'American Pie' reminds me of how hard it was to decipher in 1972

One morning last week as I was driving to work, I punched a button on the radio dial just in time to hear the beginning strains of Don McLean's American Pie.For the next 8½ minutes, I was lost in the early 1970s hit about "the day the music died...

Hormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales

...provide more details about its turkey business then.According to a Jennie-O Turkey Store website, the highly contagious H5N2 strain of avian flu has been confirmed at 19 farms that are either independent contract growers for Jennie-O or are company-owned...

Rain delays Matt Kenseth's trip to Victory Lane

...cars a lap down and the chaos it created sent Landon Cassill hard into the wall.Hamlin, meanwhile, said he felt something strain in his neck 12 laps into the race. The race was stopped for rain on Lap 22, and Hamlin went to his motorhome to see if he...

Area 'parachurch' reaches out to crowd of younger professionals

The altar at Sacred Heart Cultural Center glowed a hot pink Monday as the strains of Michael Jackson's Beat It echoed off the ornate domed ceiling.Ryan Abel belted out the familiar 1980s pop tune as 20- and...

Natural beauty part of Augusta National's allure

...plantings on the course. Many of the pines are more than 150 years old, and there are more than 30 varieties of azaleas, several strains of dogwood and dozens of varieties of ornamental shrubs at the course.Other trees and plants are also well known:? Magnolia...

CDC: Half of flu strains don't match shot

...drifted" influenza A H3N2 strain than the ones included...antibodies created by the strains in this year's vaccine...About 90 percent of the strains typed so far are H3N2...Frieden said.The altered strain first showed up in March, after vaccine strains had been set, but didn't...

Oblique strain slows Braves' Andrelton Simmons

...Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain.On the day of the team's first full-squad...he's ready."Simmons downplayed the strain, saying it felt like nothing more than...Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain but the St. Louis ace could be available...

Strain to hear the truth

...fooled, and couldn't resist jumping to conclusions. When he said "We know very little about what happened," he should've listened to himself.We all need to strain a little to hear and see the truth ? not just what we want it to be.

Sam among veterans considering spot in NFL during combine

TEMPE, Ariz. - The strain and sweat on their faces showed just how much one more chance in the NFL means to Michael Sam and 104 others.Except for pro days...

Midwest dogs facing canine flu outbreak; owners urged to limit pets' contact with other dogs

...Diagnostic Laboratory have identified the strain as H3N2. Clinical assistant professor...effective current vaccines are against this strain, which is believed to have come from Asia.He said an older strain, H3N8, has also been detected in the...