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Hot trends for August 04, 2008

Chicken Leads Meat Proteins in Convenience

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 09:12:13 PDT
Chicken companies are in the middle of the convenience trend, churning out products ranging from bite-size chunks sold as "popcorn chicken" to fully-cooked whole birds. But do consumers notice? And where does chicken stand in relation to other products?

South African radio host leads protests against homophobic journalist

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 05:49:22 PDT
Second annual Tranny Olympics to coincide with Beijing thing Just 24 hours after the Olympics begin in Beijing, The Macbeth pub in London's Shoreditch will play host to its very own sporting event. opinionuk-newsworld-newspoliticslawhealthfinanceentertainment INTERVIEW: Teaching the lessons of the Holocaust Kay Andrews is head of education at the Holocaust Educational Trust. Established in 1988, the Trust educates young people about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learn Scrolling News Ticker Now Serving Newsfeeds From All Headline News Corp.

Thu, 03 Jun 2004 00:00:01 PDT
Wellington, FL (PRWEB) June 3, 2004 --, a subsidiary of Intellim Research Inc., announced today that it is adding newsfeed services provided by All Headline News to its desktop scrolling...

Stress Myths--Busted!

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:18:09 PDT
It seems that stress is all over the news these days--every day! It's pretty common knowledge that unchecked stress can negatively affect your health, but in what way? ...

A New Outlook on Men's Jewelry

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 08:10:23 PDT
These days, much cultural conversation surrounds the trends of today's well-groomed man. Sophisticated and cosmopolitan, such a gentleman appreciates the finer things in life and that includes jewelry. Therefore, it is no surprise that men's jewelry is approaching center stage in the fashion world, according to the Gemological Institute of America

Logos that Look Alike

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 03:24:01 PDT
Are designers already at the last drop of their creative juice, or is it just trend influences?

Fox News: Fair, Balanced, and Unafraid

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:10:17 PDT
Congressional earmarks have become a national scandal and a joke: Lawmakers wasting tax dollars on their pet projects, and costing Americans up to $60 billion/year. But this exclusive investigation uncovers more than waste. FOX News exposes lawmakers spending millions of dollars of your money on projects that fattened their personal bank accounts!

Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin on Fox News With Neil Cavuto

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:03:13 PDT
Things moved very fast this afternoon. One moment I was posting Mel's live statement that he would be buying Sirius stock and the next, the SEC filing hit that Mel had already purchased 2 million shares.I went back and listened again, just to be sure I didn't miss anything in the excitement. I think we missed plenty. Yes there was the now usua

America's Smartest Banker...

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 13:33:58 PDT
Bucking the trend of securitization, this small, publicly traded, bank company has emerged as the proverbial KING of all banks. They posted a 50% increase in profit this past quarter while Wall Street has been in a rush to lower the bar on earnings expectations on other banks so low, that you could trip over it. What is this company? Well...

WTF Blog Clutter: Feed Clutter

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 15:58:26 PDT
In How to Increase Your Blog Subscription Rate by 254% on Copyblogger, author Willy Franzen had a light bulb moment when he realized that by asking our readers to subscribe to our blogs, we were actually asking them for money. A week and a half ago I had a sudden realization. Subscriptions generally cost money. Think about that for a second. It’s jarring, especially if you’ve spent the past few months or even years incessantly asking your readers to subscribe… Are you being completely clear w

Huckleberries Online: Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 89, Russian Writer, RIP

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:17:41 PDT
AP File Photo In this 1970 file photo, author Alexander Solzhenitsyn speaks to reporters in Stockholm, Sweden, after collecting the 1970 Nobel Prize in literature. Russian news agencies report that Solzhenitsyn died late Sunday. Story here. Question: Have you read any of Solzhenitsyn's works?

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Longtime Braves broadcaster Skip Caray dies at 68

Source: The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) � Skip Caray, a voice of the Atlanta Braves for 33 years and part of a family line of baseball broadcasters that included Hall of Famer Harry Caray, died in his sleep at home on Sunday, the team said. He was 68.

The cause of death was not immediately known, but various health problems had limited Caray to calling only Braves home games this season.

"We've all lost a very good friend," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "For me, he was a good buddy � at the park and away from the park. We always had a lot of great laughs. He will be very sorely missed."

Caray was drawn into broadcasting by his father, Harry, the longtime voice of the Chicago Cubs and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The family line has continued with two of Skip Caray's sons. Chip Caray is part of the Braves broadcast team and Josh Caray is working on the radio for the Class A Rome Braves.

While his father was known for his declarations of "Holy Cow," Skip Caray was able to declare "Braves Win! Braves Win!" with regularity as the team won 14 consecutive division titles beginning in 1991 and the 1995 World Series.

"Our baseball community has lost a legend today," Braves president John Schuerholz said. "The Braves family and Braves fans everywhere will sadly miss him. Our thoughts are with his wife Paula and his children."

Caray and Pete Van Wieren have been broadcasting Braves games since 1976. Caray's sarcastic wit made him a popular lead voice of the broadcast team, and his fame grew nationally as TBS carried Braves games to a national audience for 30 years.

After decades of calling the Braves America's Team, TBS this year began a seven-year contract of national weekly telecasts, leaving the Braves to the regional Peachtree TV network � and leaving Caray to radio work on home games.

Health problems also cut into Caray's workload.

Caray said this year he was battling diabetes, congestive heart failure, an irregular heartbeat and reduced kidney and liver functions.

"I almost died in October (2007)," Caray told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the Braves' 2008 home opener.

Still, Caray's death came as a shock, even to those who worked closely with him.

"He's had some medical issues but you're never ready for something like this," longtime TBS producer Glenn Diamond said Sunday night. "We're all very shocked by the timing. It's a very sad day for family and for Braves fans. I think the Braves fans feel they're part of Skip's family."

Caray, a St. Louis native, started in local radio and later joined his father at the University of Missouri calling football.

He joined the St. Louis Hawks NBA broadcasting team and followed them to Atlanta in 1968. He was added to the Braves broadcast team in 1976.

Caray and Van Wieren were inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2005. Caray was named Georgia sportscaster of the year six times.

"He had a huge impact on a lot of people's lives and he had a huge impact on my life," Diamond said. "During the season we spent more time together than we did with our families and our lives."

Caray is survived by his wife and four children.

The Braves said funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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