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Jeff Vorva's imPRESSions: Thankfully we had no tragedies this week

Jeff Vorva's imPRESSions: Thankfully we had no tragedies this week

  Yay! Viola finally made it! I never thought I would see this day come. Well, that may be overstating it a bit. But it felt like forever. Our front page story featuring 92-year-old Viola Strupeck and how she still exercises religiously at Curves in Hickory Hills was finished and actually placed on the front page of the Oct. 9 edition of the Reporter. I liked the way Kelly White wrote the story. I don’t... 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

The Grapevine-We’re just better off sing…

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The Grapevine-We’re just better off singing the wrong lyrics

The one thing about technology today is you don’t have to lean into the transistor radio to understand lyrics of your favorite songs.  Nowadays, the lyrics of nearly every major song from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s are online, and decades later, I’m shocked by what the real words are.It can’t be as bad as a lot of today’s new music, offering lurid details about sex and murder. For many of... Read more