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2008-10-01 06:30:00

New court papers released Tuesday on the custody case between Sharon Stone and Phil Bronstein over their son Roan indicates the judge was concerned that Stone occasionally appeared to be -- how can we say this delicately? -- lacking in good judgment.

2008-08-15 09:00:38

The anticipated boom from new energy leases on the Roan Plateau wasn't entirely a bust.


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Canadian Speckle Park Cattle
2014-07-14 11:28:41

The Canadian Speckle Park is a breed of cattle native to the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and one of only a few breeds of cattle developed there. It is a new breed, officially recognized in 2006 by the Canadian government. The breed association was formed in 1985 with the breed being exported to the United States and Australia. The breed's development began in the 1950s by crossbreeding a roan Shorthorn heifer and a Black Angus bull. The offspring became spotted and a new breed was...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

Rhenish-German Cold-Blood horse
2014-06-25 13:26:52

The Rhenish-German Cold-Blood is a breed of horse originating from Germany. It was developed less than 100 years ago from crossbreeding heavy horses from Rhineland, Westphalia and Saxony, with the main stock coming from the Belgian horse. The Rhenish-German became the most numerous heavy horse breed in Germany. Today, it makes up only two percent of the total horse population in Germany. The other breeds of German heavy horses are the Black Forest, the Schleswig and the South German...

Hokkaido Pony
2014-04-17 11:01:25

The Hokkaido Pony is a breed of pony native to Japan. It is an old breed but very rare. It is most likely a descendent of the now extinct Nanbu, a military horse, but no confirmation of this exists. It is believed that the Hokkaido Pony was transported from Honshu by fishermen in the spring months between 1600 and 1800. The ponies were left in Hokkaido when the fishermen returned to Honshu in the fall. The fishermen would return in the spring with new ponies and also use the surviving...

Dales Pony
2014-04-12 10:43:28

The Dales Pony is a native pony breed from the United Kingdom. Remains of the Dales Pony have been found dating back to Roman times during an archaeological dig in 2009 behind the Black Bull Inn. Warriors were believed to ride this breed during wars of that era. The Dales Pony was also believed to be used for mining during the same time. Richard Scrope, Chancellor of England during that era, owned a lead mine and used ponies to carry the iron ore, fuel and finished lead. Trains of around...

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