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  • Crape myrtle researchers from China (front row, left to right) are Chan Peng, assistant researcher, Yanling Yang, professor, and Zhenfang Li, assistant researcher, all from Hubei Academy of Forestry Sciences in Wuhan, China. Behind them are Xinwang Wang, assistant professor at Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in Dallas, and Neil Sperry, Texas horticulturist and World Collection Park founder.
  • A glimpse of the all-new 2015 Sea Ray 350 SLX in action, sister ship of the 350 SLX that will at the Dallas – Fort Worth Boat Expo. MarineMax Dallas is pleased to announce that they will be displaying some of the newest and most innovative boat models at the Dallas – Fort Worth Boat Expo including a full range of premiere luxury yachts, sport cruisers, sport boats, deck boats, pontoons and jet boats.
  • Lanny and I decided to take the grandkids to a 3-D movie. After all, how difficult could it be? It’s not as involved as taking them to Jakarta, Indonesia. Nearly, though.

  • Recently my wife and I did something that would have surprised and perhaps even shocked our grandparents: we took a weeklong Caribbean cruise. Our grandparents' concept of a vacation cruise was something that only rich people could afford. Remember the film Titanic (1997)? So how did a luxury cruise become affordable and attractive to the middle class?
  • Pulled pork is made from a piece of pork that would normally be tough when cooked. If it is either smoked, oven cooked on a low temperature, or cooked in a crock pot, it makes a tender piece of pork that can easily be pulled apart with the fingers. Thus, the name pulled pork. However, it can also be found served sliced, shredded or chopped. The low temperature and slow cooking makes for a very delicious piece of meat.
  • 1890 – Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days. Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. She was a ground-breaking reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism. In addition to her writing, she was also an industrialist and charity worker.