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You Don’t Have to Use Drugs to Be a Champion

By Harry Sneider One of my all time leading athletes in my hall of fame is Lance Armstrong. I have followed his career for many years and thought that he was drug free. New findings from the USADA have uncovered all kinds of maneuvers by his team, as well as their spouses and girl friends,…

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Distressed Properties Taking Toll on American Children

By Rudy L. Kusuma A new study put out by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has shed some light on the fact that adults aren’t the only ones who feel the effects of foreclosure and financial distress. In fact, children may be suffering more than their parents. After gathering data from 38 children’s hospitals…

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Dorothy’s Place: Downsizing

By Dorothy Denne With political campaigns heating up, there is much talk about the economy; jobs being lost as with the Albertsons’ shut-downs, jobs being gained with new growth and seasonal hirings. It has reminded me of a column I wrote and first put to print in 1995. I dug it out of my files…

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So Spry in the Minds Eye

By Bill Dunn I made the mistake of looking at a few old family photo albums the other day. If you ever have an overwhelming need to feel older in a hurry nothing will do it quicker. Well maybe with the exception of stumbling on some unexpected vintage photos of yourself on Facebook. That can…

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Mean Streets in Monkeytown

By Bill Dunn I don’t know for sure, but it seems like the world is getting meaner. I sometimes feel as though every time I step out of my door that peril lies just outside. Maybe it’s just me being paranoid, but as Kurt Cobain was attributed as saying , “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t…

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Someone Stole Dr. Phil’s Car, OMG, Stop the Presses

By Terry Miller -Courtesy Photo Not every stolen car gets this kind of treatment for a theft, in fact very few. However, when Dr. Phil speaks, people listen, at least some do. Former Queen of daytime television, Oprah Winfrey’s protige, Dr. Phil McGraw apparently had his beloved ‘57Chevy Bel Air ripped off – LASD and…

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Ann Meyers Drysdale Has the Credentials of a Winner

By Harry Sneider Olympian, Superstars Winner, General Manager in the WNBA Harry Sneider with Ann Meyers Drysdale, a winner. -Photo by Sarah Sneider Miss Bodybuilding World Lynn Conkwright gave us a call to help her train for the ABC Superstars in 1982. This tiny lady was only 5’1”. She had muscles, charisma and the drive…

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World’s Strongest Man Paul Anderson

By Herry Sneider His achievements have never been duplicated in the last 56 years. Olympic Champion Paul Anderson push pressing 585 lbs in 1956. -Courtesy Photo The London Olympics are now history. There are many valuable lessons one can learn from these wonderful Olympics. The big thing that I saw as a coach and a…

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