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Jun 01,2007
Their mothers worked, and so would they. These two women went to college, studied hard and charged into careers, riding a trajectory of success that surprised no one who knew them. Eventually each married, and had a child.   A MOM'S CHOICE - Carla Slater Kettrick plays with her daughter Danielle, 21 months, at their home in El Cajon, Calif. Kettrick had been an electrical engineer before she decided to become a stay-at-home mom. CNS Photo ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
Before you buy another polo shirt, another pair of khaki shorts or another predictable tie, stop and rethink your dad's (and your) sense of style. It may be time for dad to get a makeover, and you may be the one to bring him into the modern world of fashion.   JUST FOR DAD - Choose classic fashion gifts for dad in updated prints and fabrics like Tommy Bahama's stylish blue linen shirt and shorts. CNS ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
Two International Space Station cosmonauts stepped outside Wednesday for a 5-hour, 25-minute spacewalk, installing Service Module Debris Protection panels and rerouting a Global Positioning System antenna cable.Wearing Russian Orlan spacesuits, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov began their spacewalk from the Russian Pirs airlock at 2:05 p.m. CDT. The spacewalk was scheduled to begin at 1:20 p.m., but was delayed due to time required to troubleshoot a communications problem.First, the cosmonauts moved to ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A mechanical engineering professor and graduate students at Oregon State University will play a critical role in a $6 million joint research project aimed at better understanding how bats maneuver so effectively during flight. The research, funded by the U.S. Air Force, could one day lead to micro flying machines capable of navigating cluttered environments such as urban landscapes or dense forests. “Bats have amazingly effective maneuverability,” said Belinda Batten, head of ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
If you're looking for a unique mix between art and furniture, make sure to check out the new Lexicon Collection from Baker.   LEXICON - Introduced by Baker, the Lexicon Collection includes this Chest on Stand crafted from walnut solids and finished with a variety of fiery walnut veneers. CNS Photo courtesy of Baker Furniture.    GO FAUX - Michelangelo is a new single-coat faux finish paint. Just apply pressure and it changes color. CNS Photo courtesy of ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
  Cockroaches thrive in warm, damp environments, such as sewers, attics, basements and crawl spaces. You need to find and treat these sources directly. In many cases, the services of a professional pest company may be required.  [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
Shiver me timbers. Eileen O'Hara saw the first two "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies "eight or nine times" at the multiplex and plans to see the new "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" as "many times as I can until it's out of the theater."   UNSINKABLE? - This summer is expected to be the highest grossing in history for the movie industry. Yet, despite the blockbuster lineup, none of the pictures is expected to ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
By ob­serv­ing wild orang­u­tans, re­search­ers have con­clud­ed that our up­right walk­ing style may have first aris­en in rel­a­tively an­cient, tree-dwelling apes. The the­o­ry chal­lenges cur­rent think­ing, which sug­gests two-legged walk­ing emerged in more re­cent hu­man an­ces­tors that had al­ready de­scended to flat lands. The new pro­po­sal ap­pears in the June 1 is­sue of the re­search jour­nal Sci­ence. Up­right walk­ing, or bi­pe­dal­ism, has long been con­sid­ered a de­fin­ing fea­ture of hu­mans and our clos­est an­ces­tors. One of ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
The musical hit "Wicked" is playing in Hollywood's historic Pantages Theater until March 2008, and visitors can purchase a hotel package and stay at one of a dozen top L.A. hotels. The show has already broken the Pantages Theatre house record for the highest grossing show. The 12 hotels that are participating in this offer are among L.A.'s top places to stay. Ticket prices are in addition to hotel packages below.   GOOD WITCH, BAD WITCH ... [full story]
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Jun 01,2007
Moth­ers in one deer spe­cies seem re­markably gen­er­ous in de­fend­ing oth­er par­ents’ kids, a study has found—but anoth­er deer spe­cies dis­plays much less gal­lant­ry.The two spe­cies re­sponded dif­fer­ently to fawns’ recorded dis­tress calls, ac­cord­ing to Su­san Lin­gle, who con­ducted the re­search as a post­doc­tor­al fel­low at the Un­ivers­i­ties of Al­ber­ta and of Leth­bridge, both in Can­a­da. Lin­gle used speak­ers to broad­cast calls of fawns un­der threat, such as when they face a coy­ote at­tack, to­ward ... [full story]
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