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Autistic man’s family sues city, officers
The parents of an Autistic man are suing the city, charging the Kodiak Police Department failed to train officers properly, leading to unnecessary use of force in a Sept. 16, 2015, encounter. Attorneys Myron Angstman and Joshua Fitzgerald filed a complaint Tuesday on behalf of Judy, whose son Nicholas Pletnikoff was wrestled to the ground, handcuffed, pepper sprayed and briefly detained when three Kodiak officers ...
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Tapestry: Believers liberated by discovering divine love
Love penetrates the deepest recesses of theology. According to a widely circulated story, the German theologian Dr. Karl Barth was asked to share one of the most profound theological insights he had gained through many years of study and contemplation. Barth responded by reciting the first line of a beloved children’s chorus: “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” The Holy Bible has been called ...
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Ash Wednesday a reminder of mortality
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Once again I had the privilege of saying those words to one person after another as I solemnly made the sign of the cross in ashes on each one’s forehead. Some of the first ashes flake off and fall on one person’s nose, and without thinking, I say “sorry” and try to brush them off. The young man smiles in the solemnity, and says, “It’s OK.” It’s okay, beca...
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Guest Opinion: For all the school board does
School board members are people who have an extraordinary dedication to our public schools. They exemplify local citizen control and decision making in education. They volunteer hundreds of hours and an immeasurable amount of energy to assure that our schools are providing the best education possible for the children of our community. Yet … Too often we forget about the sacrifices board members routinely make.  To...
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State putting megaprojects, Big Oil ahead of citizens
To the editor: The Jan. 30 presentation at the convention center by the governor’s budget director, the director of the Rasmussen Foundation, a fellow from AFL/CIO and a representative of GCI was well attended by Kodiakans. One notable entity missing in the pitch was Big Oil. From the get-go I was put off by the alliance of Big Government, Big Labor and Big Business — most of all by GCI, whose CEO received compens...
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Kodiak girls take aim at Soldotna
Putting the basketball through the hoop has been a difficult task for the Kodiak girls. Coach Krista Hicks is hoping that changes when her team hosts the Soldotna Stars Friday and Saturday in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. Friday’s game tips at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday’s matchup begins at 1 p.m. Kodiak spent its week off working on one thing — shooting. “Putting the ball in the basket is our No. 1 pr...
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Kodiak boys on the road again
After a brief two-game homestand, Kodiak’s boys basketball team is back on the road. The Bears play at Soldotna today and Saturday in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. Today’s game starts at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s game begins at 1 p.m. Kodiak has lost its last eight games and will need to shut down Soldotna’s Timmy Smithwick if it hopes to end the winless drought. In Soldotna’s two games last week, Smi...
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Kaune misses USBC Masters cut
Jacques Kaune, a former Kodiak High School student, finished in the top half of the field in his debut at the USBC Masters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kaune, a senior at William and Penn University, finished with a 15-game pinfall of 2,952, good for 187th out of 417 bowlers. He concluded his tournament on Thursday with a five-game series of 985. He topped 200 twice, with a high of 214. He finished the three-day qual...
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Teeing Off: The way the game was supposed to be played
What does Peyton Manning get for winning the Super Bowl? Egg on the forehead. Manning appeared on Wednesday’s “The Tonight Show” and played egg Russian roulette with NBA legend Magic Johnson. Google the clip now. Manning lost, but gracefully accepted defeat. The same can’t be said for Cam Newton. Manning was an eggshell of his former self, but still claimed his second Super Bowl thanks to an outstanding performanc...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 12
QUESTION: Who scored the first touchdown for the Kodiak High School football program? THURSDAY’S ANSWER: Harry Mickelson, who coached basketball and baseball at Kodiak High School, rolled 10 perfect games at Tropic Lanes. According to stormbowling.com, Mickelson, a five-time Alaska bowler of the year, has bowled 39 300 games and a four-time medalist at the Olympic Festival.
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