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Business News - 2 hours 9 min ago
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TGIF? Nope. Stocks fall on earnings woes

Business News - 2 hours 21 min ago
Stocks are ending the week on a sour note, putting the S&P 500 in reverse on the road to 2,000.

Roundup ready for a week of rodeo

Twisted Rodeo - 2 hours 34 min ago

DODGE CITY, Kan. – In the world of rodeo, there are a select few events across North America where a championship holds a little more prestige.

The Dodge City Roundup Rodeo is one of those.

DodgeCityRoundup“This is an awesome rodeo, and it’s a good time of year,” said bareback rider Steven Peebles, a five-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Redmond, Ore. “They have lots of good horses. Everybody who rodeos knows about Dodge City. I’ve always wanted to win this rodeo.”

Steven Peebles

Steven Peebles

Peebles won the first round and finished with a two-ride cumulative score of 169 points to claim a share of the title with fellow Oregonian R.C. Landingham of Pendleton. They are expected to be in the lineup to defend their titles at this year’s rodeo, set for 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 30-Sunday, Aug. 3, at Roundup Arena.

They will be joined by nine other contestants who hope to leave this western Kansas community with another Roundup buckle, one of the most honored trophies in ProRodeo.

“I like this arena,” said tie-down roper Jerome Schneeberger, an 11-time NFR qualifier from Ponca City, Okla., who has multiple Roundup titles. “It’s always been good to me.”

In fact, Dodge City is one of the reasons Schneeberger owns more Prairie Circuit championships than any other tie-down roper in the history of the ProRodeo Circuit System – he owns eight titles in the region that encompasses contestants and rodeos primarily from Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska; Roundup Rodeo is the biggest event in the circuit.

Jerome Schneeberger

Jerome Schneeberger

“We take a lot of pride in our place in rodeo,” said Dr. R.C. Trotter, chairman of the volunteer committee that produces the annual event. “We work very hard all year to put together an event that not only is great for our fans, but also for the rodeo cowboys and cowgirls. We celebrate our champions, and we want Dodge City to be the place to be every year.

“We have a great list of Roundup champions, including many, many world champions, and that means a lot to us. It’s a sign that the best of the best work very hard to win our rodeo every year.”

Of the 2013 champs, one is saddle bronc rider Cody Wright, a two-time world champion from Milford, Utah. Last August, Wright posted one of the highest marked rides of his 16-year career, a 91-point ride on Frontier Rodeo’s Tom Gun.

“Anytime you can start winning, especially at a big rodeo and a tour rodeo so that you can stay in the race, it’s great because there are so many great bronc riders,” Wright said.

Cody Wright

Cody Wright

It marked the second time that the Utah cowboy has won the Roundup buckle; he also won the title in 2003. He is one of many of rodeo’s brightest stars who own multiple Dodge City championships. But there also are plenty of guys like steer wrestler Seth Brockman who own just one crown.

“Dodge City is a great rodeo, and it’s one we all want to win,” said Brockman, a 2011 NFR qualifier from Wheatland, Wyo. “I’ve never done too well here. I placed good in a round here (in 2012), so I guess I finally learned how to put three good runs together here.”

If possible, the 2014 version of Roundup Rodeo will feature a bigger week of entertainment, including world-class entertainers the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls and Justin Rumford, the two-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Clown of the Year. Rumford, who grew up in Abbyville, Kan., also won the 2013 Coors Man in the Can, an annual award given to the best barrelman in the business.

The biggest change in the schedule will be the Tuesday extravaganza, which will include a full day of roping followed by the inaugural Dodge City Roundup Xtreme Bulls, a stand-alone bull riding event that will feature the top bull riders in the game. Steer ropers will open with the first two go-rounds starting at 8 a.m. The third round will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the Dodge City Roundup Pro-Am Team Roping. The bull riding will close a full day of action.

“We will have six straight days of rodeo action,” Trotter said. “I love that we will have our pro-am Tuesday, which will get a number of our local guys involved. It is exciting for us.”

It’s exciting for everyone, from the world’s greatest cowboys and cowgirls to the fans who want to enjoy a solid week of entertainment.

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Investors go LOCO for grilled chicken stock

Business News - 2 hours 41 min ago
The crazy chicken is flapping its wings and flying high on Wall Street.

J-Lo turns 45 and rocks bikini

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 49 min ago
It's not her birthday suit, but Jennifer Lopez is showing that 45 is treating her pretty well.
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Bullock: America's sweetheart at 50

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 50 min ago
If there were ever a contest for "America's sweetheart," Sandra Bullock would be tough to beat.
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Robert Downey Jr. wants more 'Iron Man'

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 51 min ago
Another go at "Iron Man"? Robert Downey Jr. would welcome the opportunity.
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Maisie Williams goes 'Game of Thrones' on airline

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 52 min ago
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones," got into a row on Twitter with British Airways.
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'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' set for 2017

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 52 min ago
The last we saw of Captain Jack Sparrow, he was on a beach with ol' scallywag Gibbs, reflecting on his decision to deny himself the Fountain of Youth. "Who's to say I won't live forever [anyway], eh?," he says. Indeed.
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'Duck Dynasty' camo lawsuit

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 52 min ago
When Uncle Si Robertson declared on "Duck Dynasty" that "My favorite color is Camo" it spurred a line of clothing sold to the A&E show's fans, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. A Florida company claims the cable channel's sales of t-shirt, hoodies and other apparel bearing that quote violate its trademark.
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Kid Rock subpoenaed for sex toy

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 53 min ago
It's nothing to "whoop whoop" about: The ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against horrorcore hip-hop act Insane Clown Posse just got a lot more disgusting, and it involves a glass sex toy reportedly owned by Kid Rock. Attorneys for the group's former publicist, Andrea Pellegrini, have subpoenaed the rocker to produce the item as court evidence, Detroit Free Press reports.
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'Weird Al' Yankovic hits No. 1 on the charts

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 53 min ago
It's "Mandatory": "Weird Al" Yankovic is Number One with his album "Mandatory Fun."
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Sleep deprived? Beware false memories

Health - 2 hours 53 min ago
Parents believe their obese kids are healthy, sleep deprivation can make your brain slip and other things we learned this week.
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Russians pay higher price for isolation

Business News - 3 hours 17 min ago
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Amazon plunges 10% on big loss

Business News - 3 hours 22 min ago
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How The Rock became 'Hercules'

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 47 min ago
To convincingly yell "I am Hercules!" in his new action movie, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had to do more than warm up his vocal chords.
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Diggs wants to be in 'Magic Mike 2'

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 47 min ago
Taye is so serious about snagging a role that he gives Andy a little lap dance to prove his exotic dancer bonafides.
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Portia de Rossi joins 'Scandal'

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 48 min ago
When last we saw Olivia Pope, she was flying off into the sunset (or maybe just flying off) with Jake by her side—leaving behind a broken Fitz, who'd just lost his son and realized some horrible things about his father. D.C. now rests in the hands of Olivia's own father, who once again took over B-613. So what awaits the team when season four starts up? How about a new face?
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Your personal information just isn't safe

Business News - 3 hours 54 min ago
Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple.

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