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Lauryn Nicole Leine chosen to compete in national pageant (10/23/14)
Submitted photo Lauryn Nicole Leine will compete with 25 other girls in the National American Miss pageant next month at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Daughter of Daryl and Dawn Leine of Jackson, Lauryn, 11, is a sixth-grade student at St. Paul Lutheran School in Jackson...
The YOUNG GUNS (10/23/14)
The annual Flickerwood Youth Rodeo is celebrating its 20th year this season, meaning it is older than many of the contestants. It's served as a place for youngsters to cut their teeth and dust up their boots in pint-sized to teenage events like calf roping, "chute doggin'," and "mutton bustin.'"...
Hooked on Science: Magnetic slime (10/23/14)
n 1/4 cup liquid starch n 1/4 cup Elmer's glue n 2 tablespoons iron oxide powder n Neodymium magnet STEP 1: Mix the liquid starch and iron oxide powder in a bowl. Add the Elmer's glue and continue to mix. STEP 2: Remove the magnetic slime from the bowl, continue to mix the slime with your hands...
Solar alignment watched in Egypt temple (10/23/14)
ABU SIMBEL, Egypt -- Hundreds of visitors gathered in Egypt on Wednesday at the Great Temple of Ramses II to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year. At dawn at Abu Simbel, local dignitaries and tourists patiently waited for the sun to send a beam of light into the ancient temple's dark inner chamber for over 10 minutes, lighting three of four 72-feet-high statues...
Harassment is a common part of online life, new survey says (10/23/14)
NEW YORK -- A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty percent have experienced it themselves...