Archive For July 2009

The last word in astrology: 7/01/09

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Liv Tyler, 32; Missy Elliott, 38; Carl Lewis, 48; Dan Aykroyd, 57

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Britain’s queen orders count of swans

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is preparing to have her swans counted. Buckingham Palace has announced that the annual Swan Upping, a tradition dating back to the 12th century which involves a census of the swan population on the River Thames, will be conducted by the queen’s official Swan Marker from July 20-24.

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NHL’s Panthers use football agent in ad campaign

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Drew Rosenhaus, a sports agent who typically battles with football team owners to get lucrative contracts for his clients, has been enlisted by the NHL’s Florida Panthers in a marketing campaign to boost season-ticket sales.

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Tiger has extra incentive to win at Congressional

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Tiger Woods said his role as host of this week’s $6 million AT&T National provided an added incentive to finish top of the leaderboard at Congressional Country Club.

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Canadiens secure Gomez in seven-player trade with Rangers

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The Montreal Canadiens acquired Scott Gomez, and his sizeable contract, from the New York Rangers in a seven-player trade on Tuesday.

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Curry sacked as Pistons coach after one year

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Michael Curry was sacked as Detroit Pistons coach on Tuesday after just one season in charge.

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Few thrills as Williams sisters thrive

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Sobriety returned to Wimbledon on Tuesday after the heady brew of the night before with Center Court open to the sunny skies and the insatiable Williams sisters blasting through to the semi-finals.

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Avant-garde German choreographer Pina Bausch dies

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German choreographer Pina Bausch, whose work is credited with revolutionizing the language of modern dance, died Tuesday after being diagnosed with cancer only days earlier. She was 68 years old.

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Koons, with eye for pop, brings Popeye show to UK

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Artist Jeff Koons has presented a series of Popeye paintings in London, saying the cartoon hero born of the 1929 Depression was a symbol of self confidence, before adding enigmatically: “May be art is the spinach.”

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Michael Jackson “Suit of Lights” glove up for sale

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He was famously called “The Gloved One,” and now anyone can slip their hand into one of only two Michael Jackson electric-white gloves that could sell in the six figures, an auctioneer said on Tuesday.

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