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2008-08-01 18:00:22

By Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 1--Now, he's the butt of jokes, the guy every late-night comedian and radio blabbermouth will point to when they need a cheap laugh at the expense of liberal "save the world" types. Back then, he was a spotty Irish kid just out of his teens, whose heart was threatening to burst wide open, and whose passion ran an arm's length ahead of his abilities. Is there any real connection, any true continuity, between the singer who called himself Bono Vox...

2008-07-27 03:00:27

By Curtis Ross, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 27--U2's first three albums get a sonic-buffing on reissues that landed in stores Tuesday. "The Joshua Tree," from 1987, solidified the band's superstar status, and was reissued in a remastered, deluxe edition last year. "Boy" (1980), "October" (1981) and "War" (1983) track U2's growth from wide-eyed parochial schoolboys to wiser but idealistic world citizens. "Boy" was a striking debut. The band turned the angular guitars of Television and the...

2008-07-26 21:00:25

By Curtis Ross, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 26--TAMPA -- U2's first three albums get a sonic-buffing on reissues that landed in stores Tuesday. "The Joshua Tree," from 1987, solidified the band's superstar status, and was reissued in a remastered, deluxe edition last year. "Boy" (1980), "October" (1981) and "War" (1983) track U2's growth from wide-eyed parochial schoolboys to wiser but idealistic world citizens. "Boy" was a striking debut. The band turned the angular guitars of...

2008-07-25 09:00:58

It's hard to imagine a time when U2 didn't have a mantel full of Grammys, Bono wasn't schmoozing politicians and the Edge wasn't yet bald. But that was the case in the early '80s as four poufy-haired Dubliners set off on a journey to the center of world attention. Back then, however, it was doubtful they'd ever get there. The band now revisits that era by rereleasing its first three albums _ "Boy,""October" and its U.S. breakthrough, "War." Hard-core Bono-ites will be salivating over the...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By David Menconi, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 11--Even today, PL loves "Sesame Street," and we remember "One of These Things Is Not Like the Others" and because of the whole odd couples thing we've got going on this issue, that song keeps running through our heads. But since we associate that tune with Cookie Monster, well, that's not such a bad thing. Anyway, here are some pop culture alliances we wouldn't have imagined. There are more on pages 14-15. Neil Young and...

2008-07-02 06:00:15

By Mosley, Don C Jr Boyar, Scott L; Carson, Charles M; Pearson, Allison W Self-efficacy is defined as people's judgments of their capabilities to organize and execute courses of action required to attain designated types of performances (Bandura, 1986). Self- efficacy perceptions, in concert with self-regulatory behaviors, influence the goals people set, strategies people choose, effort people expend, and perseverance people display (Bandura, 1991). Thus, successful performance requires...

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2008-01-23 10:50:00

Industry giants, Dell and Microsoft are teaming up to release a Product Red computer.  According to Reuters, they will be donating up to $80 for every one sold to fund AIDS-fighting drugs in Africa.Dell will begin selling two (Red) laptops and one desktop running Microsoft Windows Vista on Friday. The two companies pledged donations of $50 for a laptop and $80 for a desktop to the Global Fund. The Global Fund finances health programs in Africa.(Red), founded by U2 singer Bono and Bobby...

2006-06-29 13:58:04

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's richest countries are falling short on pledges made last year to provide Africa with life-saving AIDS drugs, expanded trade and increased aid, said rocker-activist Bono. Bono and fellow Irish rocker Bob Geldof have used their fame to fuel a campaign for Africa, organizing concerts last year to press leaders of rich countries at a meeting in Scotland to wipe out poverty. "They started out to climb an Everest but over the past...

2006-06-29 14:51:09

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's richest countries are falling short on pledges made last year to provide Africa with life-saving AIDS drugs, expanded trade and increased aid, said rocker-activist Bono. Bono and fellow Irish rocker Bob Geldof have used their fame to fuel a campaign for Africa, organizing concerts last year to press leaders of rich countries at a meeting in Scotland to wipe out poverty. "They started out to climb an Everest but over the past...

2006-06-29 10:20:35

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's richest countries are falling short on pledges made to Africa a year ago on providing life-saving AIDS drugs, expanding trade and boosting aid, said activist rock star Bono. Bono and fellow Irish rocker Bob Geldof have used their fame to fuel a global campaign for more aid to Africa, organizing Live 8 concerts around the world last year to press Group of Eight industrial leaders meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland, to wipe out...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'