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Death becomes life in Orthodox Easter
Christianity is a religion that transforms. Blindness becomes sight; mourning is turned into joy; a self-centered tax collector becomes a generous man; a devout Jew once participating in the murder of Christians becomes their spokesman, writing a significant portion of the New Testament. The most dramatic transformation occurs during the Crucifixion and Resurrection of the God-Man Jesus Christ. The cross — an ugly...
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Harbormaster: boat owners prepare for wind
The City of Kodiak Harbormaster’s Office issued an advisory Friday to boat owners to expect strong winds over the weekend. The office is asking that boat owners or caretakers check their vessels to make sure everything is secure. “Look for worn, split or frayed lines and replace if needed,” the advisory said. Within Chiniak Bay and Marmot Bay, a small craft advisory is in effect today and Saturday, according to th...
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Music students qualify for state, prepare for world premier
Almost three dozen Kodiak music students qualified to head to state during a regional competition, and the students are also preparing for upcoming spring concerts. The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s orchestra, choir and band will be performing during the next three weeks. Kicking off the three-week KIBSD in Concert series is the orchestra, which will be performing a new piece, titled “Thrall,” composed j...
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The holy mystery of ducks, committees
The other day, I sat people watching in the Safeway lobby while selling “duck” tickets for the Rotary. No, we were not selling rubber ducks, as our table deviously seemed to advertise (thanks, by the way, to all the kids who got their parents to stop and look. You will each receive a Rotary scholarship when you reach college age). People watching is more fun than selling anything. I am a terrible salesperson, and ...
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Axel Carlson
Lifelong Alaskan Axel Carlson, 92, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015, at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, at the Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. with Father John Zabinko officiating. A visitation with refreshments will be one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. For those attending please be at the JBER e...
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KHS boys shooting to regain regional track crown
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Kodiak boys track and field team does not enter the season as the defending Region III champions. The Bears’ string of eight consecutive years atop the region was snapped last year by Colony at the regional championships. You can bet that the goal this season is to get back on top. “I think I like our chances for this year for regions,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. No...
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Kodiak track hosts three meets
The Kodiak track and field 2015 schedule is highlighted by three home meets. Service will be in town April 24-25, followed by Bartlett and Dimond for the Kodiak Invitational on May15-16. The main event is the Brian Young Invitational, an all-star event in its third year. The meet takes place a week after the state championships from June 6-7. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar has cooked up a special race for the event th...
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In the Courts: April 10
Leonard N. Acker pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Acker was sentenced to 10 days in jail (nine suspended) and fined $500 ($250 suspended) and required to complete 30 hours of community work service and placed on probation for three years. Jason Beck pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Beck was sentenced to 360 days in jail (255 suspended) and fined $2,...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 10
March 29 Around 12:26 a.m., police conducted four bar checks downtown. At 12:57 p.m., a caller reported a hit and run on Mill Bay Road. A man was arrested on suspicion of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree, misconduct involving a weapon in the fourth degree, driving with a revoked license and leaving the scene of a moving vehicle accident. At 1:51 p.m., police answered a caller’s ques...
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Playbook: April 10
Friday, April 10 Baseball: The Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament at Baranof Field. Chugiak vs. Dimond, noon; South Anchorage vs. Kodiak, 4 p.m. Girls soccer: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 3:30 p.m. Boys soccer: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 5:30 p.m. Track: Kodiak at the Big C Relays at the Dome in Anchorage. Saturday, April 11 Baseball: The Rex Edward Matautia Invitatio...
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