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  • Time to get sporty: Gift guide 2
    Time to get sporty: Gift guide 2
    If you are a regular reader of this column, you may have noticed a particular slant toward activewear, all terrain footwear, and activity monitors. Welcome to my world. This is what happens when work life and personal life commingle a bit. My...
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    Facts ignored in shooting
    Moments after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri the misinformation began. An "eyewitness" to the shooting, Dorian Johnson, claimed that the officer shot Brown essentially in cold blood. As the investigation began, more ...
  • Riots in Ferguson
    Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals in place last night in Ferguson
    Note: ¨Peaceful protesters do not riot, burn, rob, and destroy. Last night what was urged to be a peaceful protest quickly turned into rioting and mayhem as soon as the Darren Wilson verdict was announced by District Attorney McCulloch as...
  • Fun facts about the tennis balls used at the 2014 U.S. Open
    Fun facts about the tennis balls used at the 2014 U.S. Open
    Here are some fun facts about the tennis balls they will use at the U.S. Open in 2014.I've been playing tennis for over four decades and have used just about every type of tennis ball imaginable. The best tennis balls are the newest tennis...
  • Big Changes at Wilson Racquet Sports
    Big Changes at Wilson Racquet Sports; Muir, Adams out
    Big changes are apparently in store for Wilson Racquet Sports.The sporting goods behemoth, based in Chicago has been front and center with programs to grow tennis in the U.S. and around the world.Reliable sources say Jon Muir, General Manager of...
  • All That Remains at Amos Southend in Charlotte
    All That Remains wrecks the Southend
    All That Remains has been pounding the pavement in support of their last album A War You Cannot Win (2012) since its release and sharing the stage with some of rock and metal’s greatest talents. Now they are out headlining this current tour...
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    All That Remains storms Amos' Southend
    A rainy Monday night didn't stop fans from packing into Charlotte music venue Amos' Southend to see American metal band All That Remains.Though the doors had been open for thirty minutes, the room was still fairly vacant when local band...
  • Missing Aboriginal Women
    'Finding Dawn' 2006 Aboriginal families seek justice for missing loved ones
    The 2006 documentary film called, “Finding Dawn” (National Film Board of Canada) is a 73 minute in depth look at the missing Aboriginal “First Nations” women in Canada. Filmmaker Christine Welsh focuses on three women who...
  • TGA and SCTA ink franchise deal
    Southern California Tennis Association inked franchise deal with TGA
    The USTA's Southern California Section acquired a TGA Premier Youth Tennis Franchise to grow tennis in schools in an unprecedented move to create a business model to increase participation.The Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) has...
  • Bigger Than Beads
    From Colorado to Israel and beyond, HELP is always on the way
    When wildfires and flood waters torched and swept away hundreds of Colorado homes in 2010 and 2013, big-name Christian ministries like Samaritan’s Purse and Convoy of Hope were on the ground within days of the disasters, offering clothing,...
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    BluRay 'The Great Gatsby' if Daisy loved Gatsby she would've waited for him
    “The Great Gatsby” (2013) has now been filmed four times as a motion picture & once for television. It is based on the 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. My favorite version has always been the 1949 black & white film...
  • Lululemon has issued an apology
    Lululemon founder has given formal apology, or did he?
    According to a video of Chip Wilson, he is "sad" about his actions. These actions refer to his remarks about many womens' pant sizes. He sure does sound guilty, yet he makes no true apology to those he offended by his remarks. His apology was...
  • 49ers vs Seahawks 2013: Wilson, Kaepernick Madden 25 bet more than meets the eye
    49ers vs Seahawks 2013: Wilson, Kaepernick bet more than meets the eye
    San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick and Seattle's Russell Wilson are two of the most popular quarterbacks in the NFL and when the 49ers face the Seahawks this Sunday night there will be a lot at stake.On the line is a divisional win, a chance...
  • Wilson Full Blast F*ckery
    Eargasms: Wilson "Full Blast F*ckery"
    Detroit rockers Wilson released their highly anticipated album Full Blast F*ckery on Tuesday, July 9 to the thrill and excitement of many. These blue collar head bangers have been busy spreading the f*ckery over the past year, appearing on tours...
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    Lack of Scientific Support for Orton-Based Reading Interventions, Part 2 of 2
    In the preceding article (Part 1 of 2), I reported about the scientific evidence that is available to educators at this point in time about the effectiveness of Orton-based teaching programs such as Wilson and Fundations, as well as others, which...