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Tarik Black gets another chance against Memphis in friendlier environment
Sports
Published in 1-12-2014
    30 Visits
After facing the combination of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph on Nov. 17, Rockets rookie Tarik Black will likely start against his hometown team on Wednesday with a good idea of the challenges that face any big man going against the Grizzlies. But he will not face the treatment he received in Memphis. Black, who transferred from Memphis to Kansas for his senior year, was booed throughout the game, ...>>
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Amanda Peet has deal for children's book
Energy
Published in 30-11-2014
    198 Visits
NEW YORK - Are you there, Santa? Amanda Peet is calling. Random House Children's Books announced that it will release "Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein," a picture book that the actress-playwright collaborated on with her friend Andrea Troyer. Publication is set for fall 2015. The story revolves around a young Jewish girl who wonders why Santa doesn't visit her house. Peet said she was ...>>
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Book Events
Energy
Published in 30-11-2014
    481 Visits
Hayes will discuss his debut thriller, "I Am Pilgrim," with Abrahams, a Texas TV reporter and anchor, 6:30 p.m., Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet; 713-524-8597, or toll free 888-424-2842 or murderbooks.com. Author and Fox News anchor signs "Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love," 5:30 p.m., Books-A-Million, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy: 281-644-2665. Authors selling and sig ...>>
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'The Good Spy' steps behind CIA curtain
Energy
Published in 30-11-2014
    544 Visits
One day, in the spring of 1977, an American intelligence operative working in Beirut, Lebanon, sent home to his wife a chatty but carefully worded letter that could have gotten him fired, if his bosses had ever discovered it. "When I got to the usual place, he drove me into the camp, and I met .1 with the beard," the letter said. "He's funny-looking as his pictures, but a very bright and sinc ...>>
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Exploring 'science' of racial differences
Energy
Published in 30-11-2014
    165 Visits
Science journalist Nicholas Wade, an experienced reporter who has covered many advances in genetic technologies for the New York Times, saunters into this fraught political landscape undaunted. [...] for many thousands of years, most human populations were separated into diverse geographic and social settings. [...] Wade discusses genetic research showing that a mutation on a gene named DARC (Du ...>>
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UK education revamp leaves U.S. authors on the shelf
Energy
Published in 30-11-2014
    104 Visits
Exam boards in England and Wales - which set school syllabuses in line with government rules - on Friday finished releasing their new book lists for the English Literature GCSE, an exam taken by 16-year-olds after a two-year course of study. New government rules say GCSE pupils must study "high quality, intellectually challenging and substantial" works, including a 19th-century novel, a selection ...>>
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Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book
Energy
Published in 30-11-2014
    125 Visits

The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie" when he intervenes in an assassination attempt on Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character. Andrews' final moments will be detailed in "Life with Archie" No. 36, while issue No. 37 will jump forward a year and focus on the Riverdale gang honoring the leg ...>>

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UT's Harry Ransom Center lands Gabriel García Márquez archive
Energy
Published in 30-11-2014
    37 Visits

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

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Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids
Energy
Published in 30-11-2014
    307 Visits
Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Maisy the mouse and pals Cyril and Tallulah prepare for the holiday, from trimming the tree to singing carols. Santa, by Bob Shea: A smiley little dino wears a bright-orange snowsuit, makes gifts for his parents and sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve only to scurry back to bed due to someone in red ho, ho, ho-ing in t ...>>
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St. John's girls lacrosse team adds state title, earns elusive 'triple crown'
Heights
Published in 30-11-2014
    295 Visits
The St. John's girls lacrosse team achieved an elusive "triple crown" with its resounding victory at the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League State Tournament in Southlake. The Mavericks added a state title to the city and Southwest Preparatory Conference championships they claimed in recent weeks. "[...] we've never won city, SPC and state in the same season," said St. John's ...>>
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Young Reagan baseball team reaches goal with fourth straight playoff trip
Heights
Published in 30-11-2014
    961 Visits
Reagan head baseball coach David Petty lowered the bar just a little after graduating most of the key contributors from a 2012 squad that claimed the District 21-4A championship. With eight of nine starting position players and its top two pitchers returning, Reagan will be among the favorites in 2014. Pizano was 4-5 on the mound with a 2.70 earned run average and 58 strikeouts in 491⁄3 inning ...>>
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With Lamar leading way, Houston ISD 7-on-7 football going strong
Heights
Published in 30-11-2014
    901 Visits
The Lamar football team put the Houston Independent School District on center stage with a magical run to the Class 5A-Division I championship game last fall. Reagan head coach Stephen Dixon said the Bulldogs have already faced the Redskins in a recent impromptu tournament and was duly impressed. According to Reinecke, the league will feature a 15-game schedule, with teams guaranteed three games ...>>
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Biggio proud of St. Thomas' baseball season, consistency
Heights
Published in 30-11-2014
    170 Visits
After winning consecutive titles in 2010 and 2011, the St. Thomas baseball team was determined to regain its TAPPS Class 5A state title this season. After falling to the Panthers in the finals a year ago, St. Thomas lost to St. Pius 5-1 in the semifinals last month as pitcher Kohl Stewart (Texas A&M) dominated on the mound. St. Thomas advanced to the TAPPS Class 5A State Tournament by knocking o ...>>
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St. Pius football changes focus in spring, pins title hopes on veteran defense
Heights
Published in 30-11-2014
    186 Visits
St. Pius head football coach Blake Ware built his coaching career by developing intricate, high-scoring offenses. While St. Pius relied heavily on its passing attack featuring quarterback Kohl Stewart (Texas A&M) a year ago, Ware warned fans that the Panthers may look different in the fall. St. Pius coaches streamlined spring practice to nine days to accommodate the Panthers' recent appeara ...>>
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St. John's claims Athletic Directors' Cup again, maintains top status in SPC
Heights
Published in 30-11-2014
    100 Visits
On the strength of SPC titles in Division I field hockey, girls cross country, girls lacrosse, girls track and field and Division I softball, St. John's was a runaway winner in the girls division. The Mavericks grabbed their sixth SPC crown during the 2012-13 school year in wrestling, which fueled a second-place showing in boys sports behind Dallas St. Mark's. While St. John's rep ...>>
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