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  • 1936 Olympian still gets a kick from swimming

    1936 Olympian still gets a kick from swimming
    Adolph Kiefer was about to do the backstroke. Which promised a memorable moment for the awe-struck lap swimmer who was watching. It was Kiefer's backstroke that launched him to glory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won the gold in the 100...
  • Clayton Kershaw readies for his Johnny Vander Meer moment

    Clayton Kershaw readies for his Johnny Vander Meer moment
    When Clayton Kershaw takes the mound on Tuesday, he'll try to do something accomplished just once in major league history: back-to-back no-hitters. Johnny Vander Meer threw consecutive no-hitters in 1938, a feat that is revisited with every no-hitter....
  • Virginia Tech faithful descend upon Ohio State

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chad Willis half expected to be cuffed and frog-marched out of Ohio Stadium on Friday morning. He was trespassing, after all, and perhaps most criminal, he was wearing a Virginia Tech golf shirt. But the security guard couldn't...
  • Red-Light Camera Would Protect Pedestrians

    I agree that cars do not stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and there is a law against that -- 14-299 of the Connecticut General Statutes [Aug. 28, letter, "No Turn On Red With Walk Light"]. I see some people in wheelchairs try to cross to CVS on the...
  • Celebrity breastfeeding photos are great. But can we see dads doing their part?

    Celebrity breastfeeding photos are great. But can we see dads doing their part?
    I love the photos of Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her baby son Otis in the September issue of Glamour. I would love, even more, photos of Wilde's fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, feeding Otis on the set of "Race," the Jesse Owens movie he's reportedly filming this...
  • LeBron James, atleta del año según la AP

    LeBron James, atleta del año según la AP
        Por AURELIO MORENO/El Sentinel Tras conquistar su segundo título de campeón y su cuarto trofeo de Jugador Más Valioso (JMV) de la NBA, el super astro del Heat de Miami, LeBron James fue nombrado  “Atleta Masculino del Año” por la...
  • Details can make the difference for savvy collectors

    Q: We received these Chinese silver spoons from an antique dealer as a wedding gift years ago. We were told that they are 19th Century, from the Shen Xing dynasty. What is their value today? A: The era mentioned was part of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)....
  • Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore

    Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore
    What if they held the Olympic Games and no one came? Or, more to the point, why exactly are we still bothering with the Olympics anyway? Because right now, you’d get no argument from me that the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, seem to be far more...
  • Orcas at the Winter Olympics: A combo that's hard to watch

    For the Winter Olympics, Russian hosts are planning a grand display of two recently captured killer whales. And we’re supposed to say what, exactly? It’s all in the name of international sports and so we won't make a fuss? Let’s all...
  • All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any

    All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any
    As the controversies over the Sochi Winter Games pile up, it’s getting harder and harder to remember why the world continues its love affair with the Olympics. That’s not a jab at Russia. It’s a bigger question about whether the Games,...
  • Unemployment benefits manager who had employees do his homework out of job

    Unemployment benefits manager who had employees do his homework out of job
    SPRINGFIELD — A state unemployment benefits manager who coaxed his subordinates and supervisor to do his college homework on taxpayer time has been fined $2,500 and no longer holds the job, officials said Thursday. Clyde Redfield, 63, a former...