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BOOKMOBILE OUTREACH: Farmerville Headstart 9:00-10:00 Union Parish Elementary 10:05-3:00 (4th Grade) Calendar

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What Quarantine? Nurse Defies Authorities With Bike Ride

Hickox left the house in Fort Kent where she has been holed up and went out for the ride with her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:28:48 GMT
Fake texting, sleeping with phones: 'Hyper-connected' students try to get real in class

Talk about a terrifying assignment for a group of college students used to being connected 24/7: Eat lunch by yourself in a crowded campus dining hall no smartphones, no texting and absolutely no social media allowed.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:20:00 GMT
Tap to fetch: Scientists connect phones with cyber-enhanced dogs

The age of the cyber-enhanced dog is here ... and it's adorable. Equipped with a smartphone app, dog owners might one day be able to tell when Fido is chasing a squirrel, stressed out or happily getting its belly rubbed.The Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog (CEWD) project is the brainchild of David Roberts and Alper Bozkurt, both professors at North Carolina State University.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:17:13 GMT
See how her morning run turned into a surprise Ambush Makeover

For most people, a morning run helps you stay thin, but for one woman, it meant much more: a head-to-toe makeover live on national television.The athletic Katherine Hadley, visiting New York City from Utah, ran by the plaza during her morning workout, which was when our Ambush Makeover team spotted her."This is very unexpected," she told Jill Martin before the makeover.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:21:00 GMT
Go off the menu with these 8 secret Starbucks drink ideas

Starbucks is known for catering to all kinds of customer requests: A grande chai tea latte with two shots of espresso and no foam? Sure. A 101-shot latte? No problem.But did you know there's a whole host of drinks waiting for you beyond Starbucks' menu?

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:02:00 GMT
Boo! What's the scariest job in America?

If you think "gravedigger" or "swamp night security guard" is the scariest job in America, the trick is on you.CareerBuilder released the results of a new online survey conducted this summer that asked 3,103 American workers across industries what jobs they found most "frightful."Respondents could choose from a list of answers or enter their own, and some of them were pretty surprising.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:19:00 GMT
#TBT: Paul Reubens brings the Pee-wee Herman dance to TODAY

Get ready to throw all the way back to the '80s on this particular Thursday with a beloved character from the big and small screens: Pee-wee Herman.Actually, it was Paul Reubens, the man behind the childlike character, who stopped by TODAY to share some "Pee-wee's Playhouse"-related good news (and good times).

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:17:23 GMT
To Bcc or not to Bcc? Tut, tut, Brits say

We've all been there: you blind copy (or bcc) someone into an email chain, they reply all and your cover is blown. Well now, Debrett's, the publisher of a centuries-old guide to British upper-class decorum, has deemed the practice of bcc-ing "deceptive.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:00 GMT
Were Rihanna, Miley Cyrus too sexy for amfAR gala?

In TODAY's Take, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Al Roker, and Tamron Hall discuss some of today's headlines including the outfits worn by the singers to the charity gala. Natalie says that the stars show skin so regularly that, "It's almost getting unsexy."

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:08:00 GMT
'I felt like Superman': Plus-size marathon runners defy the odds

When Frank Pizarro tells people he ran the Walt Disney World Marathon last January, hes not offended when they respond A marathon? Really? You?Pizarro, 37, isnt embarrassed that it took him nearly seven hours to run those 26.2 miles through four theme parks in Orlando, Florida. Instead, he hopes people look at his 270-pound, 511 body and think, Well, if you could do it, maybe I could, too.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:58:11 GMT
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