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2008-09-18 09:00:00

By JODY FEINBERG As they watched the television drama "Mad Men," Carolyn Cowen and her 16-year-old daughter, Melissa Wilpers, got a peek into the early 1960s before the massive social change that followed. And though they are from different generations, the Marshfield mother and daughter were both fascinated and aghast at the behavior of that time and grateful to be women today. "The stuff that was accepted is shocking," said Wilpers, a junior at Emma Willard School in New York. "It makes...

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2008-09-15 15:18:57

World Wide Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee believes a new system needs to be implemented to help separate Internet fact from fiction. Speaking with BBC News, Sir Tim expressed concern about the way the Internet has fueled the spread of inaccurate information. Sir Tim made his comments shortly before the unveiling of his World Wide Web Foundation, which aims to improve the web's global accessibility. The foundation will also examine ways to help users verify the reliability and trustworthiness...

2008-09-12 18:15:00

By Michael Graczyk HOUSTON - Cars and trucks streamed inland and chemical companies buttoned up their plants Thursday as a gigantic Hurricane Ike took aim at the heart of the U.S. refining industry and threatened to send a wall of water crashing toward Houston. Nearly 1 million people along the Texas coast were ordered to evacuate ahead of the storm, which was expected to strike late today or early Saturday. But in a calculated risk aimed at avoiding total gridlock, authorities told most...

2008-09-12 09:00:00

By Jasen Lee Deseret News Billionaire T. Boone Pickens brought is traveling energy road show to the Salt Palace Convention Center on Thursday, and hundreds of Utahns came to hear what he had to say. The oil tycoon and mega-successful hedge-fund manager promoted his strategies for alternative fuel development. The Pickens Plan urges Americans to break their reliance on foreign oil by using clean alternatives, including natural gas, wind, solar and nuclear power. Pickens likened the fight to...

2008-09-10 12:15:00

Jessica Simpson reportedly had technical difficulties and stopped singing for a moment while performing on "Good Morning America." The pop singer appeared on the show, which tapes in New York, to promote her new country album "Do You Know." Newsday.com said Simpson on Tuesday sang her single "Come On Over" without incident but stopped shortly after starting her second song, "With You." "Hold on," Simpson said. "I know this is live TV but I can't hear anything. Do it again." Newsday.com said...

2008-09-09 08:00:00

By Lori Consalvo ONTARIO - A 32-year-old Riverside man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting a lewd act with a 16-year-old girl and contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, police said. Celestino Paguyo was booked at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday with bail set at $25,000. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office also filed charges of Internet seduction of a minor and annoying or molesting a child. The Department of...

2008-09-05 12:00:00

By Kathaleen Roberts Journal Staff Writer John Hiatt teetered at the edge of stardom for so long, you couldn't blame him for feeling just a tad resentful. His songs have been turned into hits by artists ranging from Eric Clapton and B.B. King to Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy, Roseanne Cash and Willie Nelson. "People ask that all the time, but no," Hiatt said in a telephone interview from a tour stop in Rochester, N.Y. "You can't imagine what a thrill it is when somebody cuts a song of...

2008-09-05 12:00:00

By Adrian Gomez Of the Journal Stuck in traffic near Los Angeles, Vanessa Hudgens keeps her cool. Hurrying throughout the morning, the 19-year-old has struck a balance to her busy schedule. "I always try to eat something," she says with a laugh. "There are times that I have to eat in the car, but it's fine as long as I get to where I'm going on time." Hudgens is part of the Young Hollywood elite club. For the last couple of years she's been living daily life in front of the paparazzi...

2008-09-05 09:00:00

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- A lot of people go on "American Idol" hoping to launch a music career. Julianne Hough launched a music career by going on "Dancing With the Stars." The Utahn, a two-time winner on the hit ABC show, had a hit song on the country charts, she toured with Brad Paisley and she's one of the hosts of "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," which airs Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC/Ch. 4. Hough will co-host the event, taped earlier this...

2008-09-04 15:47:05

For many Americans the thought of life without TV is akin to forgoing food, shelter or, God forbid, the Internet. But about 1 to 2 percent of Americans do abstain from the boob tube, and they might seem like strange bedfellows. A recent study of those who live without found that about two-thirds fall into either the "crunchy granola set" or the "religious right, ultraconservative" camp, said researcher Marina Krcmar, a professor of communication at North Carolina's Wake Forest...