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'Genuine' coaching legend Gary Korhonen dies

'Genuine' coaching legend Gary Korhonen dies

        Photo by Bob McParland Richards legend Gary Korhonen, right, congratulates basketball coach John Chappetto after the Bulldogs won the IHSA Class 4A state championship in 2008. Korhonen, who won two state championships as the school’s football coach, died Saturday at age 77.     Freshman Tony Sheehan was walking the halls of Richards High School in the early fall of 1992. Coming toward him was Gary Korhonen, the Bulldogs football coach, who was a big... Read more

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SXU women enjoying life back at No. 1

SXU women enjoying life back at No. 1

Photo by Jeff Vorva SXU’s Chanel Fanter scores on a layup Saturday against Judson University. Fanter had 22 points and the Cougars rolled, 95-51.   It never gets old. For the third season in a row, St. Xavier University’s women’s basketball team has been ranked No. 1 in the NAIA Division II polls after spending a little time this season at No. 2. The first time it happened was two Decembers ago and it was a novelty. Coach Bob... 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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Time is right for opening door to new po…

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Time is right for opening door to new possibilities

Photo by Claudia Parker Claudia Parker is retiring as a columnist so she can pursue other projects, like this recent assignment taking photos of a 2017 graduate.   “When one door closes, another one opens…” --Alexander Graham Bell Cheers to new beginnings! Last Saturday, I shot senior portraits for a 2017 graduate who said, “Do whatever you want,” she shrugged. “You’re the photographer, I trust you.” My mind looped with endless possibilities. “I’ve got this,” I told... Read more