April 30, 2013 |
A historic chateau in Bearn, a French province in the Pyrenees mountains, is on the market for 645,000 euros or roughly $845,000 at late April conversion rates. The location served as a watch tower in the 9 th century and later belonged to the family of Catherine d'Espaloungue de Rague, mother of musketeer Henri d'Aramitz, who lived in the 1600s. He was the inspiration for Alexander Dumas' character Aramis in “The Three Musketeers.” With about 5,275 square feet of livable space, the property includes a main house, a barn and a caretaker's house on 2.3 acres with views of the mountains.
December 7, 2012 |
West Virginia Mountaineer mascot Jonathan Kimble, who famously appears in an ESPN commercial staring down football analyst Lee Corso, has been told to stop using his musket on hunting excursions after killing a black bear on Monday. "While Jonathan Kimble's actions broke no laws or regulations, the university has discussed this with him, and he agrees that it would be appropriate to forego using the musket in this way in the future,” university spokesman John Bolt said. Kimble says that hunting with the musket is a Mountaineers' mascot tradition.
March 24, 2012 |
Third-seeded Baylor did enough to shake off a fight-to-the-finish Xavier squad, 75-70, in Friday night's Sweet 16 matchup at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Bears will advance to their second Elite Eight in three seasons, where on Sunday they will face No. 1 Kentucky. Xavier wasn't easy to dismiss, despite Baylor's opening 14-2 lead that eventually extended to an 18-point advantage. The Musketeers closed to within three points with only 23 seconds to play, but Baylor hung on thanks to the dominant play of senior forward Quincy Acy. "They really kept fighting," Baylor Coach Scott Drew said.
December 22, 2011 |
Freshman Michael Caffey scored a career-high 14 points and Long Beach State defeated short-handed Xavier, 68-58, in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night at Honolulu. Caffey was one of five players in double figures for the 49ers (6-5), who handed the No. 14 Musketeers (8-2) their second consecutive loss since a brawl Dec. 10 against Cincinnati that resulted in the suspension of four players. Long Beach State used aggressive defense and kept heavy pressure on Xavier's star point guard, Tu Holloway, who returned from a one-game suspension and scored 17 points.
October 24, 2011 |
"Paranormal Activity 3" vanquished the box-office ghosts this weekend, taking in a whopping $54 million upon its premiere in the U.S., according to studio estimates. The other two new films in wide release this weekend, however, flopped. An expensive 3-D version of "The Three Musketeers" grossed a disappointing $8.8 million. And "Johnny English Reborn," a comedy starring British comedian Rowan Atkinson, did not resonate with American audiences. While the film is a hit overseas, it collected a weak $3.8 million in the U.S. this weekend.
October 21, 2011
'The Three Musketeers' MPAA rating: PG-13 for sequences of adventure action violence Running time: 1 hour, 42 minutes Playing: In general release