Laurette J. Walker

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PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings

The defense could be allowed to score on two-point conversion plays if NFL owners pass a new extra point proposal at the League's Spring Meeting on …

NFL

Woman Recovers After Getting Shot Shielding Neighbor's Kids

Last month, a disagreement on a residential street in Muskegon, Mich., turned into a deadly gun battle. Six men were armed, one man was killed, and dozens of shots sprayed in all directions.<p>At the house directly behind the gunfight, three children were playing on the porch.<p>This scenario is not as …

The Whitest Historically Black College In America

It opened in the late 19th century as the Bluefield Colored Institute, created to educate the children of black coal miners in segregated West Virginia. Although it still receives the federal funding that comes with its designation as a historically black institution, today Bluefield State College …

Associated Press News

Unsolved Black LGBT Murders: Where's the Outrage? (VIDEO)

Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are more than just statistics. How can we ignore the fact that, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, 2012 had the fourth highest rate of murders of LGBT people in history, and of all these victims, 73 percent were …

Associated Press News

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Here Is a List of the Best 50 Bars in the World

Cocktail industry publication <i>Drinks International</i> has just unleashed its 2013 list of the <b>World's Best Bars</b> — determined by "the most influential and knowledgeable bar industry professionals on the planet" — during a (live-Tweeted) ceremony in London. For the second consecutive year, London's …

NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

Thursday (October 10th)<p><b>Cocktails for Comfort</b><i><br>Thursday, October 10th through Saturday, October 19th.</i> Chemo Comfort is hosting a ten-day benefit to raise money for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Purchase certain drinks at participating bars to support Chemo Comfort's cause. Prices vary. …

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A Contentious Pairing: Champagne and Apple

• Champagne, the most esteemed of France's sparkling wines, has not been known to take the "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" outlook when …

New Albums

Elsa Bianchi Malbec and Torrontes

Malbec and Torrontes represent the two signature wines of Argentina among red and white varietals respectively. And while the signature grapes of …

Ridge Crest Syrah

<b>BULK BUY!</b><p>100% Syrah from Columbia Valley, Washington.<p>SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8. Sample submitted for review.<p>From the winery:<p>“The nose …

Wine: how to start a cellar from scratch

One of the things I've always wanted is a cellar. You may assume I already have one, stacked with bottles of bordeaux, but I don't. What I have – like many other people, I suspect – is a cupboard under the stairs crammed with assorted wines from various vintages, which is why, when I go looking for …

Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% Syrah from Napa Valley, California (including Stag’s Leap and Oakville with 32% coming …

Sandeman Vau Vintage Porto 2000 - An Easy

Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca from Douro, Portugal.<p>Available for as low as $30 for a 750ml bottle. Covered here as a Saturday …

Wine-Flavored Lollipops Offer Sweets For An Adult Palate

Austin, Texas-based gourmet candy company Lollyphile has come out with lollipops in wine flavors.<p>The new wine lollipops are available in Cabernet …

Greenpeace concerned for detained activists

Greenpeace has expressed its concerns for activists being detained by Russia over an Arctic protest.<p>The activists have been charged with piracy, which carries a sentence of up to 15 years.<p>Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Amsterdam, where Greenpeace's headquarters are located.

Jailed US man Kenneth Bae's mother in North Korea visit

<b>The mother of a US citizen imprisoned in North Korea is being allowed to visit him, his family says.</b><p>Terri Chung, the sister of Kenneth Bae, said their mother was in Pyongyang and due to meet him on Friday morning.<p>Mr Bae, a Korean-American, was arrested last November and sentenced to 15 years' hard …

USDA won't close plants in salmonella outbreak

Of the people infected, 42% have been hospitalized — an unusually high percentage, according to the CDC.<p>The Department of Agriculture will not close the California chicken-processing plants linked to a nationwide outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella, officials said.<p>"Foster Farms has …

Aaron Hernandez indicted for murder

ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the …

Crime

Blood Orange Sangria

Blood Orange Sangria.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 1, 2013 203<p>Happy hour time?<p>Yeah. That’s what I’m thinking too. It has been a WEEK. Pull up a chair, why …