Kristy McNichol outs self to support teens

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kristy McNichol says she is coming out of the closet to help kids who may be bullied for their own sexual preferences.

Abdul publicist denies 'Idol' exit rumors

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A publicist for Paula Abdul says the singer has no plans to step down as a judge on the hit U.S. TV series "American Idol" despite ongoing rumors.

COL FB: TCU 37, N. Illinois 7

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Jeff Ballard passed for 258 yards and a touchdown and ran for three more TDs Tuesday as Texas Christian beat Northern Illinois, 37-7, in the Poinsettia Bowl.

COL FB: BYU 31, TCU 17

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- John Beck passed for 321 yards and three touchdowns Thursday night as Brigham Young upset No. 15 TCU, 31-17.

COL FB: TCU 12, Texas Tech 3

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Chris Manfredini kicked field goals in every period Saturday as No. 20 TCU beat No. 22 Texas Tech, 12-3, to extend its winning streak to 13 games.

COL FB: TCU 46, UC Davis 13

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Jeff Ballard passed for 190 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 26 yards and another TD to lead 22nd-ranked TCU to a 46-13 win over UC Davis.

COL FB: TCU 27, Iowa State 24

HOUSTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Peter LoCoco booted a 44-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter Saturday as 14th-ranked TCU beat Iowa State, 27-24, in the Houston Bowl.


FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Jeff Ballard threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night as 18th-ranked Texas Christian trounced UNLV, 51-3.

COL FB: TCU 33, Colorado State 6

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Jeff Ballard totaled 204 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night to help 20th-ranked TCU beat Colorado State, 33-6.

COL FB: TCU 23, San Diego State 20

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Robert Merrill rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night as 20th-ranked TCU overcame San Diego State, 23-20.

COL FB: TCU 48, Air Force 10

COLORADO SPRINGS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Jeff Ballard threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another Saturday as No. 21 TCU mauled Air Force, 48-10.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Ben Webster was born this day in 1909 in Kansas City. He only stayed in Duke Ellington's band for three years after arriving in 1940, but Webster had a profound impact beyond his key solos on classic Ellington tunes of the day, including
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Wendell Culley was born this day in 1906 in Worcester, Mass. He worked with Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie, principally as a section player.
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornetist Wild Bill Davison was born this day in 1906 in Defiance, Ohio. For most of the 1930s, Davison played traditional jazz in Milwaukee. It was in the beer capital of America that Davison almost saw his career ended by a lip injury in 1939, when a fl
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Frank Wess was born this day in 1922 in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to being a top tenor player, the Basie band veteran also is one of the premiere flute players in jazz.
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Jeffrey Scott Ballard (born August 13, 1963 in Billings, Montana) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, playing from 1987 to 1994.

Following his career, Ballard returned to his hometown of Billings, where he has become an instrumental part of local American Legion Baseball programs. He served for three years as the pitching coach for the Laurel Dodgers, and has served since 2002 as the Board Chairman for the Billings program.

He also had a brief cameo in the film "Super Duper Baseball Bloopers". He gave a vivid and articulate account of his most cherished blooper, and reminded us all to look at the lighter side of things.

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