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Body discovered in duct after school staff detects odor
Anchorage Daily News ^ | 6 Sep 07 | Julia O'Malley

Posted on 09/06/2007 10:34:01 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY

Maintenance workers investigating a strange smell Wednesday morning discovered a dead man deep in a heating vent at Russian Jack Elementary, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

The body was identified later in the afternoon as Michael Nix, 21, who had been missing since he left his apartment near the school on Aug. 24.

"He said he was going to get something from his car, and he never came back," said his sister, Sasha Loyd.

Nix was living with his girlfriend on East 20th Avenue. He'd been drinking that night, his sister said. An alcohol container was found with the body, said police spokesman Paul Honeman.

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People are complaining because they didn't send the kids home while they were recovering the body.
1 posted on 09/06/2007 10:34:03 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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Maintenance workers investigating a strange smell Wednesday morning discovered a dead man deep in a heating vent at Russian Jack Elementary

Drunk'n B & E ping!!

2 posted on 09/06/2007 10:35:59 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Not exactly the way I’d want to go...


3 posted on 09/06/2007 10:37:34 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ((Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking its heritage.))
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To: GATOR NAVY

You just can’t make this stuff up. Truth is stranger than fiction ping.


4 posted on 09/06/2007 10:38:15 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: GATOR NAVY

trying to get a bird’s eye view of the ladies room? or just wanted to steal some pencils? weird.


5 posted on 09/06/2007 10:39:05 AM PDT by thefactor
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To: GATOR NAVY

I guess he got nixed..........


6 posted on 09/06/2007 10:39:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: GATOR NAVY

If it sleeps like a duct and smells like a duct, it’s a dead duct.


7 posted on 09/06/2007 10:40:38 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (When Bubba lies, the finger flies!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yeah, I think most people would prefer a tad more dignity in their passing.


8 posted on 09/06/2007 10:41:03 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Hey! Must be a devil between us)
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To: GATOR NAVY
Maintenance workers investigating a strange smell Wednesday morning discovered a dead man deep in a heating vent at Russian Jack Elementary

The russian version of a stink bomb.

Okay, who's the prankster? Little Timmy Putin, did you do this?

9 posted on 09/06/2007 10:41:40 AM PDT by lowbridge ("We control this House, not the parliamentarians! -Congressman Steny Hoyer (D))
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To: GATOR NAVY

21? - shouldn’t he have graduated by now?


10 posted on 09/06/2007 10:42:33 AM PDT by tioga
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To: GATOR NAVY

Union pipefitter?


11 posted on 09/06/2007 10:42:34 AM PDT by digger48
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To: thefactor
trying to get a bird’s eye view of the ladies room?


12 posted on 09/06/2007 10:43:03 AM PDT by jdm
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To: GATOR NAVY

Yeah, remind me not to drink and duct dive. Gotta tell you, this isn’t one of the things I’ve ever thought of doing, when drinking.


13 posted on 09/06/2007 10:43:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ((Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking its heritage.))
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To: GATOR NAVY

No worries, Ted Stevens is going to earmark a 250 million dollar screen (constructed by Alaskan’s, of course) to use in future duct deaths so as to hide it from the kiddies.

And if you say a word against it, he’ll get all hulked up on your butt!

(chuckle)


14 posted on 09/06/2007 10:44:11 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: GATOR NAVY

The duct to nowhere.


15 posted on 09/06/2007 10:51:13 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: GATOR NAVY

Maybe he was trying to get to the bandhall so he could decompose.


16 posted on 09/06/2007 10:52:17 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: GATOR NAVY
This happens a lot more often than you'd think.

Every month or so another story surfaces on FR about some idiot burglar that tries to crawl in a ventilation hood outlet, a chimney, or an airshaft.

Sometimes they're rescued before they die. Sometimes they're not discovered for a long, long time. Some guy who disappeared in the 1970s was recently discovered in the disused brick chimney of a South Carolina gift shop. The shop had closed and was being renovated, and when they opened up the paneling that had closed off the fireplace, they noticed the smell . . . . nothing but bones, but they identified him by his driver's licence in the pocket of his pants.

17 posted on 09/06/2007 10:56:15 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: GATOR NAVY

Boy, no kidding... although I think that poor Elvis had it the worst. I wouldn’t want to be found dead on the toilet.

( like your tagline, btw... the Pixies are one of my favorite bands! )


18 posted on 09/06/2007 10:58:57 AM PDT by SoKatt
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To: spotbust1
I try to read the News-Miner from Fairbanks every day, as my kids are up there. (Durn kids won't return the grandson..but that's another story:) ) and I constantly get a good laugh out of it. Like the old man who was killed while driving by a moose hitting his car. His wife said "You have to admit, it's a pretty Alaskan way to go!" I love that place!! They might move a bit slower than we in the Lower 48, but they sure do have a good sense of humor!
19 posted on 09/06/2007 11:10:20 AM PDT by blu (All grammar and punctuation rules are *OFF* for the "24" thread.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

20 posted on 09/06/2007 11:26:18 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: GATOR NAVY

Always leave a flight plan! You never know when or where you’ll need help. Wb


21 posted on 09/06/2007 12:01:12 PM PDT by Wagonboy
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To: GATOR NAVY

now the damm place will be haunted


22 posted on 09/06/2007 12:07:17 PM PDT by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Very odd you should mention this now. This was posted back in January, 2001 and I made a few remarks about the stuckee. Recently (within the last two weeks) I received FReemail from somebody (who signed up that day) who stated she was the best friend of the skeleton's daughter and wanted to take me to task for my remarks!
23 posted on 09/06/2007 12:19:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Necro-troll! LOL!


24 posted on 09/06/2007 12:21:49 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: lowbridge

What Russian are you talking about?


25 posted on 09/06/2007 12:24:30 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (Say Cheese.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
"Necro-troll! LOL!"

I was thinking about posting our correspondence, but have some (easily maleable) personal ethics about making public the contents of (unsolicited) private correspondence, which have prevented me from doing so thus far. I got this FReemail from out of left field, and I had to reply something to the effect of 'WTF are you talking about?,' since it had been 6 1/2 years since I typed out a few off the cuff, smart-a$$ remarks. I suppose if there's interest in seeing the exchange, I could post it for all...perhaps I need to take a LOL Necro-Troll Poll....

26 posted on 09/06/2007 12:35:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: U S Army EOD

“Maintenance workers investigating a strange smell Wednesday morning discovered a dead man deep in a heating vent at RUSSIAN JACK ELEMENTARY.”


27 posted on 09/06/2007 12:39:42 PM PDT by Tex Pete
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder; The Spirit Of Allegiance

He’ll be in-ducted into the Darwin hall of fame.


28 posted on 09/06/2007 12:42:44 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Seems odd they would not go into lockdown. They go into lockdown if somebody fires a 22 within a mile of the school.


29 posted on 09/06/2007 12:47:29 PM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: blu

The body of a 60 year old woman was found drowned in Noyes Slough this week. The water is a foot deep.


30 posted on 09/06/2007 12:49:53 PM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Do they have any other posting history in the open?

I’ve been scolded by them too in FReepmail, which does give the opportunity to reply in a manner that the mods might not approve of. :)


31 posted on 09/06/2007 12:49:56 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: GATOR NAVY

Norman Hsu?


32 posted on 09/06/2007 12:54:25 PM PDT by jslade (The beatings well cease when morale improves!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Not a single one: I’m special in her eyes....Is there any kind of bonus if we’re responsible for getting other people to sign up?


33 posted on 09/06/2007 12:54:51 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Send me home? Hell when I was a kid you would have had to have had a herd of wild horse available to pull me away from seeing dead body.


34 posted on 09/06/2007 12:56:20 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Joe 6-pack

Depends on who.

You sign up a backhoe or kristinn, you’re exempt from FReepathons.

Sign up a MurryMom or TLBshow and the mods watch you like a hawk.


35 posted on 09/06/2007 12:56:57 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL...looking over that 1/04 thread brings back memories of my love/hate relationship with A+Bert.


36 posted on 09/06/2007 1:03:17 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: GATOR NAVY

Didn’t something like this happen recently in Arizona?


37 posted on 09/06/2007 1:03:59 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Every month or so another story surfaces on FR about some idiot burglar that tries to crawl in a ventilation hood outlet, a chimney, or an airshaft.

I remember the time a burglar died trying to slither down the chimney of a Detroit clothing store. He was there for about six months, with his legs sticking up in the air. The store owners noticed a funny smell, but didn't think much about it until the furnace failed to work come cold weather.

The only thing out of the ordinary was the rooftop, and the guys legs, were visible to one whole side of the Detroit Police Department headquarters.

38 posted on 09/06/2007 1:04:57 PM PDT by 300winmag (Life is hard! It is even harder when you are stupid!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL... When I was a complete n00b I posted something to ol’ Bert thinking he was being humorous. He’d been in the “nerve tonic” obviously and lit into me. LOL!


39 posted on 09/06/2007 1:09:49 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
You could always watch the progression of Bert's intoxication over the course of a thread...

For a while, I thought A+Bert might have actually been Pat Buchanan's screen name.

40 posted on 09/06/2007 1:19:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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41 posted on 09/06/2007 1:22:06 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: RightWhale

Please don’t misunderstand, I don’t think the deaths are funny, I just thought what the widow said was funny. Now, the shooting a moose in downtown Fairbanks, the aluminum foil on the windows (I get why it’s there, but it still cracks me up!) the $6.00 bags of Cheetos on the highway, that stuff I find funny. But not the deaths (but if I could pick the place to die, somewhere northwest of Fairbanks is where I’d want to do it. In a typically Alaskan way, of course!)


42 posted on 09/06/2007 1:54:39 PM PDT by blu (All grammar and punctuation rules are *OFF* for the "24" thread.)
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the aluminum foil on the windows

That was mostly during the Pipeline days. A ton of new people in town with no intent to adapt. We have had eleven grizzlies shot near Fairbanks this year, which is a new thing. Last year a couple went through my yard but went on a couple miles before being disposed of. I never saw them which is fine with me, the black bear was enough.

43 posted on 09/06/2007 2:09:39 PM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: GATOR NAVY

The school is located on the South end of Russian Jack Park.

The park has a colorful history.

Jacob Marunenko, a Russian immigrant who arrived in 1915 homesteaded the location of the park in the early 1930’s. He became known as Jake Marchin or “Russian Jack”. During World War II, the army needed expansion areas and took the land.

The homestead reverted back to the federal government control. Later in 1948 it was given to the city with intent to be a park. In the interim, the area of the greenhouse and golf course became a minimum security prison farm for APD housing inmates who committed minor offences involving alcohol.

The “Prison Farm” was known for its vegetables, particularly cabbages and potatoes grown there until the early 60’s. It was also the city’s water source in case of an emergency. With demands for recreation growing the prison farm was moved in 1968 and is now known as the Clithrow Center.


44 posted on 09/06/2007 2:43:40 PM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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I figured there was an interesting story to the name. Thanks.


45 posted on 09/06/2007 4:01:28 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Hey! Must be a devil between us)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thief Jerky Bump!


46 posted on 09/06/2007 4:11:07 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: GATOR NAVY
People are complaining because they didn't send the kids home while they were recovering the body.

Personally, the little kiddies should have watched the recovery and told "this what happens when you go though life drunk and stupid"

Only half kidding

47 posted on 09/06/2007 4:15:46 PM PDT by Popman (Nothing + Time + Chance = The Universe ---------------------Bridge in Brooklyn for sell - Cheap)
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To: BraveMan

Thief jerky? LOL.


48 posted on 09/06/2007 4:23:40 PM PDT by patton (Congress would lose money running a brothel.)
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To: blu

We visited Fairbanks about 2 years ago in January. Things do move much slower there. We actually considered moving up there, but we would have been located in Delta Junction. Not much happens there from what I understand. About all the excitement of watching grass grow.

Hope the kids return the grandson at least for a perior of time. I know that has to be hard. My parents live 3 states away. Takes a good day to get there if I drive by myself with the two kids. I have taken to driving at night because they sleep and don’t need to be fed or go to the bathroom. I can make it in just under 10 hours. Louisiana is much like Fairbanks except without the snow.


49 posted on 09/06/2007 4:41:35 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: 300winmag

The best one, though, was the guy who came down a vent hood and landed in the fry vat.


50 posted on 09/06/2007 6:25:24 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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