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St. Laurence's Murphy ending an "absolutely unbelieveable" career

St. Laurence's Murphy ending an "absolutely unbelieveable" career

  Photo by Jeff Vorva Decades ago, St. Laurence officials wanted Terry Murphy to be the track and field coach after he helped turn the cross country team into a local power. He came into the job in 1983 with about as much confidence as a sumo wrestler ready to run the high hurdles. “It was very difficult and it was very confusing,” Murphy said. “I never coached track before and they asked me... Read more

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Fire/Red Stars analysis and notes

Fire/Red Stars analysis and notes

    Photo by Jeff Vorva The Red Stars Vanessa DiBernardo and Orlando’s Becky Edwards try to get the upper leg on a play Saturday night.     CHICAGO FIRE AT VANCOUVER WHITECAPS WHEN: 9 p.m., Wednesday WHERE: BC Place, Vancouver FIRE RECORD: 1-2-4 VANCOUVER RECORD: 3-5-2 LAST TIME: The Fire had a 57.8 percent mark possession, but gave up a goal in the 86th minute to Octavio Rivero for a 1-0 in Bridgeview on March 14, 2015.   So through seven games – five of which were... Read more

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BEAR UNNECISSITIES

BEAR UNNECISSITIES

‘Ted 2’ sequel should have stayed in hibernation The comedy “Ted 2” is an unneeded sequel to the film “Ted.” The first brought us Mark Wahlberg as John, along with Seth MacFarlane as Ted, his foul-mouthed Teddy bear of a best friend. This film picks up a little after the first film ended. We see the bear getting married to his sleazy fiancee, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), at a wedding officiated by Sam... Read more

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Remembering advice and smiles from mom

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Charlotte Rose Lynn was born in 1927 and lived near Ogden Park in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. She had four brothers and two sisters and grew up during the Depression. I think about Charlotte Rose Lynn often. She was my mother and this Sunday is Mother’s Day. My mother preferred to keep a positive attitude and described her life as a child as fun. It was my father, who also grew up near... Read more