Cal Thomas: Robin Williams - comedy and tragedy

...passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."It's sad to see someone who could make so many people laugh suffer...

Staff at Soldotna's reconfigured schools prepare for first day

...some improvements had to be made, Truesdell said the campus has many great features. "We made major upgrades in terms of the beauty of the facility, the newness of the facility the view that we have outside our windows, the library," he said. One downside...

'Give us this day our daily fish ...'

...of people packed shoulder to shoulder and scooted our nets out to the open water. We waited and waited. We saw a few Kenai beauties hauled in as some people cheered and others seemed disgusted that they were not as fortunate. Then from somewhere amongst...

Treider: A different vision of Alaska's future

In 1985, my young family followed an oilfield truck up the Alcan and we began a life of adventure, beauty, hard work, laughter and tears. About a decade ago, I married my best friend, Nelma. We've got tons of kids and grandkids...


...jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys, and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate.The beauty is almost unearthly, and autumn is one of the best times to experience it. Aspen trees turn brilliant yellow; the bugle-like...


...going to hurt."Huge blisters formed on her heels in the desert and never had a chance to heal. "They were tangerine-size beauties," she said. "Didn't clear up for two months after the hike."Before she was out of California, she was passing thru-hikers...

The Hero of Color City

Opens Friday, Oct 3, 2014 Synopsis: Exodus Film Group presents this computer-animated children's film featuring the voices of Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez, Craig Ferguson, and Wayne Brady. Ben is a young boy who loves to color; little does he realize his beloved crayons lead a secret life of excitement and adventure. Every night, when the sun goes down, Ben's crayons pay a visit to Color City, a whimsical world of breathtaking beauty. Trouble arises, however, when Ben falls asleep one night, and Yellow is left behind by her fellow crayons. In her attempt to catch up with them, Yellow accidentally stirs an unfinished sketch of the monstrous King Scrawl and his malevolent henchman Gnat. Before they can be stopped, the diabolical duo have made their way to Color City, and staked their claim on the magical Rainbow Waterfall. Now, if Yellow and her friends don't act fast, all of Color City's glorious hues will soon fade. Fortunately for the citizens of this enchanted land, courageous Yellow is about to learn that if she believes in herself, anything is possible -- even defeating a formidable foe like the dreaded King Scrawl. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez, Craig Ferguson, Wayne Brady, Arsenio Hall Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Mrs. Helen Mandzik

...for drives in a car or walks around Heritage Place, she would look up at the tall spruce trees in amazement of their size and beauty. Up to the end, she would greet all people with a smile and grasp on their hand. She was compassionate and would console...

Pet photo: Beauties

Bob Franken: Lessons from Harding's lust letters

...remarkably expanding knowledge.Still, it's doubtful we will ever again leave for future generations the expressions of beauty and love that the great writers and thinkers bequeathed us in more leisurely times. And I'm not talking about that long ago...



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