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2009-06-29 17:00:00

Most scientists who create models trying to understand the mechanics and aerodynamics of insect flight have assumed that insect wings are relatively rigid as they flap.New University of Washington research using high-speed digital imaging shows that, at least for some insects, wings that flex and deform, something like what happens to a heavy beach towel when you snap it to get rid of the sand, are the best for staying aloft."The evidence indicates that flexible wings are producing profoundly...

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2009-03-18 20:39:11

U.S. actor Stacy Keach has suffered a mild stroke, the Center Theatre Group said Wednesday in Los Angeles. Keach, 67, is starring as former President Richard Nixon in the national touring production of Peter Morgan's celebrated play Frost/Nixon. The Center Theatre Group is presenting the stage drama at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles through March 29. Actor Stacy Keach has been diagnosed as having experienced a very mild stroke with no impairment whatsoever of his motor or speech...

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2009-03-11 22:33:16

Grey's Anatomy star Chandra Wilson will play Matron Mama Morton in Chicago, representatives for the long-running Broadway revival said. The three-time Emmy Award nominee will join the production for a limited engagement June 8 through July 5 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York. A Houston native, Wilson began performing in musicals at the age of 5 with Theatre Under the Stars and went on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she...

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2009-03-10 21:36:51

British rocker Rod Stewart is touring Japan for the first time in 13 years. Japan Today said the 64-year-old recording artist sang 21 songs, including his signature tracks Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? and Sailing, during his kick-off concert Monday night before a crowd of 6,000 at the Osaka Castle Hall. Stewart also kicked a signed soccer ball into the audience and told concertgoers he thinks Shunsuke Nakamura, who plays for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League, is a stellar player and fantastic...

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2009-01-13 12:10:40

Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden have signed on to star in Yasmina Reza's new play God of Carnage on Broadway. Translated from its original French by Christopher Hampton and directed by Matthew Warchus, the show is slated to open at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre March 22. Previews are to begin Feb. 28, representatives for the play said Tuesday. The production, which heads to Broadway after a sold-out run in London's West End last year, reunites the creative team...

2008-09-02 18:00:24

ETA/Cuisenaire announces a special deal on VersaTiles(R), its exclusive self-correcting, independent student practice system designed to build essential skills and improve test scores in math, science and reading. At a time when classroom spending is tight, educators now have the chance to stretch their budgets with this special offer from the premier publisher of hands-on educational materials. From now through Nov. 30, 2008, educators will receive five free additional VersaTiles answer...

2008-07-23 15:01:00

The summer weather may be too hot to fly fish, but this fall the weather will cool. But you have bigger problems. The fishing rod broke in transit and you discovered the damage on the river bank. How miserable to watch the fish bite other lines. There are protective tubes meant to keep fly fishing rods safe during travel or shipping. The SporTube Airline/Travel Tube is a hard-shell case designed to hold fly fishing rods. The SporTube can protect two 3- or 4-piece nine foot rods and...

2008-07-09 09:00:38

By Mark Lowry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 9--FORT WORTH -- Puppets say the darnedest things. And in the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, the tour of which made its North Texas debut Tuesday at Bass Hall, they say some very shocking things (unless you have, ahem, already committed the cast recording to memory). But what's more shocking than the naughty words coming from these adorable creations is that the lessons they speak and sing about -- racism, acceptance, love and...


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  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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