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Best and worst films of 2014

...moderately big budget without having to toss out all of the original TOHO silliness, and "Edge" proved that the "Groundhog Day" conceit of endlessly repeating the same day could be as thrilling as it was fun. Unbroken This amazing and inspirational...
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Refuge Notebook: Celebrating marmots

For those of you who don't know it, Marmot Day is on February 2. Celebrated in many lower 48 states as Groundhog Day, the name change was recognized by the 26th Alaska State Legislature as an official holiday. Who'd have guessed...

...last things she saw.The groundhog that escaped Mayor Bill de Blasio's grasp during this year's Staten Island Zoo Groundhog Day ceremony died a week after the fall.But the rodent, which had just predicted six more weeks of winter before tumbling...
Rich Lowry: Chicago's shooting spree

...a spate of violence over the long holiday weekend that would generate headlines if it happened in Kabul. "It's Groundhog Day here in Chicago" is how Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy put it. This year, the tally of shame was more than...
Senators push for Tongass timber cutting

...chief Tom Tidwell's appearance before the Senate Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee was like "Groundhog Day." "Because every year you commit to working with me to improve the timber sale program and permitting for other...
What others say: A look back at the 'education session'

...through one-time funding shots is problematic for a few reasons. For one, it guarantees that each year will see a "Groundhog Day" scenario in which district officials and area legislators will waste time in a too-brief session by rehashing the...
Let it snow

...I know, to a lot of people, every time we have to brush snow off the windshield in the morning, it feels like Groundhog Day all over again. I wonder where all that "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" enthusiasm disappeared to?Let's...
Around the District

...talents for his glory. The kindergarten class has been studying February?s special happenings. Topics included Groundhog Day, Abe Lincoln?s life including making a model of the log cabin he lived in as a child, making and exchanging Valentines and...
Silly songs, they say so much

...Library director Mary Jo Joiner said the idea came from a library in Massachusetts, which held a similar program for Groundhog Day that was a resounding success. With a lot of musicians in the area, Niederhauser and Joiner thought a contest would...
One summer of king salmon fishing magic

...20- to 30-pounders, in the time most people get for lunch break. For several more days it was like the movie "Groundhog Day" -- different day, same results. For me, that was a one-year wonder then the tree swept a different direction...


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