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Lights in the Heights 2015 NOT canceled (despite rumors), but will be scaled back
Heights
Published in 5-2-2016
    321 Visits

Its 28-year history now includes tens of thousands of attendees every year, which is understandably an issue for some in the area who would rather thousands of people not be in their front yards each year doing what thousands of people do. 

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More to 'Lady' than meets the eye or nose
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2016
    757 Visits
Smith stars as a cantankerous, seemingly unhinged old woman who lives in squalor inside a van that she has parked in an upwardly mobile middle-class neighborhood of London. Ursula (Frances de la Tour), the widow of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, resides in the area, as does playwright Bennett (Alex Jennings), who lives to regret extending a helping hand to the ornery and malodorous woman who ca ...>>
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'Fifty Shades of Black' sells sex with (intentional) laughs
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2016
    1102 Visits
"Black" parallels the outline of "Grey" - here, the millionaire, Christian, tries to coax the college student, Hannah (the appealing Kali Hawk), into signing a contract for kinky sex - but only as much as it permits Wayans to riff on pop ephemera. [...] Christian - whom Hannah at one point calls "a sicko who likes abusing women" - is given his comeuppance.
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'Hail, Caesar!' lampoons classic studio era
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2016
    740 Visits
[...] the Mannix here is not really Mannix but a jumping-off point for a fun and sloppy Coen brothers lampoon that compresses real characters, reimagines others and brings together some of the period's many styles and currents. When we meet him, his studio is funneling money into its latest biblical epic, "Hail, Caesar!," a sort of combination of the real-life films "Ben-Hur" and "The Robe." ...>>
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Don't dismiss 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2016
    1093 Visits
If he wanted more than a skit, he needed a serious rendering of Austen's world, first as a backdrop to the zombie absurdity (as an ongoing source of humor), and second for its inherent emotional power. [...] he doesn't cast "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" as though he were making a Mel Brooks movie, but as though he were making a straight version of Austen. Charles Dance plays her fa ...>>
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LinkedIn shares tumble on weak forecast for 2016
Technology
Published in 5-2-2016
    540 Visits
The online professional networking service reported earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street's estimates for the fourth quarter of 2015.
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Stanford names New York university leader as next president
Technology
Published in 5-2-2016
    768 Visits
(AP) A neuroscientist who leads a prestigious graduate school and biomedical research institute in New York City was named Thursday as Stanford University's next president, a position he said he would use to champion basic research and the value of a liberal arts education. Tessier-Lavigne described himself during a news conference as a firm believer in the public service missions of resear ...>>
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Obama health care law posts respectable sign-up season
Technology
Published in 5-2-2016
    1080 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration. About 12.7 million people signed up for individual private insurance policies or renewed their coverage for 2016, said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. Some people ...>>
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Data gaps hinder explanation for Alaska seabird die-off
Technology
Published in 5-2-2016
    545 Visits
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A preliminary investigation into the massive die-off of common murres, one of the Northern Hemisphere's most abundant seabirds, off Alaska's coast is revealing gaps in basic information on North Pacific waters and the wildlife that inhabit them. Alaska researchers do not routinely survey forage fish eaten by murres, such as capelin, a kind of smelt, and sand lanc ...>>
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Brazil health official confirm Zika spread via transfusion
Technology
Published in 5-2-2016
    748 Visits
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top of the disclosure of a case of sexual transmission in the United States. Brigina Kemp, a top health official in the Brazilian city of Campinas, told The Associated Press that a gu ...>>
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Houston pest control technician finalist for industry award
Business
Published in 5-2-2016
    680 Visits
Houston-area pest control technician Walter Parada has been named a finalist in Pest Control Technology magazine's 2015 Technician of the Year Awards. "Walter embodies all the skills, drive and knowledge you'd want from any employee," regional manager Jeff Keller said in a statement.
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Executive AirShare brings a new jet to town
Business
Published in 5-2-2016
    346 Visits
Executive AirShare, a fractional aircraft ownership company, showed off its new Embraer Phenom 300 light jet based at Hobby Airport during a media event Thursday. The company plans to also have a six-passenger Cessna Citation CJ2& and a nine-passenger Beechcraft King Air 350i based out of Houston. "The benefit in fractional is you don't really have to worry about the airplane," said Paul Wo ...>>
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Texas enrolls 1.3 million in ACA health plans for 2016
Business
Published in 5-2-2016
    654 Visits
A record 1.3 million Texans signed up for health coverage during the 2016 Affordable Care Act's enrollment period, topping last year's number by more than 100,000, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services Department final tally released Thursday. Health and Human Services officials said Thursday the blitz of marketing appeared to pay off as eight of 10 markets in the nation that ...>>
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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 5-2-2016
    732 Visits

The International Monetary Fund this week warned the world that grim times could lie ahead.

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AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 5-2-2016
    371 Visits
Layoffs at the 3900 Dacoma credit and collections office will be finalized by Nov. 21, the letter said, adding that affected employees could be hired elsewhere in the company, leave with severance or voluntarily retire.
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