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Stage and Screen: Can a Lunchbox Keep You From Being Lonely in a City of Twelve Million People?
Saajan Fernandes is a “pencil-pusher” in a government office in the 2013 Bollywood film “The Lunchbox” or “Dabba” in India. While set in present day India, Saajan’s work place looks more like a 1950s corporate bull pen than an electronics age cubical maze replete with the latest in calculating and document handling tools. Large, bulky and shopworn files are stacked precariously on Mr. Fernandes’ desk, and, as far ...
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KHS boys begin run for repeat title
The Kodiak boys track and field team enters this season as the defending large school champions and veteran coach Marcus Dunbar believes his team has enough firepower to make a run at a repeat. “I think we will have a very good team, and if there is not a superpower team out there, we will be in the hunt,” Dunbar said. Having a pair of Levis — Thomet and Fried — boosts Kodiak’s chances of capturing the school’s fo...
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Local researcher to give presentation on 1914 Colorado massacre
On April 20, 1914, members of the National Guard opened fire on striking miners, leading to 23 deaths in the community of Greek Orthodox immigrants in Ludlow, Colo. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the event, local researcher Suzanne Bobo will give a lecture titled “Massacre on Bright Monday” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kodiak Public Library. In Orthodox Christianity, “Bright Monday” refers to the Monday a...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 3
Friday, March 28 • Around 12:55 a.m., four bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:36 a.m., a driver on Powell/Mill Bay was warned for not stopping at a stop sign. • At 2:37 a.m., a caller on Selief Lane requested a subject removal. • At 12:05 p.m., a loose dog on Shearwater Way was impounded. • At 1:43 p.m., an officer red-tagged a vehicle on Larch Street. • At 2:04 p.m., an officer warned a driver on Mill Bay...
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Achievers: April 3
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary presented the winners of its third annual Kids Don’t Float poster contest during the March 31 meeting of the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education. Wes Hanna, Kodiak flotilla commander, said 220 children from local schools took part. Winning posters will be on display at the Kodiak Public Library. The winners are: kindergarteners Alyssa Arellano, first place, from ...
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Yakutsk mayor clarifies Spruce Island statements
On Tuesday, Aysen Nikolayev, mayor of Yakutsk, Russia, clarified recent statements about returning Kodiak’s Spruce Island to the Russian Orthodox Church. He emphasized the need to have “a restoration of rights” of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning Spruce Island. He denied that he or any Russian officials are calling for returning Spruce to Russia, but instead called for discussion of special visa allowances f...
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Schools look at rosier budget numbers
Kodiak Island School District officials have started looking at new numbers for the fiscal year 2015 budget following the passage Friday of a bill by the state Senate that allocates $75 million more to schools than in the current funding formula. “It’s safe to say that we’re far from the worst-case scenario,” superintendent Stewart McDonald told the Kodiak Island Borough School District board at its regular meetin...
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Sophomores lead girls squad into track season
Hit hard by graduation, longtime Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar will rely on sophomores Richelle Walker and Zoe Bigley to anchor Kodiak’s girls track and field team through the beginning of the season. The 5-foot-10 Walker displayed her versatility in the team’s blue and gold meet Friday by pulling off a rare feat with wins in the shot put, the discus, the high jump and the 100-meter run. “She is just very athletic,” ...
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Public Safety Blotter for April 2
Friday, March 28 • Around 12:55 a.m., four bar checks were conducted downtown. • At 1:36 a.m., a driver on Powell/Mill Bay was warned for not stopping at a stop sign. • At 2:37 a.m., a caller on Selief Lane requested a subject removal. • At 12:05 p.m., a loose dog on Shearwater Way was impounded. • At 1:43 p.m., an officer red-tagged a vehicle on Larch Street. • At 2:04 p.m., an officer warned a driver on Mill Bay...
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Alaska Science Forum: Trees awaken from winter's nap
POKER CREEK — On this south-facing hillside bathed in spring sunshine, trees are swelling like hot dogs. "They're all a little thicker than they were last week," Jessie Young says of the birch, aspen and occasional spruce in this pleasant open forest about 30 miles north of Fairbanks. Despite the penetrating warmth of the sun at spring equinox, the woods here in the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed are as q...
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