Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monkees songs

  • Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like I Wanna Be Free and Daydream Believer. Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England.
  • (AP - msnbc.com)
  • Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like I Wanna Be Free and Daydream Believer. Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England.
  • (KOKI FOX 23)
  • After the first attempt to pay tribute to the late Davy Jones failed, we tried again by playing the Monkees classic "Daydream Believer".
  • (FOX News)
  • Last February Jones said, Theres even talk of putting the Monkees back together again in the next year or so for a U.S. and UK tour. Youre always hearing all those great songs on the radio, in commercials, movies, almost everywhere.
  • (Gothamist.com)
  • Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like I Wanna Be Free and Daydream Believer. Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England.
  • (WITN)
  • While sometimes labeled as the manufactured competitors to the Beatles, the Monkees wrote a number of their own songs and routinely played instruments, and managed to outlast their television show by decades.
  • (IFC)
  • Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like I Wanna Be Free and Daydream Believer. Jones was born on December 30, 1945 in Manchester, England.
  • (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • Jagger, making his first visit to the White House, sang five songs, including, Miss You, his and Keith Richards Rolling Stones song that was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in 1978, with Copeland and Tedeschi.
  • (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

Dr. seuss

  • Maybe one of Dr. Seuss book titles should be renamed Greenbacks and Ham. Dead since 1991, Dr. Seuss still has the prescription for making money.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Here's a rundown: Read Across America Day family program, 3 p.m. at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Hear a Dr. Seuss story and create a take-home masterpiece in the Art Studio. Seussabration, 4 p.m.  at the Delaware Branch of the Albany Public Library.
  • (Albany Times Union (blog))
  • WASHINGTON - Dr. Seuss is getting an early birthday gift. Theodor Seuss Geisel, who died in 1991, would be 108 years old March 2. Not coincidentally, thats the date a new movie version of The Lorax, his cautionary environment tale, will be released.
  • (9News)
  • More Dr. Seuss will be on the loose on Blu-ray this June! In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers has slated Dr. Seuss Green Eggs Ham and Other Stories for Blu-ray on June 26.
  • (High-Def Digest)
  • Now in its 14th year, the event, officially celebrated March 2, celebrates what would be the 108th birthday of the late Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, author of the famous "Cat in the Hat" and other popular rhymed books.
  • (Atlantic City Press)
  • Plot: The Hangover's Todd Phillips produces this comedy as three undistinguished high school seniors attempt to make a name for themselves by throwing one unforgettable house party.
  • (Kokomo Tribune)
  • Congress, Nov. 13-Dec. 12; — "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical," featuring the hit songs from the beloved holiday classic, will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph, Dec.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • MARSHFIELD (WAOW)--The Cat in the Hat and One Fish Two Fish are some of the most iconic childrens books of all time. Tuesday an area school created art work to celebrate the authors birthday. Green Eggs and Ham. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
  • (WAOW)
  • Dr. Seuss died in 1991, saving him from the gaudy, big-screen abominations of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat (2003).
  • (Kitsap Sun)
  • Dr. Seuss birthday is not until Friday, but the celebrations already are under way at Sunnyside Elementary School. Kindergarten students have spent the past few days having some fun with the famed authors birthday.
  • (Hawk Eye)

Monsanto

  • The farmers' consortium, the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association, was seeking to have the company's agricultural patents invalidated, saying they feared the appearance of Monsanto seeds in their fields, Farmers Weekly reports.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Feb 28 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has won another round in a long-standing patent dispute with chief rival Pioneer Hi-Bred International, as a federal appellate court on Tuesday upheld Monsantos ownership of a patent on transgenic corn. The U.
  • (Reuters UK)
  • (Reuters) - Monsanto Co said on Friday that it had settled a long-running legal battle with residents of West Virginia who claimed they suffered environmental and health problems tied to pollution from a former Monsanto chemical plant.
  • (Reuters)
  • Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Monsanto Co., the world's biggest seed company, agreed to settle all pending litigation relating to dioxin contamination from a plant in Nitro, West Virginia, that produced Agent Orange herbicide decades ago.
  • (Businessweek)
  • ST. LOUIS, Feb.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • NEW YORK (AP) -- Moodys Investors Service upgraded its debt rating on Monsanto Co. Tuesday, saying the worlds biggest seed company is generating healthy cash flows as it boosts sales of genetically altered seeds.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Monsanto Co. (MON), the world's largest seed company, won the dismissal of a lawsuit by growers of organic crops seeking to have its patents for genetically altered seeds invalidated. U.S.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • (RTTNews.com) - Monsanto Co.
  • (NASDAQ)

Boston weather

  • Boston metro north covers the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Northwest Suburbs: More April like weather on Wednesday as temperatures climbed well into the 50s during the afternoon.
  • (partly sunny afternoon - Examiner)
  • Jill Radsken is Fashion Editor for the Boston Herald. An award-winning reporter, she is one of the citys most respected fashion writers. Jill is co-founder of I Have Nothing to Wear, an annual shopping event to benefit area childrens charities.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • Lighter amounts between 4 and 6 inches are expected south of Boston, an inch or 2 in southeastern Massachusetts. By late afternoon, the National Weather Service reported 4-inch totals in Berkshire and Hampshire counties in western Massachusetts.
  • (My Fox Boston)
  • A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is posted for Boston, Norfolk county, interior Plymouth and Bristol counties, much of RI and CT through 6pm Thursday. This area will see more mix which will keep snow totals between 2-6.
  • (Boston Channel)
  • This map shows the general weather conditions expected during the day today to be the biggest single-snow event of the season for the cities of Albany and Boston, which escaped the worst of the freak snowstorm of late October.
  • (AccuWeather.com)
  • Three hockey games scheduled for tonight have also been put off due to the weather. In the North Home games for both Boston City League teams have been moved to tomorrow night.
  • (ESPN)
  • By afternoon it's expected to be snowing in Boston, Kines said. The weather service predicts 3 to 6 inches of snow for the Massachusetts city. "Boston itself is a still a tough call," Kines said.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • BOSTON (AP) -- Rajon Rondo had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to record his third triple-double of the season and lead the Boston Celtics to a 102-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
  • (Associated Press)
  • A multi-part weather system over the next twenty-four hours take us For example, the North End of Boston may see 1 inch of snow on a park bench increasing to 2-3 inches as you start moving west towards West Roxbury and Newton.
  • (Boston Globe)
  • Three to 5 inches (8 to 13 centimeters) of snow may fall north of New York City and across Boston's suburbs tomorrow, the National Weather Service said.
  • (Bloomberg)

Tim tebow and taylor swift

  • A romance may be brewing between Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and country songstress Taylor Swift. Page Six reported that Tebow was the toast of a pre-Oscars bash on Friday night, where he spent some time chatting up Swift.
  • (New York Post)
  • Could it be? Tim Tebows been linked to every starlet and hottie from Lindsey Vonn to Kim Kardashian. But now, theres reports of him and Taylor Swift joining for dinner -- Monday in Los Angeles.
  • (Denver Post)
  • HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Speculation is running rampant after Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and country music superstar Taylor Swift were seen eating dinner together in Los Angeles this week. Is a romance brewing? Perhaps.
  • (KDVR.com)
  • In his quest to find a pure, undriven virgin to be his bride, Tim Tebow continues to bark up exactly the wrong trees by pursuing Taylor Swift whose music he's clearly never listened to once.
  • (The Superficial)
  • Just because the NFL season is over it doesnt mean that Tebowmania is over. Tim Tebow is in Los Angeles training with Quarterback Guru and UCLA Offensive Coordinator Noel Mazzone and was the toast of the town at the Oscars last weekend.
  • (PRLog (free press release))
  • Are Taylor Swift and Tim Tebow the hottest new Hollywood couple? Several reports have surfaced recently linking the country starlet to the football great — with date night sightings all over the Los Angeles area.
  • (Radar Online.com)
  • It would seem that someone out in the media cosmos is randomly throwing out potential beaus for admittedly — nay, adamantly — single country sweetheart Taylor Swift, and each time they're catching like wildfire.
  • (Taste of Countroy)
  • The New York Post reports that Denver quarterback Tim Tebow and everyones favorite adorable singer Taylor Swift had dinner together in Los Angeles last week.
  • (NBC Chicago)
  • You simply cannot have dinner with someone in Hollywood without setting off the rumor mill. Such was the case for Taylor Swift, who was reportedly spotted out at dinner with Tim Tebow in Century City, Calif. on Monday night.
  • (People)

Tornadoes

  • HARRISBURG, Ill. -- A pre-dawn twister flattened entire blocks of homes in a small Illinois town Wednesday as violent storms ravaged the Midwest and South, killing at least 12 people in three states.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • HARRISBURG, Illinois (Reuters) - Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, killing nine people, including six in Illinois who were crushed when a house was lifted up and fell on them, authorities said.
  • (Reuters India)
  • (CBS/AP) HARRISBURG, Ill. - Twisters roared through the nations heartland in the early morning darkness Wednesday, flattening entire blocks of homes in small-town Illinois and Kansas and killing at least 10 people.
  • (CBS News)
  • HARRISBURG, Ill.
  • (KTLA.com)
  • Tornadoes ripped through several Midwestern states early Wednesday morning, causing damage to small towns in Illinois and Kansas, according to the Associated Press. Strong winds roared through Branson, Mo.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • WASHINGTON, Feb.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Severe weather destroyed a shopping center in Harrisburg, Ill. with overnight winds of 60 miles per hour.
  • (The Business Journal)
  • A series of tornadoes struck the Midwest overnight, tearing through homes and claiming at least 8 lives in Illinois and Missouri.  Six people were killed in Harrisburg, Ill.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • The mayor of Harrisburg, Ill., vowed to rebuild his city after a powerful tornado ripped through the area leaving at least six people dead and raising the toll from a fierce weather system to nine in the Midwest.
  • (Los Angeles Times)

Ben affleck and jennifer garner

  • (CBS) Its a boy for Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. The couple announced they were expecting in August. Garner told Jay Leno in January that they knew the sex of the baby, but were not going to share it, according to People.
  • (CBS News)
  • Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have added a son to their family, it has been reported.
  • (Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Add Baby Boy To The Clan - Contactmusic.com)
  • Los Angeles: Star couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have welcomed their third child, a baby boy, People magazine said on Tuesday, without giving further details.
  • (in.com)
  • Its a boy! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are now the proud parents of a son. Sources confirmed to Us Weekly and People that Affleck was present when Garner gave birth to their third child, and first boy, in Santa Monica, California.
  • (The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com (blog))
  • Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have welcomed a baby boy to their family after the actress gave birth to their third child, it has been reported.
  • (Metro.co.uk)
  • Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have reportedly become parents for the third time. The Hollywood couple, who already have daughters Violet Anne and Seraphina Rose together, are said to have welcomed a baby boy in Santa Monica earlier this week.
  • (digitalspy.com)
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are parents again, according to U.S. reports. The actress gave birth to the couples third child - a boy - in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday. The unnamed tot has two big sisters - Violet, six, and three-year-old Serafina.
  • (Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Are Parents Again - Contactmusic.com)
  • People magazine reports that Garner has given birth to the Hollywood couple's newest addition and first boy. His name has not been released yet. The son of Garner and Affleck, both 39, joins older sisters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3.
  • (Washington Post)

Phish

  • Quintessential jam band Phish will return to Cincinnati to perform along the banks of the Ohio River at Riverbend Music Center on Friday, June 22. Riverbend Music Center welcomes the return of Phish for one night only on Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Phish is returning to Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) this summer.
  • (The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com (blog))
  • Americas favorite jam band are back on the warpath this summer, adding a slew of dates to their previously announced headlining spot at Bonnaroo.
  • (HitFix)
  • While we've known Phish would tour this summer since December, the when and where of Phish Summer Tour 2012 has been unconfirmed until now.
  • (Glide Magazine)
  • The rumors are true: Phish, the improvisational rock band with a cult-like following, is coming to Worcester.
  • (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
  • SARATOGA SPRINGS — Phish will return to Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 6 through 8. Tickets will go on sale at noon Friday, March 16. Lawn tickets are $45, amphitheater tickets are $60.
  • (Saratogian)
  • Were still wrapped up in winter weather -- but a sure sign of sun on the way is finding out that a summer staple is headed back to SPAC. Phish announced on Wednesday that tickets for its shows July 6, 7, and 8 will go on sale March 16 at noon.
  • (WXXA)
  • ATLANTIC CITY -- Phish will headline a concert at Atlantic Citys Bader Field on June 15th, 16th and 17th, according to the bands website. The three-day concert is one of four festivals planned at Bader Field this summer.
  • (NBC40.NET)
  • The product contains cherry ice cream with cherries and fudge flakes. Phish Food. Another one of the companys all-time best selling flavors, honoring the popular band Phish (a neighbor of Ben Jerrys in Vermont).
  • (YAHOO!)

Fafsa

  • Forget about tax season. Parents have been scrambling since the first of January to prepare for the mother of all financial marathons: filling out the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • (The Business Insider)
  • There will be seven workshops at locations throughout Jacksonville starting March 31. Trained volunteers will help students complete and file FAFSA applications, a necessary step in the college entrance process.
  • (News4Jax.com)
  • Bolivar High School hosted one of 14 FAFSA Frenzy events in Missouri Sunday, Feb. 12.
  • (Bolivar Herald Free Press)
  • In today's Pope Center piece, Jenna Ashley Robinson discusses FAFSA — the imposing federal form that families must complete if they want any of that government student aid. Tomorrow has been designated "FAFSA Day" in North Carolina.
  • (Article.nationalreview.com)
  • Making the FAFSA Nearly Painless If your clients are filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid this spring, please share some good news with them. The FAFSA will be easier to complete this year thanks to the Internal Revenue Services.
  • (Registered Rep.)
  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. — High school seniors who need help with financial aid applications can attend a series of free workshops, known as FAFSA Frenzy, in Kansas and Missouri this weekend. What you'll need to bring. Find FAFSA Events in your area.
  • (fox4kc.com)
  • With college applications squared away, deadlines are fast approaching for college-bound students and their families to maximize their chances of qualifying for financial aid.
  • (Boston Globe)
  • What can you do to make paying for college a little less painful? 1. Fill out the FAFSA form whether you think you qualify for financial aid or not. 2. Wait until you receive your financial aid package from a college to compare it to other schools.
  • (Examiner)
  • It is quicker and easier than ever, thanks to the Internet. You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAsm) at www.fafsa.gov. Follow these easy steps to simplify the process of applying for federal student aid.
  • (Examiner)

Rail gun

  • The first weapon-scale prototype of a futuristic Navy railgun began undergoing firing tests last week, the next big step toward putting the electromagnetic superweapon on U.S. warships by 2020.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Is it just me, or is the test footage of the militarys new electromagnetic railgun incredibly scary? The Naval super weapon has been in the works since 2005, but testing was limited to experimental lab models up until this point.
  • (The Stir)
  • The weapon is known as an electromagnetic railgun. It consists of parallel rails and uses a magnetic field and electric current, instead of chemicals, to generate energy to fire the rounds, wh.
  • (San Jose Mercury News)
  • The Navy came very, very close to losing its futuristic gun that shoots bullets with a giant electric charge.
  • (Wired News)
  • The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the US Navy is getting closer to developing a powerful electromagnetically-powered gun for warships.
  • (GlobalPost)
  • US Navy engineers fired the first industry-built electromagnetic railgun (EM Railgun) prototype launcher, a future long-range tactical weapon, at a test facility, officials announced Tuesday.
  • (Economic Times)
  • NORFOLK, Va. - Navy officials say theyre getting closer to one day equipping warships with an electromagnetic railgun that could allow ships to fire a projectile at targets up to 100 nautical miles away.
  • (FederalNewsRadio.com)
  • It fires an 18kg metal slug up to 9000km/h from New York to Philadelphia, slamming into its target with 32 times the force of a "one-ton car being thrust at 100mph (160km/h)". Railguns aren't sci-fi anymore.
  • (Gizmodo Australia)
  • On Tuesday, test fire video was released of an electromagnetic railgun. In the video, a metal projectile is loaded and test fired in a cloud of fire and smoke before it slams through its target.
  • (San Diego Channel)
  • Just weeks after the U.S. Navy trotted out images and a few short videos of its devastating electromagnetic "railgun", (EM Railgun, blowing a fiery hole in a target at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va.
  • (Scientific American)

Leap year

  • Today is a leap day, a calendar oddity that helps align our timekeeping with the orbit of the Earth around the sun.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • Being 1948, the article was titled: SPINSTERS HOLIDAY: The she-wolves of Aurora, Ill. celebrate Leap Year by running officials out and bachelors in.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • GARNET VALLEY, Pa. - February 29, 2012 (WPVI) -- As most of you know, 2012 is leap year which means we are enjoying an extra day in February.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • Forget 365 days, instead, 2012 will be packed with 366 days. Its Leap Year and that means the month of February is 29 days, instead of 28, and 2012 is one day longer.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • In 1908 a 16-year-old boy lamented to The Post that he had never had a birthday. "You see, I was born on the 29th of February, 1892, a leap year," he explained.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Thursday saw the birth of thousands of babies who will have to wait until 2016 to celebrate their first birthday. But giving birth to a leap-year baby can be full of mixed emotions.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Hiscox, the first insurer in the U.S. to offer small business insurance direct, online and in real time, today announced it has renewed Leap Year (http://www.hulu.
  • (Monsters and Critics)
  • Leap year birthday people have to be the luckiest people in the world. First, they will remain infinitely younger than the rest of us, as their official birthday only rolls around every four years. And then there's all the free stuff.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • Its leap day, a once-every-four-years bonus you can thank Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII for. We add a day at the end of February every four years because it takes the Earth about 365.242 days to make a full orbit around the sun.
  • (CNN (blog))
  • Google Inc. celebrated the leap year and composer Giochino Rossinis 220 th birthday with a two for one Google Doodle. The Doodle features frogs performing Rossinis opera The Barber of Seville.
  • (Boston Globe)

Great pacific garbage patch

  • Debris that washed out to sea when a tsunami hit Japan's northeast coast last year could soon end up in remote stretches of the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, according to U.S. officials.
  • (Washington Post)
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is expanding. For those who do not know what this is, it is basically comprised of two floating landfills one between Hawaii and California, and the other between Hawaii and Japan.
  • (The Inquisitr)
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is nothing new -- the two ginormous patches of garbage floating in the ocean between California and Japan that are EACH roughly the size of Texas. But its making news today because its about to get a whole lot bigger.
  • (The Stir)
  • LOS ANGELES — Debris that has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean since last year's magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami in Japan could reach Hawaii and the West Coast, experts said Tuesday.
  • (The Vancouver Sun)
  • This story comes from the Yahoo! Contributor Network, where individuals publish their unique perspectives on some of the world's most popular websites.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Lie #2: The so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch does not exist.
  • (AlterNet)
  • It will collect all the debris on its way. Maximenko concludes that a majority of the debris will end up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating garbage patch somewhere between Hawaii and California.
  • (International Business Times)
  • Much of that trash in a wide area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is bits of plastic, which slowly breaks down into smaller pieces but doesnt completely disappear.
  • (WJTV.com)
  • Ironically, the book was published in 1971, far before Hummers, the scare of An Inconvenient Truth and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. So Suess was something of a visionary—thats why Hollywood deemed his book worthy of a 2012 remake.
  • (Cincinnati CityBeat)

Harrisburg

  • Darrell Osman raced to his mothers home after a tornado slammed into downstate Harrisburg this morning, arriving just in time to speak to her before she was taken to a hospital with a head injury, a severe cut to her neck and a broken arm and leg.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • HARRISBURG, Illinois (Reuters) - Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes ripped through the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people, including six in Illinois who were crushed when a house was lifted up and fell on them, authorities said.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • At least six people -- four women and two men -- were killed in the town of Harrisburg, Ill., according to Lt. Tracy Felty of the Saline County Sheriffs Office. The tornado hit Harrisburg, 50 miles southwest of Evansville, Ind., around 5 a.m.
  • (ABC News)
  • HARRISBURG, Ill. _ When Danielle Mathews said she heard a tornado siren at her Harrisburg apartment, she called her friend Angela Capps, who lives in the same complex, and told her to immediately take cover.
  • (PennLive.com)
  • (AP) HARRISBURG, Ill. - A pre-dawn twister flattened entire blocks of homes in a small Illinois town Wednesday as violent storms ravaged the Midwest and South, killing at least 12 people in three states.
  • (CBS News)
  • HARRISBURG, Ill. — A powerful storm system tore through parts of the Midwest and South on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, leaving pockets of devastation across several states and marking the acceleration of another deadly tornado season.
  • (New York Times)
  • HARRISBURG — The Harrisburg School Board on Tuesday approved a calendar for the 2012-2013 school year that will bring students back to the classroom about two weeks earlier than in prior years.
  • (PennLive.com)
  • HARRISBURG, Ill. — Residents in the path of Wednesday mornings deadly tornado were astounded at how quickly it came, devastated, and moved on.
  • (Evansville Courier-Press)
  • HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — Twisters roared through the nation's heartland in the early morning darkness Wednesday, flattening entire blocks of homes in small-town Illinois and Kansas and killing at least nine people.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) - The National Weather Service has given the deadly tornado that leveled parts of the southern Illinois community of Harrisburg an EF4 rating. EF4 is the second-highest rating given to twisters.
  • (KSDK)

Monkees

  • High school really is forever.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • Davy Jones, who was a member of the Monkees, has reportedly died at the age of 66 due to a heart attack.
  • (The Celebrity Cafe.com)
  • •Stephen Stills auditioned for The Monkees but couldnt come to an agreement with the shows producers, so he recommended that his buddy Peter Tork try out.
  • (USA Today)
  • STUART, Fla. - A member of the Monkees, known as the Pre-Fab 4, has passed away just days before he was scheduled to play a theater in Wisconsin Dells.TMZ.com reports that Davy Jones, 66, passed away after a heart attack.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • The Monkees are speaking out about the death of their bandmate Davy Jones -- and while two statements are your normal garden variety mourning, one is a little far out, man.
  • (Sheknows.com)
  • The Monkees singer David Jones has passed away at the age of 66, TMZ reports. The singer is survived by his wife Jessica and four daughters from previous marriages.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Actor and musician Davy Jones, who gained fame with the 1960s band The Monkees, has died in Florida. He was 66. A representative for Jones confirmed that he died Wednesday morning of a heart attack in Indiantown, Fla.
  • (AP - msnbc.com)
  • Monkees guitarist Michael Nesmith reacted to his friend and band mate Davy Jones death in a statement today. All the lovely people. Where do they all come from? he wrote.
  • (Zap2it.com)
  • Davy Jones was the wanna-be that every girl wanted to be with. The Monkees may have been created as a Beatles knock-off, destined to always play second banana, at best, to the band in whose image they'd been created.
  • (TheWrap)
  • The celebrity watcher website TMZ is reporting that Davy Jones, former singer for the Monkees, has died in Florida. The singer was 66, and is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters. He died in Florida, TMZ said.
  • (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Branson missouri

  • KMBC.com Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a disaster for parts of the state hit hard overnight by a tornado, including the famed County 76 Strip in the tourist town of Branson. The EF2 tornado hit about 1:15 a.m.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • to the Lamar and Stockton areas. Some of the most severe damage appeared to be concentrated north near Buffalo and south near Branson, where a reported tornado hopped along the Missouri 76 strip and through Branson Landing.
  • (Indianapolis Star)
  • There has to be millions dollars of damage all down the strip. The University of Missouri Extensions Facebook page, Branson Tornado Info, is collecting and distributing information about storm damage and recovery efforts.
  • (USA Today)
  • BRANSON, Missouri – A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes lashed the U.S. Midwest early Wednesday, roughing up the country music resort city of Branson and laying waste to a small town in Kansas.
  • (USA Today)
  • (CNN) -- Officials in the resort city of Branson, Missouri, were relieved an EF2 tornado, which damaged some of its marquee musical theaters, struck before the prime tourist season began.
  • (News Channel 2000)
  • BRANSON, Missouri — A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes lashed the U.S. Midwest early Wednesday, laying waste to small towns in Illinois and Kansas. At least nine people were killed.
  • (Sioux City Journal)
  • BRANSON, Mo. — Just as the high tourism season was gearing up in Branson, Missouri, a show-stopping tornado ripped through town Wednesday destroying everything in its path.
  • (fox4kc.com)
  • (CNN) -- Officials in the resort city of Branson, Missouri, were relieved an EF-2 tornado, which damaged some of its marquee musical theaters, struck before the prime tourist season began.
  • (WMUR.com)
  • (AP) -- More than 1,300 people overnight became fans of a Branson tornado information page on Facebook created in January by a University of Missouri Extension Service employee in anticipation of such a storm.
  • (Connect)
  • More than 1,300 people overnight became fans of a Branson tornado information page on Facebook created in January by a University of Missouri Extension Service employee in anticipation of such a storm.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Branson mo

  • BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes lashed the Midwest early Wednesday, roughing up the country music resort city of Branson and laying waste to small towns in Illinois and Kansas.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • More than 30 people were injured early Wednesday as an apparent tornado tore through the main tourist strip in the Ozarks mountain resort town of Branson, ripping roofs off hotels and damaging several of the citys famous music theaters.
  • (USA Today)
  • Branson, Mo. and other towns in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska were hit by deadly storms Wednesday morning.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • BRANSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon visited Branson Wednesday afternoon and assured everyone that the tourist town will be restored very soon.
  • (fox4kc.com)
  • BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of Branson, Mo., says it could have been a lot worse.
  • (KTUU)
  • BRANSON, Mo. -- Residents of Taney County affected by the tornado on Tuesday night need to be aware of some regulations when attempting removal or burning of debris from their property.
  • (KYTV)
  • BRANSON, Mo. — A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes lashed the Midwest early Wednesday, roughing up the country music resort city of Branson and laying waste to a small town in Kansas.
  • (Indianapolis Star)
  • BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Branson tourism officials were putting a positive spin on conditions Wednesday, saying most of the damage from a tornado was cosmetic and wouldnt prevent most shows from going on.
  • (MySanAntonio)
  • BRANSON, Mo. • More than 1,300 people overnight became fans of a Branson tornado information page on Facebook created in January by a University of Missouri Extension Service employee in anticipation of such a storm.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • A powerful storm system that produced multiple reports of tornadoes lashed the Midwest early Wednesday, roughing up the entertainment resort town of Branson and laying waste to small towns in Illinois and Kansas. At least nine people were killed.
  • (WILX-TV)

Hines ward

  • PITTSBURGH -- Hines Wards constant, ear-to-ear smile tucked behind a black facemask has been a lasting image for Pittsburgh Steelers fans the past 14 seasons. They wont see it again. At least, not in a black-and-gold uniform.
  • (ESPN)
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers will release wide receiver Hines Ward. Ward is a four-time Pro Bowl selection, who holds franchise records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
  • (LehighValleyLive.com)
  • The Bears should at least kick the tires on Hines Ward, the four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who will be a free agent after the Pittsburgh Steelers announced they will release the 14-year veteran. Ward is 35 and has a lot of miles on him.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times (blog))
  • Donald Driver has a lot in common with Hines Ward.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless driving in connection with a July arrest in suburban Atlanta.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Having pleaded guilty to reckless driving, the season 12 winner of Dancing with the Stars is sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.
  • (AceShowbiz)
  • Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Hines Wards drink driving charge has been dismissed. Ward was arrested in DeKalb County, Georgia last July when he refused to take a breathalyser test after crashing his car into a curb.
  • (digitalspy.com)
  • Growing up in Ohio, you would naturally think my pro football team loyalties would gravitate to either the Browns or the Bengals, and after writing those two teams down while vomiting in my mouth, let me tell you that they dont.
  • (CRAVE ONLINE)
  • With all of the press surrounding the return of Randy Moss, another wide receiver drafted in 1998 has been swept under the rug. Hines Ward had has been a dedicated Pittsburgh Steeler for the last 13 seasons.
  • (Fantasy Football Toolbox)
  • DUI charges were dropped Wednesday against Steelers WR Hines Ward after he agreed to a plea agreement that involves probation, community service and a fine.
  • (Pro Football Weekly)

School closings

  • With snow in the forecast, some municipalities are calling for parking bans. Some community events are expected to be postponed. • Applewild School in Fitchburg will be closed Thursday, and the Grade 7-8 play has been postponed to March 5.
  • (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
  • Two months ago, Archbishop Charles Chaput and a blue-ribbon commission delivered a death sentence to 49 Catholic schools, 20,000 students, and 1,700 teachers.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • WAUSAU, Wis. (WTW) — A storm dumped up to 18 inches of wet snow on northern and central Wisconsin on Wednesday, causing dozens of schools to close and creating treacherous driving conditions Wednesday.
  • (Post-Crescent)
  • The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has officially reversed course on all but one of the recommended closings of elementary schools in Bucks County.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • School Closings: http://www.valleynewslive.com/category/199072/delaysclosings Wednesday Business Announcements: Biolife Plasma Services - Opening at 9am Breadsmith Bakery closed Curves - All Fargo locations closed Dr.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • on to the Great Schools Compact, which promises to transform 50,000 seats in failing public schools through school closings and charter conversions. By virtue of its compact, Philadelphia has already won $100,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • Classes are canceled in two Ozarks school districts today after severe storms tore through the area overnight. Branson and Dallas County R-I schools will not hold class today due to the damage in Branson and Buffalo, respectively.
  • (KYTV)
  • Dozens of people packed a conference room at Chicago Public Schools headquarters today and another 100 or so filled an overflow room upstairs to plead for board members to put off a vote on closing or overhauling 17 struggling schools.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • The Chicago Board of Education is slated to vote Wednesday on its plan to close, phaseout or turnaround some 17 of the citys Chicago Public Schools amidst ramped up public criticism of the proposal in recent days.
  • (Huffington Post)

Snooki pregnant

  • According to the New York Post and People.com, Nicole "Snooki" Pollizzi, is, despite her protestations, pregnant with her first child.
  • (Forbes)
  • MTV reality show star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is going to have a baby, sources tell the New York Post.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • The Jersey Shore family may be growing. Snooki, 24, is reported to be approximately three months along in her pregnancy. Her beau Jionni LaValle, who can currently be seen on MTV's Jersey Shore, is the father.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • "Whoever I have babies with has to be Italian. I want my kids' last name to have a vowel on it and be tanned, obviously." Procreation can still be recreation: "Whisky sex is the best.
  • (Daily Beast)
  • Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is pregnant, according to a report by the New York Post.
  • (Entertainment Weekly Online)
  • Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi may just have a tiny tot in the oven. According to reports, the pint-sized reality star is expecting her first child with boyfriend Jionni LaValle.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • Braces yourselves everyone, for the second time this month rumors are floating that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is truly pregnant, sources told the New York Post.
  • (LongIslandPress)
  • The New York Post says the Jersey Shore star is lying, and reports that she is three months along in her pregnancy. The Post reports the babys father is Polizzis boyfriend, Jionni LaValle. In a Feb.
  • (PennLive.com)
  • New York, Feb 29 : TV reality star Nicole Snooki Polizzi is expecting her first child with beau Jionni LaValle and has plans to bankroll her mommy-to-be status into becoming the next Kourtney Kardashian, according to sources.
  • (New Kerala)

Davy jones dead

  • Davy Jones, the singer for 60s pop group the Monkees, died Wednesday morning of a heart attack, the Martin County, Florida, medical examiners office told TheWrap. He was 66. Jones died at his Florida home. He leaves behind a wife, Jessica, and four daughters.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • (AP) -- Davy Jones, the diminutive heartthrob who rocketed to the top troubles early in the morning and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, said Rhonda Irons, spokeswoman of the Martin County Sheriffs Office.
  • (Associated Press)
  • Davy Jones, the cute one among TVs The Monkees, died from a heart attack Wednesday in Florida. He was 66.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times (blog))
  • Davy Jones, who was a member of the Monkees, has reportedly died at the age of 66 due to a heart attack.
  • (The Celebrity Cafe.com)
  • Davy Jones, lead singer of 1960s made-for-TV pop group the Monkees, died Wednesday (February 29) at age 66. According to TMZ, Jones died of a heart attack at his home in Florida.
  • (MTV)
  • The Monkees singer Davy Jones has died at the age of 66, TMZ reports. A rep for Jones revealed that he passed away Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Davy Jones, vocalist for The Monkees, has passed away, Access Hollywood has confirmed. The District 19 has been notified of the death of Mr. Davy Jones, the Martin County medical examiner in Florida told Access Hollywood in a statement on Wednesday.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The celebrity watcher website TMZ is reporting that Davy Jones, former singer for the Monkees, has died in Florida. The singer was 66, and is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters. He died in Florida, TMZ said.
  • (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
  • MARTIN COUNTY, Fla (NewsCore) - Davy Jones, the lead singer of the pop group The Monkees, died Wednesday at the age of 66, TMZ reported. Jones reportedly suffered a heart attack Wednesday morning.
  • (My Fox Boston)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The bachelor

  • After Mondays episode of The Bachelor, its painfully clear that Ben Flajnik is falling in love with Courtney Robertson, despite a serious warning from former contestant Kacie Boguskie (If you pick her, youll get your heart broken, she told him.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Oh, man. Ben is totally done for. I mean, seriously. At this point, it would be impossible for Courtney not to be the final pick, right? The only thing holding her back was her crappy attitude toward the other women over the course of the season.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • For the first time, I truly felt in love with this woman and was really looking forward to dinner to see if she was feeling the same way, Flajnik wrote on his People blog about the date, which viewers saw during last nights The Bachelor broadcast.
  • (Reality TV World)
  • Despite Kacie B.s warning and Bachelor Bens trepidation of Courtneys treatment of other women, episode nine of ABCs Season 16 of The Bachelor ended with Courtney receiving one of two final roses.
  • (LehighValleyLive.com)
  • America knows Ben Flajnik from ABC's "The Bachelor" for his good looks and easy charm.
  • (Livingston Daily.com)
  • In the TV ratings, Monday nights The Bachelor was just about even with last weeks, and actually put up some of the best numbers of its Nielsen-challenged season among young women and young adults.
  • (comcast.net)
  • Nearly two months into his search for love on ABCs The Bachelor, Ben Flajnik finally learned the hard way that frontrunner Courtney Robertson might just be playing him for a fool. On Mondays all-new episode, the 29-year-old Sonoma, Calif.
  • (WonderWall)
  • Female viewers fell in love with this years star of the ABC reality series, The Bachelor, featuring Ben Flajnik, a Sonoma winemaker looking for love.
  • (MLive.com)
  • MIAMI, Feb.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • The Bachelors next episode will see Ben Flajnik taking his remaining three women to Switzerland where the Fantasy Suite dates await.
  • (digitalspy.com)

Cab calloway

  • Hi de hi de hi de ho!" Charismatic music and dance pioneer Cab Calloway (1907 – 94) is an exceptional figure in the history of jazz.
  • (Examiner)
  • Cab Calloway: Sketches: An American Masters presentation. 10 p.m. Mon. on PBS. Cab Calloways grandson tells the story of how the great singer-bandleader created his signature style of bonelessly serpentine movement onstage.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • Ive long thought that the great PBS series American Masters (10 p.m. on WGBH) should really be called American Originals. And no one better deserves or personifies that title than tonights Masters subject, Cab Calloway.
  • (South Coast Today)
  • Cab Calloway in Stormy Weather Long before there was Black History Month, there was Cab Calloway. During the 1930s and '40s the jazz-blues-swing-poet introduced an urban African-American lexicon to an unsuspecting white audience 365 days a year.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Cab Calloway grows up in Baltimore, a predominantly black city. During this time Cab works as a paper boy, walks horses at the racetrack, and sings all while going to school.
  • (NewsHour)
  • Eight musicians, and one piece of architecture, are the first inductees to the Rochester Music Hall of Fame.
  • (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • Charisma and creativity, energy and elegance all dressed up in white on white double breasted zoot suit with looping gold chain.
  • (Dover Post)

Dr. seuss

  • Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to all Americans as Dr. Seuss (Seuss being the maiden name of his mother), was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield MA[i].
  • (Examiner)
  • IT IS FUN TO HAVE FUN: In celebration of what would be Dr. Seusss 108th birthday on Friday, local business and civic leaders will read about the exploits of The Cat and of bored Sally and Conrad to students in 47 St. Louis public elementary schools.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • On March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day, which is celebrated across the United States in honor of one of our most loved children book writer and illustrator, Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Dr. Seuss. With Dr.
  • (Examiner)
  • The Universal Pictures release, featuring the voices of Danny DeVito and Ed Helms, will also launch March 2 on seven international digital screens. TORONTO – Dr.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Taylor Swift wanted to be in The Lorax because she loved Dr. Seuss as a kid. Taylor plays Audrey in the animated 3-D film adaptation of Dr.
  • (AZCentral.com)
  • MARSHFIELD (WAOW)--The Cat in the Hat and One Fish Two Fish are some of the most iconic childrens books of all time. Tuesday an area school created art work to celebrate the authors birthday. Green Eggs and Ham. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
  • (WAOW)
  • "I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am." That line, taken from the children's classic "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr.
  • (Newton Kansan)
  • On March 2nd, Animazing Gallery will present The Art of Dr. Seuss - A Retrospective to commemorate the 108th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and to kick off the National Education Associations 16th annual Read Across America event.
  • (Broadway World)
  • Wheatland-Chili High School will be performing Seussical next month. The performance will be put on at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24. A performance for senior citizens will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21.
  • (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • — Dr. Seuss is having another birthday and the folks at the Bluefield Virginia Branch of the Tazewell County Library are throwing a party for all children, young and old, that are fans of Dr. Seuss' books and his cast of characters.
  • (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

Bridge to nowhere

  • Mitt Romney is so 2008. The Republican candidate brought up a term that hasnt been heard since the last presidential campaign: the infamous bridge to nowhere, which he mentioned during CNNs GOP presidential debate in Arizona.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Many of you have probably heard about the Bridge to Nowhere. It refers to a proposed bridge in Alaska that would connect an Alaskan town to an island with an airport and 50 residents.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • The infamous bridge to nowhere became a focal point for those watching the Republican debate Wednesday night.
  • (Christian Post)
  • The Budget crafted by Premier and Finance Minister Paula Cox is a "bridge to nowhere", according to the One Bermuda Alliance.
  • (the Royal Gazette)
  •     The federal budget for 2013 is now submitted to Congress and it projects revenues of $2.9 trillion compared to expenditures of $3.8 trillion.
  • (Herald-Journal)
  • Critics have likened the proposed bridge to one in Alaska that was dubbed the "Bridge to Nowhere.
  • (St. Cloud Times)
  • ADAMS COUNTY - The county has agreed to open a pedestrian and bike bridge built over the South Platte River that some citizens called the countys bridge to nowhere.
  • (9News)
  • Anyone in search of the famed "bridge to nowhere" need not search as far as Alaska but instead can look closer to home by simply trying to take a wheelchair from Springfield to West Springfield across the city's famed Memorial Bridge.
  • (Union-News & Sunday Republican)
  • On the night Yao limped onto the floor against the United States at the Beijing Olympics, Bryant said Yao had built the bridge for all of them to the Far East. He did, and that'll never change.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • In its Goa poll manifesto released on Monday, the Congress has promised to build a "bridge" over a stretch of dry, landlocked area of Neura, 20 kms from here.
  • (Daily Pioneer)

Bethenny frankel

  • Hoda Kotb, co-host of the Today shows fourth hour, dished about her sex life during her appearance on Bethenny Frankels reality TV show Monday night.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • She may have a best selling drinks range called Skinnygirl, but it seems even Bethenny Frankel doesnt have a perfect figure. As she hit the Miami beach in a bikini today and yesterday, the former Real Housewives star showed off a pair of dimpled thighs.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • Viewers followed Bethenny Frankel as she prepared for her girls weekend in Montauk, NY with her oldest and closest pals.
  • (BuzzFocus.com)
  • Ugh. The time of year that pretty much every woman in America dreads is slowly creeping up on us again -- bathing suit season.
  • (The Stir)
  • Memorable drinks and bites arent the only things at play inside the South Beach Wine and Food Festival tents — the Grand Tasting Village also holds an impressive lineup of cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and culinary personalities.
  • (YumSugar.com)
  • She was cute and charming and I actually liked her for a second. The Benjamin Franklin/Bethenny Frankel scene was cute. Bethenny was great and it was a glimpse of the girl we used to love.
  • (Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles)
  • Doing their best Bethenny Frankel impression will be Canadian cast members Christina Kiesel, Jody Claman, Mary Zilba, Reiko MacKenzie and Ronnie Seterdahl Negus. Lark Productions isn't likely to mess with a winning formula. Slice airs the U.S.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • What started with the Skinnygirl Margarita from New York Times Bestselling Author Bethenny Frankel has turned into a cocktail phenomenon, offering innovative, low-calorie and great-tasting options for women who want it all.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Skinnygirl Margarita was created by reality TV star and New York Times Bestselling Author, Bethenny Frankel. Produced by Skinnygirl Cocktails, this refreshing margarita is only 100 calories per serving and is full of natural flavors.
  • (Patch)

Dale earnhardt jr

  • He smiled, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew what was coming. Finishing second in the Daytona 500 has its perks but also its demons. Im in a great mood, Earnhardt said in the early-morning hours Tuesday after finishing the bizarre race.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- It was just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, fog had replaced fire and rain as the dominant element at Daytona International Speedway, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was tired.
  • (News-Democrat)
  • It certainly wasnt a win, and his winless streak may have been extended to 130-races and counting, but a second-place finish in the Daytona 500 had Dale Earnhardt Jr. feeling pretty upbeat early Tuesday morning.
  • (SBNation.com)
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. put forth a great effort at a very interesting Daytona 500 on Monday night, finished second behind Matt Kenseth.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Being a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan certainly comes with its highs and lows, kind of like being a fan of his father did.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • You are bidding on a Dale Earnhardt Jr framed autographed 8x10 photo. The glossy 8x10 photo is double matted and framed with high quality wood framing. Comes with autograph holograms from JR Motorsports and Mounted Memories. Framed dimensions: 12x14.
  • (NASCAR)
  • PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diet Mountain Dew (Diet DEW) is bringing a humorous spin to the 2012 NASCAR season with a new ad that demonstrates how far Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will go for the great taste of Diet Mountain Dew.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • 1. (4) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 202 laps, 100.9 rating, 47 points, $1,589,387. 2. (5) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 202, 99.5, 42, $1,102,175. 3. (2) Greg Biffle, Ford, 202, 126.2, 42, $804,163. 4. (31) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 202, 124.
  • (Montgomery Advertiser)
  • Diet Mountain Dew (Diet Dew) is bringing a humorous spin to the 2012 Nascar season with a new ad that demonstrates how far Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will go for the taste of Diet Mountain Dew, it was announced.
  • (FOXSports.com)
  • Kenseth got some blocking help from Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle on the last lap to help hold off Dale Earnhardt Jr. as Kenseth cruised to his second 500 victory. Biffle finished third, Denny Hamlin was fourth and Jeff Burton was fifth.
  • (Calgary Herald)

Chardon

  • Chardon High School has at least a couple key things in common with Columbine that might help explain Mondays shooting. Three students from Chardon, in northeastern Ohio, are dead and three are injured, according to news reports.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Russ Miller of Chardon is a grandfather of eight, and told NewsChannel5 how much he appreciates the efforts of his next-door neighbors, Jack and Carol Nolan, who raised the teen facing charges in a shooting at Chardon High School.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • CHARDON –- Not even the vastness of cyberspace could contain the collective grief Tuesday of this small town.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • (CBS/AP) CHARDON, Ohio - A prosecutor says the 17-year-old suspect in a shooting at Chardon High School that killed three students and injured two others didnt know his victims and chose them randomly.
  • (CBS News)
  • CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- The teenager arrested in an Ohio school shooting that killed three students didnt know his victims and chose them randomly, a prosecutor said Tuesday as the young man appeared in juvenile court. T.J.
  • (Vindy.com)
  • I grew up only miles from Chardon, Ohio.  In those days, the only thing the town was known for was maple syrup.
  • (Forbes)
  • A Chardon High School student wounded in Mondays early morning shooting has been declared brain-dead. Russell King Jr., 17, was a junior who studied technologies for alternative energies.
  • (Washington Post)
  • CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Chardon High boys Division I sectional basketball game against Madison at Euclid, scheduled for Wednesday, has been moved to Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • After he was arrested a half mile from Chardon High School Monday, TJ Lane, 17, admitted to having armed himself with a knife and a pistol and shooting 10 rounds at students he chose randomly, according Geauga County Prosecutor David Joyce.
  • (27 First News)
  • Four students were injured and one gunman is in custody following a shooting this morning at Chardon High School in Ohio, according to ABC News Cleveland affiliate WEWS.
  • (YAHOO!)

Danica patrick

  • Weve been talking so much about racism in sports, we have totally been overlooking the other –ism that pulls in the headlines…sexism! Sexism sells, right? Thats the saying, isnt it? Sexism sells.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Three races, three wrecks. Even if it wasnt really her fault, Danica Patrick went 0-for-Daytona.
  • (CBS News)
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Danica Patrick's highly anticipated Sprint Cup debut, talked about for years and delayed a day because of rain, ended in disappointment. Actually, it started in disappointment.
  • (Sporting News)
  • Welcome to NASCAR, Danica Patrick. Daytona Speedweeks 2012 marked Patricks first foray into the Sprint Cup Series, as she transitions from Indy cars to stock car racing full time.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Danica Patricks Daytona 500 debut was practically over within two laps but she got back on track to finish as just the third woman to race NASCARs top event.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • The Daytona 500 proved Danica Patrick should take off her racing shoes, go to the kitchen and make dinner for the real racers. Or it proved the good old boys are jealous and conspiring to sabotage a rare driving talent.
  • (Sporting News)
  • Danica Patrick wasnt having the best luck at the Daytona 500. She had three crashes in three races. In the first race, she crashed on the second lap. Her crew managed to get the car fixed, but she finished a disappointing 38th.
  • (Zap2it.com)
  • Danica Patricks need for speed got the best of her Monday night. Patricks crew made extensive repairs to her vehicle, and she eventually completed the race. The 29-year-old finished in 38th place.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Danica Patrick's NASCAR debut ended up with a disappointing 38th position in the rain-delayed Daytona 500 on Monday after her neon green GoDaddy.com car got involved in a six-car chain reaction crash on the race's second lap.
  • (The Inquisitr)

Fafsa

  • Students seeking federal aid, grants or work-study programs for the 2012-2013 academic year need to complete the application by Thursday.
  • (U-Wire.com)
  • Woodlawn United Methodist Church will host a free night of advice on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program is open to Woodlawn High School students and their families.
  • (Fox Birmingham)
  • Leap Day is the answer to that perpetual complaint of "I need more time.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Bolivar High School hosted one of 14 FAFSA Frenzy events in Missouri Sunday, Feb. 12.
  • (Bolivar Herald Free Press)
  • In today's Pope Center piece, Jenna Ashley Robinson discusses FAFSA — the imposing federal form that families must complete if they want any of that government student aid. Tomorrow has been designated "FAFSA Day" in North Carolina.
  • (Article.nationalreview.com)
  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. — High school seniors who need help with financial aid applications can attend a series of free workshops, known as FAFSA Frenzy, in Kansas and Missouri this weekend. What you'll need to bring. Find FAFSA Events in your area.
  • (fox4kc.com)
  • Description: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the one application needed to apply for financial aid grants, work study and student loans for the 2012-2013 school year. Attend this session for help completing your FAFSA.
  • (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • With college applications squared away, deadlines are fast approaching for college-bound students and their families to maximize their chances of qualifying for financial aid.
  • (Boston Globe)
  • DANVILLE — Applying for financial aid to attend college no longer means wading through mounds of paperwork.
  • (Commercial News)

Dwts season 14 cast

  • The ballroom will be graced once again with a new cast of celebrities and dance professionals, and the lineup has been revealed.
  • (The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com (blog))
  • The Dancing with the Stars Season 14 cast was revealed late Monday night, and one member of the posse is a certified Howard Stern Show BFF.
  • (Examiner)
  • The cast of Season 14 of Dancing With the Stars was revealed (finally!) on Good Morning America Tuesday morning, and while there have been an insane amount of rumors, the truth is still pretty exciting.
  • (The Stir)
  • The Dancing with the Stars Season 14 cast was announced this morning (Tuesday) on Good Morning America and despite numerous reports to the contrary, it does not include any of the Jersey Shore stars.
  • (Examiner)
  • Dancing with the Stars played it safe when they made their announcement of the season 14 cast this morning on Good Morning America Catch the premiere on March 19th at 8/7c #DWTS.
  • (omg! on Yahoo!)
  • Gladys Knight - The legendary singer has won 11 Grammy awards in a career spanning nearly six decades. What do you think of this seasons Dancing cast? Season 14 will kick off on Monday, March 19 at 8 p.m. ET with a two-hour premiere.
  • (CNN)
  • The people casting ABC's most popular series seemed to try harder this time. The new season begins March 19. The new contestants were revealed this morning on ABC's "Good Morning America.
  • (Orlando Sentinel (blog))

Leap year

  • This post comes from Quentin Fottrell at partner site SmartMoney. A leap year isnt just an astronomical sore thumb. Its also an opportunity to snag some deals, chart the financial year ahead to avoid making costly mistakes, and party on borrowed time.
  • (MSN Money)
  • Chery Lowe turns 48 today, but since she was born in a leap year she has fun manipulating the calendar. "I like to tell my grandchildren that I'm younger than they are.
  • (Augusta Chronicle)
  • WASHINGTON (KGO/NASA/CNN) – Everyone can think of something to do with the extra day in February every fourth year, even if they have no idea where it comes from.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • The IRS was kind enough to reply to my request for information about the discrepancy in filing dates for the form 1099 series and the W-2 series.
  • (Forbes)
  • For most people, Feb. 29 rolls around once every four years, a nifty quirk of the Gregorian calendar.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Certs 4 Less, in addition to its everyday competitive prices, will be offering 29% off to customers that order SSL Certificates or Code Signing Certificates between now and March 6 2012.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Ryan Alvarez of Carlsbad is used to some confusion about his birthday, but he still wasnt prepared for what happened the night he was carded at a Pacific Beach restaurant.
  • (North County Times)
  • Leap Year is not just for special babies. It's also a holiday with a nearly-forgotten tradition in which women, for just one day, are allowed to propose marriage to a man. On Jan.
  • (Washington Post)
  • On average, American adults spend 13 hours per week cleaning. And theres quite a disparity when it comes to the difference between men and women. Women spend 15.6 hours a week cleaning, while men only spend 10.2 hours.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Celebrating a birthday is ordinarily an annual event, but for some leap year babies, they make up for the four-year time gap by celebrating more than one day of the year.
  • (NJ.com)

Gavin degraw

  • Gavin DeGraw is going to be one busy dude over the next several weeks: Hes still on tour and prepping for his turn on the new season of Dancing with the Stars.
  • (Sheknows.com)
  • Gavin Degraw will have to waltz his way through a busy March. The singer-songwriter will complete his current U.S. tour while joining the cast of "Dancing With the Stars," TMZ reported.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • (CNN)-- Gavin DeGraw is a New York state native who now calls Nashville home. That is, when the singer/songwriters not on the road -- which is rare these days. DeGraw is currently out on tour to promote his new album, Sweeter.
  • (CNN)
  • SAGINAW — If it's true that you know someone by the company he keeps, Gavin DeGraw's fans — many giants in the music business themselves — speak volumes about the singer-songwriter coming Saturday, March 10, to Saginaw's Temple Theatre.
  • (MLive.com)
  • Mary J. Blige and Gavin DeGraw are slated to perform a private concert in Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi riverfront in New Orleans on Thursday, March 1 at 8 p.m. Free tickets will purportedly be distributed at the site plotyourescape.
  • (nola.com)
  • Dancing with the Stars played it safe when they made their announcement of the season 14 cast this morning on Good Morning America. Gone are controversial dancers like Kate Gosselin, Bristol Palin, and Chaz Bono.
  • (omg! on Yahoo!)
  • LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Urkel, the Empress of Soul and one of the Green Bay Packers are waltzing onto Dancing With the Stars.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • (CBS) Gavin DeGraw released his third studio album, Sweeter, just last September, but already the singer-songwriter is plotting his next release. The New York native told CBSNews.com he hopes to release another album sooner rather than later.
  • (CBS News)
  • The cast of ABCs DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 14 has just been revealed on this mornings Good Morning America. This seasons group of celebrity dancers will be: Jack Wagner, Melrose Place/Bold and the Beautiful actor will dance with Anna Trebunskaya.
  • (Broadway World)

National pancake day

  • Tuesday marks the International House of Panakes seventh annual National Pancake Day, a holiday the restaurant chain began in 2005 to help fundraise for the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • BILLINGS - Its national pancake day and Billings residents are getting involved for a good cause. The International House of Pancakes on King Avenue participated in the event by giving out a free short stack of pancakes for a $3.00 donation.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- IHOP began recognizing National Pancake Day in 2006, and since then has raised about $8 million to support charities. You can visit any IHOP restaurant between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
  • (YNN)
  • Happy National Pancake Day to you! Local IHOPs across the country are giving away free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes today, but theyre asking for a donation to a well-known charity in return.
  • (KLTV)
  • Tuesday commemorated IHOP's 7th annual national Pancake Day celebration to benefit the Montana Childrens Miracle Network. Miss Montana, the Montana Childrens Miracle Network Hospital Champion, and the Lieutenant Governor were on hand.
  • (KFBB NewsChannel 5)
  • National Pancake Day is back, and this year the International House of Pancakes is hoping to raise a lot of dough for sick children by giving away free pancakes.
  • (Denver Post)
  • IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2011 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children's charities, exceeding the fundraising goal of $2.3 million.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • FARMINGTON — Hand over the butter and the syrup. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today anyone can get a free buttermilk shortstack at IHOP for National Pancake Day.
  • (Farmington Daily Times)
  • Local area IHOP restaurants will give away free pancakes Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. as part of National Pancake Day.
  • (Patch)
  • Stop by any local IHOP for National Pancake Day. On Tuesday, February 28th, IHOP restaurants are giving away free pancakes.
  • (Examiner)

Jason varitek

  • The Boston Red Sox are saying goodbye to their captain. Catcher Jason Varitek has decided to retire after 15 seasons with the Red Sox, CBSSports.coms Jon Heyman has confirmed. The Boston Globe first reported Variteks decision.
  • (CBS News)
  • FORT MYERS — After weeks of weighing his options, Jason Varitek [stats] has decided to retire, multiple sources confirmed last night. Varitek played 15 seasons with the Red Sox [team stats], including the past seven as the team's captain.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • Jason Varitek, a two-time World Series champion and the captain of the Red Sox from 2005-2011, will announce his retirement on Thursday in Fort Myers, sources told the Globe today. Varitek is expected to stay with the organization in some capacity.
  • (Boston Globe)
  • Varitek has been offered a position within the organization, but it is unclear whether he will accept it, the source said.
  • (ESPN)
  • FORT MYERS — Earlier this morning, Clay Buchholz was asked what he learned from Jason Varitek [stats].
  • (Boston Herald)
  • FORT MYERS, Fla. - The writing has been on the wall regarding captain Jason Variteks future with the Boston Red Sox for some time now.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The Red Sox are going to need a new captain. Catcher Jason Varitek has decided to retire after 15 seasons with the Red Sox, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night.
  • (South Coast Today)
  • The recognition of Jason Variteks exemplary career in Boston also serves to rub a little more salt in an old wound for Seattle. Thats because Varitek, along with Derek Lowe, might well have spent that excellent career in the Pacific Northwest.
  • (Boston Red Sox)
  • The Boston Red Sox are going to need a new captain. Catcher Jason Varitek has decided to retire after 15 seasons with the Red Sox, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night.
  • (Patriot-News Blogs)
  • Jim Rogash/WireImageAny photo retrospective of Jason Variteks career in Boston has to start with him shoving his mitt in A-Rods face to spark a 2004 brawl. FORT MYERS, Fla.
  • (ESPN)

Dancing with the stars season 14

  • The upcoming season of ABCs Dancing with the Stars could be the most difficult yet for the popular series.
  • (CNN)
  • Now that the names and partners of Season 14s Dancing With the Stars cast have been revealed, its time to have a look at the pairings and see who has the best chance of taking home that coveted Mirror Ball trophy.
  • (Hollywood.com)
  • Talk about playing it safe. Don't expect much controversy on season 14 of "Dancing with the Stars," judging by the 12 celebrities who are on board for the hit ABC show.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • The ballroom will be graced once again with a new cast of celebrities and dance professionals, and the lineup has been revealed. The Dancing With the Stars Season 14 cast was announced Tuesday morning on ABCs Good Morning America.
  • (The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com (blog))
  • Did you get the memo, America?! Did you see it on your Facebook wall first-thing this morning. Was it the Most-Viewed Topic on your favorite news site? Did you see Dancing with the Stars is back? For a 14th season! They got Urkel, baby! Whooooo ..
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • This morning on Good Morning America, the season 14 cast of Dancing With the Stars, was revealed, and we also found out which professional dancers will return.
  • (omg! on Yahoo!)
  • Dust off those dancing shoes -- its time for the cast reveal for Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars.
  • (San Jose Mercury News)
  • Just three months after Dancing with the Stars crowned J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff as winners of season 13, the new cast -- and pairings -- for season 14 has been announced.
  • (International Business Times)
  • Think DWTS could do better. Related Dancing With the Stars Season 14 cast Dancing With the Stars avoids conflict with new cast ABC: Dancing with the Stars Well I WONT b watchin DWTS this time, tweeted @sonyaj616. I have too many shows as it is.
  • (Chicago Tribune)

Donald driver

  • Here, Us Weekly gets to know the athlete competing as part of DWTS new cast. 1. Regardless of how his stint on DWTS pans out, Driver plans to throw around the pigskin for as long as the NFL will have him -- ideally until his 40th birthday.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver and 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Navratilova will compete in Dancing With the Stars this spring.
  • (ESPN)
  • We're yet to know if Donald Driver will have a role with the Green Bay Packers this coming season. We do know the wide receiver will have a role on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," it was announced this morning.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers' all-time leading receiver Donald Driver joins the cast of the ABC show "Dancing With the Stars.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Packers receiver Donald Driver has one more year remaining on his contract and may have to take a pay cut in order to stay in Green Bay.
  • (SBNation.com)
  • LOS ANGELES | Urkel, the Empress of Soul and one of the Green Bay Packers are waltzing onto "Dancing With the Stars.
  • (The Ledger)

Juan pablo montoya

  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As Juan Pablo Montoya lost control of his damaged racecar and began to slide into Turn 3 at Daytona International Speedway, he looked ahead and saw what was in his path.
  • (New York Times)
  • For a guy who had just caused a massive explosion by crashing into a jet dryer truck, NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya seemed pretty calm, cool and collected once the Daytona 500finally ended early Tuesday morning.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Juan Pablo Montoya escaped serious injury when his car crashed into a jet dryer at the entrance of turn four, 40 laps before the finish of the Daytona 500.
  • (Autoweek.com)
  • The Daytona 500 saw a few crashes last night. Matt Kenseth won the rain delayed race, but it was Juan Pablo Montoya that caused the the biggest spectacle. Montoya's No. 42 car spun out of control and crashed into the wall during the Daytona 500.
  • (The Inquisitr)
  • This year's Daytona 500 had it's fair share of drama, the most talked about being Juan Pablo Montoya's fiery collision with a jet dryer safety truck.
  • (LongIslandPress)
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Daytona 500 was suspended with 40 laps remaining on Monday after a bizarre accident when Colombian Juan Pablo Montoyas car hit a jet dryer truck causing it to burst into flames.
  • (The Vancouver Sun)
  • Juan Pablo Montoya was involved in one of the crazier NASCAR wrecks youll ever see during Monday nights Daytona 500. During a caution, Montoya was trying to catch up to the pack when his something in his car broke.
  • (SBNation.com)
  • Something broke on Juan Pablo Montoyas car, which caused him to slide and smash into a jet dryer truck, which drys the track. The result was a huge fire as 200 gallons of jet kerosene spilled from the truck and was ignited on the track.
  • (ksl.com)
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It was a fiery ending to a very wet weekend. Far more than fireworks that lit up the sky for Matt Kenseths improbable victory in a rain-delayed Daytona 500 that didnt end until early Tuesday morning.
  • (The Vancouver Sun)

Dancing with the stars cast

  • The upcoming season of ABCs Dancing with the Stars could be the most difficult yet for the popular series.
  • (CNN)
  • Jaleel White, a.k.a. Urkel: star of ABCs long-running former TGIF sitcom, Family Matters. Dancings ratings tend to rise and fall based in large measure on the celebrities who are cast.
  • (Seattle Times)
  • ABC has just announced the upcoming cast of Dancing with the Stars, which includes the usual mix of singers, actors and athletes, as well as some faces that might not be familiar to American audiences.
  • (omg! on Yahoo!)
  • Now that the names and partners of Season 14s Dancing With the Stars cast have been revealed, its time to have a look at the pairings and see who has the best chance of taking home that coveted Mirror Ball trophy.
  • (Hollywood.com)
  • Dust off those dancing shoes -- its time for the cast reveal for Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars.
  • (San Jose Mercury News)
  • The ballroom will be graced once again with a new cast of celebrities and dance professionals, and the lineup has been revealed.
  • (The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com (blog))
  • (CBS) Dancing With the Stars announced the cast for the shows 14th season on Good Morning America Tuesday, and the lineup includes The View co-host Sherri Shephard, Family Matters star Jaleel White and singer Gavin Degraw.
  • (CBS News)
  • Follow the Trending News Channel blog. Follow stories by Slate Staff. MySlate is a new tool that you track your favorite parts Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads youre interested in, and more.
  • (Slate)

Katherine jenkins

  • Shes a Welsh singer. The 31-year-old was born in Neath, Wales and is a classical opera star with several successful crossover albums. Her first, Premiere, made her the fastest-selling mezzo-soprano to date. Shes newly single.
  • (US Magazine)
  • The sexy singer poured her incredible curves into the tight-fitting frock as she joined pals at London hotspot Mahiki. Katherines night out was to celebrate the stars sell-out gig at the Hammersmith Apollo.
  • (The Sun)
  • Katherine Jenkins has signed up to compete in the new series of US show Dancing With The Stars.
  • (Crewe Guardian)
  • SONGBIRD Katherine Jenkins is to don her dancing shoes and appear on Dancing with the Stars, the American version of Strictly Come Dancing, in a bid to crack America.
  • (WalesOnline)
  • In case you were wondering who the worlds most prolific classical crossover artist is, look no further than Katherine Jenkins! The Welsh Mezzo Soprano has sold in excess of seven million albums since launching her career in 2004.
  • (TV Grapevine)
  • She's one of 14 taking part in the new series of 'Dancing with the Stars', along with Gladys Knight and Martina Navratilova.
  • (Arts Journal)
  • Look what the song recital has grown into; no longer are there a few folk around the piano, there are thousands in the Brighton Centre, there's a National Symphony Orchestra as back-up and an American tenor to help.
  • (The Argus.co.uk)

Ihop

  • IHOP restaurants are serving up free pancakes all day today -- thats free as in libre, gratis, you dont pay a dime.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • A Des Moines man and woman were charged with second-degree robbery after leaving a restaurant without paying the bill and then hitting a server with their vehicle in an attempt to get away, according to police reports. At 1:22 a.m.
  • (Des Moines Register)
  • The Claycord Online Museum – Every Tuesday at 2pm on Claycord.com. In honor of National Pancake Day, we're showing you the old International House of Pancakes in Downtown Concord.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2011 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children's charities, exceeding the fundraising goal of $2.3 million.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • National Pancake Day is back, and this year the International House of Pancakes is hoping to raise a lot of dough for sick children by giving away free pancakes.
  • (Denver Post)
  • Pancake lovers who celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP on Tuesday will be served a free stack of pancakes, and the money they save can be donated to support the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals programs at St. Francis Health Center.
  • (Topeka Capital-Journal)
  • IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day Tuesday by giving away free short stacks if you make a donation to Riley Childrens Hospital.
  • (WNDU)
  • Today is National Pancake Day at IHOP, which means customers can enjoy some free flapjacks while supporting a good cause. The restaurant chain is offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to its guests today.
  • (kptv.com)
  • A National Pancake Day fundraiser is set for Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the International House of Pancakes in Alexandria to raise money for Shriners' hospitals. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • (Alexandria Daily Town Talk)
  • Theres evidence that even in prehistoric times, people were eating pancakes. Tuesday is the national day to celebrate the long time breakfast staple, so IHOP restaurants in the U.S.
  • (WOWT)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Billy crystal

  • NEW YORK — The return of Billy Crystal helped boost viewership for the Academy Awards but not enough to prevent a cultural oddity: The Oscars werent even the most-watched awards show on television this month. The Nielsen Co.
  • (Florida Times-Union)
  • Billy Crystal, Angelina Jolies leg and French silent film The Artist brought the Oscars bouncing back from recent slack viewership, drawing a larger-than-expected 39 million TV viewers and setting social media abuzz. Some 39.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Billy Crystal returned last night for the ninth time to host the Oscars. The ceremony was given a retro Going to the movies theme, and much of the comedians schtick seemed to match that sentiment.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Oscar host Billy Crystal says it was great working with teen superstar Justin Bieber in a controversial segment for last nights 84th annual Academy Awards. Justin Bieber was great, Crystal gushes to the website Hollywood Life.
  • (New York Post)
  • Many reviews of the 84th Oscars characterized the telecast as playing it safe – returning to the tried-and-true and attempting to embrace the glory days of Hollywood.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • Maybe the Justin Bieber stunt worked for Billy Crystal. Sundays Oscar telecast delivered a total of 39.3 million viewers, up 4% compared with last year, according to Nielsen.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Raise your hand if you expected a blackface controversy at this years Oscars. 2. Davis was a child in the 1920s. Oh, right, and 3: No one really does blackface anymore.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)

Jimmy kimmel

  • Jimmy Kimmel got by with a lot of help from his friends on Sunday night. ABCs Live host held his annual post-Oscars special, and the broadcast featured two ambitious new entries into his catalog of viral clips.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Jimmy Kimmels really excited about Oprah Winfrey.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Jimmy Kimmel's Oprah "Book Club Fight Club" was among the hilarious sketches for Kimmel's Oscars post telecast last night (video below).
  • (LALATE news)
  • BMW has taken on latenight. The automaker inked a deal with ABCs Jimmy Kimmel Live to serve as the title sponsor of Sunday nights After the Academy Awards show and has bought out all of the commercial time during Wednesdays leap day-themed broadcast.
  • (Variety)
  • Oprah Winfrey showed off her violent side on late-night TV in America on Sunday (26Feb12) when she attacked book club fans as part of a skit on comedian Jimmy Kimmels annual post-Oscars show.
  • (Oprah Gets Violent In Jimmy Kimmel's Post-Oscars Skit - Contactmusic.com)
  • BMW of North America signed a deal with ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" as the show's sponsor for the Oscars nights. Additionally, BMW bought out all the commercial time during Wednesday's leap day-themed broadcast.
  • (BMW BLOG (blog))
  • In what has become a tradition for the post-Oscars editions of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the late-night show premiered its latest video spoof tonight, a movie trailer for The Movie, "the greatest movie ever made".
  • (Deadline.com)
  • HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Jimmy Kimmel is excited about his post-Academy Awards special show on Sunday, featuring his new friend, Oprah Winfrey.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • Jimmy Kimmels post-Oscars special is always something unexpected and ridiculous, but this year he outdid himself.
  • (Hollywood.com)

Columbine

  • Teenage gunmen spilled the blood of children before Columbine, in Alaska, Arkansas, Mississippi and Oregon. After Columbine, more blood was shed in Minnesota and California, in Germany and Finland.
  • (AP - msnbc.com)
  • At this point, it's still unknown why a Chardon High School student walked into his school cafeteria Monday morning in suburb of Cleveland and shot into a group of students, wounding four and killing one.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • There was a massacre at Albany High School Thursday. Two gunmen shot and killed six students and left several others critically injured. Ambulances rushed to the scene and even the media were there trying to gather info, but thankfully, this was all a drill.
  • (WALB 10)
  • GLASSBORO — April will mark the 13th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, and the family of victim Rachel Scott continues to spread a message of kindness and compassion through Rachels Challenge.
  • (NJ.com)
  • GOLDEN, Colo. — A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for a 14-year-old girl suspected in a hammer attack that injured two students at Columbine High School.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Columbine killer Eric Harris wanted to haunt survivors from beyond the grave with flashbacks and drive them insane, he said in a video diary before the killings.
  • (Denver Post)
  • The owner of Columbine Health Systems was honored Thursday with the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerces top award.
  • (Coloradoan)
  • The name that leaps to mind first is Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. Weve seen the pictures, cried with the families and read the unsettling words of shooters (and victims). Fifteen people died on April 20, 1999.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • "Columbine killer Eric Harris wanted to haunt survivors from beyond the grave with flashbacks and drive them insane, he said in a video diary before the killings," – that's how my recent Op-Ed in the Denver Post begins.
  • (Examiner)
  • LAYTON — A speaker with Rachel's Challenge, a group associated with Rachel Scott, who was killed at Columbine High School in 1999, will highlight the seventh annual Davis Youth Summit.
  • (Ogden Standard-Examiner)