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Peter Ramaglia
April 23, 1922 - October 5, 2015 If you wrote a book about Pete Ramaglia, these milestones would just represent a few highlights of the amazing man's life. Peter was born Pieatro Ramaglia, to Vincenzio and Pasqualine Ramaglia, immigrants from Rippabottini, Italy, on April 23, 1922, in Seattle, Washington. Pete was one of six children. Growing up during the depression was hard on the Ramaglia family, yet Pete alway...
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Susan Eileen Ramaglia
January 2, 1943-November 8, 2015 Susan Ramaglia passed away November 8 at her home in Anacortes, surrounded by her loving family. Susan was born Jan 2, 1943 in Hollywood California to Eileen (O'Hearn) and Fred Pate. Her father worked a Columbia Pictures Movie Studio, where her mother was a movie star. The family lived in California for the first few years of Susans life before moving to Normandy Park, Washington. ...
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TAPESTRY: Lasting friendship spanned elementary to adulthood
Guessing the identity of a boat coming into port was a game that close friends, Eric Olsen and Cecil Sholl, Jr., used to play. Cecil was usually the first to correctly guess the name of the boat. He knew boats; he studied them; photographed them and produced calendars featuring their photos. One of his favorite boats was the Devotion, manufactured by Hanson Boats, a company that he admired. It was the Devotion tha...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Seawolves fall in final
Hannah Wandersee’s first Great Alaska Shootout didn’t end victorious. The University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team fell 62-58 to NCAA Division I Western Kentucky in Wednesday’s championship game at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. The loss marked UAA’s fourth straight in the Shootout title game. The Seawolves were able to play the game as an exhibition under the NCAA’s ‘discretionary exemptio...
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TEEING OFF: Gizmo is thankful for his brother, PJ
While I spent most of Thanksgiving Day at work, Gizmo enjoyed the day with his brother, Pepper Jack. It was the first Turkey Day the two spent together. Pepper Jack, a 6-year-old Japanese Chin, joined the family during the summer. His mom adopted him while I was in Anchorage coaching baseball. I was fine with one dog, but mom thought Gizmo needed a friend. Gizzy is thankful for that as he now has a pal to watch sp...
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In the Courts: Nov. 27
Andresito Bautista Jr. pleaded guilty to driving without a license. Bautista Jr. was sentenced to 30 days in jail (30 suspended) and placed on probation for 18 months and required to complete 25 hours of community work service. Samuel Bennett pleaded no contest to minor in possession or consumption of alcohol. Gerie E. Botz pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Botz was sentenced to 60 days in jail (59 suspended) an...
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Have a merry coming to this Advent
Today is one of those Kodiak winter days where the fog and clouds are so thick that you wonder if the sun really rose that day (and you suspect that it didn't), and the rest of the world and its problems seem so far away, as though Kodiak were in some kind of bubble that has drifted off from Earth. Being the day before Thanksgiving, on the other side of Thanksgiving from Black Friday, the streets are only normally...
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Alaska State Troopers: Nov. 27
Nov. 9 At 9:30 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a man who had a no bail warrant for failing to comply with court conditions on a charge of driving under the influence in Valdez at the Kodiak Airport. He was arrested and taken to jail for 30 days. Nov. 16 At 2:43 p.m., a family member reported that a Chignik Bay woman left her elderly parents in Kodiak unattended and consumed alcohol. Alaska State Troopers ...
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Borough to negotiate with Providence for hospital lease
The Kodiak Island Borough will be negotiating with Providence Health and Services for the use and operation of the borough-owned hospital building as the current lease with Providence approaches its expiration date in 2017. At a Nov. 12 special meeting, the borough assembly entered an executive session “to discuss strategies in negotiating the hospital lease,” according to the motion made by assembly member Dan Ro...
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Researchers add to potential causes in whale deaths
Researchers studying the deaths of whales around Kodiak are rechecking photos for evidence of starvation, a new theory in the case, and they may work with other scientists studying a cluster of whale deaths in South America. In late August, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared a string of 30 whale deaths in the Western Gulf of Alaska in late May an Unusual Mortality Event. The number of dea...
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