"Mercenaries 2: World in Flames"
By Billy O'Keefe
Reviewed for: Xbox 360 and Playstation 3
Also available on: Playstation 2, PC
ESRB Rating: Teen (language, use of alcohol,
use of tobacco, violence)
Few games in the Xbox/PS2 era were as eager to please as "Mercenaries," which handed players a wild stockpile of weapons, a roster of enemy targets and every tool one needed to turn North Korea into a personal sandbox of destruction.
As sequels go, "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" is pure textbook — prettier, more technologically robust and grander in all expected ways, but philosophically unchanged. Venezuela's mix of jungles, rivers and urban cityscapes provide a welcome upgrade over North Korea's murky sameness, and Pandemic places greater importance on telling a story rather than simply providing targets to pick off. But the elements that made the first game such a hit — ridiculous riches of firepower, some humor and total freedom in leveling your surroundings and choosing your alliances to your satisfaction — remains "Flames'" primary selling point.
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Courier Staff Report
Some Courier readers have been unable to access the online student newspaper today due to network problems.
Courier Advisor Patrick Hannigan said the problem had something to do with a domain name server that directs internet traffic the The Courier's site.
Technicians are looking into it. There is no estimate of when the troubles will be solved.
"Please bear with us while we work out these problems," Hannigan said. "We apologize for the inconvenience, but until these problems are resolved, we're not going to be updating the page as frequently."
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Featured entrée selections include Pasta, Pizza, Chicken Chow Mein & Beef Teriyaki, Burgers, Spicy Chicken Patty & various Deli items. Lunches include a variety of fruits, veggies and milk.
Eastin Elementary is looking for volunteers to help with their Scholastic Book Faire TONIGHT! They are also looking for help on Monday night during their monthly PTA meeting. Pick up a pink flyer in the Career Center for more info.
Anyone interested in playing soccer for Logan this year needs to see Coach Sills in Room 73, and attend open field after school tomorrow.
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Marjorie Lee Browne
(9 Sept 1914-19 Oct 1979) was a notable mathematics educator, the second African-American woman to receive a doctoral degree in the U.S., and one of the first black women to receive a doctorate in mathematics in the U.S.
Browne was born in Tennessee in 1914. Her mother died when she was only two years old, and she was raised by her stepmother, Mary Taylor Lee, and her father, Lawrence Johnson Lee. Her father, a railway postal clerk, was also a "math whiz" who shared his passion for mathematics with his children. She attended LeMoyne High School, a private Methodist school started after the Civil War to offer education for African-Americans.
Read more about Marjorie Lee Browne in Notable Women of Mathematics by By Charlene Morrow and Teri Perl , free from Googlebooks.com.
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