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Cynthia Rowley: There's never been a better time to design

Business News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:49
Good news for fashion entrepreneurs -- there has never been a better time to get your ideas out there.

Dozens hurt on fall foliage train ride

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:43
A scenic fall tour turned into a nightmare ride for passengers in northwest Arkansas on Thursday after a freight train and a passenger train collision left dozens injured.
Categories: National News

What the dying really regret

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:15
There are many regrets patients share with this chaplain before they die; those about time wasted hating their bodies are saddest.
Categories: Health

Watch out for teal pumpkins

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:09
Halloween can be extra scary for kids with food allergies. There's a new campaign to place a teal pumpkin outside homes offering non-food treats this holiday.
Categories: Health

I'd have to do how much exercise to eat that?

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:02
By early next year, more than 20 chain restaurants will be posting calorie counts on their menus. Yet that information may not be enough to change consumers' behavior, researchers say.
Categories: Health

The week in 30 photos

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:39
Categories: International News

The week in 30 photos

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:38
Categories: National News

Helmet cam shows sniper shot to head

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:24
U.S. military footage posted to YouTube shows a Marine survive a head shot by a sniper in Afghanistan in 2013.
Categories: International News

Video shows Nina Pham in hospital room

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:23
Video released by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital shows Nina Pham prior to flying to the NIH's Clinical Center.
Categories: National News

Best 'going to jail' story ever?

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:22
Shia LaBeouf is finally telling the full story of how he got arrested at a Broadway production of "Cabaret," and it's worth every minute.
Categories: Entertainment News

Who just joined 'Episode VII' ?

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:21
First, the call came for Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.
Categories: Entertainment News

'Jem' movie makes a date

CNN Entertainment - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:19
The reaction to this announcement could be truly outrageous.
Categories: Entertainment News

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Business News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:14
It looks like it's time for a bounce after days of gut-wrenching volatility in the stock market.

Giant prehistoric kangaroos looked like rabbits, walked like humans

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:39
A giant relative of the kangaroo with the face of a rabbit ambled around the Australian outback 100,000 years ago, according to a new study. Instead of hopping around like its modern cousin, it walked upright, one foot in front of the other, like a human.
Categories: International News

Biden's son booted for cocaine

CNN - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:48
The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter this year after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S. officials confirmed.
Categories: National News

At the heart of China's legal (and illegal) trade with North Korea

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:18
The sun is rising over the Yalu River and North Korea.
Categories: International News

Nepal rescuers search for missing hikers

CNN World - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:14
The search for missing hikers and bodies buried in snow resumed in central Nepal on Thursday after an avalanche killed scores of trekkers this week.
Categories: International News

MSU Tennis Caps Perfect Day One At USTA/ITA Southern Regionals

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:10
AUBURN, Ala. – With all seven players in action, the Mississippi State men's tennis Bulldogs capped a perfect day one at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships in Auburn, Ala., on Thursday.

Davis wins bronc riding’s 1st round

Twisted Rodeo - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:05
Dalton Davis of Holcomb, Kan., rides New Frontier Rodeo's Satin Sheets for 82 points to win the first round of saddle bronc riding Thursday night at the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo. (PHOTO BY ROBBY FREEMAN)

Dalton Davis of Holcomb, Kan., rides New Frontier Rodeo’s Satin Sheets for 82 points to win the first round of saddle bronc riding Thursday night at the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo. (ROBBY FREEMAN PHOTO)

DUNCAN, Okla. – Robert Etbauer had more influence on a young Dalton Davis than he may have ever known.

“Robert Etbauer got me to riding broncs,” Davis said of the two-time world champion from Goodwell, Okla. “I was down at his house roping calves, and he convinced me to get on some steers. I really didn’t want to. I was scared of it.”

That fear didn’t last long, and it’s paying off quite well for Davis, a 22-year-old cowboy from Holcomb, Kan. On Thursday night, he posted an 82-point ride on New Frontier Rodeo’s Satin Sheets to win the first round of the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo at the Stephens County Fair and Expo Center.

“I got on some and just fell in love immediately,” he said.

That love affair has worked out pretty well. As a permit-holder who utilized his 2014 season as a try-out period for a career in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Davis earned enough money in the circuit to qualify for this week’s finale, which features the top 12 contestants in each event from the region made up primarily of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

“Winning the round means a whole lot to me,” said Davis, who earned $1,130. “This is the peak of our year and gives us a chance to win some money.”

It also opens the door to win the average championship, the honor given to the contestants in each event who finish the three-round event with the best cumulative time or score. Davis has a lead in the average race but will have to maintain that advantage through the final two performances, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“This just skyrockets your confidence,” said Davis, a senior at Southwestern Oklahoma State University who leads the college standings in the Central Plains Region. “You’re riding against Wade Sundell, whose always at the National Finals and a big threat to win it all; Ty Atchison, whose been to the finals; and Jesse Kirby and Hardy Braden. All those guys ride very well, so to be able to get the round win and have a good start really helps.”

Other first-round winners were bareback rider Caine Riddle, 82 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Elvis; steer wrestler Stockton Graves (3.8 seconds); team ropers Cole Markham and Tyler Worley (4.9 seconds); tie-down roper Ryan Jarrett (7.5 seconds); barrel racer Gretchen Benbenek (16.00 seconds); and bull rider Sage Kimzey (85 points on New Frontier’s Night Rider).

Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo
Oct. 16-18
Duncan, Okla.
Bareback riding:
1. Caine Riddle, 82 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Sinner, $1,130; 2. (tie) Justin Pollmiller and Brian Leddy, 72, $706 each; 4. Wyatt Clark, 71, $282.

Steer wrestling: 1. Stockton Graves, 3.8 seconds, $1,130; 2. Shane Frey, 4.4, $847; 3. Kyle Irwin, 5.1, $565; 4. Jeff Miller, 5.3, $282.

Team roping: 1. Cale Markham/Tyler Worley, 4.9 seconds, $1,130; 2. Coleman Proctor/Billie Saebens, 5.7, $847; 3. Troy Boone/Dawson McMaster, 6.9, $565; 4. Zac Small/Nick Simmons, 7.0, $282.

Saddle bronc riding: 1. Dalton Davis, 82 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Satin Sheets, $1,130; 2. Ryan Bestol, 73; 3. (tie) Nick Shenold, Andrew Harris and Jesse James Kirby, 72, $282 each.

Tie-down roping: 1. Ryan Jarrett, 7.5 seconds, $1,130; 2. Cody Quaney, 8.6, $847; 3. Perry Dietz, 10.7, $565; 4. Luke Blanton, 11.0, $282.

Barrel racing: 1. Gretchen Benbenek, 16.00 seconds, $1,152; 2. Emily Miller, 16.17, $864; 3. Mary Burger, 16.21, $576; 4. Kyra Stierwalt, 16.22, $288.

Bull riding: 1. Sage Kimzey, 85 points on New Frontier Rodeo’s Night Rider, $1,130; 2. (tie) Sam Wyatt and Lane Wilhelm, 78, $706 each; 4. Chris McCombs, 77, $282.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Nurse may have had symptoms earlier

CNN World - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:43
The U.S. Ebola nurse who traveled across country before falling ill could have been sick earlier than she admitted, a federal official says. She may have had symptoms the day she boarded her first flight, a CDC official says.
Categories: International News


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