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907 Updates August 21, 2018

By Heather Hintze: Devin Peterson sentenced to 6 years for role in Grunwald murder
By Chris Klint: Bail set for 2 charged in Royal Suite Lodge fire
By Zaz Hollander: Would-be robber fired at restaurant employees pursuing him, police say
Sexual abuse!
By Derek Minemyer: ASD: Dimond HS hazing incident being investigated
By Mary Simton: Suspect wanted for illegally dumping fish guts
By Rachel D’Oro, Associated Press: Alaska Natives believed whale hunt was legal, feds find
By Associated Press: Village gets another moose hunt along with a new generator after extended outages
By Zaz Hollander: Three dead in boating accident on Kuskokwim River
By Kyle Clayton, Chilkat Valley News: Lost for 3 days near Haines, 74-year-old pastor walked, prayed and admired the stars
By Becky Bohrer Associated Press: In Tuesday primaries, Alaskans choose candidates for governor, US House, Legislature
By Ariane Aramburo: Wonder Park Elementary pep rally didn’t dissapoint
By Matt Tunseth: “Every day I wake up happy”: 2 Alaska grads return to mentor the next generation of band musicians
By Multimedia Journalist Shawn Wilson: King Tech High School offers full-time education this school year
By Heather Hintze: Newly signed legislation legalizes seed trading in Alaska
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Glacier Pilot

Military August 21, 2018

By Katie Lange Defense Media: Fallen Airman Earning MoH Was Top Performer, Tenacious Fighter

By Michael R. Sisak, David Rising, Randy Herschaft, Associated Press: US deports former Nazi camp guard to Germany
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Military Aircraft Crash in Iraq Highlights Dangers Troops Face Each Day
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Impressed With Colombian Progress, Concerned About Venezuela
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Seth Bleuer, 194th Wing: Face of Defense: Airlift Manager Delivers on Contingency Travel Plan
By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Rullo Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa: Camp Lemonnier Holds K-9 Casualty Care Training
By Army Spc. Jacob Hoffman 109th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment: Face of Defense: Nurse Brings Knowledge to Guard Service as Combat Medic
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release: Operation Roundup Continues to Target ISIS Remnants



Music August 21, 2018

Playlist’s included.

1.) Status Quo – Pictures Of Matchstick Men
2.) Boston – Smokin
3.) Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
5.) Steve Miller Band – Jet Airliner
6.) The Moody Blues – Nights in White Satin
7.) Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Blinded By The Light
8.) Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
9.) America – Sandman
10.) The Who – I Can See for Miles
11.) Peter Frampton – Show Me The Way
12.) The Spencer Davis Group – I’m a Man
13.) Steely Dan – Do it again
14.) The Box Tops – The Letter
15.) Stealers Wheel – Stuck in The Middle With You
16.) Shocking Blue – Venus
17.) Fleetwood Mac – Dont Stop
18.) Steppenwolf – Born to be Wild
19.) The Rolling Stones – Rocks Off
20.) The Yardbirds – Heart Full Of Soul
21.) The Doors – Riders on the Storm

1.) Ike and Tina Turner – River Deep Mountain High
2.) Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood
3.) Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
4.) Joe Cocker – With a Little Help From My Friend
5.) The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
6.) Otis Redding – Sittin on the Dock of the Bay
7.) The Drifters – Save the Last Dance for Me
8.) Little Eva – The Loco – Motion
9.) The Archies – Sugar Sugar
10.) The Supremes – You Cant Hurry Love
11.) The Turtles – Happy Together
12.) The Mamas and Papas – California Dreamin
13.) Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell
14.) James Brown – I Feel Good
15.) The Zombies – Time of the Season
16.) The Rolling Stones – Its All Over Now
17.) Stevie Wonder – For Once in my Life
18.) The Temptations – My Girl
19.) The Searchers – Sweets For My Sweet
20.) The Isley Brothers – This old Heart of Mine

Quotes August 21, 2018

“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”
Audrey Hepburn
“Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand.”
Khalil Gibran
“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”
Sophia Loren
“Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.”
Martin Buxbaum
Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking.
Black Elk,
medicine man and teacher
To fear is to expect punishment. To love is to know we are immersed, not in darkness, but in light.
Mother Teresa
“I am a museum full of art but you had your eyes shut”
Rupi Kaur
Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments.
Anais Nin,
To fear is to expect punishment. To love is to know we are immersed, not in darkness, but in light.
Mother Teresa
“Otherwise without faith it becomes very difficult to keep pushing forward every day.”
Darrin Wiggins
“Let us keep moving,” I urged them, “with the faith that what we are doing is right, and with the even greater faith that God is with us in the struggle.”
Martin Luther King Jr
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
Gregory Peck
“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.”
Roy T. Benne
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
Thich Nhat Hanh,
monk and peace activist
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Man’s thoughts, deeds and words return to him sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.
Florence Scovel Shinn,
artist and writer

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
Jack Layton

Kindle August 20, 2018

Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel
by Mark Sullivan (Author)
Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.

Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.

About the Author
Mark Sullivan is the acclaimed author of eighteen novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Private series, which he writes with James Patterson. Mark has received numerous awards for his writing, including the WHSmith Fresh Talent Award, and his works have been named a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. He grew up in Medfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in English before working as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. Upon his return to the United States, he earned a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and began a career in investigative journalism. An avid skier and adventurer, he lives with his wife in Bozeman, Montana, where he remains grateful for the miracle of every moment.

Pino Lella

Lella led Jews fleeing Italy through the Alps into Switzerland to freedom. Afterwards, at his parents’ pleas for him to avoid combat, he joined the Nazis. Soon, Lella was injured in the field and became the driver for General Hans Leyers, Hitler’s left hand man. As Leyers’ driver, he worked as a spy for the Resistance and for the Allies, relaying the information he gathered during the work day on a shortwave radio hidden in his family’s apartment in Milan. This information included crucial sites for Allied bombing, the extent to which the Nazis were sending Jews and other people to prison camps, like Auschwitz, and more. On April 25th, 1945, Lella arrested Leyers and handed him over to the Resistance. He did all of this between the ages of seventeen and eighteen. Lella’s involvement in World War II is documented in Mark Sullivan’s novel Beneath a Scarlet Sky.
The Marsh King’s Daughter
by Karen Dionne (Author)
Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage he could be.

More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King—because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.

About the Author
Karen Dionne is the cofounder of the online writers community Backspace, the organizer of the Salt Cay Writers Retreat, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she served on the board of directors. She has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar, and lives with her husband in Detroit’s northern suburbs.

Hokus Pokus (Sisterhood Book 9)
by Fern Michaels (Author)
There is no match for the Sisterhood–the seven friends who have taken vigilante justice to a new level–not even the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Although the women foiled former FBI director Mitch Riley’s plot to frame their friends Judge Nellie Easter and lawyer Lizzie Fox, now they must remain in exile or risk capture. They can’t complain about their opulent digs on a remote, luxurious mountaintop, but the ladies desperately miss home.

Their wish to return might come true sooner than they expect when they receive a panicked call from Supreme Court Chief Justice Pearl Barnes, who faces blackmail for her own illegal brand of justice. Now the women must not only sneak back into the United States, but also remain undetected as they investigate. But how do you make seven women disappear? With a nosy reporter on the brink of exposing them, the clock is ticking as the Sisterhood tries to create a little magic–and save the day. . .
Tenacious: How God Used a Terminal Diagnosis to Turn a Family and a Football Team into Champions
by Jeremy Williams (Author), Jennifer Williams (Author), Robert Suggs (Author)
Jeremy Williams captured the nation’s imagination by coaching his high school football team to unprecedented heights while combating ALS and caring for a son with spina bifida. This is his family’s inspiring story.

America first met Jeremy and Jennifer Williams when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition rebuilt their Depression-era farmhouse into a beautiful, handicapped-accessible haven. Friends, family, and neighbors from their west Georgia community—and all over the state—came together to support the ailing high school coach who had won their respect and their hearts. It made for compelling television but only told a little slice of the story. Tenacious gives you the rest—a tender love story, a thrilling sports story, and an unforgettable testimony to the power of faith and grit in the face of almost overwhelming adversity. In Tenacious you’ll meet:

The distraught parents learning their son would be born with spina bifida.
The young father facing his own devastating diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) with matter-of-fact courage.
The coach who guided his underdog team to a 10–0 Cinderella season—while struggling to walk, talk, and even breathe.

Packed full of faith, hope, love, and miracles, Tenacious is a story you don’t want to miss.

FYI August 20, 2018



On This Day

1519 – Philosopher and general Wang Yangming defeats Zhu Chenhao, ending the Prince of Ning rebellion against the reign of the Ming dynasty’s Zhengde Emperor.
The Prince of Ning rebellion or Rebellion of the Prince of Ning (Chinese: 寧王之亂) was a rebellion that took place in China between 10 July and 20 August 1519 during the Ming dynasty. It was started by Zhu Chenhao, the Prince of Ning and a fifth-generation descendant of Zhu Quan, and was aimed at overthrowing the Zhengde Emperor. The Prince of Ning revolt was one of two princedom rebellions during the Zhengde Emperor’s reign, and was preceded by the Prince of Anhua rebellion in 1510.[1]


The first Prince of Ning, Zhu Quan, was awarded the title for his military service under the Hongwu Emperor and was given the land of Ning, a region north of Beijing.[2] Ning was later moved to Nanchang in Jiangxi by the Yongle Emperor.[3] His fifth generation descendant and fourth Prince of Ning was Zhu Chenhao, a leader known more for his indulgent lifestyle and hedonism than his military prowess.[2]

The Zhengde Emperor was warned of the rumor of Zhu Chenhao’s treason prior to the rebellion. There were reports that Zhu had been gathering an army, when the military power of regional princes had long ago been abolished.[3] Zhu had also been bribing members of the Zhengde Emperor’s cabinet, as part of his plans to usurp the throne. In 1507, he offered the official Liu Jin a large sum of money in exchange for personal bodyguards, a bribe that Liu agreed to but was unable to carry out, once he was executed for plotting against the emperor in September 1510.[2] In 1514, he funded bandits as henchmen, seized land and property, issued taxes, and received bodyguards after successfully bribing the general and Minister of War Lu Wan.[2]

The Zhengde Emperor, who was childless, lacked an heir and Zhu had been pushing for his son to take over as heir apparent. The rumors were ignored by the emperor, who did not respond to the allegations.[3] By the end of 1514, Zhu was so emboldened that he began to refer to himself as emperor and issued his commands as imperial edicts. This too was ignored by the Zhengde Emperor.[2]

On 10 July 1519, Zhu Chenhao initiated the rebellion by announcing that the Zhengde Emperor was not the legitimate successor of the Hongzhi Emperor and had usurped the throne. His army marched north, in an attempt to capture the city Nanjing.[3] On their way to Nanjing, Zhu attacked Anqing on 9 August but failed to capture it.[4] The Neo-Confucian philosopher and general Wang Yangming was sent out to suppress the rebellion and captured the Ning princedom’s capital of Nanchang on 13 August 1519.[4] Zhu’s army was defeated by Wang on 20 August 1519, ending the forty-three days of rebellion, and Zhu was later captured.[3]

Zhu was sentenced to slow slicing, the punishment for treason, but committed suicide on 13 January 1521.[4] The officials and eunuchs who had conspired with Zhu were also sentenced to death.[4] Two years after the revolt, Zhengde died of an illness in 1521 caught after, according to legend, falling off a boat while drunk on a fishing trip.[1]

Born On This Day

1927 – Fred Kavli, Norwegian-American businessman and philanthropist, founded The Kavli Foundation (d. 2013)
Fred Kavli (August 20, 1927 – November 21, 2013) was a Norwegian and naturalized American business leader, inventor, and philanthropist. He was born on a small farm in Eresfjord, Norway. He founded the Kavlico Corporation, located in Moorpark, California. Under his leadership, the company became one of the world’s largest suppliers of sensors for aeronautic, automotive, and industrial applications supplying General Electric and the Ford Motor Company.[1]

In 2000 he established The Kavli Foundation to “advance science for the benefit of humanity and to promote public understanding and support for scientists and their work”.[2] The Foundation’s mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, and symposia in the scientific fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics. The foundation awards the Kavli Prize in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.

He was featured in the media primarily for his philanthropic efforts.[3]




Kelly Martin: How a Yosemite Official Is Leading the Fight on Sexual Harassment
By Valarie Basheda: Investigator, researcher share tips on how to cover suicide
By Kashmir Hill: How a Woman Disappears from the History Books
By Cheryl Eddy: A Futuristic Mechanical World Comes to Life in This Gorgeous Short Film, Fabricated
By Stephen Johnson: How to Make a Water Rocket With Your Kid
By Savannah Tanbusch: Blog Profiles: Candy Blogs
By Joyce Carol Oates: Mastiff
The Passive Voice: Why Is This Story Being Told?, Some Friendly Advice To New Law Students, Court considers fake reviews not deceptive if they’re just puffery and more ->
By MessyNessy 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCXCXI): Try not to laugh at Fort Blunder, A 17th century secret poison case disguised as a book, Mr. Degen, Maths teacher at Dana Hills High School teaching the physics of surfing 1970, The ball turret defensive position of a B-17 bomber and more ->
The New York Public Library’s Collection of Weird Objects
By Francky Knapp: For Sale: Your ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ Fixer-Upper Awaits
Matthew Hampshire Photography
Self-taught photographer Matthew has traveled across the globe in search of the world’s most beautiful abandoned places. His atmospheric photographs reflect his passion to translate scenes from his camera into print. Over the last five years, he has visited, Ukraine, Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, and Luxembourg to uncover the ‘lost and forgotten’
By Nick Fouriezos: Facing Up to the Russian Boar Problem in Michigan
By Melissa Pandika: How This Fertility Guru Is Set to Ease the Pain of 176M Women
By Mark Wilson: Behold! The first popsicle that won’t melt It was inspired by a secretive World War II project to use ice as a structural material for aircraft carriers.



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Scrappy Geek: Bud Light Lime BBQ Sauce on Grilled Ribs



907 Updates August 20, 2018

By Daniella Rivera: Man charged in crash involving stolen truck
By Mary Simton: 4 rescued by Air Guardsmen at Knik Glacier
By KTVA Web Staff: Shooting suspect arrested after fleeing police
By David Gutman and Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times: He was a jokester who complained about his job, but friends are still baffled by his fatal airplane heist
By Associated Press: Ketchikan shipyard building Alaska ferries expects to lay off up to 80 workers

By Victoria Taylor: Cremated remains of historic Alaskan actor set to return home
By Alex DeMarban: New cultural center unveils thousands of Yup’ik artifacts rescued in race against climate change
By Patrick Enslow: Tiny but mighty: Pediatric cancer survivor conquers illness, half-marathons to raise awareness
By Beth Bragg: Record book takes a beating and Old Glory flies at Anchorage RunFest
By Dave Leval: Former Seahawk Kelly Herndon soars again in Anchorage
By Charles Wohlforth: He makes mysteries of the real grit of Arctic crime
Suzanne Downing Must Read Alaska: August 20, 2018
One Alaska Update Keeping up-to-date with Gov. Bill Walker: August 20, 2018

Military August 20, 2018

By Katie Lange: Silver Star Recipient: “It’s Not About Awards; It’s About People”

By Yihyun Jeong: Marine on USS Indianapolis Finally Earns Sergeant Stripes 73 Years Later
By Associated Press: US-Led Coalition Says Service Member Killed in Iraq Crash
By Associated Press: Retired Navy Captain Indicted in Massive Fat Leonard Bribery Scandal
By Tiffany Lundberg: This Vietnam POW Just Re-Enlisted His Daughter

Music August 20, 2018

Includes students – “PLAY” by Dave Grohl celebrates the rewards and challenges of dedicating one’s life to playing and mastering a musical instrument. Part one opens with narrated behind the scenes footage featuring discussion of the love of playing music and the lifelong relationship with an instrument, and detailing the process and challenges of recording and filming this unique performance. “PLAY” film then segues to the titular 23-minute, one-man-band instrumental recording on which Grohl plays all seven instruments on the track, all live.



Quotes August 20, 2018

Bluebird of Bitterness: Hot cross puns
A Viking returned home after a long voyage and discovered that his name was missing from the town register. His wife brought this to the attention of a local civic official, who apologized, saying, “I must have taken Leif off my census.”
Three young Indian braves got married, and each built a teepee for his new squaw. The first made a teepee from antelope hide, the second made a teepee from buffalo hide, and the third made a teepee from hippopotamus hide. Nine months later, the squaw in the first teepee had a baby boy, the squaw in the second teepee had a baby girl, and the squaw in the third teepee had twins…which just goes to show that the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws of the other two hides.
Larry was spending the summer working on a cattle ranch in Nebraska, while his girlfriend Katie taught horseback riding at a summer camp in Kentucky. At the beginning of the summer, Larry wrote to Katie every day, telling her how much he missed her and how he looked forward to seeing her again when the summer was over. But when Larry got to know the rancher’s daughter Edith, he became a lot less lonely, and his letters to Katie became less frequent. When the summer came to an end, Larry found himself torn between his desire to see his girlfriend again, and his sadness over having to leave the rancher’s daughter. Still, he was smart enough to know that you can’t have your Kate and Edith, too.