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Weekly Jobless Numbers Unexpectedly Rise
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Work Makes You Crazy

A new study from the land down under says working overtime can contribute to mental health issues.  The study found working more than 39 hours a week is actually detrimental to your health...

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McNeese Students Excel

Most of the time student athletes get all the headlines - today let's call attention to McNeese students who've earned recent regional academic acclaim and awards...

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Warmer Weather and Snakes

Although it'll be a little cooler this weekend, overall warmer weather means snakes come out sooner – Biologist Annaliese Scoggin tells us increasingly warmer southern weather overall with our shorter winters means snakes are coming out of hibernation sooner – she also cited an ever increasing rat population that entices the serpents to come out for a nutria buffet...

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16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Show
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He Almost Fired Me

Today Farrah Fawcett would have been seventy years old.  The daughter of a Corpus Christie, Texas oilfield contractor stunned the world in 1977 with the iconic poster you know so well that sold over 20 million copies...

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Music. Personalities. pic: circa 1958. American singer, songwriter and pioneer of rock Buddy Holly (1936-1959) who with his group "The Crickets" was one of the most popular entertainers of the 1950's. Buddy Holly tragically died in a plane crash in 1959.
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Buddy Holly

I might get Gary to play a Buddy Holly song today. February 2nd, 1959 Charles Hardin Holley appeared live in public for the final time at a Rock N Roll show in Clear Lake, Iowa...

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New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons
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Vote For Drew!?

The game doesn't go on forever, eventually the clock ticks off its final seconds and it's over.  All, Over.  The fans and the memories are the only things that last - and eventually even Drew Christopher Brees will walk into the locker room for the last time, take off his jersey and hang up his cleats forever...

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Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans
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Sorry Ladies, He’s Taken!

You can now officially burn you JJ Watt jerseys ladies, he’s taken.

 

It's Official on Facebook and everything.  JJ's in looovve...
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Power Outage Strands Delta Airlines Operations Worldwide
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Airports!

Sunday evening Delta airlines suspended all flights – Delta flights were grounded across the US Sunday night, not because everyone was interested in the Pro-Bowl, but due to a “systems outage” or as they worded it to the FAA an “automation issue”...

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Breath Tests Spot Cancer?

Breath Tests can spot cancer?  A new report out of Britain shows the new breathalyzer is 85 percent accurate at identifying stomach and esophageal cancers which affect some 16,000 men and women in Britain alone...

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The Waving Beatles
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Hope We Passed the Audition

Today is the anniversary of It.  The final Beatles public appearance together, anywhere ever.  As you no doubt know it was on the roof of the Apple recording studios because they literally couldn't all agree on any other venue for what they all knew would be their final live show...

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AUTO: JUN 27 IndyCar - The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Race 1
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The 8th Wonder of the World

The argument has see-sawed back and forth for years in Texas, what to do with the Astrodome.

After the late Bud Adams moved the Oilers to Tennessee, and the Astros built a new baseball-only stadium, the new Houston football team built their own place and so the Astrodome has sat basically empty and derelict, basically used once in the past two decades to house refugees from Hurricane Katrina in 2005…

But now no one can tear it down...

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Peter McMillian grins from ear to ear with his 14.
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Gulf Fishing Improvements

Once the mere mention of the word Kraken would send chills down a seafarers spine – now the mythical mile long sea monster actually lives in the Gulf of Mexico, as an artificial fishing reef...

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