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Giant prehistoric kangaroos looked like rabbits, walked like humans

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:39
A giant relative of the kangaroo with the face of a rabbit ambled around the Australian outback 100,000 years ago, according to a new study. Instead of hopping around like its modern cousin, it walked upright, one foot in front of the other, like a human.
Categories: International News

Biden's son booted for cocaine

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:48
The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter this year after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S. officials confirmed.
Categories: National News

At the heart of China's legal (and illegal) trade with North Korea

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:18
The sun is rising over the Yalu River and North Korea.
Categories: International News

Nepal rescuers search for missing hikers

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:14
The search for missing hikers and bodies buried in snow resumed in central Nepal on Thursday after an avalanche killed scores of trekkers this week.
Categories: International News

MSU Tennis Caps Perfect Day One At USTA/ITA Southern Regionals

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:10
AUBURN, Ala. – With all seven players in action, the Mississippi State men's tennis Bulldogs capped a perfect day one at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships in Auburn, Ala., on Thursday.

Davis wins bronc riding’s 1st round

Twisted Rodeo - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:05
Dalton Davis of Holcomb, Kan., rides New Frontier Rodeo's Satin Sheets for 82 points to win the first round of saddle bronc riding Thursday night at the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo. (PHOTO BY ROBBY FREEMAN)

Dalton Davis of Holcomb, Kan., rides New Frontier Rodeo’s Satin Sheets for 82 points to win the first round of saddle bronc riding Thursday night at the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo. (ROBBY FREEMAN PHOTO)

DUNCAN, Okla. – Robert Etbauer had more influence on a young Dalton Davis than he may have ever known.

“Robert Etbauer got me to riding broncs,” Davis said of the two-time world champion from Goodwell, Okla. “I was down at his house roping calves, and he convinced me to get on some steers. I really didn’t want to. I was scared of it.”

That fear didn’t last long, and it’s paying off quite well for Davis, a 22-year-old cowboy from Holcomb, Kan. On Thursday night, he posted an 82-point ride on New Frontier Rodeo’s Satin Sheets to win the first round of the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Center.

“I got on some and just fell in love immediately,” he said.

That love affair has worked out pretty well. As a permit-holder who utilized his 2014 season as a try-out period for a career in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Davis earned enough money in the circuit to qualify for this week’s finale, which features the top 12 contestants in each event from the region made up primarily of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

“Winning the round means a whole lot to me,” said Davis, who earned $1,130. “This is the peak of our year and gives us a chance to win some money.”

It also opens the door to win the average championship, the honor given to the contestants in each event who finish the three-round event with the best cumulative time or score. Davis has a lead in the average race but will have to maintain that advantage through the final two performances, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“This just skyrockets your confidence,” said Davis, a senior at Southwestern Oklahoma State University who leads the college standings in the Central Plains Region. “You’re riding against Wade Sundell, whose always at the National Finals and a big threat to win it all; Ty Atchison, whose been to the finals; and Jesse Kirby and Hardy Braden. All those guys ride very well, so to be able to get the round win and have a good start really helps.”

Other first-round winners were bareback rider Caine Riddle, 82 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Elvis; steer wrestler Stockton Graves (3.8 seconds); team ropers Cole Markham and Tyler Worley (4.9 seconds); tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett (7.5 seconds); barrel racer Gretchen Benbenek (16.00 seconds); and bull rider Sage Kimzey (85 points on New Frontier’s Night Rider).

Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo
Oct. 16-18
Duncan, Okla.
Bareback riding:
1. Caine Riddle, 82 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Sinner, $1,130; 2. (tie) Justin Pollmiller and Brian Leddy, 72, $706 each; 4. Wyatt Clark, 71, $282.

Steer wrestling: 1. Stockton Graves, 3.8 seconds, $1,130; 2. Shane Frey, 4.4, $847; 3. Kyle Irwin, 5.1, $565; 4. Jeff Miller, 5.3, $282.

Team roping: 1. Cale Markham/Tyler Worley, 4.9 seconds, $1,130; 2. Coleman Proctor/Billie Saebens, 5.7, $847; 3. Troy Boone/Dawson McMaster, 6.9, $565; 4. Zac Small/Nick Simmons, 7.0, $282.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Dalton Davis, 82 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Satin Sheets, $1,130; 2. Ryan Bestol, 73; 3. (tie) Nick Shenold, Andrew Harris and Jesse James Kirby, 72, $282 each.

Tie-down roping: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 7.5 seconds, $1,130; 2. Cody Quaney, 8.6, $847; 3. Perry Dietz, 10.7, $565; 4. Luke Blanton, 11.0, $282.

Barrel racing: 1. Gretchen Benbenek, 16.00 seconds, $1,152; 2. Emily Miller, 16.17, $864; 3. Mary Burger, 16.21, $576; 4. Kyra Stierwalt, 16.22, $288.

Bull riding: 1. Sage Kimzey, 85 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Night Rider, $1,130; 2. (tie) Sam Wyatt and Lane Wilhelm, 78, $706 each; 4. Chris McCombs, 77, $282.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Nurse may have had symptoms earlier

CNN World - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:43
The U.S. Ebola nurse who traveled across country before falling ill could have been sick earlier than she admitted, a federal official says. She may have had symptoms the day she boarded her first flight, a CDC official says.
Categories: International News

London suspect: 'Terrorist' is a great word

CNN World - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:32
A British man charged with planning either a "Mumbai-style" terror attack or an attack on a prominent person said in secret recordings that he had been to Syria and reveled in the idea of being labeled a terrorist, a court in London heard Thursday.
Categories: International News

Visit to Sanjay Gupta's past

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:02
Dr. Sanjay Gupta traveled from Pakistan to Michigan to discover his family's roots. Here's what he learned along the way.
Categories: Health

Ebola outbreak 'running much faster' than response

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:21
The current Ebola outbreak is "running much faster" than the international response to it, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday.
Categories: Health

China is poised to report its slowest growth since the financial crisis

Business News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:29
China's economy is likely to have clocked its worst quarter in more than five years, according to a CNNMoney survey of economists.

Thompson To Be Inducted Into ICC Athletic Hall of Fame

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:59
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State baseball associate head coach Butch Thompson will be inducted into the Itawamba Community College Athletic Hall of Fame, the college announced Wednesday.

Obama: Ebola czar 'may make sense'

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:47
President Barack Obama said Thursday night that it "may be appropriate" for him to appoint a czar to lead his administration's response to Ebola.
Categories: Health

Obama: Ebola czar 'may make sense'

CNN - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:47
President Barack Obama said Thursday night that it "may be appropriate" for him to appoint a czar to lead his administration's response to Ebola.
Categories: National News

Royals advance to World Series

CNN - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:47
The Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Wednesday to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1985, when they defeated St. Louis 4 games to 3.
Categories: National News

Starbucks workers get raises, new dress code and a snack

Business News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:35
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26 arrested for protesting outside Walmart billionaire's New York home

Business News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:34
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Apple unveils new iPads, releases OS X Yosemite

Business News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:06
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Watch Friday's show!

CNN - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:02
October 17, 2014
Categories: National News

Volleyball Bulldogs Host Tennessee For Dig Pink Night

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:45
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Hosting its annual Dig Pink breast cancer awareness match, the Mississippi State volleyball squad (5-16, 0-6 SEC) will welcome the Tennessee Lady Volunteers (7-13, 0-6 SEC) to the Newell-Grissom Building on Friday, Oct. 17.
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