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    In Stores Now: PS3 slim

    By bleonard in Gizmos and Gadgetry

    While surfing Google News on my lunch break, I saw the rumors about a rerelease of the Sony Playstion 3 are true. The slimmer, sleeker, cheaper version will cost $299 before taxes and will hit shelves in September. Finally, I ...

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    Huckabee: Please send me excess frequent flyer miles

    By bleonard in Gizmos and Gadgetry

    I was wondering what former governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was up to these days. It's no secret he has a show on Fox, but the candidate turned commentator is busy with much more. In an interview with World ...

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    Proposition 8 update

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    So what about those same-sex marriages performed in California during the 142-day period last year when it was legal? The California Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday, March 5. They won't rule until June. I know I have been wondering ...

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    Oregon man closer to suing Vatican

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    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor an Oregan man who says a priest molested him in the 1960s. Under the ruling, he can pursue a civil lawsuit against the Holy See because the priest was serving in ...

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    The fall of evangelical Christianity

    By bleonard in Gizmos and Gadgetry

    Bill Clough left a commentary from the Christian Science Monitor with nearly the same headline as this post on my desk Thursday morning. The title, The coming evangelical collapse, caught me by surprise because 25 to 35 percent of Americans ...

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    What?! Young people may begin reading papers

    By bleonard in Gizmos and Gadgetry

    The University of Texas study is a sunny spot in forecasts often filled with pessimism for the newspaper industry. Data from studies performed in recent years, including Journalism.org's State of the News Media Report, indicated young readers were moving away ...

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    Gleamings from CrimeReports.com

    By bleonard in Gizmos and Gadgetry

    The Victoria Police Department is using the Web site CrimeReports.com to let city residents know about what's happening in their area. I created an account today just to see what kind of options are offered to users. You input your ...

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    Tech news roundup

    By bleonard in Gizmos and Gadgetry

    Sony announced on Tuesday Playstation 2  sales hit 50 million units sold in North America. The console, which debuted in 2000, is still selling. (I bought a PS2 at the end of the summer.) Sticking it to the man by ...

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    Blog saavy spiritual leaders

    By bleonard in Gizmos and Gadgetry

    Advocate Editor Chris Cobler sent me an e-mail message last week with the question, "How many pastors blog?" The inquiry made me wonder how many spiritual leaders are using blogs to communicate with congregants and others. This is where I ...

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    MGM to put full-length films on YouTube

    By bleonard in Gizmos and Gadgetry

    Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios, better known as MGM, will be the first major movie studio to post full-length feature films on YouTube, the company announced Sunday. CNET News reported on Thursday that YouTube was preparing to launch a feature-film service after ...

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