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Home Prices Fall, Delaying Construction Industry Recovery

Apr 27th, 2011 | By
Home Prices Fall, Delaying Construction Industry Recovery

Housing prices from March 2010 to February 2011 fell the most in a year, according to data released Tuesday by S&P Indices for the monthly S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report. The decline is the largest over a twelve-month period since 2009 and brings housing prices near the six-year low reached in April 2009. Analysts predict
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AVOS YouTube Founders Site Acquires Delicious from Yahoo!

Apr 27th, 2011 | By

Yahoo! has sold its social bookmarking site Delicious to YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, Hurley and Chen announced Wednesday. The Delicious service will become part of a new Internet company called AVOS. “We’re excited to work with this fantastic community and take Delicious to the next level,” said Hurley. “We see a tremendous
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Zach Britton Strong Start Bright Spot for Ailing Orioles

Apr 27th, 2011 | By
Zach Britton Strong Start Bright Spot for Ailing Orioles

The last-place Baltimore Orioles may only have nine wins so far this season, but nearly half of those came from a record April performance by rookie left-handed pitcher Zach Britton. Britton became the first rookie starter in Oriole history to win four games in April with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox Tuesday
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Sturgeon for Tomorrow Patrol Guards Spring Spawning Grounds

Apr 27th, 2011 | By
Sturgeon for Tomorrow Patrol Guards Spring Spawning Grounds

Sturgeon are spawning in Wolf River, Wisconsin, the largest spawning grounds in the United States, and the Sturgeon for Tomorrow (SFT) patrol is on guard to protect them from poachers. Each year volunteers sign up for 12-hour shifts to stand watch at key locations between late and early May. Sturgeon are the largest freshwater fish,
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Stefanie Powers Opening 2011 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Apr 25th, 2011 | By
Stefanie Powers Opening 2011 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Actress Stefanie Powers will be at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs on May 12 at 7:30 pm for a book-signing and reception to kick off the opening night of the 2011 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival. Powers, best known for her starring role in the TV series Hart to Hart, made an early appearance
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Talk Like Shakespeare Day Celebrates Bard’s 447th Birthday

Apr 24th, 2011 | By
Talk Like Shakespeare Day Celebrates Bard’s 447th Birthday

To celebrate William Shakespeare’s 447th birthday, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater declared April 23 Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Website visitors were invited to imitate Shakespeare’s speaking style, send pictures and videos of themselves dressed up in Elizabethan outfits for a “Where’s William?” contest, and email virtual birthday greetings to the great Bard. Shakespeare is believed to have been born on April 23 in 1564, the same date he would die in 1616. He is widely considered the greatest poet to ever write in the English language and the greatest playwright in history. His most popular play is Romeo and Juliet . . .



Christians Gather at Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher for Easter

Apr 24th, 2011 | By
Christians Gather at Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher for Easter

Christians from around the world celebrated Easter by gathering in Jerusalem at the Holy Sepulcher, the site traditionally honored as Jesus’ tomb. This year’s turnout was especially large because the Eastern Orthodox and Western Churches celebrated Easter on the same day. Early Easter sunrise service celebrations began at dawn in Jerusalem at the Garden Tomb.
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Jean-Michel Cousteau Speaks on Ocean Conversation, Oil Spill

Apr 24th, 2011 | By
Jean-Michel Cousteau Speaks on Ocean Conversation, Oil Spill

Oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau spoke recently at Guilford College on the need to protect the oceans. Speaking April 12 as part of Guilford’s prestigious Bryan Series, Cousteau focused on identifying the major problems facing the oceans and waterways, as well as envisioning their solutions. Cousteau identified three major problems facing water resources: habit destruction, overfishing, and
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African Cats Unleashed by Disneynature for Earth Day

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

Disneynature continued its emerging Earth Day tradition this year by releasing African Cats, a documentary about lions and cheetahs trying to survive on the African savanna. After earning $1.7 million in advance ticket sales, the film pulled in $3.3 million from 1,220 theaters Friday, a strong performance for a nature documentary that put African Cats
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Madea’s Big Happy Family Opens at $10.6 Million Behind Rio

Apr 23rd, 2011 | By
Madea’s Big Happy Family Opens at $10.6 Million Behind Rio

Comedy-drama Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family opened with a $10.6 million box office Friday, performing strongly but failing to unseat animated parrot comedy Rio from the top spot. Rio pulled in $10.8 million Friday, bringing its total take up to $65.2 million. Circus drama Water for Elephants came in third Friday with $7 million,
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