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Stage and Screen: Meryl Streep is worth the price of admission
The play “August: Osage County,” written by Tracy Letts, won the Pulitzer Prize for best drama in 2008. Wikipedia describes the play as “darkly comedic.” While there are intermittent moments of laughter in the 2013 screen version of this powerful drama, I am reluctant to characterize this film as comedic. Those moments that do elicit a laugh are generally moments of uncomfortable dialog that dominate this brillian...
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Kodiak hoops remain in state poll
Both of Kodiak High School’s basketball teams remained in the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches rankings. Kodiak’s girls (16-0) stayed at No. 1, while Kodiak’s boys (7-5) remained at No. 5 in the rankings released Wednesday. West Anchorage girls moved up a spot to No. 2, while Soldotna dropped a spot to No. 3. Soldotna remained undefeated with a 63-5 trouncing of North Pole Wednesday at the Dimond La...
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Guitar trios concert tonight
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Tonight’s Kodiak Art’s Council show combines two guitar trios, the Montreal and California guitar trios. Yes, in all that will be six guitarists on the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stage this evening. The two trios come from opposite sides of the continent, but they’ve toured together before. They play a wide repertoire that includes jazz, classical, progressive rock and world music. The show sta...
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Playbook: Feb. 6
Friday, Feb. 7 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Colony. C squad, 4 p.m.; junior varsity, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak at the State Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, 10 a.m.
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Coast Guard: better detection caused foreign incursion spike
This year’s spike in foreign fishing incursions is based on better detection, not increased foreign fishing activity, says deputy chief of enforcement for the Coast Guard’s 17th District. In 2013 the Coast Guard documented 30 incursions into U.S. waters by foreign vessels in the Alaska area. More than half were by one South Korean trawler. The number is up from 10 total incursions in 2012. Both years are well beyo...
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Kodiak girls No. 3 in WPI
The Alaska School Activities Association released its first Winning Percentage Index of the basketball season earlier this week. Kodiak’s girls are third, while the boys are ninth. The WPI measures the strength of a team’s schedule and how it does against that schedule. Neither margin of victory nor location of games is considered and only games against 4A teams count. The WPI is used to determine the two at-large...
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Selief Lane playground vandalized
Kodiak Police are investigating the vandalism of two playground slides vandalized at the Selief playground. A citizen reported damage to the City of Kodiak play structure on Selief Lane Monday afternoon, City Parks and Recreation Director Charlie Powers said. It’s hard to tell when the damage occurred, he said. One piece of heavy plastic on a slide atop a three-level play structure was broken. There was a burn mar...
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NLC rankings: Kodiak girls continue to stay on top
Every decent 4A girls basketball team in the state is playing at the Dimond Prep Shootout that begins today in Anchorage. The best team is not. Top-ranked Kodiak (16-0) is not one of the 16 teams participating in the four-day tournament. West Anchorage and Soldotna, the other two undefeated 4A teams left, are. Coach Amy Fogle isn’t concerned that her team is not joining the party. “I don’t understand why anybody w...
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City council approves fishery adviser
Kodiak is one step away from a new fisheries adviser. By unanimous vote at a special Tuesday night meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved lobbyist Heather McCarty of Juneau to be the joint Kodiak city and borough fishery adviser. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will have the final say on McCarty’s position at its Thursday night meeting. The position is a two-year contract to represent the city and borough at...
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KTUU offers GCI Channel 2 Olympics coverage
Anchorage TV station KTUU is offering its competitor GCI permission to rebroadcast two weeks of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics prime time coverage. The offer, announced by KTUU in a news release Friday, is the latest volley in a longstanding contract dispute between the two Alaska media giants. GCI didn’t immediately return phone calls from the Daily Mirror asking if the company would accept KTUU’s offer. The Olympics...
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