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South Park creators dropped acid before Oscars

Back in 2000, South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker bewildered people when they showed up at the Academy Awards, after their song “Blame Canada” was nominated for an Oscar, in dresses copied from ones previously worn to the event by Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow. Stone and Parker…

Obama names openly gay veteran to West Point advisory board

by On Top Magazine A co-founder of Knights Out, Brenda S. ‘Sue’ Fulton, has been named to the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy An openly gay co-founder of Knights Out, Brenda S. ‘Sue’ Fulton, has been named to the Board of Visitors of the United States…

Rising divorce rates a sign of economic recovery

WASHINGTON — A telltale sign of US economic recovery: the divorce rate is on the rise, after falling sharply in 2008 and 2009. “People were afraid they were going to lose their jobs so they were very cautious about getting a divorce because you have to split your assets,” said…

Scientists warn of ‘dangerous over-reliance’ on GPS

LONDON – Developed nations have become “dangerously over-reliant” on satellite navigation systems such as GPS, which could break down or be attacked with devastating results, British engineers said Tuesday. The Royal Academy of Engineering said the application of the technology was now so broad — from car sat-navs to the…

‘Youth-friendly’ Oscars show gets thumbs down

HOLLYWOOD – Oscars organizers had touted this year’s show as more youth-friendly, aiming to draw younger funkier movie-goers into the time-worn Academy Award experience — but the initial reaction was skeptical. Sunday’s co-presenters James Franco and Anne Hathaway made a joke reference to the youth-chasing aim within minutes of the…

Doctors urge indoor tanning ban for minors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – U.S. tanning salons should close their doors to minors to protect them from skin cancer, a group of 60,000 pediatricians said Monday in a new policy statement. With the move, the American Academy of Pediatrics joins the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Academy of…

Five U.S. Air Force cadets expelled for using “spice”

DENVER (Reuters) – Five U.S. Air Force Academy cadets have been expelled and another 25 are under investigation for using the drug “spice,” a synthetic substance that mimics the effects of marijuana, academy officials said on Friday. The announcement by the academy, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, comes days after…

‘Punk’ art rocks Rome in new exhibition

The Sex Pistols music blares out incongruously from Rome’s stately Villa Medici, once home to powerful aristocracy and now the prestigious French Academy which is staging the first ever retrospective into Punk visual art. The exhibition takes a unique look at Punk Rock art, which developed as a counter-culture in…

Air Force Academy should drop ‘Lord’s army’ speaker for prayer luncheon, religious freedom advocate demands

The US Air Force Academy should withdraw its invitation for a former Marine to address the Academy’s National Prayer Luncheon next month, according to a religious freedom advocacy group. “Egregiously sectarian statements like [those] from former Lt. McClary blatantly exclude not only non-Christians, but also the many Christians who do…

Director Blake Edwards dies in Southern California

Blake Edwards, director of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘Pink Panther,’ dies at age 88 Blake Edwards, the director and writer known for clever dialogue, poignance and occasional belly-laugh sight gags in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “10″ and the “Pink Panther” farces, is dead at age 88. Edwards died from complications of pneumonia…

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