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2008-06-18 09:00:00

By Molly Millett, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 18--When his kids started squabbling, Skip Crust knew what to do. He took photos. (He's a daddy blogger.) 'I think that post, about my kids fighting and the wrestling match that ensued, shows how my take might be different from a mommy blogger,' says Crust, an Andover father of two. 'I had gotten fed up with the bickering and I wanted them to sort it out themselves, so I stood there like any good dad and took pictures. I posted...

2008-06-17 18:00:00

By ERIC BRADNER Sometimes a little trail magic is what it takes to get a fresh start. That's what Jacksonville's Matt Balanky, 29, and his cousin Ben Webb, 34, of Fort Lauderdale, are hoping for. Balanky worked an executive job for Target in Tifton, Ga., and Webb had worked for Tarmac America Inc., a concrete supply company in Fort Lauderdale. But neither were happy and both wanted a new challenge. So the two dropped everything to head to the West Coast, where they are hiking the Pacific...

2008-06-17 06:00:00

By Lindsey Slater, Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan. Jun. 17--Playing in a sandbox has never been more fun. Eleven children took part in a day camp at Kansas University's Natural History Museum on Monday to learn all about dinosaurs and fossils. "Campers spend the day excavating the dinosaur fossils," said museum educator Dawn Kirchner. "Digging for fossils isn't necessarily easy." Some of the children want to be paleontologists when they grow up, and this was one way to try out their...

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2008-06-15 21:00:00

By Bob Strauss It's taken five years and a couple of "Shreks" for Mike Myers to take on a new role. Forget the green ogre. "The Love Guru" is here (it opens in theaters on Friday). Guru Pitka, an American-born, India-raised, spiritual self-promoter, is definitely a labor of love. Created around the same time that Myers first cooked up Austin Powers, Pitka was perfected and refined for more than a dozen years at daily writing sessions and comedy club performances. Well, maybe refined isn't...

2008-06-15 18:00:00

By Janet Jacobs, Corsicana Daily Sun, Texas Jun. 15--Three days before filing a permit application with the state to build a power plant in Navarro County, LS Power filed a nearly exact application for a power plant in Fannin County. "It's not like we're pitting one against the other at all," said Michael Vogt, project manager. "It depends on site, cost, water, things that are unique to each individual site. It could be one. It could be both. It could be neither." In Navarro County, the...

2008-06-13 18:00:00

By Andy Coleman AMERICAN rockers Queensryche merge theatre and music as they bring two of their biggest selling albums to life for the first time in the UK. The quintet will perform Operation: mindcrime I and II on stage at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Wednesday. Operation: mindcrime was released in 1988 and tells the story of Nikki, a junkie who is manipulated by Dr X into assassinating corrupt public figures, which conflicts with his love for bad girl tuned good, Sister Mary....

2008-05-29 09:00:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The migration of rural Alaskans from village to city has accelerated in the last two years, though the reasons are complex and cannot be easily linked to higher energy costs, a new university study says. Out-migration has been a fact of modern Alaska life for decades. But with young women leading the way, the annual net population loss from rural Alaska has more than doubled since 2006, according to the new study by the Institute of Social and Economic Research at...

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2008-04-17 12:30:00

New research showed that girls, babies that weighed more, babies who do not have a twin and babies whose mothers received steroids for lung development were more likely to survive being born prematurely.Additionally, these factors were noted to minimize risk of problems including blindness, hearing loss and cerebral palsy."Using the five factors in combination really gives you a better idea of how children are going to do, rather than singling out a single factor," said Dr. Rosemary Higgins...

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2008-03-08 12:28:39

Laura Youngblood clutched her husband's photo as she drove alone to the hospital. She'd become pregnant nearly nine months earlier, the day he'd left for training for Iraq. Hours later, after the baby was born, she placed the photo in the bassinet next to the infant he'd named Emma in his last letter home. He would never hold her. Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis L. Youngblood, 26, had died two months earlier, killed by an improvised explosive device. Laura Youngblood is just 29 years old, but...

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2008-01-06 09:00:00

Federal meat regulators this month are soliciting public comments on a label they believe will better define "natural" meat. The label, dubbed "naturally raised," would attest that a cut of meat came from an animal free of antibiotics and growth hormones. Here's a comment from Urvashi Rangan, a senior scientist at Consumers Union: "It's not quite as bad" as regulators' definition of "natural" itself. Ouch. Welcome to the complicated battleground over a seemingly simple word. "Natural" is an...