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Six times throughout the academic year, on a Wednesday, schools will meet the minimum day, leaving teachers with approximately ninety minutes of additional time to work on improvement strategies.

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Kenai Central High School

Hundreds of camera bulbs flashed throughout the Kenai Central High School auditorium capturing the students' transition to adulthood. But there was one camera at the May 22 graduation ceremony with a truly unique view. It was the one perched on Tye Jordan Hays-Honrud's head. The small digital video camera he got as a graduation present and stuck to the top of his mortarboard recorded all the ceremony's details -- walking to the stage, taking a seat, listening to "Pomp and Circumstance," speeches, a senior slide show and finally the presentation of the diplomas.

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About kids, not for kids: Great movie, but not a wild rumpus

...rather about kids. The previous lengthy critique on behalf of my younger moviegoing fellows notwithstanding, "Where the Wild Things Are" is a remarkable film. It's not particularly enjoyable, but it is brilliantly created. Spike Jonze, who...

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T-200 off and running

Bedlam: A word that barely captures the wild and mad uproar that was the start of this year's Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race in Kasilof.

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2009 on the silver screen: the best and the worst

Looking back over 2009, it occurs to me that this might have been a pretty big year for movies.

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Center stage: Playwright from Kasilof selected for prestigious conference

Alaska men have a reputation that precedes them: The odds are good, but the goods are odd.

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Promised Land

Now Playing Synopsis: A small-town teacher stands up to a pair of drilling representatives who are determined to exploit the local resources, and receives some unexpected support as the community rallies to drive away the persistent interlopers in this drama from director Gus Van Sant. Steve Butler (Matt Damon) is a corporate salesman with a reputation for getting results. When the company he works for draws up plans to drill for natural gas in an economically depressed farming community, Steve and his partner (Frances McDormand) attempt to convince the locals that they have an opportunity to profit from the project. At first the locals are welcoming, but when venerable teacher Frank Yates (Hal Holbrook) voices objection, concerned locals Dustin (John Krasinski) and Alice (Rosemarie DeWitt) help to launch an effective grassroots campaign against the drilling. In addition to co-producing and co-starring in Promised Land, Damon and Krasinski also collaborated on the screenplay for the film, adapted from a story by Dave Eggers (Where the Wild Things Are, Away We Go). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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