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LeBron James and Steve Ballmer win big in NBA deal

Business News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:31
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How to really lose weight

Health - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:19
From what to eat to how much to exercise, Elizabeth Cohen explains what you really need to do to lose weight.
Categories: Health

The link between fat and cancer

Health - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:19
Categories: Health

Not everything Apple touches is gold

Business News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:18
Slap the word "Apple" on a piece of technology, and it seems like a guaranteed success. But investors learned the hard way Monday that Apple's Midas touch only goes so far.

Mullen Previews Top 3 Matchup With Auburn At Press Conference

Bulldog Beat - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:30
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen held his weekly press conference Monday afternoon in the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex, discussing the Bulldogs' upcoming SEC West matchup with Auburn, which will be a showdown of two Top 3 teams at Davis Wade Stadium..

Waldorf Astoria sold to Chinese company for $1.95 billion

Business News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:21
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Turkey willing to put troops in Syria 'if others do their part,' PM says

CNN World - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:55
Turkey would be willing to put its troops on the ground in Syria "if others dos their part," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview that aired Monday.
Categories: International News

Trooper shooting suspect detailed ambush in letter

CNN - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:20
A handwritten letter thought to have been written by the suspect in the ambush of two Pennsylvania State Police troopers details how he shot the officers and then escaped, two sources tell CNN.
Categories: National News

Who are the U.S. Ebola patients?

CNN - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:13
As another American patient with Ebola arrives in the United States, here is a look at the American patients who have been diagnosed with this deadly virus.
Categories: National News

Ebola drugs are in the works

CNN - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:10
Scientists racing to develop something that will stop the largest Ebola epidemic in history are trying a variety of experimental drugs on patients.
Categories: National News

HP: Death of a Silicon Valley titan

Business News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:10
Before Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, there was Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard.

Supreme Court's same-sex marriage surprise

CNN - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:08
It's what the court didn't do that has same-sex couples flocking to the courthouse for marriage licenses.
Categories: National News

From school teacher to ISIS member

CNN World - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 14:01
Once a member of a fearsome, female ISIS brigade, she's a recent defector, disillusioned by the group's brutality.
Categories: International News

The Donald wins. Trump name coming off casino

Business News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:32
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Ben Affleck takes on Bill Maher

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:16
Ben Affleck's appearance on Bill Maher's "Real Time" on Friday turned into a somewhat heated discussion when Maher and author Sam Harris voiced their opinions on Islam.
Categories: Entertainment News

Yahoo eying Snapchat after Alibaba windfall

Business News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:53
Seeking to replicate the success of its investment in Alibaba, Yahoo is reportedly setting its sights on Snapchat.

Reports: Iranian journalist freed

CNN World - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:38
Iranian journalist Yeganeh Salehi, detained in Iran since July, has been freed, according to Iran's state-run IRNA news agency and The Washington Post.
Categories: International News

McKee a key voice in circuit finals

Twisted Rodeo - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:30

DUNCAN, Okla. – Justin McKee is the most recognized voice in rodeo.

Over the past two decades, the Oklahoma announcer has called the action at some of the biggest events in the game. He also has been the television commentator for numerous rodeo-related events, which makes him recognizable to so many fans.

He returns to southern Oklahoma for the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16-18 at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Center in Duncan.

Justin McKee

Justin McKee

“It’s always very flattering and very exciting to me,” said McKee, who announced the 2012 circuit finals in its inaugural year in Duncan. “It’s one of the highlights of the year for me. I never take it for granted, and I just hope I can do justice to the contestants who qualified.”

The finale features the top contestants from the 2014 season in the Prairie Circuit, the ProRodeo region made up of contestants and events primarily in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. In order to play the game, contestants had to finish the campaign among the top 12 on the money list.

It’s a championship that is cherished, especially in the Prairie Circuit – the region is home to numerous world champions and qualifiers to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. That’s why it’s such an honor for McKee to be part of the three performances.

“I think I understand it so well because I am a competitor,” said McKee, who has won numerous steer roping titles. “I think it’s most of who I am as an announcer. I was fortunate enough to have experienced every event. I think it’s important to know the event as a competitor.”

That translates well into his post as the main voice of the rodeo, relaying the action to the fans. He’s quite comfortable with a microphone in his hand.

“I grew up in the livestock auction business, and I’ve always been mesmerized by the auctioneer,” he said. “I’ve been behind the microphone since I was 3 years old. I started selling when I was 7. I’ve been competing in rodeo all my life. It was a pretty natural migration to the announcer’s booth for me.”

He announced rodeos while still a teenager, then started doing it for pay a short time later. He became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1993 and worked his first circuit finals rodeo a year later. In 1995, he began working as an announcer for the Professional Bull Riders.

“I announced live events for seven years and did 10 years of TV for the PBR,” McKee said. “At first, it was quite an adjustment because there was no crowd to feed off of. I didn’t realize how much I fed off the energy of a live crowd.”

While television was his primary focus for a long time, McKee still competed and called rodeos. He’s been doing more of that while still doing some TV work throughout the year. He loves the opportunity to share his experiences with a crowd.

“As far as my career, 80 percent or 90 percent of what I’ve got is because I take everything I’ve ever done in the arena with me,” he said. “I think that helps me so much.”

It helps the fans in Duncan, too.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Dallas Ebola patient critical

CNN - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:56
An American patient treated for Ebola in Nebraska then released is now in isolation in a hospital in Massachusetts. And an Ebola patient in Dallas has slipped into critical condition.
Categories: National News
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