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Boko Haram massacres scores in Cameroon town

CNN World - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 17:16
Boko Haram insurgents killed scores of people Wednesday in a Cameroonian-Nigerian border town shooting and slitting the throats of victims, residents said.
Categories: International News

People hate the new Keurig ... and its stock

Business News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 16:54
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Teacher saves 38 children from burning bus

CNN - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:43
Categories: National News

Wind sculptures shape-shift

CNN World - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:42
For most sculptors, a stable work of art is something of a priority. Not so for kinetic artist and designer Ralfonso.
Categories: International News

Bringing rhinos back to Uganda

CNN World - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:42
Categories: International News

'Wimbledon of snow polo'

CNN World - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:42
Beneath the snow-capped peaks of St Moritz a group of hardy souls are ditching their skis, and jumping on a horse.
Categories: International News

Can micro-homes solve London's housing crisis?

CNN World - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:37
These days, finding somewhere to live in London is one of the city's biggest challenges.
Categories: International News

Complex is the perfect home

Twisted Rodeo - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:25


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nothing quite beats the comforts of home, from familiarity to flexibility to having all the amenities one needs.

The American Royal is just that place for event organizers who need that perfect complex.

“We are quite pleased that we’re able to have the American Royal facility to host our show,” said Ken Dean with the Western Farm Show, an exhibition operated by the Kansas City-based Western Equipment Dealer Association that is scheduled for Feb. 20-22 at the American Royal complex.

AmericanRoyal“One of our primary events is our Western Farm Show. Each year, we rely on the farm show to have a major financial impact for our association.”

The association also leans on the benefits of home, not only having its show in Kansas City, but also having it at one of the best known complexes related to farming and ranching activities. There’s a common comfort that comes with the relationship between the dealer association and the American Royal.

“We have exhibitors that have exhibited in the same spot for over 40 years,” Dean said. “Not only is there longevity in our show, but the continuity is really important to us. It makes it easy for our attendees; once they know the date each year, they’re able to come to the same location.

“They have convenient parking, the same exhibition in the same building. I think that’s good for all of us.”

From fans to competing cowboys and cowgirls, the New Year’s Rodeo Stampede is a wintertime stop in Kansas City. It takes place late each December inside Hale Arena at the American Royal complex.

“We do several events with the American Royal in conjunction with all their events throughout the year,” said Regan McKellips with Raymore, Mo.-based McKellips Rodeo. “For us, having Hale Arena and the other buildings attached really helps, because it’s all under one roof. You can flow from one building to another.

“We can unload our livestock inside, which is a big help that time of year because the weather can be bad. It’s very accessible for trailers and livestock.”

It also is accessible for fans and contestants, many whom travel from surrounding states in order to be part of the festivities.

“The location is good for us, with ample parking for the trailers and ample place for stalls and livestock pens,” McKellips said. “We had over 500 contestants, and most of them were competing every day throughout the four days. That’s a long period of time that everybody is in one place, and the facility works well for us.

“It’s a pretty convenient setup. We’ve had other facilities wanting us to move our event, but those facilities aren’t as user friendly, especially when it’s cold outside. Those things make it extra nice.”

That is a similar reflection shared by Dean and others at the Western Equipment Dealer Association, which has been part of the Kansas City fabric since 1889.

“The last few years we utilize the entire facility,” Dean said. “We rent exhibit space available to us on both levels. If there’s a nook or cranny, we probably have somebody showing in there.

“The American Royal facility is the perfect fit for the Western Farm Show. The fact that we’ve held the show there for so many years, we like the continuity of the show. As we plan for each year’s event, that is certainly a luxury to us to have that continuity already in place.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Very weird: Corporate bond rates go negative

Business News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:12
There's only one way to describe what's going on in Europe right now: bizarre.

Exploring the world's first 12 heritage sites

CNN World - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:08
Checking off the world's most important natural and cultural wonders can be a herculean task.
Categories: International News

Another large oil company cuts jobs

Business News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:02
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Baseball Fan Day Set For Saturday - Come Meet The Team!

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:00
STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Bulldog family can meet this year's team at the inaugural Fan Day celebration this Saturday, Feb. 7. Doors open at 10 a.m. for the free event.

Disney names potential successor to CEO Iger

Business News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:57
Disney may have found the man who will one day replace Bob Iger.

Anthem hacked, Wall Street shrugs

Business News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:57
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HIV deaths among African-Americans drop

CNN - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:55
More African-Americans diagnosed with HIV are living.
Categories: National News

Rare cars that time forgot expected to fetch millions

CNN World - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:46
At first glance, there doesn't seem to be anything remarkable about a collection of 60 broken-down, rusty cars, some of which date back to before the Second World War.
Categories: International News

Brian Williams is the latest in a string of black eyes for NBC

Business News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:33
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Ferguson police explore 'less lethal' gun attachment

Business News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:29
Under fire for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager last year, the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri is currently testing a "less lethal" option for its sidearms.

Pope to address Congress

CNN - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:28
Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of Congress on Sept. 24, House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday, the first pope to do so.
Categories: National News
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