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Can’t Work Today. I’m Dead.

Imagine opening up The Mining Journal, and seeing that you are dead! There certainly aren’t a lot of people who get the chance to read their own obituary in the newspaper, but 81-year-old Sven-Olof Svensson of southern Sweden is one of them. After Svensson was admitted to a hospital on Christmas Eve for treatment of […]

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New Movies This Weekend Look Good!

Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: * Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit — Star Trek actor Chris Pine is the latest actor to tackle the titular Tom Clancy character. Ryan, a CIA analyst, has gone fully operational as an agent, as he investigates a terrorist plot in Moscow. Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley […]

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Trace Adkins Enters Rehab

Trace Adkins is in a rehab center for alcohol abuse after drinking on a country music cruise. The setback comes after 12 years of sobriety for Trace.  His spokesperson says, “As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family’s privacy will be respected.” Trace’s performances on the Country Cruising voyage have been canceled.  […]

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Carrie Underwood Is Highest-Earning American Idol Winner for the Past Year

Sometimes, it’s better to be the winner!  Carrie Underwood remains the highest-earning American Idol champ for the past year. According to Forbes, Carrie pulled in an estimated $31 million last year, thanks to touring, music sales and sponsorship deals. That’s more than show judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban are estimated to have […]

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Real Books Slated for Extinction?

Video stores, newspapers, and magazines are all in their dying throes, soon to be regarded as quaint reminders of a century past. Are books next in line? It would appear, at least in Bexar County, Texas, that it may be the case, and sooner than you think! The nations first “all digital” library is set […]

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Golden Globes or Football?

I imagine that, like me,  more folks were interested in the NFL playoff games on Sunday than the Golden Globes, but for those that watched, it was from all accounts a great show! In case you missed it, here is a list of Sunday’s winners:           Motion Picture Best Motion Picture […]

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Buy, Buy Bulbs, Before They Go Bye, Bye!

If you didn’t realize that 60- and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs were being phased out this year, you’re not alone. A survey by lighting manufacturer Osram Sylvania reveals that 60 percent of Americans are unaware that as of now, these bulbs cannot be produced or imported to the U.S. as part of a law signed […]

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Another Record Falls to Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line’s debut hit, “Cruise,” has set yet another record, and this one is pretty impressive. The song is now the #1 best-selling digital country single of all time, according to NielsenSoundsan, with more than 6.3 million copies sold. Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” previously held the best-selling digital country single title, but it’s […]

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Country Star Files for Bankruptcy

Montgomery Gentry‘s Eddie Montgomery has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in Lexington, KY. The singer lists $13.4 million in debts and $1.9 million in assets in the filing due to the abrupt closure of his restaurant, Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse, last May, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.  According to the paper, Montgomery personally guaranteed the business […]

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Reba Can Help Shed the Holiday Pounds!

If you’re looking to slim down in the new year, Reba suggests starting a juicing regimen. She begins each day with a juice including more vegetables than fruit since there’s more sugar in fruit. Reba tells Country Weekly, “The reason that it’s so important is because your digestive system needs a break and it doesn’t […]

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