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300: Rise of an Empire

Now Playing Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) assembles his troops to fend off an invading Persian army led by the immortal Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and the vindictive Persian navy commander Artemisia (Eva Green) in this sequel to 300 based on the graphic novel Xerses by Frank Miller. In the wake of the Persians' victory over King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, the God King Xerxes (Santoro) appears poised to conquer Greece. As the ruthless Artemisia (Eva Green) assembles a massive fleet of ships and sets sail for conquest, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) strives to rally his countrymen to fight for freedom, and he manages to gain the upper hand over the invaders by confronting them at sea. Meanwhile, Leonidas' former advisor and wife Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) is reluctant to sacrifice any more Spartans in a fight that appears to be unwinnable. When the Greeks enjoy an early victory over Artemisia and her soldiers, however, it appears that Themistokles' unconventional tactics are more effective than the Persian Empire's formidable brawn. But later, after Artemisia's attempt to seduce Themistokles to her side proves unsuccessful, the spurned naval commander deals a devastating blow to her Greek opponents. In the aftermath of that skirmish, Themistokles is presumed dead and Athens falls. The Persian Empire seems on the verge of victory, though when Xerxes and Artemisia learn that Themistokles lives, they realize the fight won't be over until he takes his final breath. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan, Andrew Pleavin, Hans Matheson, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, Igal Naor Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Science Fair names award recipients

...Braley and Tiadola Silva (Society of In Vitro Biology and US Air Force Achievement Award), Emme MacDonald (US Navy/MC ONR Naval Science Awards), Spencer Stratton (US Public Health Service).More than 75 local awards were also distributed. To view...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-08/science-fair-names-award-recipients
Neighbors
Opinion: Trust on the road less traveled

...answers this. In 1965, Congress acted tough by passing the Gulf of Tokin Resolution in response to an attack of a U.S. naval ship that never happened. It led the disastrous escalation of the Vietnam War. Ernest Gruening was one of only two senators...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-23/opinion-trust-road-less-traveled
Opinion
Peterson to receive Eagle Scout rank

...cross country team and is a captain on the track team. He also plays bagpipes in the City of Juneau Pipe Band. Additionally, Peterson has been nominated to the Air Force, Naval, and the Merchant Marine Academies by Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-09/peterson-receive-eagle-scout-rank
Neighbors
Academic recognitions for the week of Feb. 2, 2014

...Juneau, Sen. Murkowski nominated Bradley Peterson for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy."Each year, Alaska's superlative high school seniors...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-02/academic-recognitions-week-feb-2-20
Neighbors
Seattle engineers will guide new Tustumena project

KODIAK - The state of Alaska has picked the guiding hand behind its new Tustumena-class ferry.Naval engineering firm Glosten and Associates of Seattle will guide the state as it plans a new oceangoing ferry to replace the 49-year-old...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-18/seattle-engineers-will-guide-new-tustum
State
Lucille May McPherson

...and Rita. They eventually settled in Sandpoint, Idaho where they purchased one of the officer's houses from the Farragut Naval base and moved it to their property overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Many happy family memories are associated with the "Bottle...

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Barto awarded appointment to US Naval Academy

...awarded an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Barto will travel to Annapolis...Representative Don Young. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, he is required to fulfill a five-year...U.S. Navy. Barto was also awarded a Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051810/loc_640858683.shtml
News
Alaska satellite launch for Naval research project set for September at Kodiak facility

...Launch Complex on Sept. 27.The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the satellite is a Naval Research Laboratory project that has been in the works for several years.Naval Research Laboratory spokesman Tim Duffy says the satellite is smaller than a typical...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-28/alaska-satellite-launch-naval-research-
State
UA system releases financial report

...of unrestricted revenues," the release stated. "It had clean audits from its independent auditors and also the Office of Naval Research."Vice President of Finance and Administration Dr. Ashok Roy presented the report to the board.The 2013 Annual...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-15/ua-system-releases-financial-report
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