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Can Whole Foods turn itself around?

Business News - 11 hours 35 min ago
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Cold War-style tension hits Western companies in Russia

Business News - 11 hours 45 min ago
Adidas has become the latest big Western company to warn that Russia's economic turmoil is hitting its business.

R. Kelly canceled after protest

CNN Entertainment - 11 hours 46 min ago
An R. Kelly concert appearance in Columbus, Ohio, has been canceled after protests.
Categories: Entertainment News

Police: Rape at Keith Urban show

CNN Entertainment - 11 hours 46 min ago
A teenage girl was raped at same Keith Urban show where 20 people got so drunk they were hospitalized, police said.
Categories: Entertainment News

Broken rail caused deadly 2012 train derailment, NTSB says

CNN - 11 hours 51 min ago
A broken rail caused a train derailment near Baltimore two years ago that killed two young women sitting on a railroad bridge, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
Categories: National News

Jackson's Neverland may hit the market

CNN Entertainment - 11 hours 53 min ago
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch could be put up for sale, according to the investment company that owns a controlling interest in the estate.
Categories: Entertainment News

'The Wire's' Simon's new series

CNN Entertainment - 11 hours 54 min ago
David Simon has gotten behind a "Hero."
Categories: Entertainment News

This is what you need to fall in love

Health - 12 hours 5 min ago
Hugs, eye contact and of course, sex. Paul Zak breaks down the "love molecule" and how it effects our lives.
Categories: Health

Great action key to rodeo’s success

Twisted Rodeo - 12 hours 9 min ago

CROSSETT, Ark. – Each of the past two seasons, the Crossett Riding Club PRCA Rodeo has been recognized as one of the very best in the sport.

In 2012-13, the event has been nominated for Medium Size Rodeo of the Year in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and stands as one of just five rodeos its size to receive the honor. Organizers will try to surpass those awards during this year’s event, set for 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6-Saturday, Aug. 9, at Cap Gates Arena in Crossett.

PeteCarrsClassicLogo“There are three things that stand out to me on why that rodeo’s so great,” said Scott Grover, now in his sixth year calling the action. “There is a very hard-working committee that’s not afraid to change and that always wants to do something every year to make the rodeo better, whether it’s hiring the best acts or adding more money. They take this rodeo very seriously and the nomination very seriously.

“The committee is striving to win the rodeo of the year title, and having Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo is a big reason to that. Pete Carr is one of the premier stock contractors in the PRCA, and he always brings great stock. The third thing is that they care about hospitality, which is very important. The churches get involved and feed everyone at least twice a day.”

The Carr crew has produced the rodeo for a number of years, and staff members work hand-in-hand with committee members to make sure the event goes off well.

“Crossett is an outstanding rodeo, and we are excited to be part of it,” said Carr, owner of the Dallas-based livestock firm. “The fact that the rodeo has been nominated the past two years shows how much work they put into it.”

From handing out silver dollars to winning performers to having a large grand entry, the local organizers have proven how much they care about the little things that go on inside the arena.

“The rodeo is put on by the Crossett Riding Club, which has a huge tradition in Crossett and the surrounding areas,” Grover said. “This is like families that have been there for years on years on years.”

The great history is just one aspect of what it takes for fans to enjoy the overall rodeo experience. Crossett’s status in ProRodeo is a key reason why many of the sport’s brightest stars make their way to southern Arkansas in July.

But don’t discount the importance of great livestock, which is one reason why Carr was nominated as PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year in 2013.

“The whole rodeo company crew is very production savvy,” Grover said. “They understand what it takes to put on a fast show, an exciting show that fans want to continue to see.

“From top to bottom, what Pete has is solid with National Finals Rodeo and award-winning livestock, and that’s what attracts cowboys to Crossett.”

With great cowboys and top-flight action, the Crossett rodeo is attractive to fans.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

From sex offender to millionaire

CNN - 12 hours 16 min ago
Michael Phillips spent 12 years in prison and 12 more as a sex offender for a rape he didn't commit. Is he mad at his accuser? No. "I pray for her, I forgive her, and I bless her."
Categories: National News

Ventura wins $1.8M from ex-SEAL

CNN - 12 hours 24 min ago
It was a lawsuit pitting two larger-than-life personalities against each other -- former pro wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
Categories: National News

FCC calls Verizon plan to throttle connections 'disturbing'

Business News - 12 hours 29 min ago
Verizon's biggest users may soon find that their data plans aren't so "unlimited" after all. And federal regulators aren't happy about it.

Police: Man killed, skinned puppy

CNN - 12 hours 29 min ago
A New Mexico man is charged with extreme animal cruelty after allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, then skinning the animal and putting parts of it in a freezer.
Categories: National News

Clerk gets shot, fights back

CNN - 12 hours 30 min ago
Shocking surveillance video shows the store clerk fight back against a gunman who shot him in the leg.
Categories: National News

Barrymore's half-sister found dead

CNN Entertainment - 12 hours 31 min ago
Jessica Barrymore, the half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore, was found dead in her car. Affiliate KGTV reports.
Categories: Entertainment News

A life or death election, literally

CNN - 12 hours 32 min ago
A convicted quadruple murderer's execution is on hold. But a new governor could push it forward if elected this November. Critics call it "mob justice."
Categories: National News

WWE slams workers by axing 7% of jobs

Business News - 12 hours 34 min ago
World Wrestling Entertainment is known for its bone-crushing body slams, but now the company is slamming its workers.

How '60s shaped my destiny

CNN - 12 hours 34 min ago
Donna Brazile says she was young in the Sixties, but what happened then shaped her life. She was only 9 when MLK was shot, but became an activist that day
Categories: National News

Legalizing weed too risky

CNN - 12 hours 35 min ago
Stuart Gitlow says pot is addictive and those who smoke it can experience long-term psychiatric disease.
Categories: National News

Homeowner, 80, should die in prison

CNN - 12 hours 35 min ago
Ruben Navarrette says Tom Greer is an 80-year-old crime victim who, if there is any justice, should spend the remainder of his golden years in prison
Categories: National News
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