Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 10:21 am
We are well into the Christmas season, and if you live in Japan, that means sponge cake.
The traditional Japanese Christmas dish is served with strawberries and cream, and it is rich, thanks to lots and lots of butter. But the Japanese have been using even more butter for their Christmas cakes this year, exacerbating what was already a national butter shortage.
Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 8:07 pm
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Hollywood likes to roll out their big family movies around the holidays. This season the lineup includes "Big Hero 6," "Annie," "Penguins Of Madagascar," and the offbeat fairy tale musical, "Into The Woods."
Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 11:32 am
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Sony Pictures has canceled the Christmas Day release of The Interview,the comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. The move came after the largest U.S. movie theater chains said they won't screen the film in the wake of threats against them by a group that also allegedly hacked Sony's internal documents.
Alabama Education system is still basking in the news that the state's high school graduation rate increased to eighty six percent for the class of 2014. That figure is up from 80 percent the prior year. John Bridgeland is the C-E-O of Civic Enterprises. That’s a group that advocates efforts in decreasing dropout rates. He says Alabama has had many hurdles to clear and the state is seeing improvement among minority groups…
Troy University's new School of Science and Technology just received a one million dollar donation.
Troy officials say the donation will fund an eminent scholar faculty position beginning in the spring. The money comes from Former U.S. Rep. Terry Everett. Everett says he's been interested in science and technology since he served in the Air Force and he believes supporting science and technology is vital.