Rape September 5, 2016

How effective is public shaming?  If people held protests in front of criminals homes and places of business do you believe that will affect a positive outcome?




Brock Turner’s Parents Fear For His Safety

Brock Turner was released from a California jail on Friday after serving only three months for sexually assaulting an unconscious 23-year-old woman at Stanford University.


Does your State have a backlog on Rape Kits?  How are kits prioritized?

Victim’s age, race, gender, or how the investigators feel about the victim or attacker?



Victims have a life sentence. Read that again. Victims of sexual assault carry those events for the rest of their lives. We owe it to ourselves, to them, to get this right.

Shannyn Moore: Rape kit backlog reflects failure of justice in Alaska

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Farewell Hugh Charles Krampe September 5, 2016

Mandatory Credit:  Photo by Charles Davis/ANL/REX/Shutterstock (2025466a) Actor Hugh O'brian.

Mandatory Credit:
Photo by Charles Davis/ANL/REX/Shutterstock (2025466a)
Actor Hugh O’brian.

O’Brian dedicated a great deal of his life to a charitable effort he created himself in 1958, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, a nonprofit youth leadership development program for high schoolers. The organization sponsors 10,000 high school sophomores annually through leadership programs in all 50 states and 20 countries.


Hugh Charles Krampe (April 19, 1925 – September 5, 2016)

Happy Birthday Bob Newhart & Freddie Mercury September 5, 2016


Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart



An asteroid has been named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday.

The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 – the year he died.

Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

May said the honour marked “Freddie’s outstanding influence in the world”.

He said: “And so – for its first appearance in public – Asteroid Freddiemercury – happy birthday Freddie!”

Freddie Mercury: Asteroid named after late Queen star to mark 70th birthday

Brian May

907 Updates FYI September 5, 2016


Northern Lights Taking Flight by Todd Salat






Blossom Teal – Anything Goes KCAW, Sitka

Program schedule near the upper left. Then click on Anything Goes (Sunday at noon) and it will come up for you to listen to.



Jim Edwards September 5, 2016

Paul worked with his son Steve and had visited Jim and family  in McCarthy.

Tom Kizzia: The life and times of Jim Edwards, the can-do genius of Alaska’s lost decades



Voting Changes in North Carolina September 5, 2016

The point of this post relates to comments by a North Carolina Republican consultant about whether the changes in North Carolina voting rules were racist or not. 


Southwest Fun Flying September 5, 2016

Beware Angry Frog!

Images September 5, 2016













Pratt Brothers September 5, 2016

The Pratt brothers (Boris Karloff is on the far right)

The Pratt brothers (Boris Karloff is on the far right)

Pratt Brothers  great-aunt Anna Leonowens (of Anna and the King of Siam fame)

Pratt Brothers great-aunt Anna Leonowens (of Anna and the King of Siam fame)


William Pratt was born on 23 November 1887[3] at 36 Forest Hill Road, Camberwell, London, England.[4] Pratt himself stated that he was born in Dulwich, which is nearby in London.[5] His parents were Edward John Pratt, Jr. and Eliza Sarah Millard. His maternal grandparents were James Millard and Eliza Julia Edwards, a sister of Anna Leonowens (whose tales about life in the royal court of Siam (now Thailand) were the basis of the musical The King and I). The two sisters may have had some Anglo-Indian ancestry.[6]

Pratt spent his childhood years in Enfield, in the County of Middlesex. He was the youngest of nine children, and following his mother’s death was brought up by his elder siblings. He received his early education at Enfield Grammar School, and later at the private schools of Uppingham School and Merchant Taylors’ School. After this he attended King’s College London where he took studies aimed at a career with the British Government’s Consular Service. However, in 1909 he left university without graduating and drifted, departing England for Canada, where he worked as a farm labourer and did various odd itinerant jobs until happening into acting.[7] His brother, Sir John Thomas Pratt, became a distinguished British diplomat.[8]

He was bow-legged, had a lisp, and stuttered as a young boy.[9] He conquered his stutter, but not his lisp, which was noticeable all through his following career.

William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff