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  • ESPN changes Valdosta from 'Winnersville' to 'Titletown'

     
    Let me get this straight: Green Bay for many years has called itself "Titletown." Valdosta for many years has called itself "Winnersville." But according to the Valdosta Daily Times, this afternoon ESPN will declare Valdosta to be "Titletown," capping a.....
  • HSM: Get in the Picture (part II, round II of casting calls)

     
    Lindsay Diokno watches another episode of High School Musical: Get in the Picture:So the second part of round II of casting calls is the same as the first round -- there's a dancing segment, a solo segment and a duets......
  • 'High School Musical: Get in the Picture': the first two eliminations

     
    Lindsay Diokno watches two more episodes of HSM: Get in the Picture. We can't thank her enough. What can I say? My brother's in town, so I'm a little behind on my reality TV. That's probably not a bad thing.......
  • Chuck Schumer: Obama 'the real deal'

     
    by Mark Silva Jon Stewart, host of the Daily Show, couldn't help but notice the promotional blurb on the paerback edition cover of his political celebrity-guest's book. The guest: Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). The book: Positively American: How the...
  • On eve of endorsements, NYSUT slams Senate tax vote

     
    Three days ago the Republican-run state Senate voted 38-20 to limit to four percent the annual increases in the tax amount homeowners pay toward school budgets. Today, representatives in the 600,000-member New York State United Teachers ??? which has........
  • The next road trip, part deux

     
    Over dinner (spareribs, baked apples, stewed tomatoes, creamed spinach, lima beans and cheese biscuits, none of it cooked from scratch by moi), I asked Gailor if she had made a reservation for the nicest restaurant in Evanston for next Friday......
  • The next road trip is coming up

     
    Things aren't going well with the 10-Thing Kitchen Challenge, and I can understand why. But this isn't just an academic exercise for me. Next Thursday Gailor and I are going to pack up her car (actually I'm hoping her father......
  • Northport High School alums age gracefully

     
    Just got back from the 30th reunion of Northport High School's Class of '78. I must say, we look pretty darn good. I mean, you know . . . considering. (Jane Geddes, the 1986 U.S. Open golf champ, had a......
  • Boca Raton legislator behind legislation to allow school districts to completely ban smoking

     
    State Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, saw passage of one of his top priorities during the just-completed legislative session with passage of a measure that would give school boards authority to ban anyone from smoking anywhere on their property. Currently,...
  • Where does Florida Lottery money go? A breakdown

     
    Where does Florida lottery education money go? That's the question I've heard most often in nine years as a news columnist ??? other than "do you miss sports?" Variations include: "How come schools are always crying about their budgets......
  • Katrina plus three: 'Hopeful progress'

     
    by Mark Silva Nearly three years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, blasting the shore towns of Louisiana and Mississippi and inundating New Orleans, President Bush plans to return to the scene of the storm today. Bush......