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Wildcat video fire started in office

first_imgThe Dawson Creek Fire Department has finished its investigation of the massive fire that all but destroyed a landmark building in the city.Investigators have determined the fire was caused by an electrical component in the office of the Wildcat Video store, says Fire Chief Gordon “Shorty” Smith.- Advertisement -Smith says there were two or three computers, along with a printer and an external hard drive all in one area of the office, which may have caused one of them to short out and lead to the fire.The fire raged for several hours at the building on 10 St. and 103 Ave. last Wednesday before firefighters were able to get it under control.No one was hurt in the fire and Smith says the next step is for the insurance companies to take care of the cleanup of the site.last_img read more

Boffo debut expected for ‘Cars’

first_imgBURBANK – When it comes to striking gold at the box office, a Pixar Animation Studios movie is about as sure a thing as death, taxes and getting popcorn kernels stuck between your teeth. The latest Pixar title, “Cars,” opening in 3,800 locations in the United States and Canada today, carries with it some lofty expectations. All six previous Pixar movies have been major box-office hits, with 2003’s “Finding Nemo” the highest-grosser of them all at $339.7 million. Box-office analyst Robert Bucksbaum said this is one weekend when Pixar and its owner, The Walt Disney Co., which has distributed all of Pixar’s computer-generated animation films, can rest easy as they wait for box-office returns. “There is absolutely no such thing as a sure thing in the movie business, with the exception of Pixar,” said Bucksbaum, president of Reel Source Inc. “They focus on the right thing and that is the story. Their stories are just phenomenal and that’s what sells these days, not how much money it cost to make or the actors.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Bucksbaum expects “Cars” to open in the mid-$70 million range on its way to a final domestic gross of about $275 million. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt and others, the film tells the story of a hotshot animated stock car that ends up stranded in a small town called Radiator Springs on his way to a big race. “Talking cars just seems like such a ridiculous theme, but the character development of each of these cars is so phenomenal,” said Bucksbaum. “I think even people with no interest in NASCAR or racing will want to see it.” The latest Pixar product comes at a good time for the movie industry, which is riding a streak of three consecutive weekends, and 10 of the last 11, when box office revenue has surpassed 2005 numbers. This weekend has “Cars” competing with a crowded menu at the multiplex that also includes the horror remake “The Omen,” which opened Tuesday with a record $12.6 million in ticket sales, the second weekend of the romantic comedy “The Break-Up,” and the still-popular “X-Men: The Last Stand,” DreamWorks Animation’s “Over the Hedge” and the religious thriller “The Da Vinci Code.” “Most of the other films play to different audiences, and I think that `Cars’ in its opening weekend has the broadest appeal of any of these movies in the marketplace,” said Gitesh Pandya, editor of BoxOfficeGuru.com. Starting with 1995’s “Toy Story,” Pixar has been Disney’s most consistent hit-maker through a partnership that has gone on to include “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monster’s, Inc.,” “Nemo” and “The Incredibles.” Pixar has made the movies while Disney has marketed and distributed them. But that decade-long arrangement at one time had threatened to end after “Cars” because of a breakdown in contract extension talks. But all became settled earlier this year when Disney purchased Emeryville-based Pixar for $7.4 billion in an all-stock deal. The purchase of Pixar merged it with Disney’s animation division and has given Disney the ability to fully capitalize on Pixar-created characters and franchises on video games and broadband and wireless technology, as well as in its theme parks, consumer products and live stage plays. A “Toy Story 3” film is currently in production. Also in production or set for future release are “American Dog,” “Meet the Robinsons” and “Ratatouille.” [email protected]ynews.com (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

GAA NEWS: PICTURE SPECIAL FROM DUNGLOE U10 BLITZ

first_imgAn Clochan Liath Club NotesBad aid 5, 8, 11 agus 15 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €5,800 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Laura McGowan, St. Peter’s Tce, Irene Ward, Diamond, Ann Sweeney, Ardveen, Mary McGee, Meenmore agus Mary Ward, Cronashallog.Bhain Carol Ann McShea as Lough Salt €150 agus bhain Kevin Gillespie as Mullaghduff, Ann Marian Sweeney as Sheskinarone, Ann Ward as Pole Rd agus Anne O’Donnell as Keadue €100 ag an bhingo. The winners of the Club 200 Draw are as follows €1,000 Ann Sweeney, Ardveen, €500 Kay Wehrley, Quay Rd, €300 Paul Martin, Tuberkeen and €100 to Charlie & Dolores McGowan, St. Peter’s Tce and Pauline Comack, Gweedore Rd.Well done to our under 8 footballers who traveled to Ardara on Saturday last for a very enjoyable blitz. Lots of great skills and plenty of determination against Ardara, Kilcar & Na Rossa. Thanks to all the parents for traveling up to support our future stars and to the coaches for preparing the teams. Special thanks to Ardara Club for the refreshments afterwards.The Club hosted their Annual Mary From Dungloe under 10 Blitz in Rosses Park on Saturday last. Well done to all boys and girls who took part and to the following clubs for their attendance Naomh Muire, Glenties & Cloughaneely. To John Ward and Dessie Gallagher for reffing and to all the parents to helped out in making it a successful Blitz.There was an excellent evening’s fun entertainment at the Duck Darby which was held at Lower Main St. on Sunday evening. The Prize winners were Kevin Bonner €100, Niamh Gillen €60, Bella Sweeney €40. Special prize to David Ward with best name duck “Great Quack”! Special thanks to Mary From Dungloe International Festival for the help in running this event.  GAA NEWS: PICTURE SPECIAL FROM DUNGLOE U10 BLITZ was last modified: July 31st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more