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  • Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera

    Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera
    Steve Schapiro wants to photograph President Barack Obama, and there is little doubt that he will one day do so. In his lengthy and star-studded career, he has photographed so many famous and influential people that one can almost believe he has Zelig-...
  • RBI Program Remembers Baseball Coach, Players Killed in Tragic Wreck

    RBI Program Remembers Baseball Coach, Players Killed in Tragic Wreck
    Baseball coach Lanall Fisher, his son Romell, and Romell's teammate Ronzell Johnson, Jr., had just finished a baseball tournament and were headed home on I-29 with Fisher's wife and daughter when a terrible tragedy struck. A tire blew out on his SUV,...
  • Taken For Granted: Remembering a ballgame renegade

    A World Series championship banner will fly above Dodger Stadium on March 31. No, I’m not delusional; I sadly recall the Dodgers’ miserable finish last season. The banner proclaiming the Giants World Series victory will be streamed...
  • Parents Suffering Sticker-Shock Over Proposed Pre-School Bill

    Parents Suffering Sticker-Shock Over Proposed Pre-School Bill
    Parents in the Kansas City Missouri School District may have to shell out thousands of dollars for pre-school, and for some the bill may come due a lot faster than they were prepared for. District officials met with some parents on Tuesday night, where...
  • Players Remember Coach Killed in Crash

    Players Remember Coach Killed in Crash
    The ripple effect from a tragic car crash is affection people across the metro. Ronzell Johnson, 13, Romell Fisher, 13 and Lanall Fisher, 40 all died in Saturday's crash near I-29 & Highway 169. The boys participated in the RBI program that is part of...
  • Chasing Down the Muse: The question without a decent answer

    The circle of young faces turned toward me more for a reaction than for an answer. The air in the room was taut with anticipation as they waited. My hands lifted to my face as I thought about my answer. Could it be that I had never really before...
  • Former Mariner Jamie Moyer wants to attempt MLB comeback at 49

    Former Mariner Jamie Moyer wants to attempt MLB comeback at 49
    Longtime Seattle Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer will attempt to pitch in the majors next year at the age of 49. Moyer, a free agent, has not pitched in the big leagues since July of 2010. Last winter, he underwent Tommy John surgery to repair his left...
  • Maritime Industries, Southside Academy pay tribute to Negro leagues

    Maritime Industries, Southside Academy pay tribute to Negro leagues
    On a warm, sunny afternoon at the Maritime Industries Academy baseball field, posters honoring members of the Negro leagues hung on the outfield fence and dust swirled under the banner honoring Jackie Robinson at home plate. Members of the Maritime and...
  • Former Oriole Jamie Moyer ties Jim Palmer on all-time wins list

    Former Oriole Jamie Moyer ties Jim Palmer on all-time wins list
    This is worth writing about, even though in Jamie Moyer’s last game as an Oriole I was still single. I got married a week after Moyer last pitched for Baltimore, back in 1995, his third and final season here. That was before three kids and 16...
  • '1921: The Yankees, the Giants, & the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York'

    '1921: The Yankees, the Giants,  &   the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York'
    In 1970, a journeyman pitcher published a memoir with an innocuous subtitle: "My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues." Written by Jim Bouton (with help from sportswriter Leonard Shecter), "Ball Four" took readers to a...
  • Claims to fame in Hampton Roads? Singer Pearl Bailey, actress Glenn Close and more

    She's from here? That's right here? They make those here? Yes, yes and yes. From Ella Fitzgerald to Williamsburg to Peace Frogs, we've got people, places and things worth talking about. PEOPLE Princess Pocahontas, Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan...