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Word and Deed: Faith differs from optimism
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19a A guy asked his neighbor how the fishing was going. “Better,” he said. “Just last week I went out for four hours and didn’t catch a thing. Yesterday, I got the same results in only three hours.” Reader’s Digest, August 1987 Fishermen tend to be optimists. From time to time I hear others refer to faith as some sort of optimistic roll of t...
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AMAZING NATURE: Rock sole evolved to be flat
I just walked the dock in Kodiak. There were the usual working boats and a couple of sailboats. I noticed that some of the fishing vessels were rather fat-looking, whereas the sailboats were slender. Close to the sunlit water surface I saw a few small fish. Actually, I could only see their outlines, narrow and long and pointed at both ends, kind of like the sailboats. Is it coincidence or design? On our boat tour ...
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PIGSKIN PICKS: Almost a perfect week
Last week, I told you about the Ketchikan football team walking off the field in a game against Thunder Mountain. Well, that cost the school $500 and a one-year probation, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. The penalties are based on the Alaska School Activities Association polices. Ketchikan forfeited its game against Thunder Mountain two weeks ago because the coach thought the Falcons were being too physical. Tw...
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Kodiak couple celebrates 70-year love story
By MARCILEE JONES Special Report Once upon a time in the little village called Los Angeles in the state of California, there was a boy named Harold Jones and a girl named Marcilee Hanna. Now, on a certain Sunday these two people just happened to attend an open house at Pepperdine College before it was called a university, Harold as an alumnus and Marcy as a future student. Harold was on leave from the Merchant Mar...
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Country combo
Aaron Lewis was born on April 13, 1972. He is an American musician and songwriter. He is also the lead vocalist and guitar player of the rock group Staind.In 2011 he started making country music. His grandfather introduced him to country music when he was a kid. I love country music because it is feel-good music. Lewis’ music has a great beat and is fun to listen to. It is cool that he is the lead singer from Stai...
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State law OKs unions, exemptions
On Oct. 4, Kodiak residents will decide whether to extend to city employees the right to unionize for collective bargaining. An affirmative vote on city Proposition 1 would end the city’s exemption from the state’s Public Employment Relations Act. Adopted by the state Legislature in June 1972, PERA recognizes public employees’ right to organize. According to the statute, “Public employees may self-organize and for...
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Arnold steps down as KHS baseball coach
The man who guided Kodiak High School’s baseball team to a pair of state tournament appearances is leaving the program. On Monday, James Arnold announced he stepped down, ending a four-year run as head coach of the Bears. “It’s about the kids and I think that right now they could use some new leadership,” he said. “I have had so much fun and made so many memories; I’m excited for the young players.” Arnold had big...
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Alaska State Troopers: Sept. 15
Sept. 3 At approximately 5:30 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a home invasion involving a sexual assault. Subsequent investigation revealed that a 22-year-old Kodiak man had broke through the front door of his ex-girlfriend›s residence and sexually assaulted her. During the incident, he also physically assaulted her and broke her phone while she was trying to report the incident to AST dispatc...
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Public Safety Blotter: Sept. 15
July 25 At 5 a.m., a person reported minor vehicle accident in the 900 block of Thorsheim Street. A woman was cited for driving without a license. At 9 a.m., a woman in the 200 block of Thorsheim Street reported her wallet was stolen and someone used her credit cards. At 12 p.m., police pulled over a vehicle with a seemingly lost driver in the 2600 block of Mill Bay Road. He was lost and police gave him directions...
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Special Olympics athletes snag medals
Kodiak’s Special Olympics scored three gold medals at the fall tournament that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. Amy Canavan partnered with Tawny Saylor and Aharon Dolph teamed with James Glenn to win gold in golf alternate shot team play. Canavan and Saylor shot a 141 over 18 holes, while Dolph and Glenn recorded a 119 at the Anchorage Golf Course. Bernie Graham and Glenda Fernandez picked up a gold in bocce unified...
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