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Man sentenced for sexual abuse of 7-year-old
A man was sentenced last week to 25 years in jail with 15 suspended for the sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl. Christopher Stroup, 20, pleaded guilty in July to a charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree, a Class B felony. A charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree, an unclassified felony, was dismissed. He was sentenced on Oct. 13. According to an Alaska State Trooper affidavit of the i...
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Teeing Off: Half of the World Series is set
The “Amazin” Mets are back in the World Series. The last time New York played in the big show was in 2000. Benny Agbayani was on that team. Why do I bring that up? Agbayani played at Hawaii Pacific University, and I was a freshman at HPU in 2000. I don’t remember the university making a big deal about it, but I don’t remember many things from college. The Mets swept the Chicago Cubs in the National League Champion...
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Village atmosphere at St. Herman’s Seminary
Villages – clusters of people bound by strands of blood, common history and language, a mutual struggle for survival and a shared interest in their children and the beliefs that answer the questions of the soul. Most of the students and their families at St. Herman’s Seminary come from villages on the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta and Bristol Bay. They converge in the large community of Kodiak to form their own village. T...
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Does changeless God fit with changing world?
"Let nothing disturb you; let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God never changes. Patient endurance attains all things. Alone God suffices." This wonderful prayer of St. Teresa of Avila has always been especially comforting to me -- the idea that everything passes (yes, even the good things, but especially the painful events of life), that God is ENOUGH for me, right here, right now. But the idea that...
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PREP PICKS: Chugiak, West battle for supremacy
Alaska’s final high school football game of the season will take place Saturday at West Anchorage High School. And it’s only fitting that the West Anchorage Eagles will take part in the game. I’m sure the good folks at the Alaska School Activities Association didn’t plan it that way. West will take on Chugiak in the large-school championship game slated for 7 p.m. The Mustangs will be shooting for their first stat...
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AMAZING NATURE: Ghost Shrimp not the only Boohoo
When walking the neighborhood I see scary pumpkin faces, hedges covered in spider webs and in one front yard is a dragon that beats its wings and scares my dog into barking at it every time we walk by. Halloween time brings to mind topics like vampire squids or skeleton shrimp. However, on my mind is an animal that would fit better into the mid February theme: the heart crab. As a compromise, I’ll start with the h...
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Former mayor leaves legacy of community involvement
Phone calls and emails poured into the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s office mourning the passage of Kodiak fixture Walter Johnson. Johnson died Oct. 7. Johnson not only served one term as city mayor for Kodiak, but was instrumental in the start of public radio station KMXT and the initial development of Near Island. He was part owner of Kodiak Motors and had taught school in Kodiak for five years. “Wally served one two-ye...
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Turkish prof looks at local parasites
A professor from Turkey studying the link between parasites in fish around the world spent the last six months in Kodiak studying organisms in rockfish, pollock and cod. Mehmet Cemal Oguz, a tenure-track professor at Ataturk University and visiting professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, bought fish from local canneries and studied them at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Research Center. In the 200 ro...
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Work Group talks bycatch after NPFMC meeting
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group heard about the Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management discussions after the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting earlier this month. At the October NPFMC meeting, a new alternative on top of the existing three was introduced by the state of Alaska. The state’s alternative was to allocate bycatch, which was accepted for analysis by NPFMC. The other three alternatives we...
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GUEST OPINION: Downtown committee still at work
The Kodiak Downtown Revitalization Committee continues to meet and do excellent work. I would like to update the public on the work we have accomplished, the tasks being worked on, and to thank those who stepped forward to volunteer their time on this committee. In 2013, at a city council meeting, several members of the public came forward complaining of the downtown area about litter, panhandlers, and being haras...
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