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Jeff Vorva's Extra Point: 'Greatest' stories of vets, eggs, muscles and magic

Jeff Vorva's Extra Point: 'Greatest' stories of vets, eggs, muscles and magic

    Photo courtesy of Ed McElroy Muhammad Ali, who died last week, and Oak Lawn’s Ed McElroy pose during an event in 1978.     This was like bringing Donald Trump to a Mexican Pride meeting. In the early 1970s, Muhammad Ali was a hated man by many white veterans for refusing to go into the military during the Viet Nam war era. The controversial boxer was stripped of his heavyweight boxing title and sentenced to... Read more

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Jeff Vorva's Extra Point: A lot of great…

As of today, Thursday, there are 57 more days until the first night of Illinois High School Association football action. The schools have finalized their schedules and the IHSA posted them in all their glory. When I look at the schedules for the first time, I am more interested in what the non-conference portion looks like. And this year among area teams, there is plenty of intrigue. The first couple of weeks could feature some classic games... 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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Leaders often are born, while others sho…

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Leaders often are born, while others show the way through hard work

Are leaders born or made? That question has been debated for eons. Some say natural communicators possessing social intelligence with a knack for bringing others together to complete shared objectives can’t be taught, only strengthened. Others argue true leadership is only obtained by practicing acquired experience and mentoring.   Both arguments are so convincing. I teeter on the fence as to which theorists I agree. Regardless of how they’re made, I know how... Read more