Federal government funds a study on duck penises – $384,949

Washington DC – Sequestration is serious business. Jobs are on the line. Day care for poor kids is under the ax. Yet even in this budget climate, your federal government still has the money to pay for a study examining duck penises. This waterfowl fuss erupted when the conservative website CNSNews.com published a story pulling [...]

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North Korea orders artillery to be combat ready, targeting U.S. bases

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Tuesday its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to be combat ready, targeting U.S. military bases on Guam, Hawaii and mainland America after U.S. bombers flew sorties threatening the North. The order, issued in a statement from the North’s military “supreme command”, marks the latest [...]

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Burgess keeps fiddle making tradition alive

ARNAUDVILLE — In today’s digital world, music can be summoned in the blink of an eye. Yet Anya Schoenegge Burgess is stubbornly old school. Burgess makes violins by hand — the same way Andrea Amati made the first in Cremona, Italy, nearly 500 years ago. Two months can pass before Burgess completes one instrument. And [...]

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2013 Scott Boudin Festival

The Scott Boudin Festival Association,Inc and the City of Scott will present the Inaugural Scott Boudin Festival at Scott City Hall Monday, March 25, 2013 at 4 p.m. This ceremony will take place at 125 Lions Club Road in the city of Scott. The Scott Boudin Festival will take place Friday, April 5th at 6:45 [...]

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Accordion helped shape Louisiana’s culture

The next time you’re two-stepping to a Cajun or zydeco band, consider the collision of cultures that led to the musical gumbo we enjoy today. Nearly every style of music can be found in Lafayette and surrounding areas — from classical to rap to bluegrass — along with the instruments and numerous cultural voices that [...]

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Easter Bunny, events renamed ‘spring’ to avoid offending anyone

Boynton Beach, they are still bucking a national trend that is reducing the   Easter Bunny to a “Spring Bunny” and Easter eggs to “spring   spheres.” The city’s senior center is hosting an Easter show and an Easter bonnet   contest on Thursday . The senior center is expecting about 120 people for   its popular festivities. But [...]

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