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Despite stunning visuals, "Chappie" disappoints

...himself into the production to no avail. Alternately sympathetic and completely evil, Jackman does not put his best foot forward here. What does work, however, are the graphics. Blomkamp is very good at integrating a completely false digital...
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Rural Alaska housing program celebrates 50 years

...full-time job is a challenge, even with Beckel's father helping out once a week. Still, he is putting his "best foot forward." "I have been working about seven days a week for months," Beckel said. "They estimate if we keep on top of...
Brown Bears look to finish road trip on high note in Fairbanks

...of February," Beauparlant said. "It's an important stretch for us. Everybody realizes we have to put our best foot forward."The Bears travel to Fairbanks to take on the Ice Dogs in 7:30 p.m. games today and Saturday. Those games mark...
Focus on fundamentals pays off for Nikolaevsk girls, boys

...This is a great bunch of girls," Klaich said. "They have a lot of fun together. They're ready to put their best foot forward and we'll see what type of competition we run into."While the info on the Nikolaevsk girls' first-round opponent...
Ice Dogs eliminate Bears with Game 5 victory

...a former Fairbanks assistant. "It's unfortunate we had to lose tonight, but I thought everyone put their best foot forward and gave everything they had."Kenai River is now 0-5 in playoff series against the Dogs, and 0-6 in all series...
Area squads ready for conference volleyball tournaments

...Beck said. "I just feel like we have a good shot against them." Beck said the Kards have yet to put their best foot forward against the Stars. In the first loss, a couple of players had recently left the team. In the second loss, senior...
Extreme Alaska challenge: 100-mile run, with sled

...meditation," Laws said of ultrarunning. "It is being in your mind. It is unconscious. You just start moving your feet forward and all you know are the conversations and thoughts of everything. You do the body scan and feel if everything is good...
Outdoors"Owners should think about how they get their sales."You have to aggressively make sure you have your best foot forward on every sale, especially those most likely to come in," he says.Keeping costs down should remain a priority because...
Overseas relationship important for area

...another capacity - one that forces us to put aside our squabbles about fish and politics and focus on putting our best foot forward from time to time. That attitude was on display this weekend at the Soldotna Progress Days parade when Akita representatives...
Borough assembly election a cliff hanger

...I think the people's choice will be the people's choice," he said. "I think anybody that puts their best foot forward and runs for public office as a servant of the people, my hat's off to them because we need more people out there...


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