| Apr 5, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Eddie Perez is a master at throwing his voice.
The Braves bullpen coach likes to prank unsuspecting bystanders before road games, spying on their credentials and calling them out by their first names.
The victims frantically search the ballpark to...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:34 PM
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It’s rare enough that any band is still around after a quarter century, still recording and touring. What made the Mavericks’ 25th anniversary tour stop Tuesday at the Belly Up in...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Spring training is a time for renewed beginnings, preparing for a season of endless possibilities, all in a relaxed atmosphere.
When Jonny Venters took the mound for a game last spring against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, a week before opening day,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It was the Doonesbury character Mark Slackmeyer, speaking on the radio about Watergate conspirator John Mitchell, who said that all known facts made Mitchell look guilty. And then he added, "Guilty, guilty, guilty!"
It's fun to say.
So let's see who...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:12 PM
It’s great to be pulling the Eddie Perez picture file again. When I draw a caricature of somebody, the first one is usually the least interesting. It’s only after awhile and many more drawings that the likeness comes alive. It’s like the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Poor unlucky Hartford.
Three years ago, Connecticut's capital city had to endure the indignity of seeing its mayor — its first "strong" mayor with greater power granted by a new charter — put on trial for corruption.
It wasn't exactly...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Evan S. Dobelle, the former Trinity College president who made the school a national model among urban colleges, has been fired for unspecified reasons as president of the University of Hawaii.
The university's board of regents voted to fire...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:36 PM
The school board Tuesday night rejected Superintendent Christina Kishimoto's request for a two-year contract extension that would have kept her in charge of Hartford's education reform efforts through mid-2016.
Mayor Pedro Segarra said that he was "very...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Mayor Pedro Segarra said Wednesday that although he was at first "extremely angry" about the actions of Jared Kupiec, his former chief of staff, he won't let Kupiec's arrest sway the public's trust in city hall, something he's worked to rebuild.
| Apr 28, 2013
| 12:05 PM
The nine city council members sworn in at the start of 2012 spent their first year largely in step with Mayor Pedro Segarra.
The council approved numerous proposals set forth by the mayor, and both sides communicated regularly on major issues, from...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Saundra Kee Borges, who was named the city's chief operating officer in March pending city council approval, withdrew from consideration for the job Monday.
The council had been scheduled to vote on Kee Borges' appointment Monday night. Council...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Former Mayor Eddie Perez's appellate case will not be heard by a judge until at least February, an appellate court clerk said Tuesday.
Although the case was put on a court docket that reads "court dates are expected to be Jan. 2 to 23," the clerk said...