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Be at child's birth or win $11M?

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:49
It's a big dilemma: Be with your wife for the birth of your first child, or stay at work with the hope of an $11 million payday. For golfer Billy Horschel, it's a no-brainer.
Categories: National News

Ferrari: We don't want to keep rich waiting

Business News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:48
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What did NFL know and when?

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:34
Did NFL executives see video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee inside a casino elevator?
Categories: National News

When domestic abuse gets personal

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:33
A wife
Categories: National News

Board has big plans for fair’s future

Twisted Rodeo - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:31

HEMPSTEAD, Texas – The Waller County Fair Board is made up of visionaries who donate their time to the annual exposition.

Not only has the group worked hard preparing for this year’s event – set for Friday, Sept. 26-Saturday, Oct. they’ve got their sights set on a bright future for Waller County Fair and Rodeo.

“We have had so much community support for our fair and rodeo that it allows us the opportunity to think ahead and think of ways that we want to grow,” said Dustin Standley, the sponsorship chairman for the fair board. “We want our fair and rodeo to be the best. We want it to be the best in southeast Texas; we want to be the best fair and rodeo in the country.

WallerLogo“That’s our goal, and we’re working hard to get there.”

Many of the improvements have come this year. The fair board expanded parking and increased electrical hookups and space for more and bigger carnival rides. They’ve also added to the rodeo arena.

“We’ve got a new press box, new bucking chutes and will have a video board,” said Clint Sciba, the fair board president. “All of this is done to make it a better experience for everyone. We’re bringing in Double Rafter D Enterprises, which has a new, state-of-the-art LED scoreboard and replay board.

“That, alone, is going to enhance the experience for our rodeo fans. Whether they come Thursday, Friday or Saturday, they’re going to get a great show.”

It’s with that thought in mind that the fair board is looking to expand in the coming years.

“We are working with Preifert Complex and Facilities in designing a 200,000-square-foot covered arena,” Sciba said. “One side will be our rodeo arena with chutes, a VIP area and a capacity for 4,000 people. We will have a secondary arena with a return ally for team roping, calf roping and barrel racing activities.”

Initial plans call for the complex to have a conference room, four office and additional rooms for meetings. It’s being set up for multiple uses.

“We want to be able to have other events there, from graduations to monster truck shows to other Western lifestyle competitions,” said Paul Sholler, co-chairman of the rodeo committee. “This is just one of the many ways we show our community that we support them as much as they support us.”

That’s the defining statement for fair board members.

“Our VIP area is going to be exciting with six executive suites like you would see at any major sporting facility,” Sciba said. “It’s something we’re all looking forward to. This is Phase 1 of what we’re doing that we expect to be six or seven phases. This is a seven-year plan, but we hope to get started the next year and break ground on the new rodeo facility.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Australia raises terror alert level to 'high'

CNN World - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:29
Australia has raised its terror alert level to "high" for the first time since the national alert system was introduced in 2003.
Categories: International News

Student debt over $50K is on the rise

Business News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:22
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ESPN host: Goodell should keep job

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:20
CNN's Jake Tapper talks to host Stephen A. Smith about the Ray Rice video and the National Organization for Women.
Categories: National News

Northern Ireland's preacher and politician Ian Paisley dies

CNN World - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:03
Northern Ireland's former first minister and former Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley has died, his wife, Eileen, said in a statement Friday.
Categories: International News

Key events in the Rice saga

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:59
Ray Rice has called the February punch that knocked out his now-wife "inexcusable."
Categories: National News

Opinion: 'Why does he get to hit her?'

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:48
You know why she stays? Sometimes it's because she looks in the mirror and sees a stranger staring back at her. Eyes devoid of spirit. No remnants of a smile anywhere on her face. A blank, colorless mask covering the strong, independent person she used to be. She has no idea who she is anymore. Everything she thought she knew about herself has been stripped. She knows only the screams of condemnation. "You're no good. You're stupid. You're selfish. Who else could ever love you?"
Categories: National News

AMC chief executive: 'Zombies are thriving'

Business News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:33
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Stunning time-lapse of Earth

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:19
The European Space Agency captured this stunning time-lapse of Earth from space.
Categories: National News

Pitch to the face ends MVP contender's season

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:13
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins -- a contender for the National League's most valuable player award -- will apparently sit out the rest of the season after a pitched ball struck him in the face.
Categories: National News

4 Tips to Start Your Day a Little Earlier

Lifestyles - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:07
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - If you happen to be a person who just can't seem to find enough hours in the day, it might be time to get an earlier start. And, if you've already tried waking up before sunrise, only to meet a crashing halt following lunch, these four tips may help:

Tip 1: Avoid hitting "snooze" at all costs. Try moving your alarm clock far enough away from the bed so you'll be forced to stand up and walk to turn it off.

"When you hit the snooze button repeatedly, you're fragmenting what little extra sleep you're getting, so it is of poor quality," says Robert S. Rosenberg, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Centers of Prescott Valley and Flagstaff, Arizona.

Tip 2: Fuel up with a hearty breakfast. So, you're probably tired of hearing this advice by now. Yet, if more people actually followed through with it, there wouldn't be a need to stress it over and over. According to a January 2014 Penn Schoen Berland study, although nearly 85 percent of Americans believe breakfast is important, just over half say they choose to skip it because they don't have enough time, would rather sleep in or don't like preparing it. If time is really an issue, consider quick options like Hormel Compleats breakfasts (www.hormel.com), which can be ready in just 60 seconds.

Tip 3: Power up with protein. According to health.com eggs --and even bacon -- can be potent breakfast options to keep you going and give your body the energy it needs to get through the day. Some easy-prep breakfast options -- like the Compleats varieties mentioned in tip number two -- even feature eggs.

"Eggs are a great source of nutrients," said Mitch Kanter, Ph.D., executive director of the Egg Nutrition Center. "Just one egg contains 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein and antioxidants."

Tip 4: Set an earlier bedtime. If you are a night owl by nature, but want to start your day sooner, gradually shift your bedtime earlier each night. Once you find a time that allows you to wake up early and get through the day without feeling like you need a nap, stick to it. The most productive early birds aren't sleep deprived. As Aristotle noted, "It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth and wisdom."

The horrors of apartheid

CNN World - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:55
Inside a dilapidated warehouse, underneath scattered clothes hanging from rusty pipes, a young black man is down on his knees. His feet are naked, his trousers rolled up to his knees as he beats his sodden shirt against the ground to remove the dirt from it. Near him, a cluster of men cut desolate figures -- some of them crouching down to wash their worn-out clothes, some standing, naked, trying to clean up their work-wasted bodies.
Categories: International News

Donations top $900,000 after UK dogs' home fire

CNN World - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:53
A suspected arson attack on a dogs' home in the northern English city of Manchester has killed 43 dogs, shocking a nation known within Europe for its devotion to pets.
Categories: International News

I'm ready for my first triathlon

Health - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:49
It has been just over eight months since I started this journey of training for my first triathlon. So much has happened to me, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Categories: Health

The faces of 9/11

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:40
A flag raised amid death and devastation. A voice on the phone. A cry in the dark. They are tales of ordinary people caught in the extraordinary circumstances of 9/11.
Categories: National News

Ohio school shooter recaptured

CNN - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:39
T.J. Lane, a remorseless killer who escaped from an Ohio prison where he was serving three life sentences for a school shooting, was found 100 yards away and was brought back without incident.
Categories: National News
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