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UT's Harry Ransom Center lands Gabriel García Márquez archive
Energy
Published in 16-1-2015
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The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids
Energy
Published in 16-1-2015
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Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Maisy the mouse and pals Cyril and Tallulah prepare for the holiday, from trimming the tree to singing carols. Santa, by Bob Shea: A smiley little dino wears a bright-orange snowsuit, makes gifts for his parents and sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve only to scurry back to bed due to someone in red ho, ho, ho-ing in t ...>>
Website propels audiobooks' popularity
Energy
Published in 16-1-2015
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"The Starling Project" will test the appetite for an emerging art form that blends the immersive charm of old-time radio drama with digital technology. Just as original TV series such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" transformed Netflix into a content creator as well as a distributor, Audible is aiming to distinguish itself in the booming audiobook market with original audio dram ...>>
Clifford creator Bridwell dies at 86
Energy
Published in 16-1-2015
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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 16-1-2015
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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 16-1-2015
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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 16-1-2015
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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 16-1-2015
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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 ...>>
Frequent towing and confusing parking signs leave rock club fans fuming
Entertainment
Published in 16-1-2015
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If you have gone to see a show at indie club Walter's, located within blocks of Downtown Houston, you have no doubt worried about your car being where you left it once the amps quieted and the bands were loading out.

Chronicle critics offer entertainment suggestions
Entertainment
Published in 16-1-2015
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Like Bernstein exploring Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in one of his trailblazing television talks, Orozco-Estrada will discuss the intricacies and beauties of a major orchestral work in each program, beginning Thursday with Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12, subtitled "The Year 1917." [...] a talented cast of five singers/actors does nicely by the exceptional (and challengi ...>>
Diaper technology goes from baby's bottom to research lab
Technology
Published in 16-1-2015
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Diaper technology goes from baby's bottom to research lab A new trick for revealing tiny details under a microscope draws on a technology that helps make disposable diapers so absorbent. In a paper released Thursday by the journal Science, the researchers report that the technique reveals tiny details of cells in both human tissue and mouse brain. The technique offers promise for examining ...>>
China's Xiaomi takes aim at Apple with new phone
Technology
Published in 16-1-2015
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The Chinese manufacturer known for ultra-low-priced handsets on Thursday unveiled a new model that Chairman Jun Lei said is comparable to Apple's iPhone 6 but thinner, lighter and much cheaper. Other Chinese smartphone brands including Lenovo Group and Huawei Technologies Ltd. also have released models they say offer features similar to the iPhone but at lower prices. Xiaomi "is a respected ...>>
Study: Environment trumps genetics in shaping immune system
Technology
Published in 16-1-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) How your immune system does its job seems to depend more on your environment and the germs you encounter than on your genes, says new research that put twins to the test to find out. Davis asked if that's more a matter of nature or nurture, by comparing 78 pairs of twins with identical genetic makeups to 27 pairs of fraternal twins, who are no more alike genetically than any ...>>
Flu vaccine not working well; only 23 percent effective
Technology
Published in 16-1-2015
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In early December, CDC officials warned the vaccine probably wouldn't work very well because the it isn't well matched to a strain that's been spreading widely. Each year, the flu vaccine is reformulated, based on experts' best guess at which three or four strains will be the biggest problem. [...] this year's formula didn't include the strain of H3N2 virus that end ...>>
Google to stop consumer sales of Glass to redesign device
Technology
Published in 16-1-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device. By the time Glass returns to the consumer market, it will face more competition from other wearable computing devices, including a line of smart watches that Apple Inc. plans to begi ...>>


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