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2010-05-04 07:20:00

NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- When Barry Kluger's only child moved from New York to Arizona to join him and his second wife, all seemed perfect. Then, in 2001, he experienced every parent's worst nightmare when the 18 year-old, Erica, died in a sudden car accident near their home. A Life Undone, A Father's Journey through Loss is a memoir that celebrates Erica's life and chronicles the process of a man learning to live with a profound loss. A Life Undone is a no-holds-barred retelling...

2010-04-27 04:20:00

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Most women have a best friend, that one special person in her life she can count on to keep secrets, recall memories both good and bad, and share in the most important events of her life. Now imagine having ten of them. Just in time for Mother's Day, meet Karla, Kelly, Marilyn, Jane, Jenny, Karen, Cathy, Angela, Sally, Diana and Sheila -- eleven ordinary women with an extraordinary bond in THE GIRLS FROM AMES: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year...

2008-12-10 09:02:00

Beloved Professor's "Last Lecture" Video Circled The Globe and Inspired Millions To Live Their Dreams as He Fought to Live His Own Steven Curtis Chapman and Boy Scout Heroes are Finalists for 9th Annual Honor NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Beliefnet.com, the leading online community for inspiration and multi-faith spirituality, announced today that Professor Randy Pausch, whose "Last Lecture" video and bestselling book touched the hearts of millions of people around the world this year,...

2008-08-04 00:00:14

By The Associated Press Hardcover Fiction1. "Tribute" by Nora Roberts (Putnam)2. "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski (Ecco)3. "Rules of Deception" by Christopher Reich (Doubleday)4. "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown)5. "The Last Patriot" by Brad Thor (Atria)6. "Fearless Fourteen" by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin's Press)7. "Sail" by James Patterson and Howard Roughan, (Little, Brown)8. "Just Too Good to Be True: A Novel" by E. Lynn Harris (Doubleday)9. "Swan Peak: A...

2008-07-27 00:00:15

By Allison M Heinrichs Randy Pausch got the rare opportunity to know he had a limited amount of life left. He used it. The Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor whose "Last Lecture" became a worldwide sensation died early Friday of pancreatic cancer. He was 47. "Randy had an enormous and lasting impact," university President Jared L. Cohon said in a statement. "Carnegie Mellon -- and the world -- are better places for having had Randy Pausch in them." Pausch died in...

2008-07-26 21:00:15

By Sonja Sharp Randy Pausch, the computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best- selling book, died Friday. He was 47. But Pausch's message was mostly one of hope. Even while dying, he encouraged people to embrace their lives and enjoy the time that they have. In the two years since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the Carnegie Mellon University professor became the public face of the illness and developed an...

2008-07-26 09:00:16

By ALICIA PQ. WITTMEYER By Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer The Virginian-Pilot CHESAPEAKE Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University professor whose funny, upbeat talk about how to live life with gusto while dying was viewed by millions , died early Friday at his Chesapeake home. He was 47. He was a professor of computer science, human-computer and design who founded a center for entertainment technology and pioneered software designed to allow anyone to create 3-D animations. It was...

2008-07-25 21:00:14

CHICAGO _ The best writers' retreat of all may be a place where nobody really wants to go: the valley of the shadow of death. That is where many memorable and popular works have been created, as their authors come to terms with their imminent demise. Randy Pausch, who died Friday at 47, is the latest in a line of writers whose words burn with a special intensity, whose observations glow with an irrefutable poignancy, because they are written with the certain knowledge that death hovers...

2008-07-25 15:00:03

By The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 25--Randy Pausch was given the rare opportunity to know he had only a limited amount of life left. He used it. The Carnegie Mellon University professor who gained worldwide acclaim for a lecture he gave at the university died today of pancreatic cancer. He was 47. Pausch moved to Chesapeake, Va., last year to be close to family. On his Web site yesterday, a friend posted that Pausch's cancer had progressed further than anyone expected....


Word of the Day
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