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Big solar storm hits Earth

CNN - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:13am
This is not your usual weather forecast. Big storms are brewing. Your umbrella won't help, but you might want to keep a flashlight handy.
Categories: National News

The coolest posters in history

CNN World - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:08am
1914 was a good year for poster design.
Categories: International News

It’s voting time in the PRCA

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:45am

I saw the full list for of PRCA end-of-the-year-award nominees yesterday, and it’s filled with some of the most talented, hard-working people I’ve worked with.

BallotIt is my honor at every rodeo at which I’m hired to share time with these people. They work hard for their wares week in and week out, and these nominations are the annual pots of gold at the end of a long, long rainbow. Why is it so special?

Because voting by the PRCA membership decides the winner in each category.

Here’s the rub: Because the association has refused for so many years to utilize the technology available to put the voting online, PRCA members must, first, be home in order to get their mailed ballot. That’s pretty tough at the end of the rodeo season for those that are on the road for so many weeks a year and are chugging along with hopes of qualifying for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo or realizing some annual goals. Hopefully that will change very soon.

Despite the challenges, I urge my friends that are members to vote and mail your ballots back in by the deadline. The only way to sway the annual awards ceremony away from being an annual celebration of the status quo is to have a high voter turnout. Vote your conscience or vote for your friends, but vote.

If you haven’t seen the list, it looks like this:

Stock Contractor
Pete Carr Pro Rodeo
Frontier Rodeo
Andrews Rodeo
Stace Smith Pro Rodeo
Beutler & Son Rodeo

Announcer
Wayne Brooks
Randy Corley
Mike Mathis
Boyd Polhamus
Andy Stewart

Secretary
Linda Alsbaugh
Sunni Deb Backstrom
Amanda Corley-Sanders
Sandy Gwatney
Haley Schneeberger

Bullfighter of the Year
Dusty Tuckness
Kenny Bergeron
Cory Wall
Aaron Ferguson
Darran Robertson
Cody Webster

Dress Act of the Year
Rider Kiesner
Anthony Lucia
Jerry Wayne Olson
One Arm Bandit – Amanda and John Payne
Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls – Jennifer Nicholson, Brandi Phillips

Comedy Act of the Year
John Harrison
Keith Isley
Troy Lerwill
Gizmo McCracken
Mark Swingler

Clown of the Year
John Harrison
Keith Isley
Troy Lerwill
Justin Rumford
Cody Sosebee

Small Rodeo of the Year
Cave Creek, Ariz.
Claremore, Okla.
Goliad, Texas
Huntsville, Texas
Winnsboro, La.

Medium Rodeo of the Year
Amarillo, Texas
Coleman, Texas
Deadwood, S.D.
Estes Park, Colo.
Weatherford, Texas

Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Lovington, N.M.
Ogden, Utah
Pendleton, Ore.
Salinas, Calif.

Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year
Denver, Colo.
Fort Worth, Texas
Jackson, Miss.
Rapid City, S.D.
San Antonio, Texas

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Alibaba is not the Amazon of China

Business News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:45am
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Tech geeks revamp education

CNN World - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:30am
Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different African country, and they all have big dreams about revamping education in their continent for a digital era.
Categories: International News

Odile slams Mexican resorts

CNN World - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:28am
The once-powerful Hurricane Odile weakened to a tropical storm as it worked its way across the Baja California peninsula early Tuesday.
Categories: International News

UPS plans huge boost in holiday hiring

Business News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:43am
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Inside the White House kitchen

CNN - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:20am
Why the White House chef is like a 'baseball coach.'
Categories: National News

Fireball meteor caught on video

CNN - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:40am
An apparent fireball lit up the New Jersey skyline. CNN affiliate News 12 New Jersey reports.
Categories: National News

Alibaba lifts IPO price range to $66 to $68

Business News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:34am
The word in financial circles is that Alibaba's upcoming IPO is heavily in demand. Today that speculation was backed up by the numbers.

Video shows cops attack Christians

CNN World - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:24am
Church leaders in eastern China say that they are facing the worst persecution in decades. CNN's David McKenzie explains.
Categories: International News

America's most wanted terrorists

CNN - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:10am
Deb Feyerick explores the lives & dossiers of ISIS & Al-Qaeda's top leaders.
Categories: National News

Who would get Roger Goodell's job?

Business News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:06am
For now, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has support from those who will determine if he keeps his job - the owners of the NFL's 32 teams.

Robin Thicke: 'I was high and drunk'

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:02am
Summer 2013 was blurry for Robin Thicke, according to what the "Blurred Lines" singer told lawyers in April.
Categories: Entertainment News

Could Acid, Ecstasy help PTSD patients?

Health - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:59am
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with two leading experts on psychoactive drug research.
Categories: Health

Famous hotel has old secret

CNN - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:49am
One of America' most famous hotels kept a unique secret for three decades. CNN's Richard Quest visits the Greenbrier.
Categories: National News

Taiwanese jets takeover freeway

CNN World - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:48am
Taiwanese military fighter jets practice emergency takeoffs and landings on the No. 1 National Freeway.
Categories: International News

Aurora borealis: Breathtaking views

CNN World - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:48am
Enjoy views of the aurora borealis from around the world in today's one-minute escape.
Categories: International News

Will Scottish tradition affect vote?

CNN World - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:46am
CNN's Max Foster visits the Cowal Highland Gathering to explore what it means to be Scottish.
Categories: International News

Volcano about to blow

CNN World - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:44am
Thousands of people are being evacuated from the area around an active volcano in the Philippines after the country's seismology agency issued an alert saying a hazardous eruption could happen "within weeks."
Categories: International News
The Lady Bulldogs will be back on the court against Highland Park in Amarillo Tuesday night. The...
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