Thumbs up, Thumbs down for April 13, 2015

...before heavy blowing snow ruined the fun of more than 10,000 Alaskans.From Homer to Ketchikan, there was a rainy, snowy, hail-y mix of precipitation that reminded us that while this winter was mild, it was anything but dry. Thumbs down to border bungling...
Review: 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

...threatens to be not-terrible. Early on, Johnson has an adorable little drunk scene on the phone with Christian ("You hit the hail on the ned," she slurs), and you can almost see "Fifty Shades" veering off into Nora Ephron territory. Why can't all...
No joy in Rainville as Kings slip past Falcons 40-35

It was "Hail Mary," the "Immaculate Reception" and the old "Fumble Rooskie" all in one play on Friday night at Ketchikan's Esther Shea...
Empire Editorial: Concealed carry bill misses the mark

...on University of Alaska campuses needs marksman-like precision to be successful; the way it's proposed now - more like a hail of bullets - will cause problems in the long term.SB176, introduced by Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, via a legislative...
Opinion | AK legislature
Five honored at HAIL awards

...Honoring Alaska's Indigenous Literature (HAIL) awards, which honors indigenous educators...small weavings and collages. The first HAIL was organized in 2001 by a group called the...Honoring Alaska's Indigenous Literature, or HAIL.
Ravens top Broncos in double OT 38-35

...Somewhere up there in the all-time playoff archives near the "Hail Mary" by Staubach and the "Immaculate Reception" by Franco...quarterback Roger Staubach, who famously brought the term "Hail Mary" to football after his game-winning toss to Drew Pearson...
April 11, 1954: A date that will live in monotony

All hail the march of science. The cure for cancer or even the common cold eludes us, but we can now say definitively that we know the...
Photo: Lucky break

Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Kodiak assist the Kodiak-based fishing vessel Hail Mary after the vessel ran aground and took on water near their starboard bow in Women's Bay. The incident happened on the shore...
Supercommittee never had a chance

...the Dallas Morning News:The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction - the supercommittee - was a hastily thrown together Hail Mary. It never really had a chance.Which puts it right in line with so much of what Congress does these days.This group's...
In Juneau politics, Douglas Island looms large

...When Mayor Merrill Sanford took office last month, he became the fifth consecutive mayor of the City and Borough of Juneau to hail from an island that was incorporated into Juneau within the adult lifetime of all five of them.Douglas Island became entirely...


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