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Teens’ Use Of Electronic Cigarettes Worries Health Officials

Teens’ Use Of Electronic Cigarettes Worries Health Officials

November 25, 2014


Filed under Healthy Living

By Samantha Ehlinger McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — More high school students are using electronic cigarettes, according to new findings, raising concerns among health officials that the growing diversification of tobacco products could get more young people addicted to nicotine. While a...

On Lake Nicaragua’s Adventure Isle, Twin Volcanoes Play Host

On Lake Nicaragua’s Adventure Isle, Twin Volcanoes Play Host

November 25, 2014


Filed under Travel

By Tim Johnson McClatchy Foreign Staff (MCT) OMETEPE ISLAND, Nicaragua — Gaze eastward from the shores of huge Lake Nicaragua, and they seem almost like a mirage: Twin volcanoes thrusting out of the water, one of them a towering cone of cinder and ash, the other jacketed in verdant jungle. Perhaps it wa...

‘Epic of Kings’ Brings Console Action To Mobile

‘Epic of Kings’ Brings Console Action To Mobile

November 25, 2014


Filed under Video Games

By John Gaudiosi GamerHub.tv (MCT) Developer Dead Mage Game Studio was founded to develop engrossing fantasy action adventure games like “Garshasp: The Monster Slayer.” A few years ago, the studio shifted its focus to mobile games. On the heels of “Shadow Blade” comes “Epic of Kings,” a ga...

PC Gaming Thrives Despite New Consoles

PC Gaming Thrives Despite New Consoles

November 25, 2014


Filed under Video Games

By John Gaudiosi GamerHub.tv (MCT) Although much of the focus of mainstream press is on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U, PC gaming is thriving today. Thirty-seven percent of the U.S. population over the age of eight currently plays PC games for an average of 6.4 hours per week, according to Understan...

Idina Menzel Plans World Concert Tour For 2015

Idina Menzel Plans World Concert Tour For 2015

November 25, 2014


Filed under Music

By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (TNS) Singer Idina Menzel will step away from Broadway stages and sound booths of Hollywood animation studios to undertake a global concert tour next year, starting July 7 in Richmond, Va., and culminating at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 3. Using the springboard of ...

High-Tech Feeders Free Dairy Farmers

High-Tech Feeders Free Dairy Farmers

November 21, 2014


Filed under Technology

By Tom Meersman Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) FREEPORT, Minn. — The calves at Rohe Dairy don’t bawl when they’re hungry. They live together in small groups in a tall, well-ventilated barn here, about 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and they eat whenever they please from an automated ca...

Former NFL Running Back Marcus Dupree Speaks At Northeast

Former NFL Running Back Marcus Dupree Speaks At Northeast

Jackson Miller, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2014


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Former College and National Football League (NFL) running back Marcus Dupree talked to Northeast students this week about the dangers of a disease that took several of his family members. Dupree shared his experiences in the Northeast Community College Student center on Monday, November 17. Students...

On Movies: John DuPont, wrestling, tragedy

On Movies: John DuPont, wrestling, tragedy

November 18, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) “Foxcatcher” is director Bennett Miller’s chilling evocation of the real-life story of John Eleuthère du Pont, the Newtown Square, Pa., multimillionaire who operated a wrestling training center at his Foxcatcher Farm in the 1990s and who, on a J...

Katherine Heigl stars in new NBC drama ‘State of Affairs’

Katherine Heigl stars in new NBC drama ‘State of Affairs’

November 18, 2014


Filed under Television

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Katherine Heigl won over TV audiences with her work in “Roswell” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” But a string of failed feature film romantic comedies — “27 Dresses,” “One for the Money,” “Life As We Know It” — killed her career momentum....

Mark Wahlberg Is A Chance-Taker; One Of His Biggest Is ‘The Gambler”

Mark Wahlberg Is A Chance-Taker; One Of His Biggest Is ‘The Gambler”

November 16, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) In 2003, Mark Wahlberg walked into the Santa Monica offices of HBO with an idea for a series. He’d already had acclaimed turns in admired movies — “Boogie Nights,” “The Basketball Diaries,” “Three Kings” — but hadn’t broken through as...

Around the remote: Television picks for Nov. 16-22

Around the remote: Television picks for Nov. 16-22

November 16, 2014


Filed under Television

By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times (MCT) DON’T MISS: “How to Get Away With Murder” — Fall’s most tantalizing new drama finally gets to the heart of its central mystery by showing us who killed psychology professor Sam Keating (Tom Verica). This week’s intense winter finale — ominously ti...

Hollywood Film Awards And Dubious History Land In Prime Time

Hollywood Film Awards And Dubious History Land In Prime Time

November 14, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times (MCT) Two years ago, Quentin Tarantino sheepishly walked onto the stage of the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s ballroom to collect a Hollywood Film Awards screenplay prize for his gonzo western “Django Unchained.” The movie wouldn’t arrive in theaters for nine more we...

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