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KDM EDITORIAL: Nor red nor blue nor purple
In 1990 Wally Hickel, a staunch Republican, ran successfully for governor on the Alaska Independence Party ticket. He had no interest in actual secession, except in the sense of leading more conservative voters away from centrist Arliss Sturgulewski, the Republican Party’s official candidate. It was not the only time the AIP offered electoral cover for Republicans disaffected with party leadership. And it was not ...
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Thomas “Tom” Cornelius Sweeney
Longtime Kodiak resident Thomas “Tom” Cornelius Sweeney passed away peacefully with loving family members present on March 29, 2016, in Providence Hospital, Anchorage after bravely battling his medical challenges. He was 84. Tom was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Helena, Montana. During his high school years, he worked pumping gas and bagging and delivering groceries, and earned football and basketball scholarships to West...
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Kimberly Dawn Forman
Kimberly Dawn Forman of Kodiak died March 19, 2016, at home, surrounded by loved ones. Her death came just 26 days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She was 54. Kim, as she preferred to be known, was born March 22, 1961, in Kodiak, Alaska, to Theresa (Chichenoff) of Afognak Village and Obert Lewis Forman of Paris, Texas. She grew up and spent the majority of her life in Kodiak, with a few years in June...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 8
March 21 At 3:25 a.m., police responded to a suspicious vehicle in the 1700 block of Mill Bay Road. The driver was negative for impairment. At 4:54 a.m., police gave a no camping warning to a man in his vehicle in the Hillside Drive and Cope Street area. At 8:19 a.m., police warned a driver in the Benny Benson and Rezanof drives area for having malfunctioning head and taillights. At 8:20 a.m., police warned a driv...
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In the Courts: April 8
Setema Aitolu pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Aitolu was sentenced to 45 days in jail (42 suspended) and fined $1,500 and had their license revoked for 90 days and ordered to use an ignition interlock device after regaining the license and ordered to comply with recommendations of alcohol/substance abuse and placed on probation for two years. Matthew Amor pleaded guilty to immediate notice of accide...
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TAPESTRY: Traveler finds kids are the same all over
Whether Jon Breuninger is playing soccer with kids from Nigeria, basketball with youngsters in the Philippines or capture the flag with a group of high-energy Kodiak middle school students, he sees laughter and gladness in their faces. Very deep human needs are being met. Breuninger, a missionary with Send, an interdenominational, multinational, evangelical mission organization, spends much of his time volunteerin...
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Playbook: April 8
Friday, April 8 Baseball: Kodiak Blue/Gold game at Baranof Field, 5 p.m. Boys soccer: Kodiak vs. Houston at Joe Floyd Track and Field. 7 p.m. Girls soccer: Kodiak vs. Houston at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 5 p.m. Track: Invincible Pentathlon at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 Boys soccer: Kodiak vs. Houston at Joe Floyd Track and Field, noon Girls soccer: Kodiak vs. Houston at Joe Floyd Track...
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Bowling tourney set for Sunday
One of Kodiak’s richest bowling tournaments takes place Sunday at Tropic Lanes. The sixth Spenard Builders Supply Pro-Build Championships begins at 1 p.m. The tournament is different than most held in Kodiak because of the difficulty of the oil patters. “It is one of the fairest tournaments,” co-tournament founder Stefan Machalias told the Daily Mirror in 2012. “Nobody has an advantage. A lot of people don’t under...
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ROCKIN' OUT: Loggins takes off on hit soundtrack
The “Top Gun” soundtrack is one of the most popular soundtracks of all time. It reached platinum nine times! Kenny Loggins performed two songs on the soundtrack: “Playing with the Boys” and “Danger Zone.” I’ve watched “Top Gun” a few times and loved it as a kid. I like that it is full of suspense. My favorite scenes from the movie are when the pilots are flying I think “Danger Zone” is great because it has a reall...
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Spiritual victory not shown in final score
To all you UAA women’s basketball fans out there, I feel your pain — watching your team get so far in the NCAA tournament, just to lose in the end. My Tar Heels did the same thing in the men’s tournament, and it felt agonizingly unbelievable. It was hard enough to be one of only a handful of fans on the island, where everyone else was acting like it was just another day and going about their everyday business. I w...
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