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2008-07-26 18:00:26

By GRAHAM YOUNG 27 DRESSES (12) VERDICT: ***** THEY SAY variety is the spice of life - but if you could spread this week's DVD releases on a sandwich who'd want to eat it? The pick of the bunch is 27 Dresses, which will find an audience similar to the one likely to enjoy this weekend's cinema release, Baby Mama. It's a lightweight, romantic comedy which has a lot of fun with wedding dresses. Grey's Anatomy and Knocked Up star Katherine Heigl has a pleasing demeanour and a...

2008-07-20 18:00:24

By NIGEL NELSON JOKES at work about colleagues having "one foot in the grave" and being "over the hill" are to be OUTLAWED to spare the feelings of older staff. Bosses will be told to treat ageism jokes against Victor Mildrew- type characters as harshly as sexism and racism. Ministers are already drawing up penalties for offenders. Pensions minister Mike O'Brien said: "Forty years ago racism and sexism were the acceptable face of prejudice. Now it's ageism. We must motivate individuals...

2008-06-15 15:00:00

By Vin Mannix, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jun. 15--Goodbye, Roger Dearing. The executive director's gig with the Florida High School Athletics Association is his. It was time for a change. For him. For us. That Dearing will remain here, a lame duck superintendent until year's end, tempers any exultation. So far as teachers and staff are concerned, he can't leave soon enough -- and take cronies like Jeff Asher with him. Dearing's legacy is a mixed bag: --Improved teacher...

2007-01-14 12:00:30

By Russ Keen, American News, Aberdeen, S.D. Jan. 14--Northern Beef Packers, a local entity, intends to open a $40 million beef processing plant by the end of the year about a mile south of Aberdeen, immediately west of the city's wastewater treatment plant. At maximum capacity, it would employ about 600 and slaughter 1,500 cattle a day. Related companies such as rendering and blood research would be located near the plant. Proponents point to all the economic development...

2006-02-15 07:59:43

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - New rules on the number of false starts allowed in speedskating introduced for the first time at the Turin Olympic Games have already claimed their first victim, triggering scathing attacks from the athletes. Marianne Timmer, the Dutch double gold medallist at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, was disqualified from the women's 500 meters on Tuesday after she moved her hand and was credited with a false start, her first but the second of the pair. A...