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2008-10-08 09:00:29

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The modern American rodeo reaches its pinnacle every year at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas. What started out in Dallas in 1958, with a total purse of $50,000 -- has grown into a total payout of more than $5.6 million, an annual 10-day 'world series' class event that packs the 17,000-seat Thomas & Mack Center in Vegas with fans who wouldn't think of being anywhere else on earth. (Logo:...

2008-09-28 15:00:33

They gathered at 6:30 a.m. at the Crane farm on Gans Creek Road. There, two experienced horsewomen, sisters Sue and Robin Crane, hitched an empty horse trailer to a pickup. Angie Azzanni, a counselor with Columbia's Granny's House, maneuvered a red minivan behind the trailer, forming a two-vehicle convoy. Inside the van, dozing in pajamas, were four girls: Starr McLaurin and LaShawnda Elliott, both 11, Vernita Chapman, 16, and Arreal Nelson, 17. Arreal's hoodie was drawn over her head....

2008-09-03 12:00:19

DALLAS, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The last time Viggo Mortensen cowboyed up on the big screen, he was a long-distance endurance racer in 2004's "Hidalgo." But in "Appaloosa," the eagerly awaited Western drama previewed in the October issue of Cowboys and Indians magazine, he's shooting straight and riding hard as a lawman in one of the most lawless towns of the Wild West. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert B. Parker, "Appaloosa" follows the adventures of two veteran peacekeepers --...

2008-09-02 21:00:14

DALLAS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Being an acclaimed actor and an Oscar-winning filmmaker is no longer enough for Kevin Costner. In the October issue of Cowboys & Indians, The Premier Magazine of the West, the multitalented superstar discusses his budding career as lead singer and songwriter with his Country-rock band Modern West. Costner is eagerly awaiting the fall release of the group's debut CD. And he's not at all worried about being perceived as just another movie star who wants to...

2008-08-03 18:00:13

By KEVIN O'SULLIVAN STUNNED to be dismissed as a hopeless horse rider, alleged high- flyer Laura Davidson adopted an interesting approach to dealing with expert criticism. "I am not rubbish. I did a good job," she stormed. But she was - and she didn't. A real bombshell as C4's latest meaningless reality romp Dangerous Jobs For Girls revealed that lawyer Laura was "currently single". Now there's a surprise! She certainly didn't make any friends rejecting every word of advice from...

2008-08-02 09:00:17

By Joe Herring Jr., Kerrville Daily Times, Texas Aug. 2--Ms. Carolyn and I first heard Don Edwards sing back in the early 1990s, well before he landed a speaking role in Robert Redford's "The Horse Whisperer." We bought a tape of his album "Goin' Back to Texas," and it's been played so many times it's about worn through. Often, when I served in city government, I would hum "Line Shack Blues" to myself as some department head made their presentation, daydreaming of a place where it was a...

2008-07-28 12:00:42

By Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times Jul. 28--ELLENSBURG -- Russ Stingley rides high on a chestnut horse and moves his bellowing and bawling cattle through this open country that stretches for miles. How he got here is a story as old as the West: a mix of political wheeling and dealing, and deference to the cult of the cowboy -- sagebrush and all. Just as true to the history of the West, much of the land where Stingley runs his herd isn't his. It's state-owned land: fragile,...

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2008-07-22 09:10:00

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. -- On a July morning just after sunrise, Frank Wesley "Wes" Williamson III, a third-generation beef cattle rancher, rides his horse through lush pasture with his cowhands, rounding up cows for pregnancy testing. The cowboys guide the herd of Brangus _ a mix of Brahman and Angus _ a mile or so away to a wooden holding pen built under the shade of a giant live oak. There each cow is sonogrammed by a team of veterinarians to check for pregnancy. Under the stark economics...

2008-07-17 03:00:20

By Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 17--A judge in Washington state has created serious difficulties for cattle ranchers in Kansas and across the country. The judge, acting on a complaint from the National Wildlife Federation and other environmental groups, issued a temporary restraining order to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Critical Feed Use program. A hearing on the order is scheduled for today. The USDA program, implemented in late May, allows...

2008-07-08 09:00:42

By Jay Wamsley For the Deseret News "CHAPS!" Old Lyric Repertory Company, Caine Lyric Theatre, Logan (435-797-8022 or www.usu.edu/lyric), running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes (one intermission) LOGAN -- Musical revues have an important role in the summer theater scene, particularly for repertory companies. For the audience, it is a chance to see a wider range of talents from the actors. In fact, some actors are invited to participate with some companies during the summer season based on their...


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2005-06-02 08:04:23

The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to six feet in width and have a slight upward turn at their tips, as well as for their distinctive "burnt orange" coloring. "The Longhorns" is also the nickname of the sports teams of The University of Texas and the school mascot is a Longhorn named Bevo. The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America serves as the recognized registry for the breed. Though some historians disagree, the Texas...

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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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