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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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Blotter: May 9
Sunday, May 5 • At 12:23 a.m., officers received several reports of a man causing problems. The man reportedly broke a window, scared people and took their money. He was involuntarily taken into protective custody to the hospital. Charges are pending. • At 12:56 a.m., a caller reported seeing a vehicle hit a pole. The car was gone when officers arrived. • At 1:08 a.m., a caller reported hearing yelling and screami...
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Borough will discuss employee pay and benefits
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly will tackle the issue of employees’ pay and benefits at a work session beginning 7:30 p.m. tonight. Assembly members will hear from Fox Lawson & Associates, which will present the results of a study measuring whether or not public employees’ pay is competitive with market averages. Preliminary results of the study, posted on the borough’s website, indicate the borough is competit...
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The good old days are gone
To the Editor: How’s this for honesty? We have morons for politicians, being greedy and lying to the people all the time. Propaganda, cold wars, hot wars and drugs are going to bring our country to its knees. The exhaustion and bankruptcy of our minds. The drug problem is going to add fuel to our disaster. Drugs are being poured out on the open market for our youth. We will find that the leadership of tomorrow is ...
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