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City Cites Snowman

By Linda Tancs

The city elders of Anchorage, Alaska have struck again. A homeowner in the Airport Heights section of the city has been cited again this season for his creation of a Brobdingnagian snowman. Consisting of over 16 feet of packed ice, the potential house-toppler (well, maybe a shed) is considered a public nuisance. Affectionately dubbed Snowzilla, this corn-cobbed pipe smoking ice man has been attracting international attention since its creation a few years ago. A local group has even organized to protect the goliath from the code enforcement officer’s slingshot. No doubt Frosty would be pleased. View photos of the toast of Anchorage here.

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Alaska’s Bridge Going Nowhere

By Linda Tancs

Alaska’s $300 million Bridge to Nowhere finally has a destination:  Neverland.  The abandoned project would have linked Ketchikan with Gravina Island (population: 50).  Apparently it’s infinitely more feasible to link Point MacKenzie (population:  230) with Anchorage, at double the cost.  Might this process merit a second look?  As Thomas Jefferson said, “Delay is preferable to error.”

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