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From Dogg To Lion

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Snoop Dogg has recently underwent a somewhat spiritual transformation within himself. This transformation made an impact on his career, music, style, and, most impressionably, his name. Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Lion, and he is a reggae star. His new album and documentary, Reincarnated, has a Bob Marley vibe to it and discusses issues in the world. His single, No Guns Allowed, takes the gun control issue to a whole different level. The song includes his daughter as well as rapper, Drake. Although Snoop Lion’s persona is completely changed, I think a turn-around album is the best thing for his career. Fans will be able to see and appreciate a different side of the young turned old rapper. The album and documentary will allow people to see the shift from young Snoop Dogg to older and wiser Snoop Lion as well as possibly connect with the career choices he has made. I encourage everyone to check out Reincarnated and get informed on social and political matters through the eyes of a role model.

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Written by haleywalley

May 2, 2013 at 2:36 pm

5 year-old boy kills younger sister

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Tuesday, in a Kentucky home, a 5 year-old boy was playing with his birthday present, a .22-caliber rifle, shot and killed his 2 year-old sister. The state is ruling it as an accident

For the full story visit: CNN

Written by annafrancis2013

May 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

Kriss Kross rapper dies at 34

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Chris Kelly was one half of the 1990s rap duo, Kriss Kross. He was found unresponsive in his home in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday. He was then taken to the Hospital and later pronounced dead. He was 34 years old.

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Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly, left, and Chris Smith reunited in February for a 20th anniversary concert for So So Def Records.

Written by annafrancis2013

May 2, 2013 at 7:56 am

Celtics stay alive against Knicks, 3-2

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Down 3-1 in a pivotal Eastern quarterfinals playoff matchup, the Boston Celtics rose to the occasion in their defeat over New York Knicks 92-86. Starting off in a deficit 11-0 in the first quarter, the Celtics  outscored the Knicks 45-28 and held a four-point lead at halftime.

Carmelo Anthony, the NBA’s league leader in first quarter scoring, came out shooting “lights out” in the first half but when the Knicks needed him the most, he could not deliver. Without Anthony’s deliverance, the Knicks went through a 2nd half slump in their ability to score.

As a result of the Knicks inability to score, the Celtics took advantage and capitalized on their opportunities. Without start point guard, Rajon Rondo, this required the Celtics other role players to play more of an active role in the offense. In doing so, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry combined for nearly fifty points to put the Celtics over the edge in a close but desperately needed win to keep their chances of winning a NBA championship alive. Jeff Green led all Celtic scorers with 18 points, Brandon Bass with 17 points, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce each with 16 points and Jason Terry pitching in 17 points of the bench.

The Celtics will need another combined team effort to get another win in the series like they did tonight. On Friday, the Celtics will play game 6 of the series in Boston. The Knicks will need the Anthony as well as its other role players to step up to the challenge. If the Celtics can get a win, they would tie the series 3-3.

All in all, no team in NBA history has rallied from a 3-0 deficit to come back to win the series, but Celtics have these plans on their mind.

 

Written by Wilton Jackson

May 2, 2013 at 6:47 am

Abducted Girl Found Alive in Lauderdale

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A six year old girl who was abducted from the school library was dumped alive in Lauderdale County. Jashayla Markayia Hopson was abducted around 1 p.m. Tuesday by an adult female that was not authorized to check her out. Hopson was a student at East Kemper Elementary. An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon for Jashayla. A resident recognized her from the local news and call 911. This was another Amber Alert success.

Written by Anthony P

May 2, 2013 at 12:22 am

Florida man called 911 80 times asking for burgers, weed and Kool-Aid

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A Florida man who called 911 about 80 times and requested that Kool-Aid, burgers and weed be delivered to him. 34-year-old Jarvis Sutton was arrested and held on a $150 bond. Sutton still remains in Pinellas County Jail.

Written by Anthony P

May 2, 2013 at 12:02 am

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Tully Ice Harvest Festival

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The Tully Ice Harvest Festival takes place on Green Lake in Tully, New York once a year. Tully is located an hour from Syracuse, New York. The Ice Harvest Festival provides a way for the people of Tully and surrounding areas to have access to large amounts of ice. Unfortunately, the 2013 Tully Ice Harvest Festival did not take place due to the weather which caused the ice to be too thin to cut. The ice is often used in keeping items cold rather than making things with it. Gordon Howard of Tully, New York provides insight on the harvesting process. The footage and interview was conducted in February of 2009 by Peter Chen.

Written by haleywalley

May 1, 2013 at 4:58 pm