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NASA maps 101 moon geysers

CNN - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:48am
On the surface of one of Saturn's icy moons, scientists have discovered the possible existence of a very important, life-sustaining element: liquid water.
Categories: National News

Stocks get no search love on Google

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:46am
The stock market may be at record highs, but you wouldn't know that from what Americans are typing into Google.

Rescue dog thwarts burglary

CNN - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:45am
A dog named Squid helped put an end to a string of burglaries, but his owners were surprised considering his background.
Categories: National News

Home price increases continue at slower pace

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:43am
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More banks caught up in 'dark pools' probe

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:42am
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Bill would legalize some pot

CNN - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:41am
The bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exempt marijuana plants with an extremely low percentage of THC, the chemical that makes users high.
Categories: National News

Delta to offer free entertainment on U.S. flights

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:26am
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Suspect in museum shooting extradited to Belgium

CNN World - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:20am
The suspect in the deadly shooting at Belgium's Jewish Museum was extradited from France to Belgium, a French court official said Tuesday.
Categories: International News

Live broadcasts to showcase Roundup

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:06am

DODGE CITY, Kan. – The Dodge City Roundup Rodeo has been a world-class event for much of its existence.

This year, the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour event also is receiving unprecedented live coverage from some of the biggest web-based entities in ProRodeo. For those who can’t make their way to this southwest Kansas community, the weekend performances will be carried live on the Internet.

DodgeCityRoundupSteve Kenyon’s ProRodeo Live will broadcast the final three performances, which will take place at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday – the Sunday showcase is the championship round and will feature the top contestants from the qualifying rounds that take place through the week.

Rob Matthews will make the call for ProRodeo Live. Friday’s broadcast will air Saturday afternoon on Rural Radio 80, and Saturday’s show will air Sunday afternoon on that Sirius XM station. The championship round will re-broadcast on Rural Radio 80 on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The championship round also will be simulcast live Sunday night on the Wrangler Network online.

“This is a very exciting time for Roundup Rodeo,” said Dr. R.C. Trotter, the chairman of the volunteer committee that produces the annual rodeo. “We’re happy to partner with ProRodeo Live and the Wrangler Network to be able to share our rodeo with everyone that wants to follow it. We believe we have one of the very best rodeos in the country, and we’re proud to have this opportunity to share it.”

The rodeo begins Tuesday with steer roping competition throughout the day, followed by the inaugural Dodge City Roundup Xtreme Bulls at 7:45 p.m. Performances for the rodeo take place at the same time beginning Wednesday.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Noah Goldman Returns As Men's Golf Assistant Coach

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:00am
STARKVILLE, Miss. – One of the most-accomplished Mississippi State golfers in program history is returning home as Noah Goldman has been named the Bulldogs' assistant coach, head coach Clay Homan announced.

These startup ideas are money magnets

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:59am
Plan on launching a small business? Unless it's self-funded, you're going to need to raise money.

Official trailer for 'Batkid Begins'

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:39am
Filmmaker Dana Nachman is trying to bring the story of "Batkid" Miles Scott to the big screen.
Categories: Entertainment News

Latest Silicon Valley darling promises a good night's sleep

Business News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:35am
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Tate Branch key to fair’s success

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:35am

LOVINGTON, N.M. – When Tate Branch opened his vehicle dealership in Hobbs, N.M., a few years ago, he realized there were several gifts that came with it.

“I feel like I’m very, very blessed,” said Branch, owner of Tate Branch Dodge in Hobbs, Tate Branch Autoplex in Carlsbad and Tate Branch Auto Group in Artesia. “I feel like I’m in a position that God has blessed me, and this is one way I could give back.”

Lea County Fair LogoThe “this” to which Branch referred is the Lea County Fair and Rodeo, a 10-night exposition that takes place Aug. 1-9 at the Lea County Fairgrounds in Lovington. Tate Branch Dodge of Hobbs is the title sponsor for the annual fair and rodeo.

“There is a passion in Lea County for this,” he said. “The fair and rodeo is huge, and I had no idea until six years ago when we opened the dealership in Hobbs. We got involved, and I’ve gotten passionate about rodeo over the last several years.”

That passion is evident in many things Branch and the dealership do. Tate Branch Dodge endorses ProRodeo ropers Clint Cooper, Clif Cooper, Tuf Cooper, Jake Cooper and Jim Ross Cooper – all of whom have ties to Lea County – as well as saddle bronc rider Taos Muncy of Corona, N.M.

But close to home, Branch’s commitment is focused strongly on the fair and rodeo.

“Tate Branch, the owner as well as the dealership, recognizes how valuable the fair and rodeo is to all the people in Lea County and to the surrounding area,” said Lindsay Chism, the marketing director for Tate Branch Dodge. “The fair and rodeo is great entertainment, and it’s great for the families to be excited.

“We want to be able to provide that opportunity year after year. One thing that we could do to benefit the masses the most is helping to bring the fair and rodeo to Lea County.”

Chism has seen the benefit most of her life. She grew up in Lea County and graduated from Hobbs High School. She’s participated in the fair and rodeo as a youngster and continues to enjoy the festivities with her family.

“For me, I think the parade on Wednesday is one of those things you really enjoy because you get to see the energy of all ages,” she said. “You can feel everybody’s excitement as they line all those miles up and down Lovington. I love how many people come out for that and how very uniting it is.

“I think it kicks off the big final four days and gets everybody really excited.”

Branch purchased the Hobbs dealership in 2008. In the years since, he has witnessed that excitement up close and personal.

“We have always believed with the three dealerships that there is an importance to being involved in the community and giving back to the community,” said Branch, who grew up in Carlsbad, N.M. “We are very family oriented and community oriented.”

That attitude is paying off for many southeastern New Mexico residents, especially those who make their way to Lovington every August for the expo.

“I’ve done quite a bit of research on this, and this is the largest county fair in the state of New Mexico,” Branch said. “Every year it seems like it grows. It’s all about the people and the passion they have for it. They plan around that week all year. That’s important to us.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

U.S.: Russia violated treaty

CNN World - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:59am
The U.S. is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 missile treaty. CNN's Elise Labott has more.
Categories: International News

Fist bumps beat handshakes for hygiene

Health - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:51am
CNN's Adam Dunnakey looks at a new study that says high fives and fist bumps beat handshakes for hygiene.
Categories: Health

Meet the woman who built a spin empire

Health - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:49am
Would you spend $34 on an exercise class? SoulCycle co-founder Elizabeth Cutler thinks you will.
Categories: Health

Sewol ferry survivors testify

CNN World - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:37am
Lines of police surrounded a courthouse as student survivors of the Sewol ferry disaster gave evidence in their hometown of Ansan, South Korea, on Monday.
Categories: International News

2nd Air Algerie 'black box' found

CNN World - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:36am
France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash, French President Francois Hollande declared on Saturday.
Categories: International News

Another relative of Afghan President Karzai killed

CNN World - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:35am
A cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai died in a bombing Tuesday, a provincial spokesman said, marking the latest killing of a Karzai relative.
Categories: International News


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