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  • Relay team's bronze ends Phelps' chance for eight gold medals

    Michael Phelps got psyched up for his first gold medal by watching the movie Miracle. He is going to need one to meet the expectations that followed him from his home in Rodgers Forge to the Athens Olympics.Yesterday, he won a bronze medal as part of the...
  • On national stage, local kid steals show

    Among the 52 men and women on the U.S. Olympic swim team, there are distinct camps. From the Bay area to Phoenix to Austin, Texas, there are clubs and colleges that attract premier talent and provide a survival-of-the-fittest atmosphere. Then there's the...
  • Is a spanking ever justified?

    Is a spanking ever justified?
    Retired NBA star Charles Barkley exposed a hazardous culture clash in the Texas grand jury indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for child abuse. If parents are going to be sent to jail for giving their children a "whipping," then...
  • New Texas social studies textbooks draw fire during public hearing

    AUSTIN, Texas Too much negative about former President George W. Bush, too much positive about Hillary Rodham Clinton and way too much coverage of Moses. Those were among a long list of complaints from both sides of the political spectrum during an all-...
  • Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson an Eagle Scout to the core

    Dressed in a blazer and gray slacks, Eagle Scout Rex Tillerson better known as the CEO of Exxon Mobil approached the podium during a national meeting of the Boy Scouts of America at a Texas hotel last year. The organization's delegates had just voted...
  • UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate

    UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate
    The University of Central Florida and major universities from 10 other states have joined to help students from low-income families earn college degrees, hoping that by sharing ideas all the institutions will see graduation rates rise. UCF President...
  • PRESS BOX: Hawks' Ferry takes leave of absence

    The Sports Xchange PRESS BOX: Hawks' Ferry takes leave of absence Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken a leave of absence following reports he made racial comments in a conference call with team owners. The comments were made in reference...
  • Texas suspends G Walker after assault charge

    The Sports Xchange Texas suspends G Walker after assault charge The Texas Longhorns suspended sophomore guard Martez Walker indefinitely following his arrest on a misdemeanor assault charge, head coach Rick Barnes announced Friday. On Wednesday night,...
  • Let confusion reign

    Let confusion reign
    Dan Cameron, chief curator of the Orange County Museum of Art, said unpacking more than 100 selected artworks to showcase at the museum's Avant-Garde Collection was like experiencing the joy of a favorite holiday. "It's exactly like Christmas," he...
  • Top 3 health tips: Little instant boosts

    Top 3 health tips: Little instant boosts
    There are a number of minor moves that offer major benefits for your mind and body. Prevention magazine, published by Rodale of Emmaus, offers these three instant health boosts: GIGGLE 1 A good laugh can be good for your heart. One recent study from...
  • Novelist Trio to Develop TV Projects with TPG-Backed Slingshot Global Media

    In a deal that reflects several trends in TV production, three rising novelists have inked a first-look development pact with Slingshot Global Media, the banner backed by private equity giant TPG. Scribes Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman and Philipp Meyer...
  • 'Matador's' Gabriel Luna inspired by his father

    BEVERLY HILLS Actor Gabriel Luna's father died before he was born. But it was his father who convinced him to become an actor. When he was a senior in high school he got a call from his paternal grandmother. "She'd found a bunch of items in the attic...