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10:57am

Sun February 3, 2013
Sports

Keeping Those Jerseys Unwashed For The Big Win

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 5:16 pm

49ers fan Kristofer Noceda (third from left) with friends at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Kristofer Noceda

Sports fans and athletes alike are notorious for superstitions. Take Michael Jordan, who would famously wear his North Carolina shorts under his Bulls uniform.

On Super Bowl Sunday, fans on both sides of the country are engaging in some odd behavior: donning unwashed jerseys, sporting fresh facial hair and sitting in that oh-so-special spot.

While the routines may seem silly, superstitions may actually have helped us evolve as a species.

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7:28am

Sun February 3, 2013
The Record

A Small-Time Wordsmith Hits It Big In Nashville

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 5:21 pm

Once a poet and an English teacher, Jim McCormick has become a powerhouse Nashville songwriter.
Scott Saltzman Courtesy of the artist

In March, country music star Jason Aldean is playing Madison Square Garden. Tickets sold out in 10 minutes. Fans want to hear his latest No. 1 song, "Take a Little Ride."

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3:42pm

Sat February 2, 2013
Medical Treatments

FDA Challenges Stem Cell Companies As Patients Run Out Of Time

Originally published on Sun February 3, 2013 9:30 am

Scientists have seen promise in the potential of stem cells, but not everyone agrees stem cell replacement therapy is ready for prime time.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Americans seeking stem cell replacement therapy hope the process can heal them of myriad diseases, and a 2011 report by the Baker Institute estimated the industry could bring in $16 billion in revenue by 2020.

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3:41pm

Sat February 2, 2013
NPR Story

Inside The Training Room: Uncovering Football's Scars

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 5:41 pm

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LAURA SULLIVAN, HOST:

This is WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, from NPR News. I'm Laura Sullivan. And if it's anything like last year, tomorrow's Super Bowl will reach more than 111 million viewers, in this country alone. And while the game ends for the fans tomorrow night, for players, the effects will likely linger on.

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3:27pm

Sat February 2, 2013
Music Interviews

Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 5:41 pm

Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net.
Robert Ascroft Courtesy of the artist

The New York Times doesn't mince words when it writes, "Wayne Shorter is generally acknowledged to be jazz's greatest living composer."

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