07 January 2014

In The News (Updated)

Slip-Sliding Away Dept: Three Anchorage women have qualified for the American cross-country ski team for the Olympic Games in Sochi ... Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks and Sadie Bjornsen earned their spots on the team in an initial selection process, based on an international points list.

Finland Ski Sprint
U.S. Kikkan Randall celebrates winning the ladies World Cup sprint event at the Lahti Ski Games on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Lahti, Finland. (AP Photo / Lehtikuva, Markku Ulander)

Randall, Brooks and Bjornsen all train with the Anchorage-based Alaska Pacific University club team. Randall and Brooks, both 31, competed in the 2010 Olympics in Canada; the 2014 Games will be the first for the 24-year-old Bjornsen.

It Makes a Bad Impression Dept:  A man was hit over the head with a shovel and then grazed by a bullet during a fight in Chugiak Monday afternoon, police said.

... Police found that two men were involved in a verbal argument, and one of them had brandished a firearm, Castro said. In the scuffle that followed, a woman whacked one of the men over the head with a shovel, Castro said. Then the gun went off multiple times, and a bullet grazed that same man in the shoulder, Castro said. 

You Always Hurt the One You Love Dept:  Heard on the local news, but no link available - two brothers scuffled over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, until one pulled a knife on the other.  Police were eventually brought in to smooth things over (see what I did there?).

It's unknown whether the fight was complicated by the brothers sticking to the roof of the house ...

It Was His Lucky Day Dept:  A trash collector got a surprise Monday morning when he picked up a trash bin at an East Anchorage restaurant and dumped it into his garbage truck: a man fell out, landing in the truck's collection unit ... The man and his backpack landed in the truck's storage compartment, [a spokesman] said. He was not hurt, but he could not get out...

The scene of the, er, non-crime


ProudHillbilly said...

"Then the gun went off multiple times..."?

Anonymous said...

Yeah. That last story could have gone chunky...
PB side down?



PioneerPreppy said...

I bet the brothers in the peanut butter incident were too chunky to really hurt each other :)

Rev. Paul said...

PH ... I know. Who'da thunk it?

Guffaw & Preppy, sounds like they were in the thick of things - and stuck with it!

Cathy said...

When ya think you're having a bad day . . just read a police blotter or the front page of the daily newspaper.

Rev. Paul said...

Very true!