‘New’ ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ rehashes old plot lines

August 14, 2014


Standard-Examiner movie critic

Wow! I certainly enjoyed how this Spider-Man begins! He’s gleefully leaping, swinging and somersaulting in mid air, like he’s just landed a gig with Cirque de Soleil — all while corralling bad guys, saving citizens and cracking wise.

Hill First Air Force Base to have domestic violence conference

August 14, 2014


Standard-Examiner staff

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Every 15 seconds across the country a woman becomes the victim of a domestic violent act -- emotionally, mentally, physically or sexually.

Domestic violence crosses all socioeconomic groups, does not turn a blind eye to religion and can be found among doctors, attorneys, police officers, military personnel, politicians and every job title available, local law enforcement officers were told.

Longest-serving POW: ‘Live to fight another day’

August 14, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — When Bill Robinson left to fight in Vietnam, he didn’t think his stay would last more than a few months, but cruelly, it ended up lasting seven and a half long years.

New Hill commander looks to efficiencies

August 7, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — As a lifelong military man, Col. Ronald Jolly usually doesn’t like to stay in the same place for too long.

Disney misses a step with ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

August 7, 2014

As excited as I was to tell moviegoers about 2011’s “The Muppets,” I must admit, this sequel to that extraordinary reboot feels more or less ordinary.

Hill losing 27 jobs, could have been worse

July 31, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Twenty-seven positions are being cut at Hill Air Force Base as part of an Air Force cost-cutting initiative, but a quick look at some of the other bases impacted by the plan reveals things could have been a lot worse.

‘The Other Woman’ goes way too far

July 31, 2014

A twist on the jilted wife scenario seemed like a fun idea, but like cracks in a sidewalk, it soon became apparent that something was wrong. But rather than finding a quick exit and accept minimal damage, the filmmakers kept going, searching for something, and short of the Hindenburg disaster, they found it, but oh, the humanity!

Hill working on F-16s for Indonesian government

July 24, 2014

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — About 9,000 miles and six time zones separate Hill Air Force Base and Indonesia, but that distance hasn’t stopped the two entities from forming a partnership.

Female commanders lead local American Legion post

July 24, 2014

OGDEN — In a Utah first, three female veterans are now leading an American Legion post.

Inspiring ‘heaven is for real’ avoids heavy-handedness

July 10, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I expressed some serious disappointment over a Christian-themed film, “God’s Not Dead.” I thought it was a heavy-handed mess that stood on the shoulders of mean and nasty atheists in hopes of elevating its cause. It felt very negative.

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