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Clifford creator Bridwell dies at 86
Energy
Published in 30-1-2015
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Bridwell wanted to name the dog Tiny, though his wife, Norma, discouraged the obvious joke and named him Clifford, after an imaginary friend from her childhood. The books, which have been translated into 13 languages, have sold more than 129 million copies, according to Scholastic, and have inspired an animated television series, a full-length animated film and stuffed animals.

St. John's claims Athletic Directors' Cup again, maintains top status in SPC
Heights
Published in 30-1-2015
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On the strength of SPC titles in Division I field hockey, girls cross country, girls lacrosse, girls track and field and Division I softball, St. John's was a runaway winner in the girls division. The Mavericks grabbed their sixth SPC crown during the 2012-13 school year in wrestling, which fueled a second-place showing in boys sports behind Dallas St. Mark's. While St. John's rep ...>>
Carr leaves Westbury Christian to rebuild St. Pius boys hoops
Heights
Published in 30-1-2015
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Carr's dozen years with Wildcats - six as the head girls basketball coach and, more recently, six in charge of the boys program - culminated in a combined four Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state championships. [...] Carr recently left the only school he's ever worked, accepting the position as head boys basketball coach at St. Pius X. "St. Pius is a football and b ...>>
St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 30-1-2015
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St. Thomas head football coach Tim Fitzpatrick didn't have his full squad during the Eagles' spring practice last month, but he didn't seem too bothered. [...] Fitzpatrick was satisfied with the effort and, even more so, the enthusiasm. The defensive line was hit hard by graduation, with senior defensive end Joseph Lowery the lone returning starter. Sophomore Lorenzo Neal Jr., th ...>>
Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 30-1-2015
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Since Netzel's arrival, St. Thomas has made major improvements to its athletic facilities, including: Various updates to Reckling Gymnasium, including a new sound system, lighting and flooring and increased capacity for fans with the addition of ADA-compliant bleachers Upgrades to Father Wilson Field, with new protective screens, improved drainage and changes to the bullpen area, and The E ...>>
Also opening in theaters
Entertainment
Published in 30-1-2015
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'The Loft' James Marsden and Karl Urban star in the psychological thriller "The Loft," the story of five married guys who secretly share a penthouse loft to carry out hidden affairs. The fantasy becomes a nightmare when a woman's body is discovered in the loft, and the friends begin to suspect one another. Rated R: for sexual content, nudity, bloody violence, language and some drug ...>>
'Mr. Turner' a dull portrait of great painter
Entertainment
Published in 30-1-2015
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"Mr. Turner" is a flaccid, interminable movie by a talented director, Mike Leigh, which means it has its moments, but moments are all you get. There's the grunt of approval, the grunt of disapproval and even the noncommittal grunt, which recognizes that it's his turn to speak, but he passes. Usually, an artist biography attempts to account for the art, to make a bridge between who the ...>>
Billy Joel sets Houston date
Entertainment
Published in 30-1-2015
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Billy Joel sets Toyota Center tour date. The Piano Man's last local appearance was in 2009.

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin donates rare 'Hobbit' to Texas A&M
Entertainment
Published in 30-1-2015
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George R.R. Martin, author of the "Game of Thrones" book series which spawned a monster HBO hit show, is donating a first-edition copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" to the Texas A&M University library.

Three Houston dining rooms make Open Table's list of most romantic restaurants in U.S.
Entertainment
Published in 30-1-2015
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Just in time for those pondering their Valentine's Day plans, the online reservations site Open Table has announced its 2015 list of the "100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America."

FTC settles case against 'revenge porn' site operator
Technology
Published in 30-1-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) A Colorado man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website has settled with federal regulators who said he broke the law by posting nude pictures of women without their consent or knowledge. The case signals an increased interest by regulators in revenge sites, which have proliferated in recent years in part because of lax laws aimed at protecting free speech on the Internet an ...>>
'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows
Technology
Published in 30-1-2015
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Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three if the price is included and this is after companies "anonymized" the transaction records, saying they wiped away names and other personal details. The study shows that when we think we have privacy when our data is collected, it's really just an "illusion," said Eugene Spaffo ...>>
Google delivers another earnings letdown, stock sinks
Technology
Published in 30-1-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars. Google's steadily rising expenses while the company's main digital advertising business is ...>>
Amazon shares spike as 4Q profit beats by a mile
Technology
Published in 30-1-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Shares of Amazon.com jumped over 8 percent in aftermarket trading after the e-commerce giant beat quarterly profit expectations by a mile. Amazon's strategy always has been to spend a big chunk of the money it makes to grow and expand into new areas like cloud computing, streaming video and hardware and that has affected profitability to investors' sometime chagrin. The ...>>
Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views
Technology
Published in 30-1-2015
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"Parents who choose not to give measles shots, they're not just putting their kids at risk, but they're also putting other kids at risk especially kids in my waiting room," the Los Angeles pediatrician said. The American Academy of Pediatrics says doctors should bring up the importance of vaccinations during visits but should respect a parent's wishes unless there's a signifi ...>>


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