Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Opens Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 Synopsis: Judith Viorst's acclaimed children's book is brought to the big screen by 20th Century Fox and The Kids Are All Right's Lisa Cholodenko. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day! Rob Lieber provides the screenplay. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Bella Thorne, Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (Voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo-hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as The Smokejumpers, The Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

School Briefs

...Thursday - High School Eligibility Due ? April 28-29 - Safe Sitter Class 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ? April 28-May 16 - Ed Performance Testing for 6th, 7th and 8th ? April 29 - Connections Talent Show; Alaska Construction Career Days at Soldotna...


...exudes a rocker's raffish air with his dark hair, beard and grandly arched eyebrows.The Beatles beat Clark's band to "The Ed Sullivan Show" by two weeks in 1964, but the DC5 - its shorthand name - racked up 18 appearances with the influential Sullivan...

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Voices of Alaska: Don't be fooled by phony support for minimum wage

...the people vote on the initiative. At least the Majority would then have to wait two years to thwart the will of the people.Ed Flanagan is chair of Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage (www.AlaskaNeedsaRaise.org), the sponsor of the minimum wage initiative...

Around the District

...Restaurant Service; Caity Gibbons 2nd Restaurant Service; Morgan McKay 1st Early Childhood ED; James Elsey 2nd Early Childhood ED; Anna Coup 3rd Early Childhood ED (tie); Hannah Katzenberger 3rd Early Childhood ED (tie); Paige Reid 1st TV Video...

Ostrander shatters own state record in 3200 at Big C Relays

...50'02"; 2. Fischer Summers, Col, 44'02.5"; 3. Ed Hall, ERi, 43'05"; 4. Elijah Agae, Lat, 42'10.5...42'05"; 6. Zach Taplin, CIA, 41'10".Discus - 1. Ed Hall, ERi, 138'10"; 2. Jake Brownlee, Chu, 134'11...

Report: Poor management led to Shell grounding

...thorough investigation into the Kulluk towing incident and will take the findings seriously," she wrote in an email.U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who has been vocal about his concerns over the grounding, issued a statement Thursday, saying Shell should...

Fairbanks unicyclist completes 100-mile race

...better than I originally thought," Wilson said of his performance. "I had packed enough food for 30 hours."Race organizer Ed Plumb heard about Wilson's plans to ride a unicycle and spoke to him before the race."I thought he would make it, but I...

Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

...lawmakers passed a bill increasing the rate. Then, a year later, legislators went back into the law and essentially gutted it.Ed Flanagan, one of this year's initiative organizers and a former Alaska labor commissioner, told lawmakers that he has "no...



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