The Bookworm Sez: Be patient - 'Recognition' will come

...was dead, but he was elusive. Maybe he didn't want to be found - but why? She couldn't talk to his mother about it; Maureen was very ill. Dana couldn't talk to Reynolds' sister; she never liked Dana much at all. Surely, she couldn't tell...

Arts & Entertainment
A Long Way Down

Opens Friday, Jul 11, 2014 Synopsis: Four suicidal strangers find support in the last place they ever expected to in this emotionally charged comedy-drama based on the novel by Nick Hornby. It's New Year's Eve in London, and disgraced television personality Martin (Pierce Brosnan) is about to take a flying leap off of Topper's Tower when he's interrupted by Maureen (Toni Collette), a lonely single mother who's reached the end of her rope. Meanwhile, as the pair realize their suicide plans have overlapped, onto the rooftop dashes Jess (Imogen Poots), a rebellious teen with nothing left to live for. Just when it seems this despairing group can't possibly get any bigger, rocker-turned-pizza delivery driver J.J. (Aaron Paul) shows up with a fresh pie and a death wish. Rather than taking the plunge together, the unlikely foursome decide to put their plans off until Valentine's Day -- sticking together and supporting one another in the interim. Later, as their friendship deepens, their unusual pact stirs a media firestorm. Sam Neill and Rosamund Pike co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

School briefs

...learning through not only this entire year, but each year they are here with us! Soldotna High Thank you to Stephanie Cox, Maureen Mokracek, Kita Wilcher, and Soldotna High School students for helping with this year's Cinderella's Closet. We provided...

Same-sex marriage activists hopeful amid lawsuit

...ready for this," Shelden said.Lin Davis, who was a plaintiff in the lawsuit over state benefits with her now-wife, Maureen Longworth, said she is allowing herself to be excited and to believe the way will be cleared for same-sex marriage to be...


Maureen McCombs and Garrett Todd plan to marry on Aug. 24, 2013 in Ninilchik.The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Deidre...


...front of people - reminding them that you are here, reminding them that you are cool," the mall's executive vice president Maureen Baush said.Tourism is a $12.5 billion a year industry in Minnesota. Explore Minnesota director John Edman said the agency...

Many contribute to Job Shadow Day success

...Lieutenant Dave Ross for speaking at the luncheon; Jackie Garcia and Matt Barndt for helping students prepare their resumes; Maureen Lawlor of Central Peninsula Hospital and Craig Hansen of Tesoro for assisting with job shadow orientation; Tim Navarre for...

Game on

...division. Pictured are, top row, Jeannie Blakely, Tricia Hegge, Adrienne Hallett, Lauri Kempf, Sandra Moeglein, Tracy Silta, Maureen Mokracek, bottom row, Judy Abrahams, Karen Martinelli, Marcy True and Brooke Ames. Submitted photo

President's clear speaking helps us recognize diversity

...the property they own in New York City. That he was not going to comment on the wisdom of building a mosque on that site. (Maureen Dowd, New York Times and comments, August 19.) I disagree that clear speaking by President Obama is making a bad situation...

4 missing climbers presumed dead after avalanche

...Miyagi Workers Alpine Federation expedition. One team member, 69-year-old Hitoshi Ogi survived. Park Service spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin said he fell 60 feet into a crevasse and climbed out. The other four tumbled into the avalanche debris and haven't...



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