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Dwayne Johnson may play a superhero

CNN Entertainment - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:53pm
Dwayne Johnson has long been rumored to play a character in Warner Bros' rapidly expanding DC movie universe.
Categories: Entertainment News

GLAAD: Movies not representing LGBT

CNN Entertainment - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:49pm
Although the general public may be embracing the LGBT community more these days, it doesn't look like Hollywood is keeping up.
Categories: Entertainment News

Shia LaBeouf appears in court

CNN Entertainment - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:44pm
Shia LeBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."
Categories: Entertainment News

Football Fan Day Set For Aug. 24

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:34pm
With the 2014 Mississippi State football season inching closer, Bulldog supporters can meet this year's team at the annual Fan Day celebration on Sunday, Aug. 24.

What it really takes to be a great boss

Business News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:19pm
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'Professional scammers' refuse to leave Airbnb host's house

CNN - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 2:10pm
A California homeowner's nightmare has become a cautionary tale for those who rent their homes to strangers.
Categories: National News

Weird Al's new album has been pirated 40,000 times

Business News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:52pm
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Global economy still limping along ? and you can blame the U.S.

Business News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:50pm
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Wal-Mart to battle U.S. slump with new leader

Business News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:48pm
Wal-Mart wants a new guy to help break out of its U.S. sales doldrums.

Military required base on the moon?

CNN - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:25pm
The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this week.
Categories: National News

Lovington rodeo honored by nomination

Twisted Rodeo - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:45pm

LOVINGTON, N.M. – Over the years, the men and women who organize the annual Lea County Fair and Rodeo work tirelessly to make it one of the best events to hit southeastern New Mexico every summer.

Their work is being recognized at a national level.

In 2013, the members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association nominated the rodeo as one of the top five large outdoor events in the country. With most of the PRCA membership being competing cowboys, it says something about the things being done every year.

Lea County Fair LogoThey’ll try to top that during this year’s event, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6-Saturday, Aug. 9, at Jake McClure Arena on the Lea County Fairgrounds in Lovington.

“When I found out we’d been nominated, it took my breath away,” said Corey Helton, chairman of the Lea County Fair Board. “It was such an honor considering who we were competing with, rodeos like Cheyenne (Wyo.) and Pendleton (Ore.) that have such a long history.

“To be nominated in that group is such an honor. I was proud to be part of the fair board.”

There are lots of reasons for that pride. In addition to the rodeo committee being nominated in 2013, Pete Carr was nominated as PRCA stock contractor of the year; Pete Carr Pro Rodeo produces the Lovington rodeo and has for a number of years.

“I think we have such a good relationship with Pete, and that makes a difference in our fair and rodeo,” said Greg Massey, chairman of the rodeo committee. “It was very special to me that we were nominated for rodeo of the year the same time Pete was nominated for stock contractor of the year.

“We’ve said for a long time that Pete Carr is one of the best contractors in rodeo, and now everybody in the PRCA agrees.”

Massey has been on the rodeo committee a number of years, and he’s seen the rodeo grow over the years. Now it’s a major part of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour and hosts the Lea County Xtreme Bulls. Combined with one of the greatest expositions in the region, it is a major stop for ProRodeo’s biggest stars.

“I’m also on the rodeo committee, and we work hard,” Helton said. “We go to Las Vegas during the convention and go to the meetings so that we can do things to make our rodeo better and better every year. It takes a lot of work, and every person on the committee is dedicated to making it the best it can be.

“Being nominated is the biggest thing to happen to this fair and rodeo in a long time.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Student expelled after marrying

CNN - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:38pm
An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is now enrolled at a different university in the same state.
Categories: National News

Missing Algerie flight prompts search

CNN World - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:22pm
An Air Algerie flight, with 116 people on board, has dropped off the radar, prompting a search for the missing plane.
Categories: International News

CNN freelance journalist kidnapped

CNN World - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:21pm
A CNN freelance journalist was abducted in Ukraine and detained by rebel forces. Ivan Watson reports.
Categories: International News

Botched? He took 2 hours to die

CNN - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:16pm
Joseph Wood "gasped and struggled to breathe" during his execution, his attorney says. Arizona, the state that executed him, says he was sedated and "snoring."
Categories: National News

Winnsboro ready for local rodeo

Twisted Rodeo - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:05am

WINNSBORO, La. – The sport of rodeo has a great history in this eastern Louisiana berg.

The tradition continues during the 57th annual Deep South PRCA Rodeo, set for 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31-Saturday, Aug. 2, at Deep South Rodeo Arena in Winnsboro.

“It is a very established rodeo that’s been around a long time,” said Andy Stewart, the rodeo’s announcer from nearby Collinston, La. “We saw a lot of great cowboys from that area over the years that come to that rodeo.

“It’s very community oriented. It’s a grassroots, downhome-type rodeo that has a great history.”

Andy Stewart

Andy Stewart

That history is mixed with a top-notch production from the crew at Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo, the livestock contractor for the event. Together, it makes for a phenomenal experience for contestants and fans.

“Pete brings some really good stock to our rodeo, and that’s really good for us,” said Skipper Stinson, a key member of the committee that produces the annual rodeo. “That helps make our rodeo better. The better the cowboys and the better the stock, the better the rodeo is going to be.”

That’s something folks in Winnsboro have come to expect.

“We get a lot of the circuit cowboys to come, and we get a lot of the great guys from our area,” said Stewart, who has been nominated five times as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association announcer of the year. “The thing that Pete Carr and his crew provides at this rodeo is professionalism and production.

“This is a very small arena and a very small community, but we bring in a great production and great animals. It’s a great, professional show.”

It shows in the product. Last year, some of the top names in the game came away from Winnsboro with Louisiana cash. Texan Jake Brown scored 85 points to win bareback riding on Carr’s Ragin Angel, a horse that has bucked at the NFR each of the past two years. Heith DeMoss, a five-time NFR qualifier from Heflin, La., won the saddle bronc riding crown on Carr’s Miss Rodeo.

Those are just a few of the big names who make the Deep South Rodeo so strong.

“When the DeMoss boys come, it really boosted the whole crowd because they like to see our guys ride,” Stinson said. “They bring a lot of their friends to ride with them.”

That says a lot about the Winnsboro rodeo, the community and the great animal athletes that are part of the mix.

“This is just a great little rodeo,” Stewart said. “One thing that Winnsboro does is they have one of the largest kids rodeos in the South the weekend before the ProRodeo, and some of the kids get to ride during the actual rodeo. That’s pretty cool.”

It all adds up to a great show for rodeo fans.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Study: Obamacare gave 10 million health insurance

Health - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:57am
About 10.3 million Americans gained health coverage this year, primarily as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study by the federal government and Harvard University.
Categories: Health

Journalist working for CNN abducted in Ukraine

CNN World - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:46am
A Ukrainian journalist working as a fixer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists.
Categories: International News

Spineless suck-ups, raging narcissists: Bosses from hell

Business News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:44am
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More stores affected by listeria fruit recall

CNN - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:32am
If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.
Categories: National News
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