiser era station wagon. Fourteen year-old Duncan (Liam James) is occupying this “seat of exile” in his mom’s boyfriend’s wagon. Mom Pam (Toni Collette,) boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell) and Trent’s disaffected daughter Steph (Zoe Levin) are on their way to Trent’s beach house for a summer vacation. Trent opens t...
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Russian Orthodox bell returned to Kodiak
A 19th century Russian Orthodox bell has been returned to Alaska and Orthodox natives after being held by Catholics for more than a century in Southern California. The bell, known as the San Fernando bell, was returned to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral on Oct. 1 and is waiting to be placed in a permanent outside display. Rev. Innocent Dresdow, dean of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral, said repatriation o...
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Refuge closure isn't stopping Kodiak hunters
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is officially closed to hunting. Unofficially, that doesn’t mean much. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, only subsistence hunters are permitted in the refuge during the government shutdown. Ask Kodiak flight services and resident hunters, however, and you get a different picture. “The refuge called me and told me we couldn’t take anyone into the refuge,” said Dean A...
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Kodiak tennis off to state
Icy Basa grew up in the Philippines playing badminton. When she became a freshman at Kodiak High School, she decided to give tennis a try. Basa soon found out tennis is nothing like badminton. “I was thinking that tennis was like badminton expect the racquet is smaller and the shuttle is not like a ball,” she said. Basa uses her athleticism to cover the tennis court and on Friday will make her third and final trip...
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Vern David Buben
Vern David Buben, 82, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at Kodiak Island Providence Medical Center with his wife by his side. Born 1930 in Marlow, Okla. to Louis M. and the late Pearl (Workman) Buben, he grew up in Duncan, Okla., one of 11 children with Louis and Myra Buben. Vern served in the US Navy from 1948 to 1953 aboard the USS Jason during the Korean conflict as a Class “A” Metalsmith. He was an exception...
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Alumni update: Horn posts double-double
Kodiak’s Alysa Horn posted a double-double in her second professional women’s basketball game in Germany. Horn pumped in a team-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in TSV Viernheim’s 72-71 victory over Würzburg Saturday. Horn, a former UAA and Kodiak star, hit nine of her 22 field-goal attempts and was 6 of 7 from the free-throw line. She grabbed nine offensive rebounds and added three steals in 31 minutes. Vie...
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Need vs. Want
Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part letter. The second part will be published next Wednesday. To the Editor: A need is something that we must have in order to continue on. In evaluating needs and wants always evaluate the end result. Example: For just about ever, no city administration has ever finished the south end of Shelikof Street for a number of reasons, cost versus need did not justify it! The end r...
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From Soup to Nuts: Looking ahead to Halloween
As September drifts into October and our verdant island transitions into the vivacious colors of fall, I start to plan three of the biggest events our family has all year: Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. From October to December, my kitchen produces oodles of cookies, quick breads, pies, casseroles, and jars of jams, relishes and other preserves to be consumed by the family or given as gifts. As you can ima...
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Alaska Science Forum: Wildfire hits close to home for scientist
While pounding nails on a roof extension for his shed this summer, Scott Rupp heard a roar that almost scared him off the roof. Three planes with bellies full of fire retardant swooped low, then banked over the mountain behind his home. “I looked up and saw this big smoke cloud,” said the part-time farmer and leader of an organization devoted to studying climate change. “That was my first sense that this was somet...
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Chiropractic center moves to new location downtown
Dr. Robert Banks has been helping people recover from aches and pains for 22 years. Banks is the owner and chiropractor of Family Chiropractic Center, which has opened the doors of its new location in downtown Kodiak. Family Chiropractic Center is now located at 326 Center Avenue in Suite 100. “We’re pretty sure this is going to work out much better for us,” Banks said. “We think we have a much better location and...
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