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  • Chessie M. Brailey, civil rights activist

    Chessie M. Brailey, civil rights activist
    Chessie M. Brailey, a civil rights activist who had been married to former state legislator F. Troy Brailey, died Dec.16 from complications of dementia at her daughter's Harbor Court condominium. The former longtime Easterwood Park resident was 94....
  • Getting back in the game

    Plaxico Burress took the first steps to resuming his NFL career last week simply by stepping out of prison for the first time in nearly two years. More than 30 months removed from his last reception, Burress is looking to pick up where he left off. In...
  • Athletes may be overpaid, but don't call them lazy

    Milling about the club level of Ripken Stadium on Monday morning, awaiting the Aberdeen IronBirds' media day activities to begin, I was surrounded by members of this year's team who had been requested by myself and other attending journalists to sit and...
  • Steinberg: Peyton should retire

    Peyton Manning has been a dominant player in the NFL since 1998. He has led his team to a Super Bowl title, gone to multiple Pro Bowls, earned MVP honors and set multiple passing records. His critical importance to his team was highlighted in his absence...
  • New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000
    He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played. He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio. And it won't be...
  • Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'
    Wonder Girl The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias Don Van Natta Jr. Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99 So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
  • The Voters Speak: Comments On The UConn Play Of The Year

    Chris: All of these plays were amazing and were great choices, but I had to go with Kemba's shot during the Pitt game. I'm in the Pep Band, and seeing that shot courtside was unreal! Puneet: The Springer catch and Teggart's BCS clincher were great, but...
  • Etching Negro League names in stone

    Etching Negro League names in stone
    Armed with a yellow bucket filled with cleaning supplies, Jeremy Krock made his way toward the grave of John Donaldson, who was interred at Burr Oak Cemetery more than 40 years ago. Krock, 53, an anesthesiologist from Peoria, spruces up Donaldson's grave...
  • Our Laguna: Village Laguna continues the height fight

    Fear that Laguna Beach would become Miami West or a Waikiki wannabe drove a group of Laguna Beach residents to take on City Hall in 1971. The City Council had approved a new zone from Broadway to Bluebird Canyon Drive that would allow 100-foot-tall...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Remembering the street games of New York

    It was Saturday, June 2, 1962. The Mets were playing the San Francisco Giants at the Polo Grounds on 155th street and Eighth Avenue in Harlem. I was selling peanuts in the grandstand, trying to make a buck. I’ll never forget that day; Willie Mays...
  • MLB transcript of Ken Griffey Jr. Commissioner's Award presentation

    This is the transcript, as provided by Major League Baseball, of the press conference Sunday in which Ken Griffey Jr. was given the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award in Arlington, Texas, before Game 4 of the World Series. Harold Reynolds, who was...