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Football Named FWAA National Team of the Week

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:05
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Following a 34-29 win at No. 8 LSU last Saturday night, the 14th-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs have been recognized as the Big Game National Team of the Week, the Football Writers Association of America has announced.

Stolen Jaguar returned to owner 46 years later

Business News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:07
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Crazy corporate tax loopholes? 'Inversions' are small potatoes

Business News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 16:46
The Obama administration is trying to clamp down on the corporate rush to move abroad for the tax savings -- doing what it says Congress is unwilling to do.

Why Hollywood's dismal summer won't matter

Business News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 16:44
This week marked the official end of summer -- one that Hollywood was happy to see end.

My son was gasping for breath

Health - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 16:20
Since mid-August, Enterovirus D68 has swept through 30 states. Three-year-old David Nash was one of its victims.
Categories: Health

Hospital overwhelmed by patients

Health - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 16:17
The desperately ill Ebola patients had come to the new center for treatment. Instead they would be left on the ground.
Categories: Health

More health insurers offer Obamacare plans

Business News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:58
Americans will have more choice when they shop on the Obamacare exchanges this fall for health insurance.

Ravens owner disputes ESPN report

CNN - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:53
It was obvious that Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti didn't like his organization's integrity being questioned.
Categories: National News

Manhunt for trooper shooting suspect under way

CNN - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:35
A line of law enforcement vehicles stretched for a mile along a rural Pennsylvania road Tuesday as the hunt for suspected cop-killer Eric Matthew Frein entered its 11th day.
Categories: National News

Paul Walker crash lawsuit goes on

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:27
The lawsuit against Porsche related to the fiery crash that killed actor Paul Walker suffered a setback in court, but a lawyer says it will go on.
Categories: Entertainment News

Farrell, Vaughn lead new 'True Detective'

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:26
Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will lead the cast of "True Detective's" second season, HBO confirmed Tuesday.
Categories: Entertainment News

Deschanel's eyes on male celebs

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:23
Actress Zooey Deschanel's distinctive eyes are the subject of a blog.
Categories: Entertainment News

'Pulp Fiction': 20 fun facts as the film turns 20

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:21
Quoting Ezekiel 25:17 from "Pulp Fiction" will likely get you laughed out of Sunday school class.
Categories: Entertainment News

Jared Leto, Snoop Dogg invest in Robinhood

Business News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:13
What do actor Jared Leto and rappers Snoop Dogg and Nas have in common? Besides signature looks and big bank accounts, they are co-investors in Robinhood, a new app that aims to make trading stocks simple and free.

Rangers off to a hot start

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:44

ALVA, Okla. – The key to a solid rodeo season is a strong start.

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo teams started with powerful performances this past weekend at the Cherokee Rodeo hosted by NWOSU. The Rangers won the women’s team title, accumulating 435 points in the process, thanks in large part to exceptional work by the goat-tiers.

Northwestern-Logo-200Lauren Barnes of Buckeye, Ariz., won the championship, tying down two goats in 14.0 seconds, just two-tenths of a second better than teammate Shayna Miller of Faith, S.D. Karley Kile of Topeka, Kan., finished fifth with a two-run cumulative time of 15.3 seconds. They were joined in the championship round by breakaway ropers Sage Allen of Pawhuska, Okla., and Kelsey Driggers of Albany, Ga.

That’s a solid start to the women’s team, which has proven to be one of the top teams in the Central Plains Region over the last few years – the Rangers have qualified as a team for the College National Finals Rodeo each of the past two seasons by finishing second in the region.

The men, who finished Cherokee in eighth place, were guided by two event champions: tie-down roper Hayden Pearce of Kim, Colo., and steer wrestler Michael McGinn of Haines, Ore. Pearce won both go-rounds and the average championship, roping and tying two calves in 19.2 seconds; he was nearly two seconds ahead of the runner-up, teammate William Whayne of Tulsa.

“I drew good and was able to use the calves I had,” said Pearce, a senior. “This gets everything started off on the right foot and gives you the confidence that you can go out and compete. It just lets you know you just need to go out and do your part.”

Pearce has yet to qualify for the college finals, and the Colorado cowboy has placed a trip to Casper, Wyo., atop his list of priorities.

“It’s about staying smart and going at them every weekend,” said Pearce, who puts in a lot of work in the practice and with the matches that coach Stockton Graves has set up to keep the Rangers at the top of their form. “We tie a lot of calves, trying to stay solid on the ground. I also like to keep my horse sharp and work on my scoring a lot.”

That means he has a strong bond with his horse, Harley, a 14-year-old sorrel mare.

“She can really fire and get across the (starting) line, and she stops really hard,” he said. “That helps a lot in this event.”

McGinn is a junior but in his first year at Northwestern; he transferred this fall from Mesalands (N.M.) Community College. He won the first round in Cherokee with a 4.1-second run, then shared the short-round win in 5.1 seconds; the cumulative time of 9.2 was eight-seconds ahead of the No. 2 cowboy, Cody Devers of Garden City (Kan.) Community College.

“In the first round, I had a really good steer and got a good start and took advantage of it,” he said. “I knew in the short round I just had to catch and throw him down.”

It worked well, and it was quite a relief for the 20-year-old cowboy, who spent much of the last 10 months on the injured list after having surgery to repair a broken collarbone; he didn’t return to practice until August, so the weekend run in Cherokee was his first competitive run in quite a while.

“I made the college finals my first year, but I’ve been out of commission,” McGinn said. “I decided to come to Alva because I knew Stockton and (assistant coach) Kody Woodward were great bulldoggers and great coaches, so I thought this would be a great place to come and get back to winning.”

He’s off to a fast start.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

South Africa's 'titanium woman'

CNN World - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:42
In the largely male-dominated world of the motorsport, South African super bike racer Janine Davies is an anomaly.
Categories: International News

Obama to U.N.: Climate change 'growing and urgent threat'

CNN World - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:36
President Barack Obama told the United Nations on Tuesday that pollution must be contained to address climate change.
Categories: International News

3 people die in UPS shooting

CNN - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:24
Three people were dead Tuesday morning after a shooting at a UPS facility in Inglenook, Alabama, said Capt. Jerry Wiley of the Birmingham Police Department.
Categories: National News

Israel says it shot down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

CNN World - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 14:22
Israel's military said Tuesday it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights amid what it described as growing tensions in the border area.
Categories: International News

 

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