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‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Creates Fun For The Entire Family

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Creates Fun For The Entire Family

December 2, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) From their first appearance in “Madagascar,” Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico have been committing grand theft scene stealing. The four lovable, military-minded penguins became an instant fan favorite with their can-do attitudes. Finally, the Penguins ...

15 New Films You’ll Want To See This December

15 New Films You’ll Want To See This December

December 2, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Nazis! Ghouls! Orcs! Kim Jong-un! Creepy hunters with sexist leers! What would the holiday movie season be without them? It’s the rush to the finish line, and the start of serious campaigning for awards season kudos, as 15-odd titles make their way to ...

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

December 2, 2014


Filed under Music, Television

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) You could forgive Mary Crosby if she never wanted to hear “White Christmas” again. The most popular single in recording history was the signature hit for her father, Bing Crosby, and has become as tied to the holiday season as Santa Claus and fruitca...

Disney TV Animation 30 And Going Strong

Disney TV Animation 30 And Going Strong

November 26, 2014


Filed under Television

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The Disney Television Animation wing has become a force in the cartoon world with the creation of shows such as “Sophia the First,” “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” and “Phineas and Ferb.” It’s been an impressive rise over the pa...

Trouble Swallowing Pills? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong, Study Says

Trouble Swallowing Pills? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong, Study Says

November 25, 2014


Filed under Healthy Living

By Karen Kaplan Los Angeles Times (MCT) If you have trouble swallowing pills, it’s not your fault. You’ve just been doing it wrong. And now a group of German experts is ready to show you a better way. Two ways, in fact. The first is the “pop-bottle method,” and it makes tablets go down wi...

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...

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