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Reeling it in: Science to the rescue in 'The Martian'

...vital roles. I've mentioned "Castaway" a few times, but the movie this reminded me most of was another Tom Hanks hit - "Apollo 13."The movie isn't perfect, as entertaining as it is. The beginning chaos is hard to parse if you hadn't read the...
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As CIE works to avoid bankruptcy, state wires partial tax credit payment

...for refusing to speak about the matter. After the case opened, several other creditors piled on, including AIX Energy LLC, Apollo Investment Corporation, D&D Equipment Sevices, GE Oil&Gas Pressure Control, LP and Vetco Gray Inc. None of the companies...
"Fantastic Four" is not as fantastic as it could be

...speeches about how no one remembers the engineers who worked on the Apollo missions, but everyone knows about Neal Armstrong. That speech...highlight how ridiculous the "science" in this movie is. Apollo employed hundreds of people and took a decade to get to the...
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What others say: Arctic issues are Alaska issues

In 1969, the Apollo 11 crew planted six U.S. flags in the surface of the moon, a gesture more symbolic than literal, as a reminder to anyone who...
'Blair Witch-on-the-Moon' has its moments

"Apollo 18"Apollo 18 Productions1 hour, 26 minutes I was excited about this week's movie, the Blair Witch-on-the-Moon tale, "Apollo 18," because it adds one more film to a small genre that I really...
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Kodiak swimmers looking tough

In "Rocky III," Apollo Creed, referring to Rocky and talking to Uncle Paulie, asks, "Can he swim?" The response: "With a name like Rock?" Cue...
Apollo 18

Now Playing Synopsis: NASA's canceled trip to the moon in the 1970s is the basis for this found-footage-style picture exploring the urban legend surrounding that mission -- what if Apollo 18 actually did occur and the proof of extraterrestrial life exists on film? Wanted's Timur Bekmambetov produces the film, with Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego taking on helming duties. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Library collecting food for fines

...said. "We've made it less common," she said. Nash said that one of the reasons for the decline in overdue items is the Apollo Integrated Library System, which was implemented in January. She said that the system can provide pre-overdue notices to...
Kenai library plans to join state-wide catalog

...SirsiDynix software. This excludes some public libraries in the state, such as Soldotna's, which uses a program called Apollo. Soldotna assistant city librarian Katja Wolfe said that her library has looked into joining the joint catalog when it opens...
Get your dipnet in the water

...dipnets of different shapes and sizes. For Kenai Welding, Pro Apollo and Mike's Welding each have found their niche in the market...they have sold out by July 20. Lonnie Lambert, owner of Pro Apollo in Ninilchik has been frantically filling dipnet orders to meet...


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