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FIRST TIME DANCE The Univ. of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions, the 2010 SWAC Tournament Champions, will face Winthrop University of the Big South Conference in the Opening Round Game of the 2010 NCAA Tournament Tuesday at 6:30 p.m CT on ESPN. This is UAPB’s first trip to the NCAAs in school history. The Golden Lions […]

VIA THE MIAMI HERALD: The Archdiocese of Miami says it will spend $1.57 million for ongoing relief in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, including medical support, church rebuilding and assistance to new Haitian immigrants in South Florida. “We have seen what the needs are in Haiti, not just Port-au-Prince but all of Haiti, […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: He lurks at gas stations and pay phones and bus stops, blending in so well that people don’t notice him at first. He has a smooth, deep voice. He is black, he smokes, and he is right-handed. He is in his early to mid-30s, is fit, stands about 6 feet tall, […]

VIA MY FOX DC: PepsiCo says it’s raising prices on its popular Tropicana orange juice because of the deep freeze that hurt much of Florida’s citrus crop. The company is shrinking its most popular size by about 8 percent — while maintaining its price — and raising prices on another size starting in May. The […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The U.S. attorney’s office in the District has found more than 100 cases since the mid-1970s that need to be reviewed because of potentially falsified and inaccurate tests by FBI analysts. The report, filed in D.C. Superior Court late Friday, stems from an internal investigation by prosecutors after the exoneration in […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — It was always hard to be old in Haiti, but after the earthquake, to be old and poor feels like a curse, say those who are both. “We struggle to maintain a little dignity, but look at us,” said Lauranise Gedeon, who sat, embarrassed, in soiled sheets in […]

Most Americans believe God is involved in their daily lives, from parking tickets to football scores to losing those extra pounds. That’s the finding from a Canadian researcher who looked at two U.S. surveys on the subject. Scott Schieman, a professor of sociology at the University of Toronto, found that 82-percent of respondents depended on […]

VIA CNN: Not even a full week has passed since Gabourey Sidibe attended the 82nd Annual Academy Awards as a best actress nominee and we’re already questioning whether her career is over. Despite the accolades bestowed upon the actress in the past few months, it’s unclear if the film industry can go against the norm […]

VIA CNN: Superintendent John Covington called for the closing or consolidation of almost half of the schools in the Kansas City, Missouri, school district, and a school board voted Wednesday to approve the downsizing. Covington calls it the “right-size” plan,” but many residents say it’s plain wrong. A packed room of people watched the board […]

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