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WatchdogESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
WatchdogLooking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a......
Time for a Chicago history quiz. 1. Who was Ignance (also known as Ignacy) Paderewski? a. A Polish pianist b. The second prime minister of the Republic of Poland c. The namesake of a school on the list of 54 Chicago public schools set to be closed...
Fans who claim to watch basketball voted Dwight Howard to be a starter for the 2013 All-Star basketball game. In fact, Kobe Bryant is joining Howard in Houston next month ensuring two Los Angeles Lakers players from a 17-23 team headed nowhere this...
Most of us don't speak West Virginian. It's a tricky language, but just part of the job now as we get to know Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni and what he's really saying when he speaks. For example, I wanted to know if anyone has ever used the expression...
The Hartford CourantHolding two Olympic gold medals in his 81-year-old hands, Lindy Remigino breaks into laughter. The medals show their age. The stories do not. The stories never grow old. "Look at these medals, I don't even know which one is which," said Remigino, who won...
Michael Phelps doesn't have to climb the mountain anymore. He has reached the highest of Olympic heights. He is the most decorated athlete in the modern history of the Olympic Games. He is, by just about all accounts, the greatest swimmer who ever lived....
LONDON — Moments after providing track and field's enduring snapshot of the 2012 Olympics, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt grabbed a news photographer's camera in the middle of his victory lap. The same lens had just been trained on Bolt as he...
Change of SubjectStory. Jesse Owens was a great and inspirational figure and a wonderful namesake for a school, but sentiment like this should not be part of the debate over school closings. Maybe one of the newly combined schools could drop its......
Blogging with Bill WhiteBetween the blog and my column, I've written several times about poet/playwright/composer/educator Edwin Romond of Wind Gap. I'm no poetry expert, but his themes and his words have touched me, over and over. I had the honor of introducing Romond......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekGood Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We've been doing some pretty heavy-duty Olympic viewing around Casa de Capitol Ideas these last few days, so as we head into the final furlong before the weekend, it seemed only appropriate to look backward......
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