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Get informed on Lou Gehrig's Disease
To the Editor: ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known in the U.S. as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Globally, it is known as MND, and in France it is called Maladie de Charcot. Parisian neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot first identified it in 1869; its cause is still unknown. ALS is a neuromuscular and neuro-degenerative disease. It is unforgiving and heartless, it is a complex disease because there are...
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Huge relief effort planned for Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan was a huge disaster. Kodiak’s Filipino community has big plans to help. This weekend, a series of events will raise money and supplies to send to the islands, which were devastated by Haiyan. The storm made landfall in the eastern Philippines on Friday, and the official death toll has passed 2,300 people. More than 600,000 people have been displaced. Almost one in seven people within the Kodiak Isla...
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Around Kodiak: Nov. 14
SCOK meets today Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. is holding a regular board of directors meeting at 1 p.m. in the Kodiak Senior Center’s multipurpose room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call the Kodiak Senior Center 486-6181. Borough assembly meets The Kodiak Island Borough assembly meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough conference room on Mill Bay Road. The public is invited to attend.
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Kodiak sets sights on volleyball title
Kodiak volleyball has taken on a new role this season. The Bears have gone from underdogs to favorites and along the way have gained a lot of fans. The team is not only playing for Kodiak but for all the small 4A schools across the state. “When we go places, people are rooting for us,” veteran coach Amy Willis said. “People are patting us on the back and are excited … if we can be the representation of the small s...
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Borough tries to iron out IBEW contract
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will meet in special session tonight to discuss ongoing contract negotiations with IBEW Local 1547. The assembly will meet behind closed doors as the borough attempts to complete a new contract before its existing arrangement expires at the end of the year. The IBEW represents most of the borough’s employees, excluding director-level jobs and the clerk’s office. The last signific...
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Stage and Screen: 'All Is Lost' — Unique Film and Interesting Metaphor
Our Man (Robert Redford) is the protagonist and the lone character depicted in J. C. Chandor’s 2013 film “All Is Lost.” Our Man is allegorically every man and woman struggling against the source of life and unforgiving antagonist — the sea. At almost 80 years old, Redford was the ideal choice to portray this vital, alert and capable (but mismatched) solitary sojourner. The action begins with Our Man resting peacef...
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Death notice: Leo Soucy
Leo Soucy, 69, passed away Nov. 12, 3013 at Elmendorf Richardson Air Force Base in Anchorage. Services are pending.
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Stephanie Lea Phillips Fajardo
Stephanie Lea Phillips Fajardo, 32, of Springfield, Mo., died suddenly on Nov. 8, 2013. Stephanie was born in Miami, Okla. on June 9, 1981 to the parents of Capt. Bob and Lorie Phillips (U.S. Coast Guard retired). Stephanie spent many of her childhood years in Texas, Alaska, Kansas and Alabama while her father pursued a military career in the Army and Coast Guard. Stephanie graduated from Baker High School in Mobi...
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Senior Life: Holiday events
It is holiday time during November and December at the senior center. We kick off events with the annual “Seniors Serving Seniors” at noon Friday, Nov. 22. Kodiak High School seniors will be at the center that day to serve a delicious Thanksgiving lunch to anyone 60 and older. This event has been going on for more than 30 years and so many of those high school seniors are now much older and have their own families...
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Wandersee a clutch performer
Kodiak coach Amy Willis has preached the importance of team play this season. That philosophy has worked. The Bears are having their best season in program history. They enter today’s 4A state championships as the Northern Lights Conference champions with a 17-1 record. As much as volleyball is a team game, it’s hard to look past Kodiak’s 6-foot-2 outside hitter, Hannah Wandersee. She was named the NLC player of t...
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