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'Mad Max: Fury Road' one of best films of year

It's been 30 years since Mel Gibson wandered across a post-apocalyptic wasteland and escaped at the mercy of Tina Turner in "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome," the third film in the "Mad Max" series.

May 22, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do

Don't be complacent about hurricanes

Cumberland Island was struck head-on by a major hurricane 117 years ago. The Category 3 storm pounded the Georgia coast with winds of 135 mph and massive waves, causing a 16-foot storm surge in Brunswick that left much of the city underwater.

May 22, 2015 | By Jim Butterworth Guest columnist | Opinion

Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

6 reasons adults of all ages need to be thinking about Social Security

Most people rarely think about Social Security before age 60. That is unfortunate, because many workers need Social Security benefits long before they reach retirement. Also, calculations that determine benefit amounts are based on a person’s complete work history, often extending back to part-time jobs in high school or college.

May 22, 2015 | Flint Stephens KSL | State, National

President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"

May 22, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith

Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.

May 22, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well

Is 'Tomorrowland' worth the price of admission?

There’s no way for me to really discuss “Tomorrowland” without first disclosing my absolute geek-love for Brad Bird.

May 22, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Things to do

Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime

The future of this year's graduating class will be shaped by a past unique from that of any of their predecessors’ — the U.S. has been at war for the majority of their lives.

May 22, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education

Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

'Pitch Perfect 2' is a letdown

'Pitch Perfect 2' (PG-13) — 2 stars

May 22, 2015 | Doug Wright Deseret News | Things to do

Need a way to help the miles pass by? Here's some podcasts to listen to while running

Warmer weather means more running for me, and while I love a good solo run, my thoughts quickly become boring and obnoxious, even to myself. A better option? Podcasts. A great podcast keeps the mind engaged and distracted while the feet are busy and the legs are burning. It’s like having a conversation without having to do any work. Here are a few of my current favorites. Notice: Only a couple are running related.

May 22, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Goodbye, 'American Idol'

It’s the end of an era. “American Idol” announced recently that next year, season 15, will be its last.

May 22, 2015 | Carmen Rasmusen Herbert Deseret News | Things to do

Five for Families: ‘Cinderella’ adds depth to classic tale

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

May 22, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to do

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Postal service sets holiday guidelines

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2008 - As the holidays approach and military families start thinking about what they're going to send loved ones serving overseas, there are a few dates to keep in mind.

November 18, 2008 | By Samantha Quigley American Forces Press Service | Military

Hawks rally from 23 points down, beat 76ers 95-88

ATLANTA (AP) - Coming off their first playoff appearance in nine years, the Atlanta Hawks have started the new season like they have every intention of making it again.

November 18, 2008 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports writer | Sports

Five finish basic training

Stephanie E. Anderson

November 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | About People

Ryan and the Falcons top the Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - With Michael Vick in prison and Bobby Petrino fleeing town early, the Atlanta Falcons dealt with more than their fair share of troubles last season.

November 18, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports

Midway salon owner earns acadmic honor

Valeria West of Hinesville has been included in the merit list for the summer quarter at Swainsboro Technical College.

November 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Sound off for Nov. 2

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were called in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity. And we do not know what motivated the callers:

November 18, 2008 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do

Pre-schoolers get fire safety demonstration

As part of October's National Fire Prevention Month campaign, the Walthourville Volunteer Fire Department made sure even the community's youngest citizens knew the fire response basics Oct. 22 during a presentation at the Greater Expectations daycare center.

November 18, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety

Georgians help Texans after storm

Editor, Greetings from the Galveston Island beachfront on the Gulf Coast of Texas.

November 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Tax call ignores need for fire protection

Editor, I would like to comment on the article in the Oct. 19 edition, "Tax meeting draws critics," written by staff writer Mr. Joe Parker Jr.

November 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Parties fighting for 60 Senate seats

Just as the fat lady prepared to sing to bring down the curtain on the 2008 election, Georgia became a battleground state - not for the presidency but for unchallenged control of the U.S. Senate.

November 18, 2008 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion

First responders party in their Halloween fines

The multi-county emergency assistance team got into the Halloween spirit Oct. 24 to raise money for their campaign to assist first responders on emergency calls.

November 18, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle

Obama, math win student vote

Barack Obama fared even better than math in a mock election among Snelson-Golden Middle School students Friday.

November 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

Man hit crossing 84

An, as yet, unidentified man was hit by a car Friday night as he was crossing Highway 84 in front of the Starlight Lounge.

November 18, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety

Game Day Nov. 2

Sunday

November 18, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters

Sports briefs Nov. 2

Twilight Special

November 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters

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