The sound of dental drills filled the air at the Dena'ina Center Friday, the site of a massive free dental clinic sponsored by the nonprofit organization Alaska Mission of Mercy. By 10 a.m. 700 people had walked through the doors hoping to receive no-cost dental care.
Relatives and friends filled New Hope Baptist Church in Mountain View Thursday. Speakers mourned the loss of an intelligent, intensely loyal, and caring girl. They also implored the audience to change -- to give up on violence and to better the community.