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Ice-breaking Ships Help Keep Chesapeake Bay Waters Safe

February 25, 2014


Filed under Outdoors

By Amanda Salvucci Capital News Service (MCT) CHESTER, Md. — It’s late morning. On a warmer day, watermen would have been out on the bay for hours. But Roger Corbman’s 89-year-old boat is too old to break through the February ice. She hasn’t left her Kent Island, Md., dock in more...

Neal Justin: Jimmy Fallon wants ‘Tonight’ to stay ‘goofy and fun’

Neal Justin: Jimmy Fallon wants ‘Tonight’ to stay ‘goofy and fun’

February 24, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Television

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Fallon has convinced Bruce Springsteen to cover “Whip My Hair,” Tom Cruise to smash a raw egg on his own forehead and President Barack Obama to “slow jam” the news. With a record like that, taking over “The Tonigh...

Zoos’ dirty little secret

Zoos’ dirty little secret

February 24, 2014


Filed under Outdoors

(MCT) By Jennifer O’Connor People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (MCT) People around the world were justifiably outraged when a healthy young giraffe was killed because he didn’t fit into a Danish zoo’s breeding plan. A second giraffe execution was in the works before public co...

It’s a Dog’s Life Among Red Wolves in Eastern North Carolina

It’s a Dog’s Life Among Red Wolves in Eastern North Carolina

February 20, 2014


Filed under Outdoors

By Josh Shaffer The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (MCT) CRESWELL, N.C. — The wolves look ghostly at night, ears pricked up, eyes like high beams in the dark. In a single evening, Jett Ferebee might see five or six of them — reddish-brown, sniffing at the camera mounted on his W...

Visiting Writers Series: Slipping in a Little Knowledge

Visiting Writers Series: Slipping in a Little Knowledge

February 19, 2014


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

College students often dream of being a famous writer, but sitting in class reading the words of deceased authors doesn’t help completely with the practical aspects of being an author in this digital age. Thankfully Northeast Community College recognizes this, and brings award-winning authors to campus....

Tip #135: Improve Your Diet By Avoiding These 5 Food Additives

Tip #135: Improve Your Diet By Avoiding These 5 Food Additives

February 18, 2014


Filed under Food, Lifestyles

By daily fitness tip The best way to improve your diet is by consuming whole foods. When this isn’t possible, do your best to avoid the following 5 food additives. Refined Sugar – This includes not only white sugar but also sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup. Added sugars contain no nutritional value whatsoever...

Three Little Letters

Three Little Letters

Ben Temple, Reporter

February 13, 2014


Filed under Campus

PBL--three Greek letters that may seem meaningless to most, spell out an opportunity for success to those fortunate enough to join. PBL is short for Phi Beta Lambda, a national business club for college students. Northeast Community College has its own chapter of PBL in which students can participate...

One Man’s Opinion: Michael Sam-What’s the Big Deal?

One Man’s Opinion: Michael Sam-What’s the Big Deal?

Joe Lose

February 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

If you haven't heard yet, the football world was rocked with some big news on Sunday.  University of Missouri defensive end, Michael Sam openly came out and said he is gay.  "What's the big deal?" you ask?  A lot.  But not for the reasons some might think. Michael Sam was the 2013 SEC defensive...

Vanessa Hudgens finds her footing in edgier films like ‘Gimme Shelter’

January 21, 2014


Filed under Movies

McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) ORLANDO, Fla. — Writer-director Ron Krauss ran through more than a few Hollywood starlets in trying to cast the homeless pregnant teen, Apple, in his debut feature film — “Gimme Shelter.” He’d spent more than a year getting to know such women and t...

“Nebraska” Nominated for Oscar

“Nebraska” Nominated for Oscar

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

January 16, 2014


Filed under Movies, Top Stories

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and "Nebraska" was nominated for best picture. Bruce Dern was nominated for leading actor, and June Squibb was nominated for best supporting actress. " Nebraska" was also nominated for cinematography, direction, and original screen play. For more information...

The Romance Reader: ‘Christmas on Main Street’

November 29, 2013


Filed under Books

By Lezlie Patterson McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT) “Christmas on Main Street” by Joann Ross, Susan Donovan, LuAnn McLane, Alexis Morgan; SIGNET ($7.99, paperback) Anthologies are a great way for romance readers to delve into the holidays and “Christmas on Main Street” is full ...

Video-game preview: ‘Need For Speed: Rivals’ is hands-on

Video-game preview: ‘Need For Speed: Rivals’ is hands-on

November 28, 2013


Filed under Video Games

By Alex Martinet GamerHub.TV (MCT) On a clear day on an interstate highway, the table was set to make the perfect score. I was weaving in and out of traffic trying to further my distance from three police cars that were approaching my rear bumper. They have the gadgets to impede my progress,...

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