The last thing Melissa Etheridge ever imagined for her career was activism. But as a long-sought life in rock ‘n’ roll began to take hold, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter discovered that being herself also meant standing up for herself.
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LOS ANGELES — It’s taken an army of mice (and a group of clever Canadian researchers) to crack open an old sexual chestnut and get at the meat inside: For women, “Not tonight dear, I have a headache” is not a passive-aggressive rebuff to a mate’s sexual invitation (not always, at least). It’s a biological phenomenon with deep evolutionary roots.
BELLS — Katherine Canada of Grapevine and Preston Burkhalter of Dallas, formerly of Bells, will wed May 23 at Willowood Ranch in Bells.
TOM BEAN — Taylor Stephens and Amber Blasingame, members of Tom Bean High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) recently placed sixth in the state FCCLA STAR competition.
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Civil War paper trails will be the program topic when the Denison Genealogical Society meets on April 30. The session will run from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and be held in the Denison Public Library. It will be free and open to anyone interested in attending.
WHITESBORO — Grant Butts, a Whitesboro student, has been named as the first recipient of the inaugural, $2,000 Mark Landrum Memorial Scholarship, presented by Landmark Bank.
Students from the Dance Xplosion studio in Denison earned top honors at the recent Stage One National Competition Regionals held in Arlington. The studio is owned and operated by Mattie Quate.
WASHINGTON — Tuesday’s Supreme Court showdown pitting start-up video service Aereo against U.S. broadcasters has everyone from the White House to cloud computing advocates filing briefs and taking sides.
First lady Michelle Obama makes a cameo appearance on Thursday on the season finale of “Parks and Recreation” (NBC at 8 p.m. EDT). Here are five other somewhat unusual TV appearances of former first ladies: