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  • Clippers dealing with injuries

    Clippers dealing with injuries
    All the injuries are starting to become an issue for the Clippers. It has affected their depth, made them smaller and forced players to play out of position. Backup small forward Matt Barnes was the first to go down on the three-game trip. He has been...
  • School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name

    School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name
    A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month, officials said Wednesday. Chicago...
  • Jesse Owens' name restored to South Side school

    Jesse Owens' name restored to South Side school
    The Chicago school board Wednesday agreed to restore the name of track star Jesse Owens to a South Side elementary school. The name was removed when the district closed 47 elementary schools this summer. While Jesse Owens Community Academy in the West...
  • Jesse Owens' Olympic gold medal sells for record $1.4 million

    An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million, SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel reported Sunday. An anonymous person won the online bidding with an offer of $1,466,574, which is the highest price...
  • Disney Laces Up for Jesse Owens Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

    Disney is developing a biopic about American track and field hero Jesse Owens, setting up the project with BermanBraun and Netter Films and attaching Antoine Fuqua to direct. Producers are BermanBraun's Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun and Netter Films' Gil...
  • 20th Century Fox Breaks Ground on Theme Park Business with First Resort in Malaysia

    If you want to ride a Matterhorn-like roller coaster themed around the "Ice Age" movies you'll have to fly to Malaysia. Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground on its first theme park there, appropriately named Twentieth Century Fox World. When it...
  • Disney Films Come to M-Go's Digital Video Store

    M-Go, a joint venture of DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, announced a content-licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios that brings a selection of films from the Mouse House to the digital-video service including "Monsters University" and...
  • Review: 'Glickman' an affectionate portrait of Marty Glickman

    Review: 'Glickman' an affectionate portrait of Marty Glickman
    At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, when the only two Jewish members of the U.S. men's track team were denied the chance to compete, the decision wasn't Hitler's but that of American officials, among them a USC coach. One of those sprinters is the subject of a...
  • Russia's Olympic Games should go on

    Russia has embarked on a series of shameful steps against homosexuals. A recently passed law lays out heavy penalties for anyone who disseminates positive information to minors about "nontraditional" relationships, a vague law that could be construed to...
  • In Sochi Olympic Games, shades of 1936

    So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics? Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda." Welcome to the new Cold War. For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...
  • Olympics Test Russian Gay Rights Policies

    So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics? Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda." Welcome to the new Cold War. For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...