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  • Ambitious William and Mary report calls for significant fundraising increase, drive for championships

    Ambitious William and Mary report calls for significant fundraising increase, drive for championships
    WILLIAMSBURG — Expanded fundraising, major facilities upgrades and construction, and budget increases for individual teams are centerpieces of an ambitious and detailed plan for William and Mary athletics. Every William and Mary athlete should...
  • Kids' triathlons take off (grownups' triathlons do too)

    The Roberts kids sometimes try putting on clothes, shoes and bike helmets while they are soaking wet from swimming in the family pool. They are practicing for the kids' triathlon series in their hometown of Tallahassee, Florida. Madeleine Roberts, 13,...
  • Winnetka Park District hires rec supervisor, marketing specialist

    The Winnetka Park District has announced two new hires who will likely become familiar faces to residents using its facilities. Joining the Park District as a recreational supervisor is Jennifer Gorczyca, whose responsibilities will include overseeing...
  • Michael Phelps' swimming suspension lifted Monday

    Michael Phelps' swimming suspension lifted Monday
    Michael Phelps is clear to return to competitive swimming Monday after serving a six-month suspension from USA Swimming as punishment for his drunken driving arrest in September. The record-setting Olympian is expected to return to the pool in less than...
  • Talk of the County: Litter lines forest preserve on North Chicago, Waukegan border

    Talk of the County: Litter lines forest preserve on North Chicago, Waukegan border
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com Litter is dangerous I was...
  • Swimming for health and survival at the YMCA

    Swimming for health and survival at the YMCA
    Effortlessly the diminutive septuagenarian swooped under the lane marker with a few underwater strokes at the end of a 90-minute swim at the Hampton YMCA. Instructor Jenna Turner applauded. Ching Nguyen emerged from the pool smiling after completing...
  • Coach says Michael Phelps has been 'a different person' since his return to training

    Coach says Michael Phelps has been 'a different person' since his return to training
    The day he returned from an Arizona treatment center in November, Michael Phelps trained in the familiar waters of the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center in Mount Washington. The session foretold a winter of renewed dedication for Phelps, whose commitment to...
  • Paul Sassone: Pull the drain on unlucky pool

    In all the debate about building a new swimming pool at Oak Park-River Forest High School, I haven't heard anyone mention an important negative of the current pool. Namely that the pool is unlucky. The high school pool is 87 years old and obsolete in...
  • Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

    For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought. These walls of...
  • Justina Blakeney of the Jungalow releases book, talks design

    Justina Blakeney of the Jungalow releases book, talks design
    The term "bohemian" is historically a fluid category. Now Los Angeles-based stylist, blogger and design maven Justina Blakeney shares updated interpretations of the free-spirited aesthetic and worldview with the publication Wednesday of "The New...
  • A look at deaths near submerged dams in Maryland

    Since the 1950s, at least 441 people have died at 235 submerged dams in 38 states. About half of those deaths occurred in the past 15 years — a period when many cities have sought to repurpose their rivers into picturesque attractions that would...