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This app is helping Hong Kong protesters organize without a cell network

Business News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:05pm
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MSU’s Patrasc Posts Two Wins at ITA All-American Championships

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:44pm
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Mississippi State's 42nd-ranked junior Georgiana Patrasc got off to a banner start on Tuesday at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, earning two wins in the singles qualifying draw.

Friends pay tribute to Robin Williams

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:02pm
Robin Williams received a warm sendoff from family and friends at a San Francisco tribute Saturday night.
Categories: Entertainment News

50 people turning 50 in 2014

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:59pm
Categories: Entertainment News

'Frozen' heats up 'Once Upon a Time' ratings

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:58pm
The return of "Once Upon a Time" on Sunday night left fans "Frozen" in their seats.
Categories: Entertainment News

ISIS closes in on Kurdish town in Syria; Turkey debates sending troops

CNN World - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:18pm
Shortly after ISIS claimed to have carried out attacks within miles of Baghdad, police officials confirmed Tuesday that the ISIS militants had struck Iraqi military checkpoints on the southern outskirts of the capital during the weekend.
Categories: International News

MSU’s Wood Records Top 10 Card At Shoal Creek Intercollegiate

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:16pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Another solid round secured junior Ben Wood his second-straight Top 10 finish as Mississippi State men's golf wrapped the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate Tuesday afternoon.

CDC: First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S.

CNN - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:47pm
A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.
Categories: National News

House Dems want NY Fed hearings, too

Business News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:41pm
Three Democratic members of Congress joined their Senate colleagues in calling for a probe of Wall Street regulators.

Watch Wednesday's show!

CNN - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:19pm
October 1, 2014
Categories: National News

Bulldogs In The NFL - Week Four

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:13pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Fifteen former Mississippi State football players have been placed on National Football League 53-man rosters, or earned places on practice squads.

Stocks: 'September slump' strikes again

Business News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:58pm
If you are one of the 50% of Americans who have money in the stock market, you probably wanted to reach for Benadryl at some point this month.

Keeping young athletes safe

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:28pm
CNN's Holly Firfer reports on ways parents can keep their student athletes safe.
Categories: Health

4 more kids with mystery illness

Health - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:22pm
Doctors in Colorado spotted it first -- a group of children hospitalized with a neurologic illness. Now a hospital in Boston is reporting patients with similar symptoms.
Categories: Health

What we know about the new Mrs. Clooney

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:22pm
Amal Alamuddin may have just accomplished what many believed was the impossible: snagging Hollywood's most notable bachelor.
Categories: Entertainment News

Search for suspected cop killer yields pipe bombs

CNN - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm
Investigators found two fully functional pipe bombs in the three-week search for suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Tuesday.
Categories: National News

Diem Brown's recovery slowed

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:33pm
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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

CNN - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:17pm
Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested early Tuesday in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Categories: National News

Scholars key to Royal’s success

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:16pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For every event that takes place during the American Royal’s fall festival, there are countless beneficiaries of the organization’s mission.

Most prominent of those are the Royal Scholars, a group of six exceptional college students who serve as ambassadors for the American Royal and are rewarded with $2,500 scholarships each.

AmericanRoyal“To me, being a Royal Scholar is such a great honor, because my grandpa used to show carloads of Hereford cattle back in the day,” said Garrett Kays, a junior at Kansas State University earning a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. “I understand the history and the tradition of this area and of agriculture.”

Raised on the family farm near Wier, Kan., in the state’s southeastern corner, Kays is a fourth-generation farmer who, with his brother, runs a 40-head Angus cow-calf operation. His proximity to Kansas City’s exposition has given him a greater understanding of what has happened in the West Bottoms for the past 115 years.

“To learn more about the organization and to be part of the larger aspect of the history of the American Royal is quite an honor,” he said. “The coolest thing is the educational opportunities the organization provides to young people, especially in the greater Kansas City area. My background with the American Royal makes it even a more rewarding experience to be a Royal Scholar.”

Kays is joined as a 2014 Royal Scholar by Alyssa Clements, a University of Tennessee graduate who will begin her master’s program at the University of Illinois; Jade Kampsen, a senior at South Dakota State University; Morgan Weinrich, a sophomore at Colorado State University; Emma Likens, a senior at the University of Nebraska; and Sadie Kinne, a senior at the University of Missouri.

“Both my parents were raised on family farms, my mom on a dairy farm and dad on a sheep farm,” said Kinne, an agriculture education major from Eagleville, Mo. “I was raised on a registered Angus farm. When I was little, I was opening gates and keeping dad company, then I had the responsibility of choring every day.”

It’s that work ethic she carried with her to Mizzou and to her training to be an ag educator.

“Our society needs educated about where our food comes from,” she said. “It’s that simple, but it’s very hard to go about that. I would like to get into elementary classrooms and hold adult classes as well as high school classes.”

Through every phase, Kinne and her fellow Royal Scholars will tout the American Royal and its primary purpose of promoting education and agrarian values.

“The biggest message that I can contribute as a young person is to use my passion and my education within agriculture to educate others about it,” said Kays, who plans to represent the agriculture industry in the political arena. “We are not tying agriculture to food as much as we should. That’s why I’m interested in pursuing a career in this, working on food policy to benefit the most customers.

“Incorporating food into our conversations is the most important message we can provide.”

That’s the type of attitude that guided J.J. Jones into an agriculture career. Now the international trade director for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Jones graduated from K-State after studying animal science and industry and international agriculture. He was an American Royal Ambassador, the predecessor to the Royal Scholars program.

“It’s a great program that recognizes youth leaders in the agriculture industry,” Jones said. “It ties into one of the longest running livestock shows and agrarian events in the nation. The American Royal has such a rich heritage in agriculture in Kansas City. It was such a great opportunity to be involved in the organization.”

That opportunity continues to pay dividends several years after Jones graduated.

“It’s still all about education,” he said. “I actually gave a speech on the livestock show in high school. I talked about the original livestock show in the 1880s and 1890s. That’s where the ranchers would go to see the latest techniques.

“Today – while there’s still the livestock show and the rodeo and all the other activities – it’s more about educating customers.”

Those lessons will continue for years to come.

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