Daily Archive: October 12, 2013

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Sports

No. 24 Virginia Tech sacks Savage, Pitt 19-9

Virginia Tech safety Kyshoen Jarrett (34) delivers a hit on Pittsburgh wide receiver Devin Street, right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Virginia Tech won 19-9. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Logan Thomas threw an early touchdown pass, Cody Journell kicked four field goals and No. 24 Virginia Tech sacked Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage eight times in a 19-9 victory on Saturday.

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Sports

Former Steelers WR Hines Ward tackling Ironman

In this Oct. 9, 2011, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward (86) is upended by Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin and lands in the end zone for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. Ward will compete in the Ironman World Championships triathlon this weekend, the kind of challenge he says made his NFL career look like child’s play. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hines Ward spent 14 years in the NFL, catching 1,000 passes and earning a reputation as one of the most physical wide receivers in NFL history. And none of it prepared him for what the former Pittsburgh Steelers standout and “Dancing With the Stars” champion calls the most difficult challenge of his life: the Ironman Triathlon.

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Lifestyle

Fashion Watch: Beverly Johnson ‘The Model Who Changed Everything’

Before Beverly Johnson became the first Black model to grace the cover of Vogue in 1974, she was already a Glamour covergirl several times over. According to an article in the Huufington Post, the former supermodel-turned-business woman has appeared on 15 Glamour magazine covers — a feat that helped make her a fashion icon. In celebration of Glamour’s 75th anniversary and Beverly’s storied career, the glossy tapped model Arlenis Sosa to interview Ms. Johnson, aka “The Model Who Changed Everything,” for its November issue.

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Opinion

Men dither while women lead in the world

by Hanna Rosin (CNN) — This important leader handles the debt crisis with grace, navigating expertly between austerity and growth. The leader’s opponents grumble, more out of jealousy than genuine opposition, and loyal supporters hail the leader as a hero. The leader’s popularity soars; re-election is not in question. Meanwhile, unemployment is at an all-time low, and the leader’s nation is looking like its own island of prosperity, a beacon to a suffering continent.

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Entertainment

Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis lead with 6 AMA nods

Newcomers Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer Ryan Lewis will battle heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift for the top prize at the 2013 American Music Awards. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top contenders at the 2013 American Music Awards. The rap duo is up for six awards, including artist, new artist and single of the year for “Thrift Shop.”