Monthly Archives: January 2011

TODAY’S COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: ANNA MARIA COLLEGE

ANNA MARIA COLLEGE AMCATS

 Location: Paxton, MA 

Division: NCAA Division 3

Conference Affiliation: Commonwealth Coast Conference 

Major sports: football, basketball, base/soft-ball, soccer, volleyball 

Site: http://www.annamaria.edu/athletics/

Comment: No, not the AmVets, the Amcats. I love feline nicknames that Continue reading

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SPOT-CHECK: HOW ARE THE USAO DROVERS DOING?

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers – MEN – The men’s team is sitting at 8-11 overall, 4-9 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. Just yesterday the Drovers defeated St Gregory’s 81-61 to end a three-game losing streak. They see action again tomorrow night against the Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm.  WOMEN – The women’s team is an unfortunate 6-14 overall, 2-11 in conference play. Continue reading

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JANUARY 30TH UPDATE OF MY VIETNAMESE MYTHOLOGY PAGE

I just updated the page with the final chapter of the saga of the god Thach Sanh and with two new entries – one on Song Truong, the god of the tides and one on Ba Set, the goddess of lightning.

IX. THACH SANH’S DESTINY – The soldiers returned with the trusting Thach Sanh and the stolen crown jewels. At the king’s command they stripped him of his axe, bow and arrow and lute and ignored his pleas of innocence. They had him thrown into a cell to await the king’s judgement.

The sinister Ly Thong was encouraging the king to have  Thach Sanh executed before his upcoming marriage to Princess Quynh Nga. The magic lute that Long Vuong had given to Continue reading

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THIS DATE IN ENGLISH CIVIL WAR HISTORY

January 30th, 1649 – King Charles the First was beheaded at Whitehall Continue reading

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GRENADIERS DISMEMBER CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The No. 21-ranked IU Southeast men’s basketball team defeated Cincinnati Christian 106-50 Saturday afternoon in the Southeast Activities Building.

The Grenadiers’ defense was the story of the first half. They forced 20 turnovers and held the Eagles to 28 percent shooting. The IU Southeast offense was strong as well. Darryl Bell Continue reading

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GOLD NUGGETS PICK UP DIVISION ONE TRANSFERS

NEW ORLEANS — Women’s tennis players Yazmin Hooper of Corona, Calif., and Kourtney Howell of Cypress, Texas, have transferred to Xavier University of Louisiana from NCAA Division I schools and signed athletic scholarships.
Hooper, a 2009 graduate of Corona’s Santiago High School, transferred from Howard University. Howell, a 2010 graduate of Cypress Woods High School, transferred from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Hooper, a left-hander, was a California Bowl girls 16 singles champion and helped Continue reading

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THIS DATE IN ENGLISH CIVIL WAR HISTORY

JANUARY 29th, 1643 – Lord Camden and Colonel Gervase Lucas take Continue reading

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