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2008-07-02 18:00:14

To: FAMILY EDITORS Contact: Serotek Corporation media contact, +1-612-720-1068, pr@serotek.com, or Serotek Corporation technical contact, 1-866-202- 0520, info@serotek.com MINNEAPOLIS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Serotek Corporation, the leading provider of Internet and digital information accessibility software and services, announced today a program for blind and low vision students called Keys for K-12. The program puts blind children on par with their sighted peers as it relates to the...

2008-07-02 15:00:30

By Tony Castro, Daily News, Los Angeles Jul. 1--In the original "Back to the Future" script, Marty McFly was supposed to travel to the past not in a fancy DeLorean but in a refrigerator. And if a Universal Studios exec had had his way, the film would have been titled "Spaceman from Pluto." Instead, screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale listened to the master of the studio lot, who happened to be executive producer of the film. "I believe it was Steven Spielberg who pointed...

2008-06-26 21:02:23

NEW YORK - A multimedia, multiauthor narrative being planned by the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books has picked up a famous patron: Steven Spielberg. DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to "The 39 Clues," a mystery series-online game that Scholastic will debut in September. Spielberg, director of "Jaws,""Schindler's List" and the "Indiana Jones" films, says he's hoping to direct. "'The 39 Clues' takes creative leaps to expand the story experience from the pages of the...

2008-06-25 03:02:30

By Kristin Edwards, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jun. 25--After receiving a huge response from the Huntsville community, the Huntsville Main Street Program has chosen the films to be featured in its fourth annual summer film festival. The festival, which will be held on July 25-26, will include two foreign films and two well-known American classics "Jaws" and "Casablanca." "We sent out a survey asking people what movies they wanted to have included in this year's festival, and we got a...

2008-06-21 15:00:19

The movie Kung Fu Panda should be banned in China for director Steven Spielberg's decision not to be involved with the Beijing Olympic Games, protesters say. Nationalist Chinese protesters have created a petition calling for a ban on the animated U.S. film in direct response for Spielberg's decision not to serve as artistic adviser for the Olympic Games' opening ceremony, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. In addition to targeting Spielberg, whose DreamWorks studio created Panda, the...

2008-02-28 15:00:00

SHALIMAR -- Shark attacks get Dick Brauer's attention. That's because his hobby is photographing sharks with the help of commercial dive operations. On most of those expeditions, he photographs the sharks through a cage lowered into the water. But Brauer has also done open-water dives similar to the one that killed an Austrian tourist last weekend. The Shalimar resident would do it again "in a heartbeat," he said. "Those are normally done safely. This was a freak accident, I would say." The...

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2008-02-18 09:45:00

It's hard to study a creature when you only catch fleeting glimpses of it. Up until recently, that was one of the big stumbling blocks for marine biologists and ecologists, but advances in electronic tracking technology have allowed them to peer farther across, and deeper under, the surface of the oceans than ever before. Satellite tracking systems and acoustic sensors are giving researchers insights into the behavior and lifestyles of some very elusive animals in the ocean, including the...

2007-08-11 06:17:32

By Steve Pratt Swimming With Sharks (tonight, C4, 8.05pm)WHAT'S worse than being stranded in the water in the middle of the ocean 20 miles from land?David Tomlinson and Melissa Armstrong could tell you - seeing the fin of a shark cutting through the water doesn't exactly have you jumping for joy in such circumstances.Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water, the Alive series recalls the real-life horror story of two scuba divers.Hotel manager Melissa quits her job in Toronto to...

2006-08-14 03:04:40

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African lifeguard had his foot bitten "clean off" when a shark attacked him during a training exercise off a beach near Cape Town, officials said. Achmat Hassiem, 24, and his brother and fellow lifeguard Taariq, 17, were in the water off False Bay on Sunday when Achmat spotted a shark and yelled to his brother to get into a nearby boat. "I got in the boat. The shark turned and went straight for my brother," Taariq told the SAPA news agency. "I stuck...

2006-04-06 21:10:00

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES -- Director Steven Spielberg has joined with the Fox television network for his first reality show, an "American Idol"-like contest to find the nation's next great filmmaker, Fox said on Thursday. Spielberg, the Oscar-winning director behind "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," will develop the new Fox show, "On the Lot," with Mark Burnett, the producer of such TV reality hits as "Survivor" and "The Apprentice." The upcoming series, slated to air sometime...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin