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NILES -- Tina Sherman and her friend Shelli Harmon stayed up all night with their eighth-grade sons to guarantee spots for them in the Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy. The academy held a first-come, first-served registration on Saturday, when...
The weapon of choice in the NFL is the helmet. The safety-improved helmet, as well as other advanced protective equipment players wear today, can make them feel invincible and perhaps more reckless in blocking and tackling techniques. "That's why we...
Jacket CopyEsquire returns to its roots with a new short fiction series while making it new, e-book style....
"If he popped up in the pinch he should of made a base hit and the reason he didn't was so-and-so. And if he cracked one for three bases he ought to had a home run, only the ball wasn't lively, or the wind brought it back, or he tripped on a lump o' dirt,...
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Next week the women of the Holtville Woman’s Club will have their annual flower show, and plant and bake sale, on April 4. Visitors are invited to come early. The program starts at noon, with tea served at 1 pm. This is another opportunity for folks...
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Bardball didn't start from a deep love of poetry, but from a swelling revulsion of Barry Bonds. In 2007, friends were emailing scathing limericks back and forth about the chemically enhanced slugger. They were too funny to waste, so Stuart Shea and I...
Tags: Elvis Andrus, Chicago Tribune, Sports, Baseball, Ray Bradbury
Literary EditorThe perfect book for group discussion is one that's challenging but not impenetrable. It transports you to a different time and place, but is smooth enough to avoid motion sickness. It's a book that feels like there's a lot at stake.With those...
World NowSecurity concerns most recently have Indian officials warning that author Salman Rushdie shouldn’t appear at a literary festival that begins Friday in the city of Jaipur. Many artists and writers have raised concerns and encountered government...
24 FramesMy pals who are big sports nuts love to heap scorn on Hollywood sports movies, especially when the discussion is unfolding in a bar. Their biggest complaint? The films are squishy, full of more easy sentiment than soul, with the victories being achieved...
After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...
Los Angeles Times Book CriticFive years ago, on the eve of the 2006 baseball season, I put together a list of nine favorite baseball books — one for each inning, one for every player on the field. Such a list was not meant to be definitive (how could it be?), but since then I'...
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