Robert W. Butler, McClatchy Newspapers
Early in "Whiteout," a murder mystery set in a South Pole research station, a federal marshal played by Kate Beckinsale strips down and takes a shower.
Why? No particular reason. But enjoy it while you can, fellas. She'll spend the rest of the film in a parka.
That scene makes about as much sense as anything else in Dominic Sena's thriller.
Beckinsale plays Carrie Stetko, who requested this...
The Hill Officers' Spouses' Club, a nonprofit private organization, raises funds throughout the year to sponsor welfare projects at Hill Air Force Base and its surrounding communities. The Hill OSC will stage its largest fundraiser of the year, Two Deuces Casino Night, on March 19 at Club Hill. Proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for local military and Department of Defense dependents...
Capt. Justin Brockhoff, 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center Public Affairs
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- More than 2,600 athletes from nearly 90 nations will kick off the 2010 Winter Olympics participated in the opening ceremonies in Vancouver, and Air Mobility Command is playing a supporting role by flying air refueling missions and posturing medical personnel to support the 17-day competition.
Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers and KC-10 Extenders have already flown 14...
Derek Kaufman, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A three-person medical team from the Wright-Patterson Medical Center here has deployed to provide aeromedical evacuation support to assist victims of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The Critical Care Air Transport, or CCAT team, is staging from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. with the 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. From there, the team flies...
Tyler Patterson, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Heart disease. Many people think of it as a man's disease, but women can get it too. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States -- making heart health an important issue for women of all ages.
The most common cause of heart disease is coronary artery disease, or CAD, a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries that...
Questar Gas Company has a gas line replacement project that will affect Browning Street near the intersection with Foulois Road requiring excavation and repair of asphalt.
Starting approximately March 10 through April 5, Browning Street near the intersection with Foulois Road will be closed intermittently for construction. The contractor will close the road for 15-20 minute intervals. Flaggers...
Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
ROY -- Ray Matheney lied about his age to serve in World War II, like many teenagers did back then.
Matheney, now 84, spoke before a packed house at Hill Aerospace Museum's Plane Talk on Feb. 6. He recently published a book, "Rite of Passage: A teenager's chronicle of combat and captivity in Nazi Germany," about his service in World War II and his time as a prisoner of war.
He was 17 and had...
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times correspondent
For most of us, Valentine's Day is a time to spend with our loved ones, whether they be girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife or even the whole family. Sometimes duty calls and our soldiers are not able to spend Valentine's Day with their loved ones.
That's where the Valentine's Sweetheart Benefit Ball, Dance Party and Concert comes in. The purpose of the ball is to raise money to send packages to...
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
When Tech. Sgt. Paul Cocanour, 419th Maintenance Squadron Phase Dock coordinator, was attending Westminster College, he recalled the stories his grandfather told him about flying Search and Rescue missions over the "hump" in B-25s during World War II. As a wedding videographer earning extra money for school, he always intended to visit Seattle and capture his war experiences on video but before...
Mary Lou Gorny, Hilltop Times editor
Like planes? Got a little spare time on your hands? Well, if you're like Cliff Lawrence and Dick Van Allen, both war veterans and volunteers at the Hill Aerospace Museum, you could rub elbows with some interesting characters -- not to mention that they could tell you about some pretty interesting experiences of their own.
While a conversation with either can start out fairly matter-of-fact, any...