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Popular Google search: 'Why are gas prices so low?'

Business News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:55
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The changing face of late night

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:20
"The Daily Show" says comedian Trevor Noah will take over for Jon Stewart, who announced in February that he was leaving after 16 years.
Categories: Entertainment News

Ben Bernanke: from Fed Chair to blogger and tweeter

Business News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:19
Ben Bernanke is stepping up his social media game.

George Soros: I may invest $1 billion in Ukraine

Business News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:05
George Soros has long called for the West to pump billions into Ukraine. Now he says he's ready to walk the talk.

This man bet $100K that there's a startup bubble

Business News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:49
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Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart as new host of 'The Daily Show'

Business News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:16
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Ford's big Lincoln Continental is coming back

Business News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:09
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Police investigating incident at NSA

CNN - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:49
Police are on the scene following an incident at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.
Categories: National News

Florida church van crash kills 8

CNN - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:46
A van crash in Glades County, Florida, killed eight adults and injured 10 other people, the Florida Highway Patrol says.
Categories: National News

BMI note from school angers mom

Health - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:43
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GNC boosts quality control of herbal supplements

Business News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:42
GNC, the leading retailer of dietary supplements, agreed Monday to beef up its testing and quality control standards for herbal supplements.

Turkish Airlines plane diverted after 'bomb' note found

CNN World - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:09
A Turkish Airlines flight carrying 256 passengers was diverted Monday after a note with the word "bomb" written on it was found in a lavatory, the airline said.
Categories: International News

Air Canada plane comes off runway

CNN World - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:00
Categories: International News

The car-crazy fashion model

CNN World - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:59
Former male model Elo used to make a living from his good looks.
Categories: International News

Champion horse continues winning

Twisted Rodeo - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:52
Three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Matt Bright rides the famed Dirty Jacket to win the title at the 2011 Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo. Four times over the last seven years, cowboys have won the Guymon title on the back of Dirty Jacket, the 2014 Bareback Horse of the Year.

Three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier Matt Bright rides the famed Dirty Jacket to win the title at the 2011 Guymon (Okla.) Pioneer Days Rodeo. Four times over the last seven years, cowboys have won the Guymon title on the back of Dirty Jacket, the 2014 Bareback Horse of the Year.

GUYMON, Okla. – Dirty Jacket is one of the most decorated bucking horses in ProRodeo.

The 11-year-old bay gelding from Pete Carr Pro Rodeo is the reigning Bareback Horse of the Year as voted on by members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He also has been one of the top three horses in the year-end voting each of the past three seasons.

At the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December, the athletic horse proved the accolades, guiding cowboys to go-round victories both times he bucked inside the Thomas & Mack Center: Richmond Champion of The Woodlands, Texas, won the fifth round, while Caleb Bennett of Tremonton, Utah, claimed the 10th-round title.

Richmond Champion

Richmond Champion

“There’s not another horse like him,” said Champion, who also won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days title after a 91-point ride in July. “Dirty Jacket might’ve even looked better than he did that day in Cheyenne.”

The fifth and 10th rounds featured the greatest bucking horses in rodeo, an elite list of phenomenal athletes. Even then, Dirty Jacket stood out. Now he will have a chance to stand out again at the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena. It’s a place where he’s guided cowboys to the prestigious Guymon title four times in the last seven years.

“There wasn’t a bad horse in the pen, but to have Dirty Jacket again at the NFR and to win the round was awesome,” said Champion, who shared the Guymon title last year on Fancy Free, another great Carr bucking horse. “There’s not another night that you get to walk down the alley with that caliber of horse standing all next to each other.

“That same feeling runs in all of us to see that kind of horse lined up for us, just standing outside the Thomas & Mack. That’s what dreams are made of in this sport.”

Caleb Bennett

Caleb Bennett

It’s the same feeling Bennett had when he prepared for the final night of the competition. It had been a rough week for the Utah cowboy, who had placed in just one round prior to the 10th night.

“I couldn’t have been more blessed and ask for anything more than to end it the way I did on Dirty Jacket,” he said. “It’s a phenomenal horse and definitely one of the ones you want to have in this round.”

The powerful gelding is one of four Pete Carr horses that have received the top honor in bareback riding, joining pasture-mates like Real Deal, Big Tex and MGM Deuces Night. In 2013, when Dirty Jacket was named Reserve World Champion Bareback Horse, he helped cowboys to at least a share of the title 12 of 13 times he performed during the regular season. In 2014, his wins were just as miraculous.

Champion’s 91 in Cheyenne was one of two of the highest marked rides of the campaign. The other was by Steven Dent, who rode Dirty Jacket for a matching 91 on the final weekend of the regular season at the Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo in Stephenville, Texas, in September.

“Any time you can draw one that everybody wants, you’re happy with it whether you’re in that situation or it’s a regular-season rodeo,” said Dent, a seven-time NFR qualifier from Mullen, Neb. “You don’t have the opportunity to get on a horse that you can be that many points on and that’s that fun to get on very often in your life, much less the last week of the year when you’re trying to make the NFR.

“That is a really great horse. There are not very many of them like him that do it every time, that are that electric, jump that high in the air and that you can be that many points on.”

The horse has been selected to buck at the NFR each of the past seven seasons. Earlier this year, Jessy Davis scored 93 points during the Cinch Shootout at the San Angelo Stock Show Rodeo.

“He has a huge frame, but he’s so athletic from nose to tail. He just looks like an athlete. If you could pick a horse out of a herd that could jump nine feet in the air, he’s that horse,” Champion said. “If you’re going to win a big rodeo, that’s the horse you want.”

Dirty Jacket is powerful, athletic and consistent, but what makes him a proven winner year after year is in the effort he puts forward every trip. He has the heart of a champion.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Land Rover's new $200,000 SUV is most expensive ever

Business News - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:38
The most expensive SUV just got even pricier.

Court overturns Amanda Knox murder conviction

CNN - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:30
A tearful Amanda Knox said she is glad to have her life back after an eight-year legal drama. Knox had been facing 28½ years in prison.
Categories: National News

7 shot during spring break

CNN - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:28
Seven college-age people, some who came to Panama City Beach, Florida, for spring break, were wounded in a late-night shooting, the Bay County Sheriff's Office said in a press release.
Categories: National News
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