Daily Archive: November 10, 2013

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Sports

Dolphins fend off questions about harassment case

In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68), center left, and and tackle Jonathan Martin (71), center right, sit on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. About halfway between the start of exhibition games and the Super Bowl, there have been plenty of unwanted story lines. Bullying in the locker room, coaches collapsing, serious injuries to marquee players, the D.C. Council’s call on Washington’s pro football team to change its name _ examples from the past week alone. (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File) by Steven WineAP Sports Writer DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The latest allegations from tackle Jonathan Martin went mostly unanswered Saturday by the Miami Dolphins, weary of fending off questions about the harassment case that has rocked the franchise. “I’m not going to give you nothing,” offensive lineman Nate Garner told a throng of reporters in a genial tone. “I’m only talking about football,” center Mike Pouncey said.

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People

Awards overload? Another Hollywood show airs on TV

Idris Elba arrives at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) by Sandy CohenAP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Now that the Britannia Awards are televised, viewers can see Sacha Baron Cohen knock an 87-year-old woman out of her wheelchair. Cohen “accidentally” pushed the woman’s wheelchair off a stage as he accepted an award for excellence in comedy during Saturday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The stunt played perfectly into the newly televised show, which is set to air Sunday on BBC America. The Britannia Awards come just two weeks after the refurbished Hollywood Film Awards drew some of the same celebrities, but there can never be enough Hollywood awards shows. Networks love the star power, stars adore the accolades and fans delight in the spectacle.

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National

Texas party ‘not rowdy’ before gunfire; 2 dead

Family and friends console each other outside 7318 Enchanted Creek in Cypress, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after two people were killed and at least 22 others were injured Saturday night when gunfire rang out at a large house party in a Houston suburb, sending partygoers fleeing in panic, authorities said. (AP Photo/Bob Levey) by Juan A. LozanoAssociated Press Writer HOUSTON (AP) — A burst of gunfire at an 18-year-old girl’s birthday party Saturday night left two dead, another two critically injured and dozens hurt in a chaotic scene where people jumped from second-floor windows to escape the shooting at a suburban Houston home.

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Entertainment

Celeb birthdays for the week of Nov. 10-16

Actor-comedian Sinbad is 57 Nov. 10: Actor Russell Johnson (“Gilligan’s Island”) is 89. Actor Albert Hall (“Ally McBeal,” ”Beloved”) is 76. Country singer Donna Fargo is 72. Lyricist Tim Rice is 69. Singer-guitarist Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is 66. Actress-dancer Ann Reinking is 64. Actor Jack Scalia is 63. Actor-comedian Sinbad is 57. Actress Mackenzie Phillips is 54. Actor Hugh Bonneville is 50. Comedian Tommy Davidson (“In Living Color”) is 50. Actor Michael Jai White is 49. Country singer Chris Cagle is 45. Comedian Tracy Morgan is 45. Actress Ellen Pompeo is 44. Rapper Warren G is 43. Singer-guitarist Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World is 38. Rapper Eve is 35. Bassist Chris Joannou of Silverchair is 34. Actress Heather Matarazzo is 31. Country singer Miranda Lambert is 30. Actor Josh Peck is 27. Actress Kiernan Shipka is 14. Actress Mackenzie Foy (“Twilight”) is 13.

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Sports

Game Day Preview: Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers

A group of veterans pose for a picture as part of the NFL’s tribute to service at Heinz Field before the start of an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright) At 2-6 the Steelers find themselves just trying to find a way to win a game or two. They are playing a pretty poor Buffalo team that may provide the Steelers the game they’ve been looking for. At this point however, no team is an easy win for the black and gold. The thought of playoffs and even a .500 record need to go away. It’s all about getting this win and finding out who truly can play in the system and who shouldn’t be here in 2014. That sentiment goes for the coaches too.

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Metro

2 Sharon HS football players killed in crash ID’d

Rescue crews from four departments respond to a deadly two-vehicle crash along the Shenango Valley Freeway, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Sharon, Pa. Two high school football players died Friday night in the crash that also killed a third person, according to state high school sports officials. (AP Photo/The Herald, Cory Byknish) SHARON, Pa. (AP) – A high school football player preparing for a playoff game lost control of his sports utility vehicle, leading to a head-on collision that left him, a teammate and the driver of the other car dead, and two of their teammates injured.

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Lifestyle

Cultural pride is a fashionable asset in beauty pageants

Chiniqua Pettaway on her humanitarian mission as Ms. America 2013. (Photo courtesy Studio M Creative Services) Two beauty pageant winners set a tone for social cohesion as they display cultural fashions in the forefront during their humanitarian missions Self pride is beneficial for individual self-esteem. In some cultures, showing pride is almost mandatory to illustrate one’s love and appreciation for community or a cause. In the world of pageantry, contestants are quite selective over the pageant gown that is worn as it is an anticipated segment of the pageant. Judges and audiences typically expect contestants to wear traditional pageant gowns and wardrobe. However we found two accomplished women (Ms. Florida America 2013 – Amanda Wamunyima and Ms. America 2013 – Chiniqua Pettaway) who embrace ethnic fashions and display cultural pride in their community.

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Generation Y

‘Bama Greeks in $202 million building boom despite racism controversy

In this photo taken Oct. 26, 2013, guests and residents of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity gather on the lawn prior to an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) by Jay ReevesAssociated Press Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – New multimillion-dollar mansions with white columns, wide balconies and grand foyers line the streets at the University of Alabama, and more are under construction to accommodate the school’s booming enrollment and record membership in Greek-letter groups. But with the powerful Greek system embroiled in controversy over claims of racism and electioneering, some wonder whether the massive expansion serves only to consolidate their power.