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Kenai resident Tyler Taplin, 23, walks down the Kenai Spur Highway dragging a truck tire on a rope tied to his backpack Sunday. Taplin said he started pulling the tire as a means of exercise to train for the Army, but his asthma condition made him ineligible for service. He walked from the end of North Forest Drive to the Kenai Middle School and back, nearly eight miles roundtrip.
New officers, troopers starting field training're going to be pretty much prepared to be on your own." Burdick said he arrives early to begin his typical field-training day and checks emails and inspects his car and gear. After checking in with dispatch, he is ready for calls. Wherever...
Movie review: National security shouldn't be a laughing matter

...Good luck, Mike.At times, "Olympus" feels as though director Antoine Fuqua, best known for the excellent "Training Day," had perhaps seen the original "Die Hard" one too many times. The movie was incredibly predictable, often because...
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Reeling It In: The best of films, the worst of films life to the characters and to the city around them. Not since Michael Mann's "Heat" or Antoine Fuqua's "Training Day" have I seen a potboiler done so well. "True Grit" I have long been a fan of the Coen Brothers, but never would...
Straight ?Shooter?: Movie hits the mark

...lesson to the shady politicians who are ruining the world for profit and plunder. Antoine Fuqua, best known for ?Training Day,? but who?s also responsible for ?Tears of the Sun? and ?King Arthur,? has proved himself a more than capable director...
No love lost on this film

...protagonist and a naive protege about to learn the dark depths a life undercover can take you. Kind of an international "Training Day." But no, there is no explicit or even implicit criticism of Wax here. The villains are all bad (and dark-skinned...
Olympus Has Fallen

Now Playing Synopsis: An ex-Special Forces operative and former presidential bodyguard must fight to take back the White House from terrorists who have kidnapped the Commander in Chief in this high-stakes action thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter) and starring Gerard Butler. In the aftermath of a tragic accident involving the president (Aaron Eckhart) and the first lady (Ashley Judd), Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) is handed his walking papers. When a powerful terrorist group seizes command of the White House and takes the president hostage, the entire nation watches as the Speaker of the House (Morgan Freeman) becomes the acting president, and plans his response. Meanwhile, Banning finds himself trapped in the White House as it comes under siege from all sides. With no choice but to fight back against the heavily-armed invaders, Banning must rely on his extensive knowledge of the building to rescue the president, and prevent the situation from spiraling into all-out war. Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, and Radha Mitchell co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

... Seldovia Arts Council presents Latin American vocalist Sunday Mr. Washington goes to town in nasty way with 'Training Day' What's Happening Art Briefs Birch Ridge Report Avs begin Cup defense with win over Penguins NHL toughens...

...says DOT Parade, politics, patriotism meet in parade U.S. pounds Afghanistan in day 2 NOW PLAYING: Training Day Lead 'Dawg Rams batter, Lions whimper Bruins rip Capitals, move record to 3-0 Sports Briefs Spill...

Students have a three-day weekend coming up. Monday, Presidents Day, is an in-service training day for teachers. Regular classes for students resume Tuesday. Education commissioner visits Rick Cross, commissioner of the Alaska...


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