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Life in the Pedestrian Lane: In the mood

...earring drawer ... not quite so many pairs with bells and ornaments, but it's close. I checked the TV schedule for the Grinch and Rudolph (I wasn't disappointed) and was also rewarded with "Polar Express" and various versions of "A Christmas Carol...
Police trying to determine how the Grinch Stole Christmas trees

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- And then there's the story about how the Grinch stole Christmas trees in this Interior city. Someone made off with nearly two-dozen Christmas trees from a lot that were to...
Juneau man says gift mix-up was not a scam

JUNEAU -- The Grinch of Juneau who allegedly stole Christmas isn't and didn't. Last week...born-and-raised Juneauite, a retired construction contractor, was the alleged Grinch the group had reported. "We were in shock," Sarah, 64, a retired...

...Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda LeeSleigh Ride by Johnny MathisCarol of the Bells by David FosterYou're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl RavenscroftHolly Jolly Christmas by Burl IvesMele Kalikimaka by Jimmy BuffetFeliz Naviadad by Jose FelicianoHome for...
Jewell rejects Alaska land swap

...two days before Christmas, to place eelgrass and waterfowl above human life is exactly what I would have expected from the Grinch, but not from an administration that preaches access to quality healthcare for all."The governor also offered criticism...
An open letter to Santa Claus

...demand, "Can we build it?" followed by some tractor noises and an enthusiastic "Yes we can!"I know I sound like the Grinch, complaining about the "noise, noise, noise," but which elf had the idea to build electronic devices with no off switch...
Editorial: Like the Grinch, may your heart grow three sizes today

The phrase "Happy Holidays" has beenused so much over the last several weeks that frankly we are having a hard time remembering what exactly we are supposed to be celebrating. It's something you are almost expected to say when finishing a phone call, bidding a friend farewell or when signing the annual family letter. You could say we should all be giving our attention to whatever name your chosen late December celebration is - Christmas or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, perhaps even Festivus - and the coming New Year.
Making progress is fun work

Not even the Grinch could steal the fun at the 47th annual Soldotna Progress Days parade, although the green-skinned grouch was in attendance Saturday...
Homer hockey sweeps Juneau-Douglas

...visiting Homer Mariners over the weekend at Treadwell Arena in nonconference action in Juneau. Playing the part of the holiday Grinch, North Star Conference foe Homer iced the Mid Alaska Conference Crimson Bears 4-1 on Friday and 5-2 on Saturday. The Crimson...
Reflections on the season of Christmas

...whimsical ways. A few of our favorites: "And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling...and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if...


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