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  • Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst

    Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst
    In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town. He would point to...
  • Football: Bargas, Urquiza have fun in Canton

    Football: Bargas, Urquiza have fun in Canton
    Mike Bargas calls it lightning striking twice. After the Estancia High football coach took one of his players, Alipa Peters, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2011, he never thought he would be back. But he got a chance to take a current...
  • Stephen A. Smith Suspension Exposes ESPN's Bigger Problem

    ESPN has a problem. It wants to be in the thick of things, to be part of every major debate pertaining to sports. But its commentators and analysts - rooted as they are in trade deadlines and X's and O's - can be loose cannons, occasionally getting in...
  • In the Wake of the Web

    In the Wake of the Web
    Quick, digital-only thoughts from In the Wake of the News columnistDavid Haugh. For openers ... Nobody will ever know what Tony Stewart was thinking Saturday night as his car approached Kevin Ward Jr. on the dirt track in Canandaigua, N.Y. Nobody...
  • Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to menu

    Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to menu
    Happy National Hot Dog Month, from Mike Ditka and his friends at Al’s Beef. The Italian beef chain has added the “Spicy, Jumbo Ditka Dog” -- a char-grilled, 1/3 pound Vienna Beef sausage -- to its menu in honor of National Hot Dog...
  • Luckman ahead of McMahon, Cutler as best Bears QB

    Luckman ahead of McMahon, Cutler as best Bears QB
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame displays more busts of Bears greats than any other team. But there is only one enshrined quarterback, Sid Luckman, who threw his last pass 64 years ago. Since then, there has been no shortage of Bears quarterbacks who were...
  • Sarah Palin sides with Mike Ditka on liberals, er, the Redskins' name

    Sarah Palin has expressed her support for Mike Ditka, who has expressed his support for Daniel Snyder, who has vowed to never change the name of the Washington Redskins. Got all that? It can get a little confusing. Just ask Palin and Ditka. Those two...
  • Bears rout Cowboys

    Bears rout Cowboys
    Mike Ditka didn't bring the 1985 Bears defense with him down the red carpet to midfield at halftime Monday night. Because of the 2013 offense, he didn't have to. Backup quarterback Josh McCown accounted for five touchdowns, three before the Bears...
  • Interview: Imagine Dragons singer savors flight on the wings of success

    Interview: Imagine Dragons singer savors flight on the wings of success
    Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
  • Mark Keys found a calling as a man of letters — 10,000 of them

    Mark Keys found a calling as a man of letters — 10,000 of them
    For Mark Keys, the pen is mightier than the scalpel. Thirty-four surgeries on his back and legs, coupled with a host of other ailments, have left the onetime boat rigger unable to work and largely homebound since 1991. His physical problems have led...
  • Use the power of the pay cut

    Use the power of the pay cut
    We've come across a little used option this past week. We need to use it more. J'Marcus Webb, having lost his starting right tackle job, has agreed to take a cut in pay. Wow. I mean … wow. I didn't think that was possible in 2013. You know,...