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2012-08-12 23:01:05

Dr. Jeff Spencer, best known as doctor to Lance Armstrong, shares his blueprint for fitness success in a brand-new online video. While talking with John Spencer Ellis, Spencer teaches people to think and work like champions. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 Best known for helping Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong achieve international success, Dr. Jeff Spencer is also an Olympic athlete, doctor for more than 40 Olympic, world, national and Tour de France champions and...

2009-09-25 05:27:25

A study by developmental scientists at the University of Iowa and Indiana University challenges the conclusions of two recent studies on how babies and dogs respond to certain social cues. The new findings, published in this Friday's edition of the journal Science, indicate that babies and dogs may not be as clever as the other studies suggest. Last year, a surprising study led by J³zsef Topál of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences showed cues from adults -- like nodding, speaking and...

2009-07-21 08:54:13

It's easy to explain why we act a certain way by saying "it's in the genes," but a group of University of Iowa scientists say the world has relied on that simple explanation far too long. In research to be published today in Child Development Perspectives, the UI team calls for tossing out the nature-nurture debate, which they say has prevailed for centuries in part out of convenience and intellectual laziness. They support evolution -- but not the idea that genes are a one-way path to...

2006-01-22 17:22:34

By Steve Gorman PASADENA, California (Reuters) - NBC's acclaimed White House drama "The West Wing" will conclude its seven-year run in May -- as had long been expected -- after languishing through a steep ratings decline in recent seasons, the network said on Sunday. In formally announcing plans to bring the series to a close on May 14, NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly stressed the show's fate was strictly a matter of TV democracy -- "West Wing" simply failed to draw enough...

2005-12-21 16:47:44

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Republican Jeanine Pirro abandoned her ailing campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton on Wednesday under growing pressure from fellow Republicans. With little money and dismal opinion poll ratings, Pirro issued a statement saying her legal background would make her a better candidate for state Attorney General than for U.S. Senate. "I have concluded that my head and my heart remain in law enforcement, and that my public...

2005-12-19 19:31:07

By Nellie Andreeva and Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The death on Friday of actor John Spencer, a cornerstone of the ensemble on "The West Wing" since its 1999 debut, is sure to send the show's writing team back to the drawing board for the second half of what could be the show's final season. Spencer's character, former Bartlet administration chief of staff turned vice presidential candidate Leo McGarry, has played a key role in the election-year story line of...

2005-12-19 18:44:57

Deletes incorrect reference in third paragraph to opening scene of season premiere. Corrects fifth paragraph to read its seventh season and corrects sixth paragraph to read eighth year. By Nellie Andreeva and Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The death on Friday of actor John Spencer, a cornerstone of the ensemble on "The West Wing" since its 1999 debut, is sure to send the show's writing team back to the drawing board for the second half of what could be the...

2005-12-18 22:36:12

By Nellie Andreeva and Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The death on Friday of actor John Spencer, a cornerstone of the ensemble on "The West Wing" since its 1999 debut, is sure to send the show's writing team back to the drawing board for the second half of what could be the show's final season. Spencer's character, former Bartlet administration chief of staff turned vice presidential candidate Leo McGarry, has played a key role in the election-year story line of...

2005-12-16 23:31:26

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran character actor John Spencer, Emmy-winning star of NBC television drama "The West Wing," died on Friday at a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a heart attack, his spokesman said. Spencer, 58, portrayed vice presidential candidate Leo McGarry on the widely watched series that portrays the inner workings of a fictional White House. The McGarry character earned Spencer an Emmy, American television's highest honor, for best supporting actor in a drama...

2005-12-16 19:01:45

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - John Spencer, star of NBC television drama "The West Wing," died on Friday at a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a heart attack, his spokesman Ron Hofmann said. Spencer, 58, portrayed vice presidential candidate Leo McGarry on the Emmy-winning show. Hofmann said he had no knowledge of whether the actor suffered from a heart condition or other ailments that would have caused a heart attack. Spencer is not married, Hofmann said.


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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