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#CantBeatCassiday – 2/21/2017

Each weekday morning Cassiday puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Wednesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                            CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (15-2) THE HOST OF JEOPARDY RAPPED DURING ONE OF THE CATEGORIES ON COLLEGE JEOPARDY. WHO IS THE ... Read More »

An amazing race weekend and National Pet Day

I had an AMAZING time on the Randolph County Amazing Race over the weekend (with the exception of having to eat the canned spinach) and want to give a lot of kudos to the organizers of the event.    Along the route of stops and tasks I ran into an old friend I almost forgot about: Our team “Team Awesome” took ... Read More »

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  • Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

    MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship lifted off successfully Wednesday on a supply mission to the International Space Station. A Soyuz-U booster rocket carrying the Progress MS-05 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 11:58 a.m. (0558 GMT) from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan. The mission follows the Dec. 1 botched launch of the previous Progress ship, ...
  • Swiss firm finds $100M ‘criminal scheme’ at South Korea unit

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  • Chris Brown

    Judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from ex

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her. The Grammy winner was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Karrueche Tran and not attempt to contact her after she wrote in court filings that Brown had repeatedly threatened her since ...
  • Artists seek $1.25 million for Bowie memorial in London

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    Soulja Boy says boxing match with Chris Brown is off

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  • Frances Bean Cobain

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  • Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies in NYC at age 73

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  • Survivors mark anniversary of nightclub fire that killed 100

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  • Eric Church

    Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he’s taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase. The “Springsteen” singer ...
  • Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel’s “Bulls and Bears” has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55. Buttner served as CNBC’s Washington correspondent and hosted the network’s “The Money Club” before joining Fox News in 2000. Buttner graduated from Harvard University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Fox News host Neil ...
  • David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to ‘enjoy life’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s struggling with memory loss. The 66-year-old actor-singer tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia and he had sensed “this was coming.” He says for now he wants to stay focused and “enjoy life.” Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial ...
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  • Jamie Foxx

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    DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against restaurant guests, including “one of the guests on racial grounds.” The police statement did not ...
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  • Angelina Jolie

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  • Harrison Ford

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  • Hollywood Walk of Fame star, Donald Trump, James Otis, James Lambert Otis

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who destroyed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism. An attorney for James Otis says he pleaded no contest to the felony Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Attorney Mieke ter Poorten says Otis agreed to pay $4,400 for the damage and ...
  • Chris Brown

    Judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from ex

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her. The Grammy winner was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Karrueche Tran and not attempt to contact her after she wrote in court filings that Brown had repeatedly threatened her since ...
  • Jamie Foxx

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    DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against restaurant guests, including “one of the guests on racial grounds.” The police statement did not ...
  • Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks’ debut book is due in October

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks is putting his love of vintage typewriters to good use — his collection of short stories will be published in October. The Oscar-winning actor’s first book, “UNCOMMON TYPE: Some Stories,” features 17 stories, each in some way involving a different typewriter. It’s due out Oct. 24 from Alfred A. Knopf, the publisher said Tuesday. ...
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    LONDON (AP) — Artists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighborhood where he was born. Plans were unveiled Tuesday for a three-story-tall lightning bolt sculpture , inspired by the cover of Bowie’s album “Aladdin Sane.” The proposal is to install it across from the Brixton Underground station, beside a mural of Bowie ...
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    Tom Hank’s debut book is due in October

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks is putting his love of vintage typewriters to good use — his collection of short stories will be published in October. The Oscar-winning actor’s first book, “UNCOMMON TYPE: Some Stories,” features 17 stories, each in some way involving a different typewriter. It’s due out Oct. 24 from Alfred A. Knopf, the publisher said Tuesday. ...