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At a memorial service that celebrated both his landscape-altering legacy and his big-hearted if crusty-shelled persona, the William Donald Schaefer nation gathered one last time on Wednesday — friends and one-time foes alike, Maryland politicos past...
America's 51st state - the state of Incarceration - has a citizenship of about 2.1 million now, making it just about as populated as Nevada or Utah. Incarceration USA had just 500,000 residents in 1980; the war on drugs, more than any other factor,...
Chuck Thompson wasn't just a Hall of Fame sports announcer. He also was a husband, the kind who parked himself on a shopping mall bench while his wife roamed the stores. So his final resting place -- in the courtyard of a revamped shopping mall -- could...
College basketball continues to make news this month in Aberdeen, South Dakota and across the nation: · Northern State men's basketball recently had a make-shift reunion during the Final Four weekend in Houston. See photo above. · The late...
The John Burroughs High School Arrowhead Club roared into Johnny Carson Park with its 23rd annual car show fundraiser Sunday. Staged with the assistance of the Burbank Kiwanis For Fun Foundation, this annual event benefits the Burroughs football program....
We can only guess what the decision-makers at Florida State are saying behind the scenes about the turmoil surrounding embattled Coach Bobby Bowden and his struggling football program. No such guesswork is necessary regarding what the folks at Florida,...
Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998 I am just steps out of John Wooden's condo when I realize he has, once again, transformed me into Jack Nicholson, gazing across the dinner table at Helen Hunt. Wooden has made me want to be...
Tags: Family, Farms, Surgery, Death, Jack Nicholson
The Swampby Mark Silva Resignation news from Republican ranks: Sen. Mel Martinez, the Florida Republican who announced last winter that he would not seek a second term next year, announced today that he will step down more than a year before......
Brand XIt's the night after New Year's Eve and hundreds of kids are crammed into the Smell, the downtown DIY tabernacle of the Los Angeles avant-garde. A sweating mass of art students, skate punks and subterranean scene staples ecstatically moshes to a...
WatchdogI attended a luncheon/party in Bethpage Friday to celebrate the career of Joe Gergen upon his retirement from Newsday after 40 years at the paper - 33 of them as a columnist, nearly half the entire life of the newspaper.......
Tags: Mass Media, Retirement, Scott Gragg, Periodicals
KickingTiresAs General Motors fights for its own survival, its subsidiaries ??? Saturn and Saab ??? were the first to feel the effects of the automaker???s empty coffers. Saab has already declared bankruptcy, cut 750 jobs and reduced production. There are......
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