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Eddie Futch fought the good fight – legendary boxing trainer Eddie Futch retires – Brief Article

Eddie Futch fought the good fight – legendary boxing trainer Eddie Futch retires – Brief Article – Interview Thom Loverro One of the great boxing coaches has stepped down from the ring after more than six decades training champions. And he did it his way — the right way. After 66 years in the business […]

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The Fist of God.

The Fist of God. – book reviews Michael Rust With the end of the Cold War, politicians, spies, polemicists and even thriller writers have had to adapt to a confusing new world where things just don’t seem as clear as they used to. Which brings us to The Fist of God (Bantam, S60 pp), the […]

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High-tech materials will make bridges safer and more durable

High-tech materials will make bridges safer and more durable Christopher T. Freeburn America’s bridges are in distress — suffering from the effects of aging and decades of neglect. Traffic on many is heavier than they were designed to carry. The Federal Highway Administration estimates that 42 percent of America’s bridges either are structurally deficient or […]

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Magic maestro puts fun back into classical music – Washington Chamber Symphony Music Director Stephen Simon

Magic maestro puts fun back into classical music – Washington Chamber Symphony Music Director Stephen Simon – Interview T.L. Ponick Stephen Simon, also known as the “Magic Maestro,”is proud of his beautiful harpsichord. A one-of-a-kind instrument, it was custom made for the Washington Chamber Symphony’s music director. He props up the instrument’s lid to unveil […]

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Guardian Angel looks out for ‘Lord of Heaven.’

Guardian Angel looks out for ‘Lord of Heaven.’ – Juarez, Mexico drug cartel leader Carillo Fuentes survives assassination attempt, includes other news of US-Mexico drug enforcement efforts Jamie Dettmer U.S. newspapers wasted no time on Jan. 8 in accepting at face value Mexican government claims of a major breakthrough in the war against drugs. “Mexico […]

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So long, adieu, au revoir – see you around the Beltway – 13 moderate senators have announced plans to retire

So long, adieu, au revoir – see you around the Beltway – 13 moderate senators have announced plans to retire – Column Woody West Distressing news from Capitol Hill: The “moderates” are bailing out of the Senate, distraught at the partisanship and incivility of contemporary politics. “Moderate” is, of course, a journalistic term of art, […]

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Hollywood scavenges magazines in search of plots and story lines

Hollywood scavenges magazines in search of plots and story lines – screenplay development Leslie Alan Horvitz Producers are buying rights to magazine articles that seem ripe for movies, and some companies actually are commissioning stories. Director Francis Ford Coppola even has started his own publication. With the average cost of a Hollywood movie nudging toward […]

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Next on Ricki: talk show hosts who make instant millions

Next on Ricki: talk show hosts who make instant millions – includes related article on Ricki Lake Josh Young Is Ricki Lake, the actress turned television host, the Oprah Winfrey for Generation X? Only in its second season, Ricki Lake has surpassed Donahue and Geraldo in the Nielsen ratings, making it the fastest-growing daytime talk […]

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Education reform policies should be child-centered

Education reform policies should be child-centered – Column David M. Mason I love my children. Every parent does and we want what is best for them. Thus, it was with pangs of fear and hope, and not a few tears, that many parents sent their children back to school this month. Members of Congress returned […]

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Spending limits a good idea whose time may not come

Spending limits a good idea whose time may not come – Nation: Campaign-Finance Reform John Berlau The president wants to vote by summer on the McCain-Feingold bill to reform campaign finance, but it is a Democratic measure that only two Senate Republicans support. The issue is First Amendment rights. Surrounded by allegations of questionable funding […]