Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Dhimmitude theory on Obamacare is a hoax
To the Editor: I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Zimmer’s letter concerning Obamacare and “dhimmitude.” Incredulous at what I was reading, I Googled the subject. It only took five minutes to learn that Mr. Zimmer seems to be the victim of a well-known hoax. His claims originate from a viral, wildly inaccurate email that has been circulating since 2010. As a matter of fact, it appears that the vast majority of Mr....
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 16
Hope Community Resources is holding a community garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Stop by at 917 Mill Bay Road. The Kodiak Audubon Society will hold a pair of hikes this weekend, with hiking parties meeting at the downtown ferry terminal at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s hike is a 1-mile hike of Spruce Cape. Sunday’s event is a 6-mile hike of Termination Point. Call Cindy Bower at 486-0499 wit...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 16
Sunday, Aug. 11 • At 9:04 p.m., a woman reported two men were fighting. While on the phone, the woman said one man drove over the other one. The victim was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and the man was arrested for second-degree assault. • At 9:52 p.m., a caller reported an intoxicated man was walking in the middle of the street. Officers found only one person, but he was on the sidewalk and did...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Aug. 16
Aug. 14 • Coast Guard Sector Juneau received a report of the 56-foot fishing vessel Coral Sea grounded and partially sunk in the vicinity of Dall Island with 500 gallons of diesel aboard. All five people aboard abandoned ship into the vessel’s skiff and were picked up by the crew of the fishing vessel Time Bandit. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducted an over flight and found the vessel comp...
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Parks and Rec: Aug. 16-Aug. 23
Aug. 16-Aug. 23 AQUATICS Friday, Aug. 16 Morning Lap 6 –7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 7 – 8:30 p.m. Evening Lap 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 Morning Lap 5:30 –7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 7 ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Laundry
Iqa’iat - Laundry (plural) Nukallpiat iqa’ineq pingaktaan’tat. - Men don’t like to do laundry. The Alutiiq word for laundry comes from the word for dirt, iqaq, and literally means “dirties.” Anyone with a family knows that laundry is a never-ending chore, but in the days before modern washers and dryers, it was an exhausting, daylong project. Alutiiq women remember carrying water and lighting fires in their woodbu...
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Tapestry: Burnetts fondly recall Uganda trip
Rafting the Nile River was the perfect father-and-son field trip for John and Caleb Burnett. They had been volunteering in Jinja, Uganda, where John’s brother-in-law heads the Global Theological Seminary and now they were enjoying the challenges of paddling the longest river in the world. But the adventure delivered more than it promised. Swirling rapids in The Bad Place threw the rafters and their guide into the ...
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Island Flavor: Farmers Market satisfies with homegrown goodness
Where can you get fresh salad greens, fireweed ice cream and mango chutney served by a girl in a zebra costume? At the Kodiak Farmers’ Market, of course. It isn’t your typical lunch setting, but it’s the best place in town for a midday meal on Saturdays. The food is as fresh as it comes. The atmosphere is family-friendly, and the setting, drop-dead gorgeous. The Farmers Market meets Saturdays during the summer and...
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In the Courts: Aug. 16
Dismissals • Counts of violating conditions of release, disorderly conduct and two counts of fourth-degree assault against Johnathan Hammon, 42, were dismissed July 23. • One count of first-degree burglary against Ronald Singleton, 60, was dismissed Aug. 5. Assault • Johnathan Hammon, 42, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 days suspended), and was fined $1,500 ($1,250 ...
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Amazing Nature: Statues come alive under water
Summer is waning, and preparations for the coming school year are in full swing. I will offer my first Kodiak College class this fall, and since it is a brand new class, I have spent hours this summer anticipating and preparing. The class is called “introduction to marine science through experiments and art” and combines several ways of learning about and getting fascinated by the oceans. In lectures, small experi...
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