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Steve Schapiro wants to photograph President Barack Obama, and there is little doubt that he will one day do so. In his lengthy and star-studded career, he has photographed so many famous and influential people that one can almost believe he has Zelig-...
Imagine standing in front of a panel of experts, trying your best to impress them – in 60 seconds. It may sound like American Idol, but it will play out Saturday in a Naperville book store, where some would-be authors will have one minute to pitch...
Tags: Authors, Jane Austen, Book
Often when restoring a historic church or school, a large bronze bell is needed for the bell tower. The bells are difficult to find because many have been sold as scrap and melted, and others are too heavy to be moved for a reasonable price. But a...
No one ever questioned where Jim Rice got his power. One look at his stocky frame and massive arms and you knew why the Red Sox slugger launched many of his 389 career home runs over Fenway Park's Green Monster, seemingly with a flick of the wrists....
Last month, Jelaney Johnson was preparing to play in the Sunbelt Baseball League in Georgia for the second consecutive summer. Then he received a phone call from Barry Weeks of the Orlando Monarchs, a first-year team in the Florida Collegiate Summer...
Fenway Park turned 100 on Friday, standing grander than ever. No place does better combining history with technology, and the clam chowder's awfully good too. In honor of Fenway, here's one guy's take on baseball's best-ever ballparks. The only caveat is...
Tags: Derek Jeter, Wrigley Field, Carlton Fisk, Bobby Riggs, Babe Ruth
This is worth writing about, even though in Jamie Moyer’s last game as an Oriole I was still single. I got married a week after Moyer last pitched for Baltimore, back in 1995, his third and final season here. That was before three kids and 16...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Jake Arrieta, Mike Mussina, Baseball, Sports
On a warm, sunny afternoon at the Maritime Industries Academy baseball field, posters honoring members of the Negro leagues hung on the outfield fence and dust swirled under the banner honoring Jackie Robinson at home plate. Members of the Maritime and...
Q It Up SportsLongtime Seattle Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer will attempt to pitch in the majors next year at the age of 49. Moyer, a free agent, has not pitched in the big leagues since July of 2010. Last winter, he underwent Tommy John surgery to repair his left...
The circle of young faces turned toward me more for a reaction than for an answer. The air in the room was taut with anticipation as they waited. My hands lifted to my face as I thought about my answer. Could it be that I had never really before...
Baseball coach Lanall Fisher, his son Romell, and Romell's teammate Ronzell Johnson, Jr., had just finished a baseball tournament and were headed home on I-29 with Fisher's wife and daughter when a terrible tragedy struck. A tire blew out on his SUV,...
The ripple effect from a tragic car crash is affection people across the metro. Ronzell Johnson, 13, Romell Fisher, 13 and Lanall Fisher, 40 all died in Saturday's crash near I-29 & Highway 169. The boys participated in the RBI program that is part of...
Tags: College Baseball, Baseball, Sports
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