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Sat January 31, 2015

Visicular Stomatitis Outbreak Over 8 Months And 4 States Later

Drs. Brent Thompson and Fred Bourgeois Colorado Department of Agriculture


Fri January 30, 2015


Fri January 30, 2015

Standards? With A Farce Like 'Mortdecai' Who Needs 'Em

Johnny Depp stars as Charlie Mortdecai in 'Mortdecai.'
David Appleby Courtesy of Lionsgate

Mortdecai, the latest film with Johnny Depp, is not terrific. Much of it is actually quite dreadful. The film's been called dull and excruciating, which may be reasonable comments about a movie that's got Depp playing a ridiculously pretentious Englishman fussing about his waxed moustache, bouncing his eyebrows and sniffing phony Britishisms like "well done, Old Chap."

I spent the first half of the film fighting with myself not to walk out, but slowly, my self-respect began to weaken. Against all common sense, I was starting to laugh once in a while, and ever since I saw the picture, I find that my recollections are pretty amusing.

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Fri January 30, 2015

African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 6:05 am

Wendell Scott's son Frank Scott (left) and grandson Warrick Scott at StoryCorps in Danville, Va. Wendell Scott, who died in 1990, was one of the first African-American NASCAR drivers to win a race at the elite level.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame inducts an African-American driver for the first time Friday night.

Wendell Scott drove during the Jim Crow era, and he was the first African-American to win a race at NASCAR's elite major league level. He died in 1990.

Scott's career began in 1952, and his racing team was his family. They would travel to races together from their home in Virginia, and his sons served as his pit crew.

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Thu January 29, 2015