By Kat Glass
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
WASHINGTON — Cheerleading accounted for two-thirds of sports-related deaths or serious injuries to high school girls over the past 25 years, according to a new nationwide study.
It's because cheerleading increasingly requires complex — and dangerous — gymnastics stunts, said report author Frederick Mueller, who directs the University of North Carolina's National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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By Heidi Stevens
Chicago Tribune (MCT)
Without even realizing it, you've probably done one or more of the following: Engaged in fabric-ation while jeans shopping.
Entered the buyosphere at your local Whole Foods.
Fallen for an outlet maul purchase.
Bemoaned all the tourons clogging Michigan Avenue this time of year.
The English language morphs at the speed of light, as anyone caught still using the word "gellin' " will attest. And words don't have to appear in the Oxford English Dictionary to pop up in daily communication. So if you find yourself longing for a handbook, grab a copy of the new "Daily Candy Lexicon: Words That Don't Exist but Should" (Virgin Books, $14.95).
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Ethel L. Payne
(August 14, 1911 - May 28, 1991) was an award-winning African American journalist. Known as the "First Lady of the Black Press", she was a columnist, lecturer, and free-lance writer. She combined advocacy with journalism as she reported on the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. She became the first female African American commentator employed by a national network when CBS hired her in 1972.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Payne began her journalism career rather unexpectedly while working as a hostess at an Army Special Services club in Japan, a position she had taken in 1948. She allowed a visiting reporter from the Chicago Defender to read her journal, which detailed her own experiences as well as those of African-American soldiers. Impressed, the reporter took the journal back to Chicago and soon Payne's observations were being used by the Defender, an African American newspaper with a national readership, as the basis for front-page stories.
Read a series of interviews with Ethel Payne, free from the Washington Press Club Foundation.
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