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Remembering the Alamo — dark side and all — and how Davy Crockett's still cool

By David Theis - March 30th, 2011

Like most AARP-eligible, Caucasian American males, I grew up under the sign of Davy Crockett Alamo, as interpreted by Walt Disney and Fess Parker. I wore a faux coonskin on my head, and once told an adult that everyone called me plain ...

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It's just a mini horse, of course, but this one has an artificial leg

By Sarah Rufca - March 23rd, 2011

For most horses a broken leg can be equivalent to a death sentence. So for a miniature horse named Midnight, born without part of his right rear leg, the prognosis for survival wasn't good until he got a new leg and ...