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Kensington topples Island Pub in JAHA championships

...not make the finals. Rendezvous finished the regular season 8-5-2; Hawk Inlet 8-5-1; Tigers 5-7-2; and Alaska Air 5-9-1.Tigers' Timothy Steffen led the tier with 16 goals, Bankowksi 14 and Nelson 12. AA's Patrick Lammersen led with...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/kensington-topples-island-pub-jaha-cha
Sports
Planes: Fire & Rescue

Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (Voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo-hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as The Smokejumpers, The Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Non-Stop

Now Playing Synopsis: Liam Neeson reunites with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra) for this airborne thriller about an Air Marshal racing to stop the villain who has framed him as a hijacker during a non-stop flight from New York to London. From the moment we first meet Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson), it's apparent his nerves are frayed. After furtively knocking back a stiff drink in the airport parking lot, he enters the crowded terminal to board a plane bound for London. Carefully observing his fellow travelers along the way, Marks eventually ends up seated next to nervous flyer Jen (Julianne Moore), who begins to breathe easier once she's seated near a window. Later, as the plane hits cruising altitude, Marks receives a mysterious text message stating that a passenger on the flight will be killed every 20 minutes unless $150 million is deposited into a secure bank account. But the harder Marks works to identify a suspect, the deeper he implicates himself in what becomes a deadly hostage crisis unfolding at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. When it's revealed that the account for the ransom money is in Marks' name, the FAA revokes his marshal status and the media paints him as a hijacker. As the frightened passengers begin to turn on Marks, he suspects the true culprit may not even be on the plane. And with the help of Jen and perceptive airline hostess Nancy (Michelle Dockery), he attempts to clear his name and protect the passengers by any means possible. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Nate Parker Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

God's Not Dead

Now Playing Synopsis: A devoutly religious college freshman must debate the existence of God with his skeptical philosophy professor in order to earn a passing grade in this faith-based comedy-drama featuring Kevin Sorbo and David A.R. White. Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) is a Christian who never thought his faith would get in the way of his higher education. As a result, he is deeply shaken when, on the first day of his Philosophy class, Professor Radisson (Sorbo) begins the semester by demanding that each of his students deny the existence of God in order to earn a passing grade. Although Josh tries his best to graciously refuse, Professor Radisson informs him that in order to continue in the class, the disagreeable student must make an air-tight argument for the defense. Not only that, but the semester will culminate in a debate between teacher and student on the subject. Should the class still remain unconvinced of God's existence, Josh will fail, sending his entire academic future up in flames. Duck Dynasty's Willie and Korie Robertson have cameos. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, David A.R. White, Dean Cain, Willie Robertson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Nordic ski team ends season with awards

...trying to improve."The guts part comes in because whenever a ski jump was built he was the first one to be flying through the air," Lowell said. "He was not afraid to go fast or take chances."The Watch Out! 'Cuz I'm Gonna Get You Award went to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-13/nordic-ski-team-ends-season-awards
Sports
Alaska Editorial: Avoiding an in-state fight over where to base F-35s

...senior U.S. senator stands on where the Air Force should base two Pacific Rim squadrons...longer.Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Eielson Air Force Base is the best home for them. Her...subcommittee hearing and is notable because Air Force officials in February placed two Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-09/alaska-editorial-avoiding-state-fight
Opinion
Hawaiian Airlines still tops on-time rankings, Alaska Airlines in second

...within 14 minutes of schedule in February:1. Hawaiian Airlines, 90.1 percent2. Alaska Airlines, 85.7 percent3. Delta Air Lines, 77.5 percent4. AirTran Airways, 75.0 percent5. American Airlines, 74.0 percent6. US Airways, 73.8 percent7...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-11/hawaiian-airlines-still-tops-time-ranki
Local
Air chief says Fairbanks progresses on cleaner air

...FAIRBANKS - The director of the Alaska's Air Quality Division says Fairbanks is making progress toward cleaner air but could be classified as a "serious...Edwards says Fairbanks can meet federal air pollution standards by 2019 but may not...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/air-chief-says-fairbanks-progresses-cle
State
Crimson Bears boys seek another soccer state title

...much more confident now with balls in the air," Lehnhart said. "At this level, that...gets more advanced, the balls are in the air more. He does need to be more vocal, and...commanded the box and all the balls in the air, center back Ben Scudder and middle back...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-10/crimson-bears-boys-seek-another-soccer
Sports
My Turn: Keep University of Alaska campuses free of guns

...no-gun policy seems pretty effective to me.In terms of those most affected by SB176, Sen. Coghill has given the bill a false air of legitimacy by enlisting the assistance of Hans Rodvik, a University of Alaska Anchorage student, to draft SB176. This makes...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-10/my-turn-keep-university-alaska-campus
Opinion

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