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Friday, May 27, 2016

Favorite Link Friday Week of May 27, 2016

Hydaburg man charged with assault with splitting maul

HYDABURG, Alaska (AP) — A southeast Alaska man has been charged with felony assault after a dispute at a home in the village of Hydaburg.

Alaska State Troopers say 51-year-old Richard Carle was highly intoxicated when he got into an argument with family members, who pushed him out of the house.

Troopers say Carle used a splitting maul to smash the door and threatened to kill the people inside.

A village public safety officer used pepper spray to arrest Carle.

Troopers say Carle spit on the officer and broke out a partition in his patrol car.

Carle also is charged with counts of criminal mischief and harassment.

Carle remains jailed at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau.

He is represented by the Alaska Public Defender Agency, which does not comment on pending cases. [Source]


The Alaska Democratic Convention Just Rejected Superdelegates

Like Maine, the Alaska Democratic Convention has decided to abolish the superdelegate system entirely or to otherwise force unpledged delegates to vote in accordance with their state’s votes.

Super delegates are allowed to vote for whichever candidate they please at the DNC while regular delegates are committed to representing Alaska Democrats’ choice for president.

“This year especially, we’ve seen a lot of concern about superdelegates and the weight they’re given in the party,”Jake Hamburg, communications director for the Alaska Democratic Party said. “And some people would really like the delegation to reflect the will and the vote of the people”
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ALASKA SPECIALTY WOOD

Brent Cole Sr. and his crew (including two of Brent’s sons) scour the forests of Prince of Wales Island and the surrounding islands and waters for Sitka spruce trees that have fallen, are floating in the water, or are being retired from service in a booming ground, bridge structure or floating house. As a lifetime hunter of fallen and cast-off Sitka, Brent automatically scans the forest when he’s out hunting and fishing in the Alaskan wilderness. A healthy old-growth forest has an even canopy – something will always grow toward the sun and fill in the holes. If there is a break in the canopy, it means a large tree has recently fallen. From across the draw, sometimes he’ll spot an opening, where the forest looks thin, and he’ll hike a mile or more to investigate, and crawl up under the brush to check it out. Whether on land or by sea, Brent and his team discover salvageable trees, one by one, and obtain individual permits for each individual tree and reclaim them, bringing the logs back to the ASW shop in Craig, Alaska for processing and drying.

As a kid growing up in Chicago, Brent’s parents taught him not to waste and impressed on him the importance of being a responsible steward of the earth. As a result, even as a child Brent was deeply concerned about the wise use of resources (at the age of 6, he wanted to be a conservationist when he grew up). Brent started ASW in 1995 as a one-chainsaw operation, and since then he and his family have grown the business steadily and responsibly. Brent’s childhood ideals hold true to this day: When salvaging trees, Brent and his team don’t look for the easy way, they look for the right way.

“Being a good steward by protecting our corner of the world, the Southeast Alaska rainforest, is one of my most important principles in our business. I am absolutely thrilled to be working with a company that shares my passion. Tom Bedell gets it.”

Brent Cole Sr., Alaska Specialty Wood
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Theodore Roosevelt gets in trouble with his wife for bleeding too much

In 1888, while he was living in Oyster Bay, Long Island, Theodore Roosevelt organized a polo team. To get more action in the game he reduced the team from four men to three. He got action all right; he received many injuries while playing and on occasion was knocked senseless.
At first his wife was upset by his accidents. Gradually, however, she came to understand his zest for rough riding and began accepting his injuries with equanimity.
When he came home one afternoon with a gory cut on his head, she said sharply: “Theodore, I do wish you’d do your bleeding in the bathroom. You’re spoiling every rug in the house!”
Boller, Paul F. “Theodore Roosevelt.” Presidential Anecdotes. New York: Oxford UP, 1981. 201. Print.



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2 comments:

  1. Going to google.....and the joke is iffy on the funny scale; being of the female gender here!

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    1. Ha ha, well the nature of Jokes are usually Hit and Miss--maybe next week will be more appealing.

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