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  • 9 hours The Rock and other stars promote positivity at MTV awards Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't make a household name for himself by conforming to someone else's idea of who he should be, an approach he encouraged others to take while accepting a top honor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The actor, producer and former professional wrestler said embracing himself allowed him to carve his own space in the entertainment industry and become one of its biggest stars. He accepted MTV's generation award with fanfare — running down the stage amidst a blend of hip-hop and Samoan dancers with screens reading "The Rock" in flaming ... more
  • 15 hours No more veggie bacon? Louisiana governor signs labeling bill Beaumontenterprise -Food
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vegan bacon, broccoli rice and other veggie foods will need new names to stay on Louisiana's grocery store shelves next year. Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced Monday the Democratic governor has signed new food labeling restrictions into law. The law will keep veggie products from being called meat, non-rice products from being described as rice and sugar alternatives from being marketed as sugar. The restrictions begin in October 2020. Louisiana's agriculture commissioner will enforce the law, with civil penalties up to $500 per day for violations. Supporters say they're protecting Louisiana's agriculture industry and ... more
  • 17 hours Louisiana governor: Upriver floods a disaster for fisheries Beaumontenterprise -Food
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's governor says floodwaters from the Midwest are severely hurting people who make their living from coastal seafood, so he's asking the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Floodwaters rushing from the Bonnet Carré Spillway north of New Orleans have killed oysters, hurt fish catches and damaged livelihoods, Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The fresh water has driven crabs, shrimp and fish out of bays and marshes and into saltier water where they can survive. But oysters are stuck — glued to the bottom. ... more
  • 18 hours Beaumont council urged to deny Seventh St. closure Beaumontenterprise
    The Beaumont Planning Commission on Monday recommended denying an application to close a particularly damaged section of Seventh Street. The City Council must now vote whether to abandon a 970-foot section of the road between Interstate 10 and Dollinger Road and allow Knife River Corp. to maintain it. ... more
  • 18 hours The Latest: Gov asks feds to declare fisheries disaster Beaumontenterprise -Food
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on how Midwest flooding affects seafood (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Louisiana's governor has asked the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday that he asked Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for the declaration. He released a letter sent to Ross on Thursday. Floodwaters carried down from the Midwest are killing oysters and driving crabs, shrimp and fish out of bays and marshes and into saltier waters. This means hard times for fishermen and others who make their living from the water. Edwards says the declaration ... more
  • 18 hours Newton Co. SO: ‘Peeping Tom’ dropped phone while fleeing scene Beaumontenterprise
    This week's Newton County Sheriff's Report: Hope all the Dad's had a great Father's Day. Let's see what has been going on. There was a very bad car crash in the Burkeville area over the weekend. A mom and daughter were killed. A set of twins were in the backseat and they were injured. A big thanks goes out to all the first responders who responded and assisted officers. Breaks your heart. Remember this family in your prayers. We received a call from up on the lake about a 19-year-old unresponsive female. She was pulled from the lake and CPR ... more
  • 18 hours ‘Emanuel’ explores life after tragic church shooting Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine black worshippers. The new documentary, "Emanuel," explores life after the tragic shooting on June 17, 2015, as family members, friends and the community try to heal through faith and forgiveness. Pinckney's husband, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, was one of the nine killed by Roof, who sat through 45 minutes of Bible study at the church before firing shots. Pinckney and her daughter, Malana, ... more
  • 18 hours Hope floats at Beaumont’s Shorkey Center Beaumontenterprise
    Children with autism are at a significantly higher risk for drowning, the cited cause in nine out of 10 accidental deaths of children 14 and under in this group in the U.S. ... more
  • 19 hours Fendi, Armani close Milan Fashion Week in fresh venues Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    MILAN (AP) — Milan mainstays Fendi and Armani close out four days of menswear previews on Monday, capping a lighter-than-usual program with some of the Italian fashion world's top labels altering their show rhythms. Both houses chose special venues, away from their usual showroom locations. Fendi invited fashionistas to a garden picnic, setting up wicker chairs along a gravel park pathway and even providing straw picnic baskets with a brioche, Fendi-branded baby bananas and a ceramic cup filled with coffee, green tea, juice or water by roving waiters. Giorgio Armani was showed in his historic headquarters in the center of ... more
  • 19 hours Spice your turkey burgers up with some mango chutney Beaumontenterprise -Food
    Sweet, spicy, fruity and jammy, mango chutney is a powerhouse ingredient common in Indian cuisine that can liven up even the most mild-mannered of dishes. We first tried packing some chutney into our Classic Turkey Burgers by mixing it with the ground turkey, but the chutney's high sugar content caused the patties to burn. Simply moving the chutney from inside the burger to on top of it solved the problem. To complement the chutney we added some garam masala to the ground turkey, as well as a pinch of cayenne for a little fire. Stirring a little melted butter into ... more
  • 20 hours Dive into a Greek gyro, with lamb and yogurt sauce in a pita Beaumontenterprise -Food
    What's not to love about a Greek gyro, a sandwich of seasoned, marinated lamb, tomato, lettuce, and cucumber-yogurt tzatziki sauce stuffed inside a soft pita? The traditional method for cooking the meat employs an electric vertical rotisserie on which layers of sliced and marinated leg of lamb are stacked. After cooking for hours, the meat is shaved with a long slicing knife, revealing pieces with crisp exteriors and moist interiors infused with garlic and oregano. We wanted to translate this recipe for the home kitchen. Surprisingly, using ground lamb_which we formed into patties and grilled_was easy and came close to ... more
  • 20 hours Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, The Associated Press has learned. The interview with Ola Bini is set for June 27, according to an Ecuadorian prosecutor's order provided to AP by someone closely following the case. Spokespeople at the U.S. Justice Department declined to comment, but a person familiar with the case in the United States confirmed that U.S. authorities want to hear from Bini, who was arrested the ... more
  • 20 hours The key to a crisp chopped salad is salting ahead of time Beaumontenterprise -Food
    A chopped salad, where every ingredient is cut into pieces of about the same size, offers the perfect mixture of flavors and textures in every bite. However, some vegetables get watery and soggy when you chop and dress them, and require extra attention. In this summery salad, we first salted the tomatoes and cucumbers to draw out their excess moisture before adding them to the salad. Seeding the cucumbers and quartering the tomatoes exposed more surface area to the salt for even better results. Letting all the vegetables marinate in the vinaigrette for a few minutes before adding the lettuce ... more
  • 20 hours New businesses from June 10 to June 14 Beaumontenterprise
    New or altered business recently approved by the City of Beaumont. ... more
  • 21 hours Try this light, summertime bean salad with corn and avocado Beaumontenterprise -Food
    For an easy, light, summertime bean salad, we combined fiber-rich black beans with fresh corn, bright tomato and creamy avocado. Toasting the corn in a skillet until golden brown brought out its natural sweetness. Chipotle chile, cilantro, and lime juice provided the perfect Southwestern flavor profile to this easy-to-prepare salad. Fresh corn is important for the flavor of the salad_don't substitute frozen or canned corn. SOUTHWESTERN BLACK BEAN SALAD Servings: 4 Start to finish: 15 minutes 2 scallions, sliced thin 3 tablespoons lime juice (2 limes) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chile in adobo ... more
  • 21 hours Make nicely glazed, unimpeachable peachy grilled chicken Beaumontenterprise -Food
    Too many recipes for glazed grilled chicken give you meat that's scorched or sickeningly sweet_or both. We wanted nicely glazed, unimpeachable peachy grilled chicken. To start, we sprinkled the chicken with salt and pepper and let it sit for at least an hour before cooking to season the chicken and enable it to retain more moisture. Then we faced the main challenge: balancing real peach flavor with the necessity of not incinerating our dinner. Cooking chicken covered in sweet preserves led to intense scorching on the grill, but just applying a glaze at the end of cooking didn't yield much ... more
  • 21 hours Domino’s se asocia con Nuro para ensayar reparto autónomo Beaumontenterprise -Food
    ANN ARBOR, Michigan, EE.UU. (AP) — Domino's ensayará un método novedoso para la entrega de sus pizzas en Houston: con vehículos totalmente autónomos. La compañía de pizzerías más grande del mundo se asoció para ello con Nuro, una empresa de creación reciente de Silicon Valley que fabrica vehículos de reparto no tripulados. Nuro también es socio de la cadena de supermercados estadounidense Kroger Co. y ha estado entregando comestibles con vehículos autónomos en Arizona y Houston desde finales del año pasado. Domino's agregó que sus pruebas comenzarán en septiembre u octubre en algún lugar de Houston. Con el tiempo incluirá ... more
  • 21 hours Domino’s teams up with Nuro to test autonomous delivery Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Domino's plans to test pizza delivery using fully autonomous vehicles in Houston. The world's biggest pizza company is teaming up with Nuro, a Silicon Valley startup that makes unmanned delivery vehicles. Nuro is also partners with Kroger Co. It has been delivering groceries autonomously in Arizona and Houston since late last year. Domino's says the test will begin in September or October at one location in Houston. It will eventually include more stores. Customers can place an order online, track the vehicle's location and retrieve their pizza from the vehicle using a special code. Michigan-based ... more
  • 21 hours Huawei says US sanctions will cost it billions in revenue Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Huawei's founder said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant's revenue will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years, as he compared the company to a "badly damaged plane" as a result of U.S. government actions against it. "We never thought that the U.S.'s determination to attack Huawei would be so strong, so firm," Ren Zhengfei, who is also the CEO, said during a panel discussion at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Ren said Huawei will reduce capacity and expects revenue of about $100 billion annually for the next two years, compared ... more
  • 23 hours Nederland embarks on massive sewer project Beaumontenterprise
    This is largely a proactive step to repair lines and ward off sinkholes, collapsing sewer lines and other related problems, City Manager Chris Duque said. The lines expected to be repaired during the first phase of the project are in various stages of deterioration. Some lines are missing pieces of pipe, for example, while others are sagging or dealing with heavy root growth. ... more
  • 23 hours Elon Musk claims he’s deleting his Twitter account Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Elon Musk says he's deleting his Twitter account 10 months after his use of the social media site landed him in trouble with U.S. regulators. The Tesla CEO changed his Twitter display name to Daddy DotCom on Father's Day. Daddy.com is an existing website that provides parenting information to new and expecting fathers. Musk got in trouble with the Securities & Exchange Commission in August for tweets about taking the company private and saying he had secured funding to do so with no evidence to back that up. Musk and Tesla each paid $20 million ... more
  • 24 hours The New York auction house Sotheby’s is being sold to French Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi for almost $4 billion Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York auction house Sotheby's is being sold to French Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi for almost $4 billion. ... more
  • 1 day Pfizer to buy Array BioPharma in deal worth $11.4 billion Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer is delving deeper into cancer research with a roughly $11.4 billion deal for Array BioPharma, a drug developer that has seen its shares soar since announcing positive clinical trial results earlier this spring. Pfizer said Monday it will pay $48 per share in cash for Array, whose product portfolio includes a treatment combination used for advanced skin cancer that is being tested in other cancers as well. The company said last month that its combination of the drugs Braftovi and Mektovi along with another treatment led to a significant improvement in overall survival in late-stage ... more
  • 1 day Thais arrest Italian convicted in George Clooney fraud case Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said they have arrested an Italian man wanted in his home country after he fled a jail sentence handed down for fraudulently using the name of actor George Clooney to lure people into investing in a bogus clothing company. Thailand's Crime Suppression Division said in a statement that Francesco Galdeli, 58, was arrested Saturday near the city of Pattaya on suspicion of staying in the country illegally. Also arrested was Vanja Goffi, 45, on suspicion of overstaying her visa. Interpol notice had been issued for Galdeli and he was arrested at an address provided by ... more
  • 1 day Hawaii firm aims to mass produce edible seaweed off coast Beaumontenterprise -Food
    KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii company hopes to build an underwater farm that can produce large quantities of edible seaweed, officials said. Kampachi Farms LLC is working to establish a farm to grow limu more than a mile off Kaiwi Point near Kailua on Hawaii Island, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday. Limu is an ingredient in poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish of diced raw fish. Kampachi Farms is seeking state and federal permits to test growth of four native limu species on submerged lines by supplying the plants with nutrientrich water from depths between 600 and 2,000 feet (183 ... more
  • 1 day Belgian dad pleas for help to find son missing in Australia Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An encrypted phone message sent by a missing Belgian tourist could hold a clue to the 18-year-old's disappearance from an Australian coastal town, his father said on Monday. Theo Hayez was last seen leaving a Byron Bay nightclub late on May 31. Police say they are baffled by his disappearance. His father Laurent Hayez flew from Belgium to Australia last week to take part in the search, which now involves homicide detectives. Hayez on Monday made a public appeal for help to access his son's encrypted WhatsApp account. "We know ... that Theo used WhatsApp the ... more
  • 1 day The Latest: Ren says of US-Huawei fight ‘no one will win’ Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Latest on China's Huawei (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Huawei's founder says it never occurred to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government would be so determined to take extreme measures against it. Ren Zhengfei said Monday, "I think both sides will suffer. No one will win." He said the company's revenues will be $30 billion less than forecast over the next two years and the company will reduce capacity but that U.S. restrictions "will not stop us." The U.S. has put Huawei on a blacklist, meaning that American companies that want to sell ... more
  • 1 day Huawei’s founder says tech company was surprised by determination of U.S. to take ‘extreme’ measures against it Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Huawei's founder says tech company was surprised by determination of U.S. to take 'extreme' measures against it. ... more
  • 1 day Huawei founder likens company to badly damaged plane, says revenue will be $30 billion below forecast over next 2 years Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Huawei founder likens company to badly damaged plane, says revenue will be $30 billion below forecast over next 2 years. ... more
  • 2 days Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    MILAN (AP) — Youthful dressing and streetwear were in focus on the third day of Milan Fashion Week previews of (mostly) menswear for next spring and summer. It's a game of sophisticated materials and edgy styling, of pushing boundaries and reaching for that increasingly significant, but typically not economically independent young customer. Highlights on Sunday included Palm Angels, DSquared, Sunnei, John Richmond and Missoni. _____ SUNNEI ZEN Sunnei took a leap in sophistication with its co-ed collection featuring highly researched materials and calm, Zen-like silhouettes. For the unveiling, founders Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo brought the fashion crowd to the ... more
  • 2 days Final phase of United cafeteria expansion to begin soon Beaumontenterprise
    Construction to expand Beaumont United High School’s cafeteria should begin in the next two weeks, but could take up to 10 months to complete. ... more
  • 2 days Port Arthur town hall focuses on Harvey recovery Beaumontenterprise
    Two years after historic disaster, those still grappling with its impact discuss the ongoing struggle. ... more
  • 2 days Former Maine governor has a new job — tending bar Beaumontenterprise -Food
    BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's wife won't be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a restaurant. LePage will be joining her as a bartender. McSeagulls Restaurant owner Jeff Stoddard said he hasn't finalized the former governor's schedule but expects him to be tending bar for the entire summer in Boothbay Harbor. The governor's wife, Ann, will be working there again as a server. The restaurant posted photos on social media showing the former governor and first lady wearing McSeagulls t-shirts that proclaimed, "Eat, Drink & Flounder, Just for the Halibut." ... more
  • 2 days State expected to provide schools with sunscreen guidance Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Education Department intends to provide school districts with guidance on students' sunscreen use during the school year. Various districts have wrestled with the issue and have sought state direction, said department spokesman David Jespersen. The rules vary from district to district. Parents of Omaha and Lincoln public school students are asked to apply sunscreen to their children before school. If parents want it applied during the school day, they must sign permission slips, provide the sunscreen and tell school officials where the sunscreen should be applied. Some districts require notes from doctors, and some ... more
  • 2 days Suburban Chicago residents warned about lead in tap water Beaumontenterprise -Food
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Residents of Chicago's southern suburbs have been warned about higher than normal lead levels in tap water. Aqua Illinois, which serves University Park as well as Green Garden and Monee townships, has advised residents this weekend to use bottled water as the utility worked to flush its entire water systems. In a statement, Aqua Illinois said it is moving swiftly to identify the cause of the elevated levels, but do not believe it is related to infrastructure. The affected towns, which formally relied on well water, switched to Kankakee River water last year. The advisory ... more
  • 2 days Bradenton family rises from the ashes Beaumontenterprise -Food
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It was around 2 p.m. that the "matazon" began. The Spanish word for "slaughter" is how Fulmencio Eladio describes what unfolded in his Guatemalan village just over one year ago. Sitting in his family's small Bradenton rental home with his wife, Alma and their two children, Christian, 12, and Daylin, 8, Fulmencio scrolled through his phone, showing pictures from June 3, 2018 — the day that changed their lives. A girl covered in burns and wrapped in bandages lying alongside a baby. A close-up of charred feet, covered in a black, melted Styrofoam-like substance. Rescuers dragging ... more
  • 2 days Were you ‘Seen’ at Juneteenth Celebration? Beaumontenterprise
    Our cameras were at Juneteenth Celebration at Tyrrell Park Saturday. Did we see you there? ... more
  • 3 days New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states and expanded incentives. A recent spike in film production in the state comes as Hollywood targets both Georgia and Louisiana over recently passed restrictive abortion laws, the Albuquerque Journal reports. The political developments are being watched closely in New Mexico, which is poised to benefit even though state officials have said there's no organized campaign to lure film productions from those states. "I don't know that we are necessarily using that as a drawing ... more
  • 3 days “Romeo and Juliet” director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96 Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known for his films, his name was also inextricably linked to the theater and opera. He produced classics for the world's most famous opera houses, from Milan's venerable La Scala to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and plays for London and Italian stages. Zeffirelli's son Luciano said his father died at home in Rome. "He ... more
  • 3 days 2 charged with robbing Orange pawn shop Beaumontenterprise
    Two Houston men have arrested in connection with the robbery of an Orange pawn shop. Jordan Broussard and Elijah Taylor were charged Saturday with aggravated robbery following a robbery at EZ Pawn, 1100 16th Street, according to information from the Orange Police Department. Police say around 10:30 a.m., two men - one holding a gun - entered the store and took jewelry. Officers attempted to stop a vehicle speeding near the scene, which resulted in a brief chase before two men stopped the vehicle and ran from the scene. The suspects were found hiding in a nearby wooded area a ... more
  • 3 days 2 teens captured after escaping Hardin Co. detention center Beaumontenterprise
    Two teenagers have been recaptured after they escaped the Hardin County Juvenile Detention Center Saturday morning, according to information from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office. The teens, ages 15- and 16-years-old, assaulted a detention worker before fleeing the facility on foot, the department said. One was found within minutes; the other was captured two hours later near West Deer Street in Kountze. Both will be charged with felony escape. The detention worker suffered minor injuries. The juvenile detention center is located at the Hardin County Courthouse. ... more
  • 3 days Target’s tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or processing transactions as long lines formed in some stores. Self-checkout registers, usually the speediest of options, also weren't working at times. Target temporarily closed some of its stores, including one in San Francisco, rather than risk aggravating shoppers. "Our technology team worked quickly to identify and fix the issue, and we apologize for the inconvenience and ... more
  • 3 days Target’s tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or processing transactions as long lines formed in some stores. Self-checkout registers, usually the speediest of options, also weren't working at times. Target temporarily closed some of its stores, including one in San Francisco, rather than risk aggravating shoppers. "Our technology team worked quickly to identify and fix the issue, and we apologize for the inconvenience and ... more
  • 3 days Man says he was deceived when he bought tiny strip of land Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man thought he snagged a deal when he paid $9,100 in an online auction for what he thought was a villa. What he got was a 1-foot-by-100-foot (0.3-meter-by-30-meter) strip of land. The land, valued at only $50, starts on a curb and goes under a wall separating two villas in the Spring Lake community and then out to the back of the lot. An official tells the South Florida Sun Sentinel there's not a lot Kerville Holness can do about his purchase. Holness says he was deceived. He says property appraiser photos ... more
  • 3 days LNG facility could shift global power Beaumontenterprise
    Polish President Andrzej Duda rounded out his trip to the United States with a visit to a Louisiana liquid natural gas export facility that U.S. energy officials believe will play a part in shifting geopolitical power from Russia. ... more
  • 3 days “Romeo and Juliet” director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96 Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most known for his films, his name was inextricably linked to the theater and opera. He produced classics for the world's most famous opera houses, from Milan's venerable La Scala to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and plays for London and Italian stages. Zeffirelli's son Luciano said his father died at home in Rome. He made it his mission ... more
  • 3 days Maquoketa wine cellar takes guests back to 1800s Beaumontenterprise -Food
    MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — Stepping down into Mac's Wine Cellar is walking into a snapshot of the community's early history. Lights shaped like gas lanterns line the cedar walls. Milk tanks fashioned into seats rest next to tables made out of burly wooden barrels. Sturdy, wood beams made up the ceiling, holding up a structure that was a cigar shop more than 100 years ago. Back then, the building's designers probably never intended live music would be played in the basement. But the acoustics are surprisingly solid nonetheless. "The sound is remarkably awesome," said Adam Beck, guitarist and vocalist for ... more
  • 3 days ‘Gosh!’ Cult comedy ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ turns 15 Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The cult comedy Napoleon Dynamite turns 15 years old this month, a milestone for a movie that became an early breakaway hit in today's era of pop-culture geek celebration. The movie created the "Vote for Pedro" T-shirt and made Napoleon's disgusted version of "gosh!" into a 2004 catchphrase. Made for just $400,000 by a group of recently graduated Brigham Young University film students, it would ultimately gross more than $46 million after its June 2004 release. A word-of-mouth hit before Twitter and Facebook took off, it was part of a handful of independent comedies that ... more
  • 3 days “Romeo and Juliet” director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96 Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and often extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet," has died in Rome at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known for his films, his name was also inextricably linked to the theater and opera. Showing great flexibility, he produced classics for the world's most famous opera houses, from Milan's venerable La Scala to the Metropolitan in New York, and plays for London and Italian stages. Zeffirelli's son Luciano said his father died at home on Saturday. "He had ... more
  • 3 days Beaumont’s NFL Rookie: Rodney Randle Jr. begins NFL journey Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The first thing Los Angeles Chargers defensive back Rodney Randle Jr. wanted to do after being signed as a preferred free agent was give back to his hometown of Beaumont. ... more
  • 3 days Franco Zeffirelli’s son says the famed Italian director has died at the age of 96 Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ROME (AP) — Franco Zeffirelli's son says the famed Italian director has died at the age of 96. ... more
  • 3 days Photos: SETCA Basketball All-Star Game Beaumontenterprise -Sports
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  • 4 days Zegna, Stella McCartney tout transition in Milan Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    MILAN (AP) — The opening shows of Milan Fashion Week on Friday evening underscored a world in transition. Ermenegildo Zegna invited guests to an abandoned and gutted former steelworks on the outskirts of Milan that symbolizes both the region's deindustrialization but also offers the prospects for rebirth as the site of a major redevelopment plan. In a green oasis in the heart of the city, Stella McCartney offered a literary and activist view on fashion, and the world, as she touted her message of sustainability. Some highlights: ___ ZEGNA REUSING THE PAST Alessandro Santori bookended the collection for Ermenegildo Zegna ... more
  • 4 days Aniston to Sandler before kissing scenes: ‘Oil up the beard’ Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it came to their kissing scenes in Netflix's "Murder Mystery ," Jennifer Aniston had one requirement of co-star Adam Sandler. "I did have him learn to oil the beard up a little bit," the actress said in a joint interview this week. "Conditioned." Sandler said kissing his longtime friend on camera isn't all that awkward, except when his wife Jackie and children are on set encouraging him a little too much. "The only awkward part is hearing my wife on the side going, 'Harder! Harder! Kiss her harder! Deeper!" he joked. "They (Jackie and the ... more
  • 4 days Photos: Pinehurst PD hosts Humvee driving class Beaumontenterprise
    Pinehurst police, fire and city employees spent their Friday learning about and eventually driving HMMWV Heavy Variant vehicles, also known as humvees. The class, which was run by the Pinehurst Police Department, had Lt. Comm Danny Hammond with the US Navy Reserves teaching those in attendance how to drive the humvees in different situations. The vehicles were obtained through the Law Enforcement Support Office which allows transfer of excess Department of Defense equipment to law enforcement. According to Pinehurst Chief of Police Fred Hanauer these vehicles will allow the city of Pinehurst to better respond to natural disasters like Tropical ... more
  • 4 days Top dog: Shares of online pet store Chewy soar in debut Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — It was raining cats and dogs on Wall Street. Chewy, the online seller of pet food and squeaky toys, made a strong showing in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, with investors banking on the growing pet industry. Its shares soared 59% Friday under the symbol "CHWY," putting the company's market value at about $14 billion. Chewy may bring to mind the failed online pet stores of the 1990s. For starters, it has never made a profit. Last year, it lost $267.9 million on revenue of $3.53 billion. But a lot has changed ... more
  • 4 days Texans announce training camp dates Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Camp returns to Houston after spending the past two years at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. ... more
  • 4 days Girl rocks custom ‘adaptive’ prom dress made by fellow teen Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — Thursday morning, Victoria Rossi was poised to make a Hollywood-style entrance to her senior prom that night, rocking a custom-made, bright-red dress inspired by the one Julia Roberts wore in the film "Pretty Woman." The special "adaptive" dress is the result of a novel couture connection facilitated by the Runway of Dreams Foundation, which matched Victoria with another high school girl, whose senior-project goal was to design fashions for those who need it most. The connection also fashioned a new friendship between her designer, Kylie McRobie of Scarsdale, New York, and Victoria, who has muscular ... more
  • 4 days Publisher delays US release of Naomi Wolf book ‘Outrages’ Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Wolf's U.S. publisher is postponing the release of her new book, "Outrages," after a BBC interviewer challenged some of her findings. Wolf is openly objecting to the delay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that "new questions" had come up about "Outrages," originally scheduled to come out next week. It has already been published in the United Kingdom. "As we have been working with Naomi Wolf to make corrections to 'Outrages,' new questions have arisen that require more time to explore, according to a statement from the publisher. "We are postponing publication and requesting that all copies ... more
  • 4 days ¿Hacen mal los alimentos procesados? La ciencia responde Beaumontenterprise -Food
    NUEVA YORK (AP) — Se sabe que las papas fritas, los refrescos y las pizzas congeladas suelen abundar en sal, azúcar y grasa, pero los científicos tratan de descubrir si hay algo más en los alimentos procesados que pudiera hacernos daño. Se ha vinculado el consumo de alimentos baratos producidos industrialmente con los aumentos de las tasas de obesidad en todo el mundo, pero los consejos de limitar su consumo no parecen demasiado útiles en vista de su conveniencia y de la gama creciente de productos que caben dentro de esa categoría. Tres estudios recientes ofrecen pistas acerca de por ... more
  • 4 days Longhorns and Aggies set to renew basketball rivalry Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The two schools last met in an exhibition in 2017 at Rice's Tudor Fieldhouse as part of a fundraising effort in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. ... more
  • 4 days Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equality Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    GENEVA (AP) — Women across Switzerland walked off the job, burned bras and blocked traffic Friday in a day of demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence. It was the first such protests in the Alpine nation in 28 years. Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality in prosperous Switzerland underpinned the women's strike. Many protesters were also demanding more pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers — jobs typically held by women. Swiss female lawmakers — mostly decked out in purple, the movement's color — streamed out of parliament Friday in ... more
  • 4 days Broadcom shares fall on weak outlook Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadcom's shares fell on Friday, along with those of other chipmakers, after the company lowered revenue guidance for the rest of the year due to trade tensions and a "broad-based" slowdown in general. Chipmakers, part of the semiconductor industry, make the integrated circuits that power a wide array of devices including phones, tablets and computers. The Trump administration issued an executive order in May empowering the government to ban the technology and services of "foreign adversaries" deemed to pose "unacceptable risks" to national security. It didn't name specific countries or companies but it follows months of ... more
  • 4 days Group ranks SE Texas elementary schools Beaumontenterprise
    Children at Risk's 2019 school rankings report shows how Texas public schools fared on math and reading state standardized tests while also taking into account student population demographics. ... more
  • 4 days Painting attributed to Caravaggio on display before auction Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    PARIS (AP) — Visitors on Friday were given one last chance to admire a 400-year-old painting found in an attic in southern France and attributed to Italian master Caravaggio, or raise questions about the work, before it goes on the auction block. Paris auction house Drouot invited visitors to see "Judith Beheading Holofernes" five years after it was found in a Toulouse home. It depicts the biblical heroine Judith beheading an Assyrian general. It's thought to have been painted in Rome around 1604-05. Art expert Eric Turquin, who retrieved the painting two years ago, said it was found, unframed, by ... more
  • 4 days Moulton signs fellow 2020 hopeful Gillibrand’s cyber pledge Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says fellow challenger Seth Moulton has agreed to sign her cyber pledge not to use stolen or hacked material for political gain. The New York senator offered the pledge to never "seek, accept or weaponize stolen or hacked information from foreign adversaries" to all 2020 White House hopefuls in April. Gillibrand's campaign said Friday that the first to sign on is Moulton, a congressman from Massachusetts. Moulton says in a statement, "Our national security is something that should transcend politics." Gillibrand's announcement comes after President Donald Trump said he'd be ... more
  • 4 days Almodovar to receive Venice Film Festival career achievement Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    ROME (AP) — The Spanish Oscar-winning writer and director Pedro Almodóvar will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Film Festival. The decision from the board of the Biennale di Venezia, follows a proposal by the festival's director, Alberto Barbera. Almodovar, whose film credits include 1999's All About My Mother and 2002's Talk to Her , said Friday he has good memories of Venice, where he made his international debut in 1983: "This Lion is going to become my pet, along with the two cats I live with." Barbera praised Almodóvar as "the greatest and most ... more
  • 4 days NRBA hosts weekly fishing tournament in Beaumont Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The Neches River Bass Association's summer tournament has attracted competitive anglers for 25 years. ... more
  • 4 days Proposal would get more local food in US school cafeterias Beaumontenterprise -Food
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of lawmakers from Maine is introducing legislation to make it easier for schools to procure locally produced foods for children's meals. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree and Republican Sen. Susan Collins are sponsoring the Kids Eat Local Act, which both say will support local food systems while providing children with healthy meal choices. They say the proposal will provide schools with more flexibility by allowing them to use "locally grown, locally raised, and locally caught" in their procurement requests. Pingree says the proposal would carry no cost for the federal government. Another sponsor of the ... more
  • 4 days Brewery offers taste of Cincinnati Pride with special beer Beaumontenterprise -Food
    CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati brewery is dedicating a limited release beer to Cincinnati Pride. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Moerlein Lager House is releasing the beer, called "Stonewalled," as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York. Those riots are considered a turning point in the LGBTQ rights movement. The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots is the theme for this year's WorldPride and Cincinnati Pride festivities. The beer is a traditional, German-style Kolsch with added raspberry puree. A portion of the beer's sales at a special keg tapping event Friday evening at ... more
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