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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

Coast Guard frees sailboat trapped in Arctic ice

...coast of Alaska.KTUU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nyaGCF) the 36-foot Altan Girl out of Vancouver was attempting to sail to eastern Canada through the Northwest Passage.It became trapped in ice 40 miles northeast of Barrow, the northernmost city...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-15/coast-guard-frees-sailboat-trapped-arct
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Polish engineer sets sail for Northwest Passage

...documented online at http://arctic2013.pl/en/, and how he and his crew of seven had arrived in Ketchikan.Wojnowski set sail from Sopot, Poland, on June 8, 2013, planning to circle the North Pole beginning on the Russian side, crossing the Bering...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-30/polish-engineer-sets-sail-northwest-pas
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Exploring history

...what to make of the French ships, with their billowing white sails."There was nothing strange about them - it was just strange to our people because we had canoes," she said. "We did have sails but it wasn't like the big ships had."According to a version...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-10/exploring-history
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Making tourism accessible for all

...hearing or finding an accessible tour - and SAIL has got it covered.Southeast Alaska Independent...available.Businesses taking advantage of SAIL's accessible tourism services may find...positive experience."The consultations SAIL is offering would address accessibility...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-03/making-tourism-accessible-all
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'Silver tsunami' threatens housing woes

...There is a lot of dialog happening between organizations, including CCS, Pioneer Home, private operators across the state, SAIL, the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Elders Group, Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Association...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-11/silver-tsunami-threatens-housing-woes
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Airborne umiak sails over museum

After 40 years at rest, a walrus-skin umiak embarked on an unusual voyage Thursday, sailing through a clear blue sky over downtown Juneau.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-27/airborne-umiak-sails-over-museum
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Peter McKay

...trickster. Some of his jokes could be pretty serious. You'd wake up on a camping trip with Peter, for instance, and see his sail hoisted two miles out on the water. He'd have snuck out of camp and left you out there alone in the wilderness. "And that...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171729147
Symphony's wildlife cruise sets sail Saturday

...The Juneau Symphony will host its annual wildlife cruise, Set Sail for the Symphony, on Saturday Aug. 24. Passengers will enjoy...Saturday at the Don Statter Public Boat Harbor in Auke Bay and will sail from 2-5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at Hearthside Books...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-08-22/symphonys-wildlife-cruise-sets-sail-satur
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SAIL teams up with Gold Town to present 'When I Walk'

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) and the Gold Town Nickelodeon will co-host two showings of the recently released documentary, "When I Walk" today and Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-10-27/sail-teams-gold-town-present-when-i
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