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A tale of empire building emerges in 'Maximilian and Carlota'
Energy
Published in 14-3-2014
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With America preoccupied, French emperor Napoléon III - the nephew of Napoléon Bonaparte, in cahoots with royalist Mexicans, the Catholic Church and other European powers - saw an opportunity to install an Austrian prince and his Belgian princess as ruling Mexican royalty and take advantage of the country's vast resources. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Maximilian's installa ...>>
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St. Pius football changes focus in spring, pins title hopes on veteran defense
Heights
Published in 14-3-2014
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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 14-3-2014
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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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Carr leaves Westbury Christian to rebuild St. Pius boys hoops
Heights
Published in 14-3-2014
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Carr's dozen years with Wildcats - six as the head girls basketball coach and, more recently, six in charge of the boys program - culminated in a combined four Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state championships. [...] Carr recently left the only school he's ever worked, accepting the position as head boys basketball coach at St. Pius X. "St. Pius is a football and b ...>>
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St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 14-3-2014
    334 Visits
St. Thomas head football coach Tim Fitzpatrick didn't have his full squad during the Eagles' spring practice last month, but he didn't seem too bothered. [...] Fitzpatrick was satisfied with the effort and, even more so, the enthusiasm. The defensive line was hit hard by graduation, with senior defensive end Joseph Lowery the lone returning starter. Sophomore Lorenzo Neal Jr., th ...>>
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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 14-3-2014
    421 Visits
Since Netzel's arrival, St. Thomas has made major improvements to its athletic facilities, including: Various updates to Reckling Gymnasium, including a new sound system, lighting and flooring and increased capacity for fans with the addition of ADA-compliant bleachers Upgrades to Father Wilson Field, with new protective screens, improved drainage and changes to the bullpen area, and The E ...>>
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Also opening: 'Single Moms Club'
Entertainment
Published in 14-3-2014
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'Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club' Synopsis: A group of struggling single mothers (including Nia Long, above, and Amy Smart) form a support group to help each other out in the latest comedy-drama from Tyler Perry. Rated PG-13: for some sexual material and thematic elements Running time: 111 minutes Not reviewed
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'Rome' a clumsy attempt to shock
Entertainment
Published in 14-3-2014
    547 Visits
Alas, Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company's premiere of John Harvey's "Rome" proves a veritable crash course in Bad Theater 101. The content relates to things that have happened to them, things they've heard about, horrible things happening in the world beyond the room - murdered children, groups of mutilated bodies found with hands tied behind their backs and such. The charac ...>>
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Surls sculpture to bloom on Kirby Drive
Entertainment
Published in 14-3-2014
    519 Visits

Drivers will soon have something more than shop windows to see at the busy intersection of Kirby Drive and Westheimer Road. Leaders of the district's Public Arts Initiative wanted to create a showpiece that signifies growth and potential, acts as a magnet for tourism and commercial patronage, inspires creativity and adds to the community's sense of place.

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Jimmy Kimmel asks SXSW attendees about bands that don't exist
Entertainment
Published in 14-3-2014
    344 Visits

Austin's South by Southwest attendees know their music, even if the artist and songs are completely made up and don't exist.

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UK holds cyberwar game in Churchill's WW2 bunker
Technology
Published in 14-3-2014
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Bent over their computers in a steel-reinforced room, dozens of amateur cyber security experts spent Friday racing to understand why Britain's banking network suddenly seemed to have gone offline. In a private area in the back of the Churchill War Rooms, a complex of underground offices originally built to protect top officials from Nazi bombs, 42 contestants were clustered around seven tabl ...>>
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Correction: Wealth Gap-Silicon Valley story
Technology
Published in 14-3-2014
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[...] these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley's tech boom can't even make ends meet anymore. [...] the river of money flowing through this 1,800-square-mile peninsula, stretching from south of San Francisco to San Jose, also has driven housing costs to double in the past five years while wages for low- and middle-skilled workers are stagnant. Nurs ...>>
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Liberty Media drops bid to buy rest of Sirius
Technology
Published in 14-3-2014
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(AP) Liberty Media is dropping its bid to buy the rest of the satellite radio provider Sirius. Liberty Media said that because of the tracking stock distribution, it is withdrawing its offer for the rest of New York-based Sirius XM Holdings Inc. Liberty Media owns 53 percent of Sirius stock. Liberty Media President and CEO Greg Maffei said in a statement that the company may hold further discus ...>>
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Report: New Mexico nuke dump fire was preventable
Technology
Published in 14-3-2014
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Federal investigators have uncovered a series of shortcomings in safety training, emergency response and oversight at the troubled southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump where a truck caught fire and 17 workers were recently contaminated by a radiation leak. A report released Friday on the investigation into the first of back-to-back accidents at the Waste Isolation Pi ...>>
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Free rides to combat pollution in France, Belgium
Technology
Published in 14-3-2014
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PARIS (AP) Air pollution that has turned the skies over Paris a murky yellow and shrouded much of Belgium for days forced drivers to slow down Friday and gave millions a free ride on public transportation. The smog is particularly severe here because France has an unusually high number of diesel vehicles, whose nitrogen oxide fumes mix with ammonia from springtime fertilizers and form particulat ...>>
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