A high school in California has been criticised for using what some say are damaging stereotypes of Arabs.
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Tuesday 05 August 2008
Actor Morgan Freeman was in "good spirits" in hospital after breaking his arm and elbow in a car crash, his spokesman said.
Monday 28 July 2008
A gunman who ran amok at a church youth performance killed two people, including an usher described as a hero for shielding others from the blast.
Friday 06 June 2008
Friday 09 May 2008
Eddy Arnold was arguably the most successful country singer of the 20th century. He sold an estimated 85 million records and enjoyed more than 140 US hits, 28 of them chart-toppers. He cut his first single for RCA Victor in 1944 and was still very much a presence on the country scene in the 1990s, having made a guest appearance on the teen sensation LeAnn Rimes' award-winning album Blue in 1996.
Sunday 13 April 2008
From pouting garage rock to psychedelia so anglophile that the accents recall Teddington more than Tennessee, and on to the pre-punk power pop of Big Star, this 2CD survey of cult Memphis label Ardent is so revelatory it's hard to listen to anything else. The first disc's selection of Sixties singles, including solo work by Big Star's Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, mixes sharp mod R&B with phased guitars, sitars, folk-baroque strings and art-rock lyrics. Disc 2 specialises in pre-punk cock rock and weird acoustic wastedness, with 12 Big Star demos and rarities. Compilation of the year, already.
Thursday 03 April 2008
Thursday 07 February 2008
The polls were just closing in America's Super Tuesday primary contests when the apocalypse came – not a political apocalypse but a swirl of tornadoes that ripped across the voting states of Tennessee and Arkansas, killing at least 48 people and injuring hundreds of others. Roofs flew off buildings like lids off jam jars. Cars and trucks were tossed across roads. Mobile homes crumpled, and even solidly built houses collapsed, leaving nothing but their concrete foundations standing. Phone and power lines blew down. Trees snapped.
Wednesday 06 February 2008
Tornados and thunderstorms ravaged the US South overnight, killing at least 45 people and injuring more than 150 as it caused destruction across several states, authorities said.
Sunday 27 January 2008
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Monday 13 March 2006
Saturday 05 February 2005
Saturday 05 February 2005
Saturday 13 March 2004
Friday 01 August 2003
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