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Website propels audiobooks' popularity
Energy
Published in 5-2-2015
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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 5-2-2015
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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 5-2-2015
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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 5-2-2015
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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 5-2-2015
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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 5-2-2015
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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 ...>>
Moore shines with eloquent portrayal of Alzheimer's
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2015
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[...] a small sign that can easily be ignored. [...] a bad sign that shouldn't be ignored. Alzheimer's is hardly rare, and "Still Alice" contributes to viewers' understanding, not only of the anguish of having it, but of how the disease progresses and of the ways in which victims conceal it. With the parents of so many baby boomers going through this right now, the story of an ac ...>>
'Jupiter Ascending' orbits greatness
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2015
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In "Star Trek," the universe of competing powers - the Federation versus the Romulans and Klingons - was really just a blown-out version of the Cold War, with NATO pitted against the Soviet Union. Nearly 50 years later, Andy and Lana Wachowski make entertainment out of a host of modern anxieties in "Jupiter Ascending," envisioning a future universe in which a handful of elites control technology ...>>
'Two Days' suffers from repetition
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2015
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The Dardenne brothers, Luc and Jean-Pierre, have made a series of affecting and profound films, focusing on working-class characters in their native Belgium. At their best, their films float along, maintaining interest in a casual way, and then arrive with unexpected intensity and impact. When the boss agrees to a second vote, a secret ballot, on Monday morning, Sandra - encouraged by her husban ...>>
Opening in theaters: 'Seventh Son,' 'The Voices'
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2015
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"The Voices": A chipper but unbalanced guy (Ryan Reynolds) working in a bathtub factory begins taking advice from his talking dog and evil talking cat after a date with his office crush goes awry in this black comedy.
Madonna premieres 'Living for Love' video on SnapChat
Entertainment
Published in 5-2-2015
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Madonna takes to the social media platform to premiere the video for "Living for Love," the first single from her "Rebel Heart" album.

40 truckloads of lava rock being cleared at transfer station
Technology
Published in 5-2-2015
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A construction company started breaking apart and hauling away the rock this week. Workers also must reinstall a large water tank, reconnect electricity and do other repairs before the station can reopen, County Environmental Management Director Bobby Jean Leithead Todd said. The June 27 lava flow from Kilauea volcano forced the transfer station to close in October in anticipation of the slow-mo ...>>
Michelle Obama announces funding to fight childhood obesity
Technology
Published in 5-2-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) First lady Michelle Obama visited a school on Manhattan's Upper West Side on Thursday to announce a $500 million donation funding the fight against childhood obesity. "Together, we started a national conversation on this issue and we're seeing changes at every level from individual schools to families to the halls of Congress," she said, adding that average obesity rates ...>>
Twitter shares spike as 4Q results fly above expectations
Technology
Published in 5-2-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Twitter shares spiked nearly 10 percent aftermarket, as the messaging service shrank losses and nearly doubled quarterly revenue by drawing more users and expanding its advertising offerings. Twitter's user growth continued to lag other popular social networks. [...] the pace of growth slowed in the fourth quarter, something Twitter attributed to changes in the way third-part ...>>
Congress slow to agree on Internet regulation
Technology
Published in 5-2-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Few members of Congress appear willing to move toward a bipartisan update to the 80-year-old, Depression-era law that top U.S. regulators say gives them the authority to regulate the Internet. Wheeler would allow for some business deals among Internet players to manage data, but those "interconnection" agreements would be subject to FCC review. Industry lobbyists say it's i ...>>


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