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Poem: Need For Heed

Need For Heed By Norm Olson, NikiskiSpeeding down the highway, the wind against my face With my Honda underneath me, I raced for open space. The throttle...
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Troopers looking for tips to curb property crime

...are not convinced the justice system is doing enough to keep repeat offenders out of the community.Nikiski resident Norm Olson, who signed up for the committee, said repeat felons get "a slap on the wrist and sent back into the community...

By Norm Olson, NikiskiMy poems, my poems, Golden vessels of thought, Jewel-encrusted treasure trove of laughter and tears, Fine casks...
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Poem: Waiting For The Master

Waiting For The Master By Norm Olson, Nikiski With a ball by its side our old dog died In the place it had laid each day. And we remembered how it had whimpered and...
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Answer to crime in Nikiski isn't one people want to talk about

Is there anything good that can come out of Nikiski's crime wave? Well, yes. The community met together on Monday evening to discuss the problems with drugs and the thefts spawned by junkies. In a packed house, many had plenty to say while others waited for answers - answers that were sparse and rather oblique. Alaska's finest were present to give their obligatory reassurance to the group, sans any really meaty answers to the problems. They are working, but they also face our judicial system that is bent on penalizing the victim rather than the criminal.
Poet's Corner: A Sonnet to My Rose

A Sonnet to My Rose By Norm Olson, Nikiski Eyes brief commune doth comfort and console, Warm icy winter, and grace the terrene day. Hands touch and for eternal...
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Community meeting offers few solutions

The much-touted Nikiski Community-Against Crime meeting on Wednesday night left me angry and frustrated. On the one hand the outpouring of community support was gratifying. On the other, the same non-solutions to Nikiski's crime problem were familiar and short of any positive answers.
Poet's Corner: Christmas

...lordship meek,Oh, such Good News!With thus He woos -to His eterna banquet feast.The Story of My Christmas Tree By Norm Olson, NikiskiI wanted this Christmas to be special Since Jesus had made me whole. So why not tell others, I thought to...
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PBS station desired

I think I speak for the entire peninsula when I question "where is the real time, up-to-date news" on the fire? Folks are trying to get information and the media is woefully lacking in providing it.
Monitoring needed to guarantee safety

Regarding the article "DEC says Alaska fish are safe to eat" (Clarion, Jan. 24): Let me see, is that the same Department of Environmental Conservation that says the toxic monofill in Nikiski is safe and that the injection of poisonous drilling waste into wells below Soldotna and surrounding areas is safe?


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