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Iraq conflict roots cast long shadow PDF Print
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Written by Trevor Busch   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 20:38

Over the past decade, Iraq is hardly what most would describe as a favoured holiday destination. Long years of dictatorship, war, occupation and finally civil war have left scars that run deep and subjected the Middle Eastern nation’s population to incredible hardships. More recently, however, the country appeared to be entering a new period of stability, marked initially by the final withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from the region in December 2011. Iraq looked to be prepared to join a global community of nations and participate in world affairs on its own terms, rather than that of her occupiers. It appeared, for all intents and purposes, that a new day just might be dawning for Iraq.

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Husdal was a newspaper man through and through PDF Print
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Written by Greg Price and Garrett Simmons   
Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:40

Dave Husdal was holding court once again with a young team of journalists.
It made for long, longs days, which started out with an early-morning staff meeting and ended with us going home under cover of darkness. In the rush to get all of our stories done for layout the next day, our editor was laser-focused on one thing — putting out the best paper each and every week.

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Taking a look at some 1980s movie gems PDF Print
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Written by Trevor Busch   
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 22:21

As the summer months settle themselves upon us, and the traditional Hollywood blockbusters begin to grace the big screen, with every passing year it appears North America’s obsession with comic books and super heroes  is having a more profound impact on the major studios command decisions.

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Viva Las Gregus, baby! PDF Print
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Written by Greg Price   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 18:41

My experience at the 16th annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival in Las Vegas has now come and gone and with many fond (and one not so fond) memories to reminisce about.

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H.R. Giger's nightmares leave a lasting image PDF Print
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Written by J.W. Schnarr   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 23:27

On May 12, an old man fell down and died, and the world became poorer for it.
Swiss artist Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger, known to most of the world as H.R. Giger, died in a Zurich hospital at the age of 76.

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