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3 hrs ago | AlertNet

Working Women Increase GDP; Female Vets Face Strain

Subhead: Women's wages have dramatically increased the U.S. gross domestic product over the past three decades by the trillions.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Jeffrey Marx, Carl Lewis and foundation on a mission to spread word about organ donation

Pultizer prize-winning writer Jeffrey Marx received a crash course on issues surrounding organ donation 25 years ago in a San Francisco hospital hallway.

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Statesboro Herald

The kid with the Mohawk'

Placing fourth overall at the recent Baxley Tree Trek, Mason "Mohawk" Smith, who hopes to one day compete in the Olympics, is an avid runner and holds the most state records in the Georgia state road records book.

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FansShare

Will Allison Stokke become the next athlete/model US sensation?

However, that is not why she has become an internet celebrity whose pictures are among the most browsed pictures.

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The Times of Israel

Running legend Joyner-Kersee trains with Palestinian women

Dozens of Palestinian girls and women, most of them newcomers to the world of running, got a lesson in the basics Thursday from a track and field great - three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

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Durant Daily Democrat

Mothers of disabled work toward future

When four mothers found lifetime opportunities for their intellectually challenged children limited they decided to take matters into their own hands and work toward making their future more than depending on strangers or government programs to take care of them.

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Houston Chronicle

Legendary UH coach Tom Tellez recuperating after car accident

HOUCHRON CAPTION : Longtime University of Houston track and field coach Tom Tellez, left, who announced his retirement recently, gives a warm welcome to former Cougars athlete Leroy Burrell, who was introduced as Tellez's successor Wednesday.

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Examiner.com

Salaries women can earn playing professional sports in 2014

The following is a list of salaries women can earn playing professional sports in 2014.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Fijilive

Export only quality ginger, growers urged

Ginger growers in the country are urged to be mindful about the quality, consistency and volume when they prepare to export their first batch of fresh ginger to Australia.

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The Fairfield Ledger

The Fairfield adult Special Olympics team competed Saturday at the...

The Fairfield adult Special Olympics team competed Saturday at the Special Olympics Spring Games Track and Field Tournament at William Penn University in Oskaloosa.

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Watauga Democrat

Special Olympic Champions

Athletes and their family members, coaches and volunteers gathered Thursday for a day of fun and competition at Jack Groce Stadium on the campus of Watauga High School for Special Olympics Watauga County Spring Games.

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Press & Sun-Bulletin

Empire State Games officially kaput

Don't call it a comeback -- a local effort to rekindle the moribund Empire State Games has flamed out.

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The Miami Herald

Joyner-Kersee trains with Palestinian women

American track and field great Jackie Joyner-Kersee is visiting the West Bank, encouraging women in the conservative society to be physically active.

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Pensacola News Journal

Pine Forest sweeps district track meet

Inspiration has surrounded Pine Forest High freshman Yeisha Taylor in track and field.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

NJ.com

High School Top Performer - Week 1: Anfernee Joseph (boys track and field), Franklin

JUST THE STATS: At the Skyland Conference Relays last Saturday at Hunterdon Central in Flemington, Joseph split a personal best 1:56.9 on the second leg of the 4x800 that finished first in a meet-record 7:51.11.

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Contra Costa Times

Fremont sprinter, 80, still moving -- and winning -- at her own pace

Sprinter Irene Obera has racked up so many victories for so long, it appears she might be outracing life's toughest competitor: aging.

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The Indianapolis Star

USA Track and Field, Nike extend partnershipUSA Track and Field, Nike ...

The new deal was announced Wednesday by USATF. Max Siegel, the CEO for track's national governing body, says this is a "game-changer for the sport and what USATF will be able to offer all of our constituents."

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McGill Reporter

Clement-Heydra among CIS athlete of the year nominees for BLG Award

Katia Clement-Heydra , a forward on the McGill Martlets hockey team, is among eight finalists announced by Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the national law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais for the 22nd annual BLG Awards, which were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS.

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HeraldSun.com

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Jack McDowall, named the top student-athlete in the first half-century of NC State athletics after earning 11 varsity letters in four sports, is among the 10 members selected for the third class of the NC State Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Patch.com

16 SMCHS Athletes Sign on to Play at Collegiate Level

Originally posted at 9:18 a.m. April 16, 2014. Edited to correct a university. From a Santa Margarita Catholic High School press release: Sixteen athletes from Santa Margarita Catholic High School made their futures evident on Wednesday, April 16 as they officially signed or verbally committed with colleges across the country for their sport.

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Olympic Medal Count

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1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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