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By Peter BeckerMore Content NowPerhaps you have noticed the "Big Triangle" in the southern sky on spring evenings this month.As evening twilight deepens, far up in the south (as seen from mid-northern latitudes) is the bright orange-yellow star Arcturus, one of the first stars you will see.

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In Barcelona at La Sagrada Familia, Christ on the cross hangs under an illuminated umbrella, suggestive of a jellyfish, suspended almost invisibly in midair over the main altar. I had finally realized my longtime dream to visit Antoni Gaudi’s...

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Weekly Health Watch rail, with items on resistance-band workouts, osteoporosis warnings, childhood allergies and skipping breakfastTip of the Week

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As discussed in last week’s column, which introduced the LEAPFROG Teambuilding Process, the creation of a new team’s structure and the roles and responsibilities of each member must be immediately defined. The reason is that it:

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Brazil 3, Croatia 1: Drama aplenty in the opening game with Brazil gaining a lucky 3-1 victory in spite of playing poorly. Never overawed, Croatia produced a wonderful team performance, marshaled by the peerless Luka Modric in midfield. An own goal...

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If they passed out Oscars for best closing credits, “22 Jump Street” would be a lock. In the space of 5 minutes, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller thoroughly satirize the greed-driven lack of originality in Hollywood by presenting us with a...

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I love it when a good film comes out, makes lots of money, gets the go-ahead for a sequel, and an even better film results. Sorry, that’s not the case here. There’s nothing overtly bad about “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” It’s full of action, the...

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Three girls, three chords in three acts, that’s “We Are the Best,” a riveting coming-of-age comedy perfectly capturing the electrifying jolt punk rock instills in teens looking to expel their anger and frustration. It’s practically a life preserver...

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If the first “How to Train Your Dragon” was a raging inferno of emotion, the sequel is more like a warm, cozy campfire. Hardly a ringing endorsement, but don’t take it to mean “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is a flameout. In fact, it’s actually pretty...

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We – and when I say we, I’m talking about film critics and movie fans – were caught completely off guard a couple of years back when “21 Jump Street” made a successful transition from little screen to big screen. It got great reviews and it made...

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Hit and run crash investigated, officers arrest two people in other cases

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