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Stage and Screen: A butler and a slave — two must-see films
A Butler and a Slave – Two must-see films “The Butler” (2013) and “12 Years a Slave” (2013) are powerful films that recount two remarkable and powerful stories. “The Butler” presents a compelling rendition of the life of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) from the 1920s through present day. Gaines works as a White House butler from the Eisenhower administration through the election of President Barak Obama and serves ...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man injures knee in shooting
A 33-year-old Kodiak man shot himself in the knee with a stolen .44-magnum pistol while allegedly drinking and driving Dec. 19. The name of the man has not been released, pending charges. According to an Alaska State Troopers press release, on Dec. 20, the Kodiak Police Department notified troopers of a possible shooting that occurred the night before. The troopers’ investigation revealed a 33-year-old Kodiak man ...
Dec 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet drops in final rankings
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet dropped out of the top 30 in the final high school cross country national rankings of the season. The junior finishes the season 37th in the nation on dyestat.com, which released its final list on Dec. 19. Thomet fell nine spots after finishing 16th at the Foot Locker National Championships two weeks ago in San Diego, Calif. Grant Fisher, who won the Foot Locker race, finished as the top runne...
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State-waters cod quota to climb in 2014
Kodiak fishermen will have more chances to catch cod in state waters in 2014. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced a quota of 14.63 million pounds of Pacific cod in Kodiak-area state waters. The state-waters quota is derived from federal quotas approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management council earlier this month. Fishermen had a quota of 13.58 million pounds in 2013. The state-waters...
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Alaska State Troopers: Dec. 26
Dec. 11 At 3:05 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries at Mile 2 Pasagshak Highway. Troopers responded and the investigation revealed a 54-year-old Kodiak man was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 when it left the road surface and overturned across a culvert into the tree line. The man was cited for due care to avoid a collision. Based on injuries sustained from the crash, the...
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Basketball alumni take the floor
Kodiak’s current basketball players will battle the school’s past stars tonight at Kodiak High School. The girls begin the alumni co-ed doubleheader at 6 p.m. The boys follow at 7:30 p.m. The alumni game is an annual holiday tradition for Kodiak’s hoops teams. The event serves as a scrimmage for the current squads and lets the alumni dust their shoes off. Kodiak’s boys beat last year’s alumni squad, while the Kodi...
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GCI to buy more Alaska TV stations
Cable company GCI is buying more Alaska television broadcasters. This month, GCI announced plans to buy all three CBS affiliates in Southeast Alaska: KTNL in Sitka, KXLJ in Juneau, and KUBD in Ketchikan. If the purchase is approved by the Federal Communications Commission, GCI will own most of the commercial television stations in Southeast Alaska. Earlier this year, GCI finalized the purchase of three other Alask...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Daniel Lerch
Former Kodiak resident Daniel Lerch, 63 passed away Dec. 19 at his home in Captain Cook, Hawaii. A potluck wake will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 in the American Legion hall. Bring your favorite dish and story to celebrate Daniel's life. For more information, contact Mike Sweeny at 539-5660.
Dec 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Science Forum: High-and-dry log points to great Alaska tsunamis
As Gary Carver stepped through the grasses of a treeless Alaska island with an archaeologist friend, he spotted a bleached driftwood log. The log rested on sand about a half mile from the beach and 50 feet above sea level. Carver, on the island searching out Aleutian mummies for a Discovery Channel program, is an expert on tsunamis. He suspected that only a giant wave could have delivered a 30-foot log that high o...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Holiday outings
The gifts are all open and your dinner is a fond holiday memory. What a great Christmas! But there’s a problem looming: You have a house full of guests and the kids are staying home for another week. How in the world will you follow up on such a memorable Christmas day? Houses get small in a hurry when days stretch between Christmas and New Year’s. As my mom is fond of saying, “Too much togetherness requires breat...
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