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and 2:15 p.m. every day, making it difficult to hold the second race under the wind limit and between the 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. NBC Sports Network telecast on any day. Officials imposed strict wind limits after a sailor on the Swedish team drowned after its yacht capsized during training in May. The wind limit changes depending on how tough the current is. It was 23 miles per hour Thursday. Spithill said Oracle wanted to increase the wind limit of the race because sailors have gotten much more competent at handling the boats in past months. But a higher wind limit would require the consent of both teams. New Zealand skipper Dean Barker said the Kiwis wont agree, saying his team originally wanted higher wind limits but have since planned to race at the current ones. New Zealands boat has been faster in less-windy conditions. Error message Name We welcome thoughtful comments from readers.
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Cartwright also recounts parents giving their kids caffeinated beverages and Pixy Stix candy, often referred to as “pageant crack,” to keep their energy levels high. The addition of television cameras and the desire to be noticed at the competitions only heightens some parents’ and contestants’ over-the top behavior, says Friedman, who has studied pageants for more than a decade. “I’ve seen terrible behavior on the part of people associated with child beauty pageants, but it’s (increased) when a TV crew is there,” Friedman says. Often the adults are “looking for 15 minutes of fame” for themselves and the child, she says. Cartwright has labeled this drive by parents for social or financial gains earned by the child’s accomplishments regardless of the risk involved for the child “princess by proxy.” Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson, 8, symbolizes the potential benefit. A reported 3.2 million viewers (a record for the show) tuned in to watch its season finale on Sept. 11, and more shows have been ordered. Thompson recently inspired a line of merchandise, including posters, apparel and accessories. Toddlers & Tiaras alum Isabella Barrett, 7, is a reported millionaire with her own fashion line and TV show in Germany. Another breakout “star” from the show, Eden Wood, 8, had her own reality show (Eden’s World) and was the subject of the recent tell-all book, Unleashing a Momster: A Peek Behind the Curtain at the Tragic Life of America’s Most Successful Child Pageant Star, written by her former manager. The often sassy, over-the-top personalities that make for eye-catching TV have influenced local pageants, says Cartwright.
Theyre more focused on research as we go forward. There is going to be more demand on faculty to be involved in knowledge creation and research. An audience member asked for Gilberts opinion on the universitys reliance on faculty adjunct professors. I think there is a place for a variety of different faculty types, Gilbert said, but relying too heavily on adjuncts is not a good idea. Other questions focused on ideas for expanding campus activities, enhancing the universitys role in the community and improving campus communication. Gilbert was also asked about his favorite charities (Habitat for Humanity, a foundation to assist public schools, the Starkville arts council); which professional journals he reads (The Chronicle of Higher Education); and his favorite book (1776 by David McCullough). It was great to field all the questions, Gilbert said after the session. He emphasized his goal to expand the universitys partnerships with Mobiles businesses and industry. I think theres a great opportunity for Mobile to do integrated research projects, and advance the university and businesses in the area, he said. Paul Pietri, a professor of management and director of USAs Business Resources Center, exited the session with a big smile. Very impressive candidate, he said. The other finalists are Sheri Noren Everts, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Illinois State University; and Dr. Arthur J.
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