Archive For April 2009

The last word in astrology: 4/01/09

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Hannah Spearritt, 28; Annette O’Toole, 57; Gil Scott-Heron, 60; Debbie Reynolds, 77

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Man flies from New York to Boston in cargo hold

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A luggage handler flew from New York to Boston after falling asleep in the cargo hold of a JetBlue airliner but was unharmed and not charged with any crime, media reports and officials said.

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Reynolds’ unpredictable play lifts Villanova

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The unpredictable style of guard Scottie Reynolds has put Villanova just two wins away from its first NCAA title in nearly 25 years.

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All-Star Jones signs extension with the Braves

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Atlanta Braves All-Star third baseman Chipper Jones has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract extension through 2012, the team said Tuesday.

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Chicago may lead for 2016 Olympics in tight race

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Chicago may lead in the race to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, but history has shown the voting can be unpredictable and the other cities in the running cannot be counted out.

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Murray and Djokovic power into Miami quarters

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Britain’s Andy Murray crushed Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-1 6-0 to surge into the Sony Ericsson Open quarter-finals Tuesday.

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Tigers release Sheffield one home run shy of 500

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Slugger Gary Sheffield was released by the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, one home run short of the 500 milestone.

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USA Today Publisher to retire amid industry woes

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Craig Moon, publisher of USA Today, the largest U.S. newspaper by circulation, will retire in April after more than 23 years at parent company Gannett Co Inc, the publisher and broadcaster said on Tuesday.

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MTV renews “Real World” for four seasons

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MTV is ordering four more seasons of its veteran reality hit “The Real World.”

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Billy Joel edges out Elton John in double-header

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On the surface, it always has seemed like a natural pairing: two of the rock era’s most successful acts — piano-based or otherwise — dispensing hit after hit after hit.

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