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  • Is taking some gift cards a big deal? Ask Lindbergh Carpenter — he lost his job for it

    In the buildup to the trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon on theft charges, we did not hear much about Lindbergh Carpenter Jr. He was not billed as the leading man or even a star witness. He is not, as far as anyone knows, a former boyfriend of the mayor. He's...
  • Giving "Shoeless Joe" and the Black Sox another chance

     
    On the agenda for the recent two-week pilgrimage I made to Las Vegas was a totally wholesome event in which I participated along with a buddy who also committed journalism here at the Sun and now works at USA......
  • The Owl's Restaurant/Food Crossword Puzzle

     
    He's baaaack. Just when you thought it was safe to read this blog again. I have the feeling this puzzle is going to be hard. (I haven't tried it, so that's just a guess.) I would suggest, if everyone......
  • Phelps Phenomenon: History being made with casualness

     
    The superlatives may have all been exhausted in describing the ongoing performance of Michael Phelps in Beijing who, last night, won his sixth gold medal at these Olympics, this one in the 200-meter individual medley, and stands just one step from......
  • The 'America's Next Top Model' video game

     
    Just in time for Chrismukkah!The America's Next Top Model video game will be released next month by Nintendo. Players will guide their model through challenges and photo shoots. Models will also be evaluated on their catwalking skills. One model will be...
  • The biggest crab cake in the universe

     
    If I hadn't been working hard on my video game story, I wouldn't have missed the opportunity to link to the Biggest Crab Cake in the Universe story when it first appeared on our home page today.I was thinking of......
  • Fried fantasy

     
    Robert of Cross Keys guest posts today from Florida. It's an intriguing post that raises more questions than it answers, including a) you have to travel for fantasy football? and b) are you bringing me a pecan roll from Stuckey's?......
  • 'Project Runway': Hooray for Hollywood

     
    Greeting and salutations, fashionistas! I'm Kevin Van Valkenburg, and I'm probably the only straight male who admits he's watching Lifetime. The episode begins with Ra'mon telling us that he's kind of glad that Johnny is gone because it makes the......
  • 'Project Runway': Something blue

     
    They tried to tell me not to recap, I said noooooo, nooooo, nooooo! Greetings single moms, stay-at-home dads and guys who are trying to make nice with their wives by watching Lifetime. I'm Kevin Van Valkenburg, sports writer by day,......
  • 'American Idol': And so it begins ... without Paula

     
    I can't believe it, but I'm really sad about starting this season of American Idol without Paula Abdul. Even sadder given the news that Simon Cowell's out after this year. Are we going to tune in for Randy Jackson? I......
  • Ex-Colt Moore's 'real story' grabs students' attention

    He's 75 years old, so his gait is understandably slowed. His energy and his message are not. Lenny Moore held the microphone a bit too close to his mouth as he began: "I'm very pleased I've been given the invite to come here. You need to know the real...
  • Teens can't look to City Hall for role models

    A frustrated Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, facing an upsurge in crime just days into the new year, said at a news conference recently that he and the mayor can't be the only ones "trying to engage people's morality about violence in this...