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  • TV review: Won't get fooled again by 'Smash'

    TV review: Won't get fooled again by 'Smash'
    The Broadway-set "Smash" (8 p.m. CT Feb. 5, NBC; 2 stars out of 4) had one of the best pilots last year, grabbing my attention with its behind-the-scenes look at two actresses auditioning for the same role in a musical about Marilyn Monroe. It just as quickly lost me when all the sizzle of the premiere fizzled into boringly familiar, soapy subplots with cloying characters and some howler numbers.
  • Simeon in the '80s | Highlights and lowlights

    Simeon in the '80s | Highlights and lowlights
    HIGHLIGHTS Point proven: Bob Hambric's desire to prove to people outside the city that Public League teams can win with a disciplined approach came to fruition as Simeon won the first of its six state championships with a 53-47 victory over Evanston...

    Krause reflects on a life of scouting

    Krause reflects on a life of scouting
    WILMINGTON, Del. — Jerry Krause enters a hotel lobby loaded down by two suitcases, an Arizona Diamondbacks-issued laptop and that look defining any haggard business traveler. In three hours, he will sit through his second doubleheader in as many...

    Year-by-year inductees

    (BBWAA: Elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America; VC: Elected by the Veterans Committee; NL: Elected by the Veterans Committee based on Negro league career): 1936 -- BBWAA: Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, Honus...

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 1998 | Peoria Manual's Frank Williams: Frankly speaking

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 1998 | Peoria Manual's Frank Williams: Frankly speaking
    What else is there for Frank Williams to do?The 6-foot-4-inch high school All-American point guard hoisted an entire basketball program on skinny shoulders, inspired an indomitable coach to dramatically alter his philosophy and singlehandedly added to the...