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Monthly Archive for September, 2010
A moment of silence, please, for the passing of a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll history. The Florida Times-Union reports that Leonard Skinner, the Jacksonville, Fla., gym coach who became the inspiration for the band name Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died. He was 77. By now, most classic rock fans know the story of how [...] [Read More]
The news that Chicago Cubs’ outfielder Tyler Colvin was struck by a sliver of a shattered maple bat (VIDEO), penetrating his chest wall and ending his season, should come as no surprise to anyone following baseball. Colvin was on third base and starting to run for home when the bat fragment hit him. He managed [...] [Read More]
Thus far, Derek Jeter has led the New York Yankees to five championships, only one short of what Michael Jordan did for the Chicago Bulls. And there’s another similarity–they both go for every advantage. The Yankee captain, who does not own a regular-season MVP, made himself a candidate for an Emmy on Wednesday night in [...] [Read More]
Sidibe at Casio’s Shock the World 2010. (Getty Images) Oh no, they didn’t. Elle magazine is under fire for allegedly lightening the skin of actress Gabourey Sidibe on its October 2010 cover, Yahoo and the Telegraph report. See the Elle cover in question here. In an industry dominated by thin, Caucasian models and actresses, news [...] [Read More]
Smartphones are the fastest-growing segment of the cellular phone market, with some analysts expecting the devices will make up 48 percent of North American shipments by 2013. Of course, with smartphones have come a flood of apps, software programs that dramatically extend their capabilities. The Pew Internet and American Life Project has studied this phenomenon, [...] [Read More]
A shirtless skateboarder is a local hero for stopping a Quran-burning in Amarillo over the weekend. Inspired by the canceled plan that got national attention, Pastor David Grisham announced he’d burn a Quran in a public park, but was foiled by a guy who swiped the holy book from his hands. “I snook up behind [...] [Read More]