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Bullying, body image and the afterlife
The Kodiak High School drama club’s spring performances are a more serious matter this year with two plays that focus on bullying and body image and looking back over life decisions. “Tracks” has a group of people that just died waiting for the subway to arrive to take them to either heaven or hell as they discuss their life and try to figure out where they are going. “I don’t really want people to look at it as a...
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Leisnoi prepping to log Chiniak Lake and Lagoon
Adding insult to environmental injury to the unique Chiniak Sitka Spruce forest, A-1 Timber Consultants (A-1), according to my information, is doing preparatory work for clear-cut logging around Chiniak Lake and Lagoon, a special place due to landlocked silver salmon and long beach from which whales can sometimes be observed from World War II fortifications. Leisnoi Corporation has apparently chosen not to seek ot...
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Isle Bells to ring in spring with world premiere
Kodiak’s hand bell choir will be ringing in the spring season on Sunday with the world premiere of a piece of music composed just for them plus a mixture of old and new favorites. Isle Bells brand new piece, “Kodiak,” gives the choir a chance to work with a composer and learn new ways of playing their instruments, said Ella Saltonstall, Isle Bells’ artistic director. “Getting to work with the composer as we learne...
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A BASEBALL LIFE: Game balls don’t have a long career
A baseball doesn’t always end its career as a hero. The lucky ones head to Cooperstown, a lot of them end up as souvenirs and the rest go to the baseball graveyard. The lifespan of a baseball was a late-night topic in the KDM newsroom this week. Those who have watched a game have seen it: A new ball gets tossed into the game, and after being pitched once exits without a formal retirement party. It waited all its l...
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Fagan disregards Economics 101
I have been reading the rants of Mr. (Jamie) Fagan for a while now and have generally been able to ignore the simplistic arguments that he propounds. His latest pronouncements on the Gold Standard and “fiat” currency is too much misinformation, ignorance and false facts to ignore and, what the heck, I must have too much time on my hands in my semi-retirement. While I am not an economist like everyone, I have acces...
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Family has grave moment with beloved pet
As I stood on the edge of the gravesite in progress, I was suddenly grateful that my husband, Patrick, is an archaeologist and so at ease with digging large holes. Skilled with a shovel, Patrick stepped on the top edge of the blade and broke into the outer layer of the soil so automatically and effortlessly. It is a move engrained into the muscle memory of his legs for more than 30 years of leading archaeological ...
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Yes, God loves dorks
Observations about Kodiakans No. 24 and 25: Kodiak residents are very proud of their town, and wear clothing proudly displaying the name Kodiak, or next best, Alaska the 49th state founded in 1959. This is not true of many other places I have lived, where you only wear your own town's name if it is a college town, as in Colorado State University, or better yet, North Carolina or simply Carolina, where alums believ...
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Kodiak’s caring people show faith at work
“You must help the weak,” said the Apostle Paul as he bid farewell to his beloved Ephesians, “and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" I didn’t see that Jesus quote plastered on the posters that advertised the fund-raisers for Annette Kutyna and the McCarthy brothers, James and Peter. But the impetus behind the words was at work amongst those wh...
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Kodiak baseball begins SCC games
After starting the season with six nonconference games, Kodiak’s baseball team will finally play a game that counts today against Soldotna. The Southcentral Conference opener for both teams begins at 5 p.m. at Baranof Field. The two teams will meet again at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Despite posting a 2-4 record in the first two weeks of the season, coach James Arnold said his team is ready to begin conference play. “Th...
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Kodiak marks National ALS Awareness Month in May
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neuromuscular, progressive neurodegenerative disease. Its cause is still a mystery and a cure is still the elusive butterfly. It was first described in 1869 by Parisian neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. Kevin Packman of Miami, Florida, wanted to do something for his father, who was diagnosed with ALS. When he attended the University of Texas and with help from then-Gov...
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