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Time-released to move Saturday for Sunday:
JUNEAU, Alaska — These days, gardens are cropping up everywhere, from community plots to school yards. Harborview Elementary School recently harvested its first batch of potatoes and invited the community to taste and learn along with them. By Melissa Griffiths. Juneau Empire.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Happy childhood memories plus a job offer enticed a former Interior resident to return to Alaska a year ago. Shallon Coleman was 13, had completed grades first through seventh at local schools when her Air Force family left the state in 1990. Last year she returned as pediatrician Dr. Shallon Craddock, to work at Tanana Valley Clinic. By Mary Beth Smetzer. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
KENAI RIVER MASCOT
KENAI, Alaska — Luq'a is headed to the salon. The giant, 20-foot long salmon originally built as a mascot for the Kenai River Festival to educate and entertain is in need of a facelift, a tummy tuck and a new wardrobe, caretakers said. By Brian Smith. Peninsula Clarion.
Time-released to move Sunday for Monday:
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — On a calm spring day in 1942, Nick Golodoff was roaming on the beach in front of his home village, Attu, when he heard a loud, unfamiliar noise — the clatter of machine guns. As bullets splattered the mud around him, Golodoff, then age 6, ran to shelter in a sod house. The Japanese rounded up the residents and put them under martial law. A few months later, Golodoff and 41 other Attuans were shipped to Japan as prisoners. Today Golodoff, his younger brother Greg and sister Elizabeth Kudrin are the last survivors of Attu, the only people alive who had homes on American soil that were occupied by a hostile force, the only living Americans to have been taken forcibly from their country by an invading army. By Mike Dunham. Anchorage Daily News.
NORTHWEST PASSAGE VOYAGE
KODIAK, Alaska — Sailing through the Northwest Passage is like taking a history course, or so says Mark van de Weg, who just did it. Weg and a crew of five others sailed the 49-foot sailboat Jonathan through the Northwest Passage over the summer. He arrived in Kodiak on Oct. 5 after completing the four-and-a-half month journey. By Nicole Klauss. Kodiak Daily Mirror.
KENAI, Alaska — It has been years since Evan Withrow took one of Dana Edwards' Project Lead the Way engineering classes at Soldotna High School. But the metallurgical engineering student still remembers how good it felt to take the classes that convinced him to be an engineer. Students in district's Principals of Engineering and Digital Electronics will spend the next year building increasingly complex circuits, building renewable energy sources, testing the tensile strength of everyday objects, learning what it takes to be an engineer. By Rashah McChesney. Peninsula Clarion.
The AP, Anchorage.