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In a somber, off-kilter Paris, mass murder leaves emptiness towing a piano emblazoned with a peace sign stopped and played John Lennon's "Imagine." Then, after a smattering of applause, he rode off again. Video of the poignant moment made the rounds on social media, shared like a beacon of hope and resilience...
Applause: SoHi appreciates support of homecoming

On behalf of Soldotna High School, we would like to thank the community for their support during our homecoming. Our students showed enthusiasm and school spirit that was amazing. They participated in over twelve activities during the week.
Op-ed: Bernie does Liberty University

...University in Virginia. Some of those supporters sat in reserved seats, ensuring his remarks would be received with some applause.Liberal and Democratic speakers at Liberty are not as rare as one might think. In 1983, Sen. Ted Kennedy visited and spoke...
Op-ed: The 'new' Hillary the Oval Office. Yucks all around as the mostly young audience went wild with laughter and applause. I wonder if shows still have the old applause signs to ignite fake spontaneity, which would be appropriate in Hillary's case.During the...

...Stewart, who left the "Daily Show" earlier this year, warned the theater audience that the perils of leaving TV include no applause or free food."To everybody on television, I just want to tell you, cling to it as long as you can," joked Stewart...
Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod sled dog race in 4 years

...Wednesday after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska. Seavey came in under the city's famed wooden-arch finish line to wild applause from fans lining the street, some who poured out of the bars that stayed open into the wee hours. An exhausted Seavey, who...
Applause: Unity Run a success

The annual 5-kilometer and 10-mile run along the Unity Trail between Kenai and Soldotna is organized by Kenai River Rotary Club and Tsalteshi Trails Association, and is one of the premiere activities of the summer.
Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...lawmakers to do so."Today, Alaska becomes the 30th state to accept the benefits of Medicaid expansion," Walker said to applause at an event announcing his plans in Anchorage.Walker, who was elected last fall, campaigned on expanding Medicaid to provide...
Don Young remarries on 82nd birthday

...Both Young and Walton are widowed. Young's wife, Lu, died in 2009. In August, he introduced Walton as his fiancee, to applause, during an Anchorage church event.Young was elected to a 22nd term last fall.In a statement, Young says that as he celebrates...
The picayune president

What a waste of pomp and circumstance. The State of the Union had all the customary dignitaries, ritualistic applause, prime-time pre-emptions on broadcast TV - and even less interest than usual.The checklist of the Obama presidency is clear...


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