Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
TAPESTRY: ‘Strong’ advocate for compassion, treatment
Jonathan Strong has memorized a call to action spoken passionately by William Booth, the British Methodist minister who founded the Salvation Army in the mid-1800s. Recorded in the early 20th century, the message resonates with Strong’s own philosophy about helping the down-and-out, even those who have brought misery upon themselves. Putting a Kodiak twist to the appeal, Strong begs his audience to remember the dr...
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Dancers hit the stage Saturday
Leaping across the stage, kicking high above their heads, swinging their arms to the beat, the Kodiak High School dance team and several dance classes rehearsed numerous routines on Tuesday for their upcoming annual dance concert on Saturday. Guest artists and the Alutiiq Dancers will be joining in for some routines. For seniors and co-captains Cadee Coombs and Kerrigan Skonberg, this dance concert will be their l...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 29
Nov. 17 At 10:27 a.m., a citizen reported receiving harassing text messages. Police advised them of their options. At 12:21 p.m., police received a report from the 900 block of Thorsheim Street of a family member on drugs refusing to leave the residence. Police assisted citizens with options. At 12:49 p.m., police assisted a citizen who came to the department for a correctable citation. At 1:06 p.m., police receiv...
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Ethics first, income tax later
To the editor: It’s smoke and mirrors in the Legislature all over again. We Alaskans are focused on the fiscal crisis and admonished to sacrifice our share of the natural resources as represented in the permanent fund and the dividend, without serious discussion or revising the oil and gas taxation and revising it to provide Alaska a clear and equitable share of the profits, along with taxes and other means of pro...
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Achievers: Jan. 29
Nova Javier, borough clerk for the Kodiak Island Borough, was installed as first vice president of the Alaska Association of Municipal Clerks Executive Board on Nov. 17, 2015, at the annual AAMC meeting in Anchorage. According to a release from the organization, this will lead to her ascension to president in November 2016. Javier has served KIB for 15 years, 10 as clerk. She was previously second vice president o...
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ACS sinks Kodiak boys for the second time
There was no last-second shot needed this time. Or a score mishap. Anchorage Christian rolled a 10-point first-quarter lead into a 73-61 nonconference boys basketball victory Thursday night in Anchorage. ACS won the earlier meeting on Jan. 8, 50-49, on a Trey Huckabey baseline jumper with 3.4 seconds left. A minute before the game winner, the Lions were awarded a phantom point from the scorekeeper. Kodiak never le...
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Blame Mondays, Obama or Bush, or …
You know the “Mutts” cartoon? The one with the dogs and cats with many different personalities and a few humans who are not at all central to the plots? I recently stumbled across one featuring the grumpy cat, Sourpuss, described by the artist as “the cat who hates Mondays and stays under the couch,” and Earl, “the mutt with a big heart who cheerfully tugs on the leash in the walk of life.” In it, Earl asks Sourpu...
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Hospice, doulas help at end, beginning
In the past month there have been several well-known celebrity deaths, including David Bowie and Alan Rickman, both of whom leave artistic legacies in their musical and cinematic talents. Here in Alaska, we said goodbye to Eva Saulitis. Eva was a scientist, teacher and writer who lived in Homer and passed away at her home after a long bout of cancer. Eva shared her journey of preparing for death in her writing; he...
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TEEING OFF: Goodbye, Pro Bowl
Quick, name all the quarterbacks participating in Sunday’s Pro Bowl? I’ll give you one, Russell Wilson. No. 1. pick Russell Wilson. Time’s up. How many did you get? Mad props if you got any. Of the original quarterbacks voted in, Wilson is the only one that remains. Cam Newton and Peyton Manning are playing in the Super Bowl, while Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Andy Dalton, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers are not playing...
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Local Results: Jan. 29
City League Basketball Monday, Jan. 25 Water of Life (A) 93, Petro Marine 92 Tony Will 36 points, Michael Mainifo 29, Jemuel Mangalus 19, Myrgel Obas 5 and Daniel Woodley 4 for Water of Life. Randy Dela Cruz 22 points, Adam Kilborn 20, Demorris Mack 19, Jemuel Medina 12, Jonathan Sanchez 9, Dustin Krug 7 and Pete Danelski 3 for Petro Marine. Tuesday, Jan, 26 ISA 54, AIB 50 Jestoni Valdez 16 points, Arnold Obillo 1...
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