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Marine who played at base banned

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- A Middle Tennessee freshman who finished five years of active service in the Marines this summer is appealing an NCAA rule …

Big 12's biggest shoes to fill

Jeremy Smith isn’t the lone non-quarterback in the conference with big shoes to fill. As the Oklahoma State running back aims to replace Joseph …

News And Notes From Around The Big 12

<b>Wendell Barnhouse</b> is a nationally-known and respected columnist who has spent over 20 years covering collegiate athletics. He has reported from 25 …

College Football

15 best weather apps and weather widgets for Android

Knowing the weather is something that we all pretty much need to know. Smartphone weather apps and weather widgets have been steadily improving over the years. They work better, have more detailed and accurate information, and the weather widgets look better with whatever theme you happen to be …

Apps

Timely is a great new alarm clock app, available now in the Play Store

As alarm clock apps go, there isn’t much excitement. Fonts change, colors are different, and maybe the alarm is a voice rather than a melody. All pretty gimmicky, and all easily ignored or quickly forgotten.<p>Timely is a new addition to the Play Store, and could change your perception of how an alarm …

Apps

The Best Women Superheroes (You Might See in the Movies Soon)...

<b>Superman, Batman, Iron Man,</b> Spider-Man, and, hey, Superman/Batman. Left to its own devices, Hollywood is prepared to recycle the same super-stuff over and over, and to have all that same super-stuff end with "man." With Wonder Woman stuck in never-ending development hell, the studio execs clearly …

Movies

A Crime Wave Involving Ninjas That Is Incredibly Lame

<b>Throughout history</b> three types of people have donned the ominous costume of the ninja. First there were actual ninjas, who tip-toed through feudal Japan wrecking shit like the professional assassins that they were. Then there were little kids on Halloween. And now there are adult men disguising …

Crime

HOS Rules Changes Here to Stay

Since July 1, when new truck driver hours of service rules went into affect, truckers have been holding their collective breaths hoping that a …

Are You a ‘Thumper’?

Despite the fact that tire inflation is one of the most important factors determining the life of a tire and ensuring optimum fuel economy, many …

Technology Tackles the Drowsy Driver Problem

Drowsiness is the truck driver’s number one nemesis. More than 90% of long-haul truck accidents are caused by human error– the vast majority …

Will Sleep Apnea Screening Become Mandatory for Truckers?

Sleep disorders in commercial truck drivers has been an issue of interest by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for many years, and it’s …

Compliance Experts Offer Guidance on Rest Breaks and Restarts

The changes to the hours-of-service rules will significantly most long-haul truck operations and drivers. Drivers who work a regular schedule that …

Feds Answer Common HOS Questions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration offers the following answers to the most common questions regarding new hours of service changes.<p>Why …

New Tool to Manage Driver Fatigue

Truck driver fatigue can be a dangerous, even deadly problem. Fatigue can lead to a range of health and wellness complications for truckers and a …

Saving Truckers From Four-Wheelers

Four-wheelers are often the bane of every trucker’s existence. Those pesky motorists cut you off, attempt to pass on the right when you’re attempting …

States Take Aim at Distracted Driving

The strictest limits on use of hand-held communication devices are currently placed on professional truckers who are banned from using hand-held …

How to Qualify for a Government Health Insurance Subsidy

Find out if you're eligible and what changes will take place.<p><i>Will I qualify for a government subsidy to buy health insurance under the new health</i> …

Health Care

4 tips to improve a low credit score

CNBC’s personal finance expert Sharon Epperson says to increase a low credit score, you should make sure your credit report is completely accurate, avoid using all your available credit and pay your bills on time every month.

Personal Finance

How to Pick the Best Credit Card for You

Consider these four things before signing up for a new card.<p>When looking for a credit card, use these points as a guide before you apply.<p><b>Interest</b> …

Personal Finance

Track and Improve Your Credit

By now we have done a lot of work to cut down your expenses and improve your cash flow. You should also have a budget to help guide you going …

Personal Finance

When to Choose an FHA Refinance Over a Conventional Mortgage

If you’re a homeowner who’s thinking of refinancing to get lower mortgage payments or to change mortgage terms, you have a few loan options. Two …

Expert advice on credit cards and credit scores

We all know that paying bills late or not at all, bankruptcy, or default can torpedo our credit score. But there are other less obvious things that can also drive down that score. These include credit card balances that are too high (called utilization), too many credit checks (inquiries into your …

Personal Finance

What Is a Good Credit Score?

Banks and loan companies typically don’t know you personally and have no way of knowing how likely you are to pay back a loan on time. So to …

Start up a Business With Your 401(k): How It Works | Inc.com

Bohnne Jones worked in the healthcare industry for 33 years until she was laid off in January 2002. Going back to school and picking up expertise in IT gave her a new start, but only a temporary one. A two-year engagement came to an end and then a position as a VP in a software start-up was over in …

Retirement