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Low stakes undermine mediocre 'Dolphin Tale' sequel

"Dolphin Tale 2" is a harmless, family-friendly film that offers a few nice moments but lacks the follow-through to make you remember it a week after you watch it. In other words, it's a telling example of the state of September 2014 cinema.

September 15, 2014 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National


Welcome to City of Iron: a board game review

The best board games have a blended combination of great theme and great mechanics that create an engrossing gaming experience. That's what you will find in City of Iron, a board game for two to four players by Red Raven Games.

September 15, 2014 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | National


5 movie gadgets we wish were real

TECH CITY -- With the announcement of the next iPhone and the Apple Watch, we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the best high-tech gadgets from the movies.

September 15, 2014 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National


Leonard Maltin’s newly published ‘2015 Movie Guide’ is his last

The news has apparently been floating around the Internet for a week or two, but I didn't realize until I opened Leonard Maltin's newly published "2015 Movie Guide" and read his introduction that this one will be the last.

September 15, 2014 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National


All in the family

Four-year-old Hailiee Davis disappears behind her father Brady's leg when Wonder Woman asks to see her costume.

September 15, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


Have You Seen This?

EIGHTIES NATION - An Internet-based musician covered 1980s hit "99 Luftballoons" (or "99 Red Balloons") using nothing more than actual red balloons, and it's making all your '80s dreams come true.

September 15, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National


A Day at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is a bibliophile's dream, but most people simply walk through the lobby, see the Great Reading Room from a glassed veranda, and leave. There is a better way.

September 15, 2014 | Brigham Wilson KSL | National


15 places named after religious figures

Pope Francis' legacy is about to get even bigger.

September 15, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Kids in wealthier families more apt to misbehave if parents split up

Kids in high-income families are more likely to misbehave when their parents split up than kids in poorer families, according to new research in the journal Child Development.

September 15, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Napoleon Dynamite returns for 12-year-old leukemia patient

It's been 10 years since the world first saw Jon Heder play the role of Napoleon Dynamite, but the actor recently proved he hasn't lost his ability to slip into the awkward yet endearing role.

September 15, 2014 | Sarah Sanders Petersen Deseret News Service | National


10 signs your emotional life may need a tune-up

Being emotionally healthy is like owning a well-running car. If your vehicle is taken care of, you can get through construction zones, traffic and bumpy dirt roads with no trouble. If your car is a run-down old clunker, you won't be able to rely on it to get you where you are going on your terms. This comparison also holds true for a well-functioning brain. A good therapist is like your brain's mechanic. Here are 10 signs that indicate a professional might be of some help in tuning up your life:

September 15, 2014 | Martha B. Fallis KSL | National


Terrorists seize home to Iraq's second largest oil refinery

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has recently taken over the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Baiji, the second of which is the home of Iraq's largest oil refinery. The accompanying infographic shows the development of ISIS and its most recent attacks. ISIS pledges allegiance to al-Qaida, and as ABC News reports, it is proving to be the undoing of the United States' decadelong efforts to establish democracy in the embattled country. With the country's oil supply at risk, will the West intervene again? Is the fight against terrorism becoming a lost cause?

September 15, 2014 | Ben Luthi NewsOK | National


The Clean Cut:

Several bears were spotted on a golf course at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in British Columbia in a video that was posted on YouTube on Sept. 8.

September 15, 2014 | | National


Americans link violence with Muslims

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is America's enemy, not Islam, President Obama stated in his national address Wednesday night laying out a plan to destroy the terrorist organization.

September 15, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Education and election year politics

Back when I was working on my master's degree, a professor in an administration class I was taking told us that if we didn't observe and understand what was going on around us politically, we wouldn't be effective administrators. I remember wondering what politics had to do with working with students, but I was young and naïve back then. What I have learned since then is that professor was 100 percent right.

September 15, 2014 | KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Woodworkers Club collects and delivers school supplies

The Kershaw County Woodworkers Club started collecting school supplies back in June for their annual school supplies drive.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


4H recognizes L-EHS student for leadership

Clemson University's 4H program recently named Lugoff-Elgin High School senior Sidney Goff as one of 10 state winners at its 4H Congress Awards Banquet. Sidney's award includes a college scholarship and trip to the National 4H Congress in Atlanta.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Kershaw County quilters will attend Quilts of Valor event

Quilters from around South Carolina, including the Quilters of Kershaw County, will attend a fundraiser for the S.C. Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the S.C. National Guard Armory in Columbia.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Morris College residence halls to be named for two Kershaw County women

Morris College opened two new residence halls this year, and is naming one of them one in honor of two deceased Kershaw County natives: Dr. Daisy B. Alexander and Audree Adamson Clark. The new structures were made possible by a 10 million dollar gift given by Dr. Solomon Jackson Jr.

September 22, 2014 | | Localife


Book review: 'Hope After Suicide'

"HOPE AFTER SUICIDE: One Woman's Journey from Darkness to Light," by Wendy Parmley, Cedar Fort, $14.99, 216 pages (nf)

September 22, 2014 | | National


Sci-fi once predicted the future. Has it become stale?

It's easy to anyone who watches the original "Star Trek" series of the 1960s to see similarities between Capt. Kirk's handheld communicator and a cellphone.

September 22, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National


10 ideas of what God looks like

When you think of God, what do you see?

September 22, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National


Breathing the invigorating air of enlightenment

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September 22, 2014 | Joe Walker Deseret News | National


My love-hate relationship with all things cyber

It is invasive in our homes, our families, and our personal lives and it is because of the things you and I are doing! It is our blog posts, our Instagram updates, our Facebook statuses, our Pinterest boards and our lives that are causing all of us adverse reactions.

September 22, 2014 | Tiffany Sowby FamilyShare | National


Volunteer 'ally' families pull poor out of poverty

It's a common problem for those trying to climb out of poverty that the more money they make, the more they lose.

September 22, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


5 everyday phrases that have religious origins

Have you ever had a moment so overwhelming and unbelievable that you thought, "I'm at my wits end!"? You might be surprised to know that this phrase actually originates from the Bible in Psalm 107, where King David gives thanks to the Lord for all he's done for his people, despite their misgivings.

September 22, 2014 | Leah Perri Deseret News | National


Student debt pushing retirees toward poverty

Rosemary Anderson, from Watsonville, California, took out two student loans in her thirties when she earned her bachelor's degree, and her master's, totaling $64,000. She has worked at least one job most of her life, in addition to raising her two children.

September 22, 2014 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National


Parent's prison time devastating for kids, study finds

Kids who have a parent in jail or prison suffer significant health and behavior problems, according to a study that says parental incarceration could be worse for kids' health than divorce or a parent's death.

September 22, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National


Hurricane Hugo hit Kershaw County 25 years ago

(Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo struck South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane, one of the worst to ever hit the state.

September 22, 2014 | | Kershaw County


Mara Jones responds to Scott Jordan’s statement about Zemp Stadium

After a Chronicle-Independent story Friday reported statements made by Scott Jordan to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voicing his objection to what he thought was a plan to demolish Zemp Stadium in Camden if a new stadium is built near Camden High School, Board Chairperson Mara H. Jones issued the following statement via email.

September 22, 2014 | | Education


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