907 Updates April 21, 2018

By Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media: Alaska News Nightly: Friday, April 20, 2018 B
Mat-Su Borough Assembly approves Chijuk Creek timber contract
Cleanup continues for fuel spills in Savoonga and Nome
Israel pulls warplanes from Red Flag training exercises due to rising regional tensions
49 Voices: Victoria Petersen of Anchorage
AK: What’s the deal with Juneau’s barefoot guy?
Fairbanks students need parents’ permission to participate in walkout, district says
Alaska Airlines sets new limits on emotional support animals
By Steve Quinn: Bree’s Law naming bill revived in Senate Finance
By Lauren Maxwell: Spenard inn’s neon palm tree turned over to feds
By KTVA Web Staff: Frontiers Preview: Pondering the future of the Alaska Permanent Fund
By Shannon Ballard: On 4/20, is Alaska’s pot supply too high?
JPSS-1 Satellite Provides Views of River Ice
By Patrick Enslow: Pichon pours heart into volunteering
By Sean Maguire: Notorious stretch of the Seward Highway to see big improvements
APD promotes 10 officers into new leadership roles
By Erica Martinson: Israel pulls back fighter jets from Alaska joint exercise
By Staff Reporter Homer Tribune: Writers’ Conference registration open
2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

Military April 21, 2018

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Defense Department Moves Closer to Cloud Computing
By Audrey Jensen, 21st Space Wing: Face of Defense: Airman-Poet Enjoys Community Involvement
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Pentagon Honors Secretary of Defense Environmental Award Recipients
By Katie Lange: Watch NASCAR Driver Become Navy Petty Officer for a Day
Press Operations: Remarks By Secretary Mattis At An Enhanced Honor Cordon Welcoming Japan Minister Of Defense Itsunori Onodera To The Pentagon
Week in Photos: April 14-20

Quotes April 21, 2018

I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
George Washington,
First US president
“Public opinion is always more tyrannical towards those who obviously fear it than towards those who feel indifferent to it.”
Bertrand Russell,
Conquest of Happiness
“In Zen they say: If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, try it for eight, sixteen, thirty-two, and so on. Eventually one discovers that it’s not boring at all but very interesting.”
John Cage, Silence:
Lectures and Writings, by John Cage
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
Proverbs 17:22
“The autumn moon is incomparably beautiful. Any man who supposes the moon is always the same, regardless of the season, and is therefore unable to detect the difference in autumn, must be exceedingly insensitive.”
Essays in Idleness,
The Tsurezuregusa of Kenko
I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.
Oprah Winfrey
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.
Audre Lorde
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy or too impatient. … One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach — waiting for a gift from the sea.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
author and aviator
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
James A. Michener,
Solidarity among men has one of its strongest foundations in the experience of sharing one’s own suffering with the suffering of all.
Erich Fromm,
social psychologist

Music April 21, 2018

By Ayun Halliday: Radiooooo: Discover the Musical Time Machine That Lets You Hear What Played on the Radio in Different Times & Places









Kindle April 20, 2018

The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense (Jane Hawk) by Dean Koontz (Author)
“I very much need to be dead.”
These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for—but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, no matter what.
The Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense Series: Books 1-4 by Dawn Lee McKenna (Author)
Curse the Day (Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Annabel Chase (Author)
The only magic Emma Hart believes in is caffeine and the power of the dryer to lose one sock per load. A public interest lawyer buried under a mound of student debt, Emma’s whole life has been one turn of bad luck after another.

Her streak seems to continue when she gets lost on the way to see a client in the remote Pocono Mountains. A chance encounter with a suicidal angel lands her in Spellbound, a town where supernaturals have been cursed to remain for centuries–probably not the best time for Emma to discover that she’s actually a witch.

907 Updates April 20, 2018

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Boroughs, university, private companies to explore trade with China
Pogo Mine officials “very excited” about two promising gold prospects under exploration
U.S. military brings free “Arctic Care” to Northwest Arctic communities
Sealaska dividends boosted by other corporations’ oil and zinc earnings
Haines marijuana business inches closer to operating, brings together grandmother, millenials
Alaska Senate joins House, calling for feds to respect state marijuana laws
USACE takes public comment in Dillingham on Pebble Project, format generates frustration
Trump administration kicks off process for oil development in ANWR

By Tracy Sinclare: Driver from fatal 2015 bus crash indicted for homicide by grand jury
By Chris Klint: Anchorage DUI suspect tracked from hit-and-run by driver
By alex DeMarban: North Slope oil has hit $70: What that means to Alaska’s economy, the oil industry and the state treasury
By Laurel Andrews: Why the price of pot is dropping across Alaska Laurel Andrews
By Elwood Brehmer, Alaska Journal of Commerce: Army Corps to publish final Donlin mine environmental review April 27
By Tracy Sinclare: Student walkout gets heated with counter protests
Lefever’s mountaineering moment headed to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.
Arctic Comic Con is happening in Anchorage
By Daybreak Staff: ‘Sudsy Slim Rides Again’ premieres in Wasilla
Adopt a Pet 4-20-18
Patrick J Endres: Alaska Photographics: Alaska Glacier Ice Caves

FYI April 20, 2018



On This Day

1535 – The sun dog phenomenon observed over Stockholm and depicted in the famous painting Vädersolstavlan.

A sun dog (or sundog) or mock sun, formally called a parhelion[1] (plural parhelia) in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to the left and/or right of the Sun. Two sun dogs often flank the Sun within a 22° halo.

The sun dog is a member of the family of halos, caused by the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs typically appear as a pair of subtly colored patches of light, around 22° to the left and right of the Sun, and at the same altitude above the horizon as the Sun. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but are not always obvious or bright. Sun dogs are best seen and most conspicuous when the Sun is near the horizon.


The so-called “Sun Dog Painting” (Vädersolstavlan) depicting Stockholm in 1535 and the celestial phenomenon at the time interpreted as an ominous presage


Born On This Day

1896 – Wop May, Canadian captain and pilot (d. 1952)
Wilfrid Reid “Wop” May OBE DFC (March 20, 1896[1] – June 21, 1952), was a Canadian flying ace in the First World War and a leading post-war aviator. He was the final Allied pilot to be pursued by Manfred von Richthofen before the German ace was shot down on the Western Front in 1918. After the war, May returned to Canada, pioneering the role of a bush pilot while working for Canadian Airways in Northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.




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Webneel: Promoting Your Site with Charitable Events
By Heather Chapman: Irish Senate honors rural Pulitzer and Gish Award winner after Iowa Senate, upset by his editorials, declines to do so

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By Kate Bernot and Kevin Pang: What’s the tastiest use for leftover bacon fat?



Military April 20, 2018

By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: DoD Honors Barbara Bush as ‘Dedicated Advocate’ for Military
By Army Sgt. Maricris C. McLane 16th Combat Aviation Brigade: Face of Defense: Army Helicopter Mechanic Earns Officer Scholarship
By Marine Corps Cpl. Stormy Mendez 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit: Marines Use 3-D Printer to Make Replacement Part for F-35 Fighter
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Army, Marine Corps Stress Importance of Ground Forces Modernization
Marines, Soldiers Participate in Innovative Readiness Training Arctic Care 2018

Quotes April 20, 2018

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
“The good company has no place for the officer who would rather be right than be loved, for the time will quickly come when he walks alone, and in battle no man may succeed in solitude.”
Brigadier General S.L.A. Marshall, 1964
“Because I am hard, you will not like me. But the more you hate me, the more you will learn. I am hard, but I am fair! There is no racial bigotry here! … Here you are all equally worthless! And my orders are to weed out all non-hackers who do not pack the gear to serve in my beloved Corps! Do you maggots understand that?”
R. Lee Ermey, as Gunnery Sergeant Harman in Full Metal Jacket
“All the wrong people remember Vietnam. I think all the people who remember it should forget it, and all the people who forgot it should remember it.”
Michael Herr, The London Observer, 1989
“I am the Infantry—Queen of Battle! For two centuries I have kept our Nation safe, purchasing freedom with my blood. To tyrants, I am the day of reckoning, to the suppressed, the hope for the future. Where the fighting is thick, there am I. I am the Infantry! Follow me!
Creed of the U.S. Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia
Bin Laden knew we were coming when he heard the helicopter. I had more respect for Ahmed al-Kuwaiti in the guesthouse because at least he tried to defend himself and his family. Bin Laden had more time to prepare than the others, and yet he still didn’t do anything. Did he believe his own message? Was he willing to fight the war he asked for? I don’t think so.”
Navy SEAL Mark Owen, No Easy Day
“People tell me I saved hundreds and hundreds of people. But I have to tell you: It’s not the people you saved that you remember. It’s the ones you couldn’t save.”
Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, American Sniper


Music April 20, 2018