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Miller campaigns in Eagle River

Long-shot U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller stopped in Eagle River to speak with locals as he tried to drum up support against Lisa Murkowski in the upcoming Republican primary, according to a story in the Aug. 12, 2010 edition of the Alaska Star.

Speaking to more than 100 supporters beneath a tarp at a rain-soaked Lions Park, Miller said his grassroots campaign was seeking support of average voters.

“It’s regular folks that will win this election,” Miller said.

Note: Miller went on to defeat Murkowski in the primary, but lost to the incumbent senator in the November general election.  

 

Sluggish business

Local youngsters Canyon Cogdell, 12, Tyler Ziesmer, 11, Auburne Cogdell, 10, and Joe Garrigan, 9, used one of the final damp days before school to start their own slug removal business.

“We’re remove all the slugs from your gardens,” Canyon Cogdell told the Star.

His sister, Auburne Cogdell, said she has a special aquarium to hold the snails in once removed from local gardens. Wearing a “Snail Fedora” hat, she said the business was perfectly safe for the unwanted slugs.

“We take and find them a good home,” she told the Star.

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