Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Public Safety Blotter: Nov. 8
Saturday, Nov. 2 • At 2:24 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was just punched in the face and was unconscious. Officers met the man at the hospital, but he could not identify who hit him and didn’t want to press charges. • At 5:49 a.m., a caller was warned for speeding and parking maneuvers. • At 6:49 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man came up to him, grabbed his throat and attempted to hit him with a beer bottle. ...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 8
KPLA meeting The Kodiak Public Library Association’s teen advisory group meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Baranof Park building (next to the ice rink). The new library building will include a “teen room” for homework and games — offer your suggestions for the room! LSU professor visits J. Gerald Kennedy, the Edgar Allen Poe scholar at Louisiana State University, visits Kodiak for a lecture at 7 p.m. tonight in Kodiak Col...
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Parks and Rec: Nov. 8-Nov. 15
AQUATICS  Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Nov. 8 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7 a.m. Noon Lap 11 - 1 p.m. Home school 1 – 3 p.m. Main E. Family Swim 4 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 pm Saturday, Nov. 9 Lap/ Aerobics  9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open Swim 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap  5 – 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 Family Swim  3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap  5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week: Yuwaluni
Niuwaluni; Yuwaluni - Talk (continuously) Alutiit’stun niuwaneq pingaktaaqa. - I like to talk the Alutiiq language. The Alutiiq language, the indigenous language of the Kodiak Archipelago, is known as Sugt’stun, which literally means “to speak like a person.” Although there are just a few handfuls of fluent Sugt’stun speakers in the Kodiak region today, Alutiiqs know that in any language, words can impact the worl...
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In the Courts: Nov. 8
Charges Dismissed • Charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct against Brian Dierich, 40, were dismissed Sept. 3. • Charges of violating conditions of release and driving with a suspended license against Andrea Benavidez, 22, were dismissed Aug. 21. • A charge of driving with a suspended license against George Garcia, 52, was dismissed Oct. 14. Reckless endangerment Brian Dierich, 40, was sentenced to 180 ...
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Amazing Nature: Comb jellies on planet Ocean
The scene is a vast, dark open space with occasional sparkles of light. Two vessels approach each other, slowly moving through the weightless space, assessing the other’s intentions. This scene could describe an encounter out of a Star Trek movie, but the vessels in this encounter could have been filmed in coastal waters not too far from Kodiak Island. I recently watched a documentary of two gelatinous comb jellie...
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Southern Baptist volunteers find golden opportunities to serve
Some feel strongly enough about a cause that they pay (and pray) for the privilege of volunteering for it. Sixteen volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, Okla. paid for their own airline tickets, housing and meals, as well as the curriculum and materials for the USCG Star of the Sea Chapel’s Vacation Bible School in early July. More than 90 kids enrolled in the VBS, said Lt. David Bradley, Protestan...
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Island Flavor: Federal school lunch regs fuel old rivalry
Have you noticed how the people who got to you when you were in school still get to you? And I mean in a bad way. And, with the immediacy provided by the Internet, the person can be thousands of miles away and still get in your face? I’ve experienced this with a person I’ll call Brad. I met Brad in seventh grade and was stuck with him until I graduated high school in the small town where he and I both lived. On pa...
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State meet moves from Anchorage to Juneau
John Lindquist has never taken a high school swim team to Juneau during his tenure in Kodiak. That changes today when Kodiak enters the state swimming and diving championships in the capital city. Lindquist is not too excited. Since he has been coach, the meet has always been at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. “Logistics becomes a big problem,” he said. “You have to go that much more farther. There are less res...
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Pair of hunting bills compete in Congress
A pair proposals to support hunting and fishing interests are working their way through Congress. On Thursday, Sen. Mark Begich announced his support of the Sportsmen's and Public Outdoor Recreation Traditions (SPORT) bill, which would create electronic versions of duck hunting stamps and open federal public lands to target ranges. Earlier this year, Sen. Lisa Murkowski threw her support behind the Recreational Fi...
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