5 Mar , 2014
Non-Stop’s hero loves his family and hates airports. We know this in less than a minute. Here, the typecast, but always inspiring, Liam Neeson plays federal marshal Bill Marks, a less-confident version of the hero we’ve seen from him before. Marks is lonely, his eyes lingering on couples. He seems agitated and skittish, acutely aware of a Middle Eastern man. He later stares down a black businessman. Is he racist? Is he profiling? Is he simply noticing details?
Bill helps a little girl who is afraid of getting on the plane, which lets us know early on he has a heart of gold. But the act has an audience, winning over a stewardess. Coincidence, or is it calculated? The flight soon is underway, and feels mundane and familiar in the way only flights can. A woman is picky about her seat. The black businessman from earlier blocks the aisle for too long. The stewardess brings drinks.
27 Feb , 2014
As a political science major, I am forced to read large amounts of dense material every week. I print most of the readings instead of viewing them on a computer screen, but recently realized my printing account has suffered a terribly as a result.
20 Feb , 2014
Some Kirksville firefighters and policemen have been trained to rescue a person who falls through ice.
The training took place Feb. 12 and 13 at Spur Pond in Patryla Park. Training was planned for Feb. 14 but was canceled because the Fire Department had to respond to a fire. The training has been rescheduled for Feb. 20, weather permitting.
Kirksville Fire Chief Tom Collins and Police Captain James Snyder led the training.
This is the first year for ice rescue training in Kirksville, Collins said. Collins said he plans to have a review session every year about ice rescue and repeat the full training for newly hired firemen.