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Don’t use the Bible as weapon to condemn
While having lunch at a local coffee shop recently, I had a couple of people stop by my table to thank me for bravely taking a stand in favor of gay marriage. I did not do it to get thanks, or to be popular, despite what many conservatives say about more open churches being so “PC,” as in “Politically Correct.” PC, with air quotes, and said sarcastically, has become the disclaimer many people use to justify their ...
Jul 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: A summer day with whales and wonders
Visitors stream to Alaska every summer to share in the wonders of our amazing ocean bounty and wildlife sights. This is a very special summer for me because my parents are here. They bravely embarked on a very long trip flying from Germany across the North Atlantic Ocean, over Greenland and Canada to Seattle, then getting herded through customs and TSA, miles of airport travel, mechanical delays and language barri...
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Photo album offers glimpse of 130-year-old Kodiak murder
(EDITOR’S NOTE: This updated story, which first appeared on July 12 in the Alaska Dispatch News, is being reprinted with permission from the writer and the ADN. This version includes a few more significant details and photos.) KODIAK — A tattered photo album arrived at the Baranov Museum in Kodiak earlier this year. Once it had been made of velvet, but only bits of the softness remained. The posed portraits were m...
Jul 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard medevacs 52-year-old man 150 miles south of Kodiak
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew medevaced a 52-year-old man from the 600-foot cargo vessel Elsa, approximately 150 miles south of Kodiak, Tuesday. The MH-60 Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the man and transported him to Kodiak Providence Medical Center for further care. Watchstanders from Coast Guard District 17 command center received a report Monday evening from the crew of the Elsa that the crewmember was ...
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We have separation of church and state in this country
With all due respect to Pastor Voss (or was it Rev. Mahaffey? Mr. Rostad’s article is unclear on this point), he’s talking fiddlesticks when he forecasts “a point where even churches that oppose same-sex marriage will be ordered to (marry same-sex couples) by the courts.” I have heard this Chicken Little nonsense bandied around by so many Americans who ought to know better. If the courts had any power over religio...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 16
July 8 At 1:25 a.m., police advised a driver on Rezanof Drive East about a taillight out. Around 1:46 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 2:56 a.m., police conducted a security check on Rezanof Drive East. At 12:08 p.m., a caller reported an abandoned vehicle on Mill Bay Road. It was on private property. At 12:46 p.m., police impounded a loose dog on Mission Road. At 1:36 p.m., a caller reported for...
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Alaska State Troopers: July 16
July 7 Kodiak Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a commercial fishing tender near Cape Ilktugitak and cited the operator for employing an unlicensed crewmember. A crewmember was cited for no commercial crew license in possession. July 8 Kodiak AWT contacted a person commercial fishing in Chignik Bay and found the person did not have photo identification with them while acting as the permit holder aboard a vessel. ...
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Kodiak Post 17 hosts undefeated Chugiak
Kodiak Post 17 will attempt to do something no other Alaska American Legion baseball team has been able to do this season — beat the Chugiak Mustangs. Post 17 hosts Chugiak in a four-game series that begins with a nonleague contest at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baranof Field. The two will play a league doubleheader beginning at noon on Saturday and will finish with a nonleaguer at noon on Sunday. At 12-0, the Mustangs ar...
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Swearingin finishes qualifying at Juniors
Kodiak youth bowler Dustin Swearingin finished his qualifying rounds at the Junior Gold Championships on Wednesday in Chicago, Illinois. After 15 games, Swearingin ended with a 143.86 average, which placed him 400 out of 455 bowlers. He had his best game on Wednesday, rolling a 203 in the first game, but followed that with a 101, 153, 106 and 142. On Tuesday, the rising Kodiak High School sophomore recorded second...
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HOOKED ON THE BIBLE: 21 Tennessee residents in Kodiak assisting in Vacation Bible School
When Tennessee businessman and fishing enthusiast Dennis Tweed visited Kodiak for the first time about 8 years ago, he had no idea he would be hooked up with a local church and Vacation Bible School. Tweed, 57, started a company almost 20 years ago in Charleston, about 30 miles north of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He named it Kodiak Manufacturing Inc., a business that supplies farm implements, including tractor access...
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