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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 6-11-2015
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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 ...>>
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Heights pawn shop burglary suspect caught behind a banana tree
Heights
Published in 6-11-2015
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A pawn-shop burglary suspect was arrested after he pried siding off the building to squeeze inside and then surveillance cameras captured his image as he grabbed items.

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'Peanuts Movie' entertains while respecting its history
Entertainment
Published in 6-11-2015
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Seeing the 3-D computer versions of the Peanuts gang takes a few minutes to get used to; the female characters seem to adapt the best, but Linus and Pig Pen look like they have hair plugs culled from the twigs of a dead tree. There are no famous actors voicing the children - Blue Sky uses unknowns just as the producers did for the television special holy trinity "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965) ...>>
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'Spectre' has it all: action, glamour, conspiracy
Entertainment
Published in 6-11-2015
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The two films in between were fine, and yet something was missing: "Quantum of Solace" had lots of action but no introspection; "Skyfall" was a moody entry, without much in the way of glamour. In a continuous shot, Bond meets a woman at the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico City, where everyone is wearing grotesque masks. The government is considering eliminating the double-O spy program, ju ...>>
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'Miss You Already' lacks realistic take on illness - and friendship
Entertainment
Published in 6-11-2015
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Some will see "Miss You Already" as a beautiful story of love and death, friendship and mortality, and if people want to enjoy it in that way, why stop them? [...] Miss You Already" is something else, not a movie that inspires sympathetic reflection but one that allows audiences to experience the terrors and horrors of illness without any of the consequences. In Hollywood films, every sickness l ...>>
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Who knew 3-D sex scenes could seem so tedious?
Entertainment
Published in 6-11-2015
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Who knew 3-D sex scenes could seem so tedious? How titillating can this possibly be when even the actors look bored or, worse, morose?
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'Big Stone Gap' a gussied-up Hallmark movie
Entertainment
Published in 6-11-2015
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The Southern romance features Judd as a woman who seeks escape but decides, when presented with the opportunity, to stay home instead. The easy-breezy plot might work well in novel form but feels ill-suited for the big screen. Perhaps the movie's best quality is to act as a reminder that Judd is such an affable screen presence.
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40-country survey: Majority support for cutting emissions
Technology
Published in 6-11-2015
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PARIS (AP) A survey across 40 countries around the world found most people see global warming as a serious problem, and most of them want their governments to limit emissions as part of a global agreement being negotiated in Paris in a month. Respondents in the United States and China the two biggest emitters of the gases that heat the planet were least likely to be worried about climate chang ...>>
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New NASA photos show massive rocket explosion in Virginia
Technology
Published in 6-11-2015
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[...] aerospace company Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket, bound for the International Space Station, exploded six seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28, 2014, marking the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort. More than a year after the blast, NASA released images last week showing the fiery explosion that lit up the sky and sent scorched wreckage flying. ...>>
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40 cases of E. coli in Northwest outbreak linked to Chipotle
Technology
Published in 6-11-2015
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SEATTLE (AP) Health officials in Washington and Oregon say a total of 40 people are now on the list of people sickened by E. coli in an outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in the two states. More than 40 Chipotle restaurants remain closed in Washington state and the Portland area of Oregon as health officials search for the source of the E. coli outbreak.
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NASA: Sun stripping away Martian atmosphere, left dry planet
Technology
Published in 6-11-2015
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Big solar storms traveling at twice that speed increase the escape rate by 10 to 20 times and more. Because of their prevalence billions of years ago, these storms would have been enough to gut the atmosphere of ancient Mars and transform it from a moist, warm place potentially capable of microscopic life to the cold, dry desert of today. Principal scientist Bruce Jakosky and his team reported ...>>
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Disney 4Q results allay concerns about cord-cutting
Technology
Published in 6-11-2015
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CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that he remained "bullish" about the TV business, saying that the loss of some pay TV subscribers industrywide this year was not a reason for panic. Disney said Thursday that revenue at its leading business, cable networks, rose 12 percent to $4.25 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter, beating the $4.22 billion expected by analysts polled by FactSet.
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Realty Associates of Houston merges with N.O. brokerage
Business
Published in 6-11-2015
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Realty Associates of Houston has merged with New Orleans-based Latter & Blum, the companies announced Wednesday. The deal, which marks Latter & Blum's entry into Texas, joins Realty Associates to a network of more than 30 residential and commercial real offices across Louisiana and Mississippi. Peter Merritt will continue to lead the company, which now operates as Realty Associates, ERA Power ...>>
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NASA signs on for spaceport partnership
Business
Published in 6-11-2015
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NASA is officially providing its expertise and credibility to the commercial spaceport being developed at Ellington Airport, a development local officials say gives Houston a competitive edge in the commercial space race. Ellington Airport received licensing from the Federal Aviation Administration and became the country's 10th commercial spaceport in June, nearly two years after the Hous ...>>

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Houston telecom to be acquired by private equity
Business
Published in 6-11-2015
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Ron Henriksen, the company's founder and chairman of the board, said in a statement that the partnership will allow Logix to "continue to build a state-of-the-art network and provide superior customer service." The deal will be financed through a combination of equity contributions by investment funds connected to Astra, Wafra Investment Advisory Group and DB Private Equity, a division of De ...>>
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