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Kam's Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kams Kaps

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun   

BIG BUDGET FILMS    

“Big Hero 6” (PG for action, peril, crude humor and mature themes) Animated family comedy inspired by the Marvel Comics series about a 14-year-old inventor (Ryan Potter) who teams with his inflatable robot (Scott Adsit) and his close friends to solve a string of crimes. Voice cast includes Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Maya Rudolph and James Crowell.   

“Interstellar” (PG-13 for intense action and brief profanity) Post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller about an outer space expedition undertaken through a wormhole by scientists searching for a habitable planet in the wake of climate change that has left Earth devastated by drought and famine. Ensemble cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Oyelowo, Topher Grace, Bill Irwin and William Devane.  

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Brittney Griner slashed in knife attack in China

Griner

WNBA star Brittney Griner was the victim of a knife attack in China, but only received a minor injury, according to the Associated Press.

Griner’s agent, Linsday Kagawa Colas, says her client received a small cut on her arm as her team was leaving practice on Monday. Colas also stated that Griner’s teammate was stabbed as well, but was saved by the two jackets she was wearing. Police officials eventually captured the assailant, but they have no information as to what provoked the attack.

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Roundup: News briefs

News

Rust College to unveil two historic markers

 Rust College will unveil two historic markers honoring the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and those involved in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project in Holly Springs.

The unveiling will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 near the Rust College campus at 150 Rust Ave. in Holly Springs, Miss. as part of the school’s 148th Founders’ Week activities.

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Loss of smell could predict death for elderly

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Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell — namely, the ability to pick up on strong odors like smelly socks or bacon sizzling in a pan — could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according to a study involving more than 3,000 people ages 57 to 85.

The study, which published recently in the science journal PLOS ONE, revealed in a smell test conducted in 2005, that nearly 40 percent of subjects who failed died within five years, compared to a 19 percent death rate within five years for those with moderate smell loss. Ten percent of the test subjects were determined to have a healthy sense of smell.

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After retirement

Wealthy

After the desk is cleaned out, pictures removed and the party is over, the reality of retirement begins to settle in. Some may travel, play golf, rest at home or pick up a hobby to pass the time away. But others are not so ready to put their working years behind them. A few retirees are interested in supplementing their retirement savings by launching a startup business.

Although it is not uncommon for folks to start a business while working, retirees are free to concentrate all of their efforts on the new business venture. Armed with a wealth of experience and plenty of time to share it, retirees will find certain businesses a tailor-made fit. The number of self-employed folks over 55 years of age is growing annually. So let’s consider a few of the options.

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