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At 92, she's still using her Curves

At 92, she's still using her Curves

                    Imagine being 92 years old. Now, imagine being 92 years old and being an active member in your local gym. And when it comes to working out at Curves Fitness in Hickory Hills, Viola Strupeck is the belle of the ball. Or the glory of the gym.  For Strupeck, this is all a reality.                 “Throughout the majority of my life, I have always belonged to some type of fitness center... 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

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After passing stones, Gonzales is now pa…

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After passing stones, Gonzales is now passing runners

Statistically speaking, the Chicagoland Area Running Association has found that only one percent of the United States population has completed a full marathon.The race itself is challenging, I’ve run two, but exhilarating. Most of the people I’ve trained with have an incredible backstory. We get to know each other quite well over the 18 weeks of training. It originates with a modest 15 miles the first week, building steadily to... Read more