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  • Adrian W. Rich, businessman

    Adrian W. Rich, businessman
    Adrian W. Rich, a retired Baltimore businessman and volunteer, died Aug. 29 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. The longtime Lutherville resident was 98. Adrian Warwick Rich was born in Graham, Va., which is now Bluefield, Va. He was a 1932 graduate...
  • Top 5 Reasons Star Wars Is Better Than Sports

    Top 5 Reasons Star Wars Is Better Than Sports
    This past weekend the Chicago White Sox held a special Star Wars day at U.S. Cellular Field. People were encouraged to come to the game dressed as their favorite character to participate in an on-field parade. The 501st Midwest Garrison, the costuming...
  • 10 things you might not know about the South Side

    10 things you might not know about the South Side
    1. Why is the South Side neighborhood southeast of Pershing Road and Halsted Street called Canaryville? According to the "Encyclopedia of Chicago," the name may refer to "sparrows who populated the area at the end of the 19th century, feeding off...
  • FSU sprinter/jumper Ngoni Makusha earns Bowerman Award

     
    Florida State has some new hardware coming soon to Tallahassee. Sprinter and long-jumper Ngoni Makusha on Wednesday night earned collegiate track's highest individual honor when he was given the Bowerman Award at an event in San Antonio, Texas. Named...
  • Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS

     
    Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did Adidas get its name from the acronym "All Day I Dream About Soccer"?

     
    SOCCER/FOOTBALL LEGEND: The sport apparel company Adidas got its name from the acronym "All Day I Dream About Soccer" (or, in the alternative, "All Day I Dream About Sport"). STATUS: Both false. In the world of product names, quite often......
  • A belated salute to Bud Greenspan

     
    Between a holiday vacation and total immersion in a story to be published later this winter, I have been absent from this space for several weeks. That means it's time to catch up. There were a number of things worth......
  • HE WAS ROBBED: JESSE OWENS NO. 3 ON BIG TEN COUNTDOWN

     
    The Big Ten Network will name track and field star Jesse Owens as its No. 3 Big Ten Icon next weekend, the network said today in a news release. Which leads to these questions: Is God ranked No. 1? Is......
  • MAGIC IS NO. 2 BIG TEN ICON

     
    Magic Johnson has been named Big Ten icon No. 2 by the Big Ten Network, which means that Illinois running back legend Red Grange will be icon No. 1. It also reaffirms my belief that Jesse Owens was robbed and......
  • AS WE ALL KNEW: RED GRANGE NAMED NO. 1 BIG TEN ICON

     
    We all knew it would be the case: Red Grange, the legendary Illinois running back in the 1920s, today was named the Big Ten Conference's No. 1 icon by the Big Ten Network. But that doesn't make him No. 1......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was a hockey player arrested for trying to switch to another military team during World War II?

     
    HOCKEY LEGEND: A hockey player was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for trying to switch to another military hockey team during World War II. STATUS: I'm Going With True. On Oct. 13, 1943, 29-year-old Walter "Turk" Broda was......