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Shaken and speared

Shaken and speared

        Photo by Jeff Vorva St. Xavier’s team huddled for a final meeting Saturday on Bruce Deaton Field under the backdrop of the scoreboard signaling the end of its season in the semifinals of the NAIA national championship series.   Folks around here learned two things about Ashland, Oregon, courtesy of veteran Southern Oregon football coach Craig Howard. “It’s renowned for being the home of the Shakespearean Festival,” he said. “In addition to the Shakespearean... Read more

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Life in the fast lane

Speed kills as Bulldogs race past Spartans   In automotive parlance it was like pitting a pickup truck against a Ferrari — and letting the Ferrari have a head-start.  Friday night’s South Suburban Conference Red matchup between cross-town rivals Oak Lawn and Richards pretty much rated that comparison. Here’s how Spartans coach Sean Lucas described his team’s foe:  “They’re not the big Richards teams of the past, but they are fast,” he said. “Our kids battled them and a... Read more

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Old Brosnan doesn’t bond well with audience in ‘November Man…

By Tony Pinto Pierce Brosnan is back in action as a wannabe James Bond. The man who actually played James Bond in “Goldeneye” nearly 20 years ago, is back trying to be an action star in the movie “The November Man.”      At 61, he’s still got something, but that might just be his appetite for on screen drinking.  Brosnan plays ex-CIA agent Peter Devereaux, who, like Bond, is fond of the liquor.... Read more

Opinion

-- Cosby's words of wisdom then sound em…

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When the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. the Topeka Board of Education Supreme Court decision was commemorated, comedian Bill Cosby gave a speech at an NAACP awards ceremony.   Cosby’s words were rather controversial, as he called on blacks in America to take responsibility for their own lives.   The comedian talked about elevated school dropout rates for inner city black students and criticized low-income blacks for... Read more