By BOB SHRALUKA
Okay. We're about to rant. If you prefer not to read a rant, then please turn the page, put down your paper, or simply lean back and snooze. 'Cause here goes the rant:
By MARK TURNER
It's amazing the stories that come up and even more so to think that they are all completely original. Some say there are truly only several different stories available to tell but that these three to fourare embellished enough to make them different.
Then there are the classics, the tales told for what seems like forever. Take for instance, Shakespeare. His plays and sonnets are considered the best ever written in the English language. But what if he wasn't the actual author?
Welcome to the fabulous V-Day edition of Chillin’. Let me start by saying that first of all, finding a bow and arrow holder for this picture was taxing, but after the dust had settled, I think I really pulled off the Cupid look nicely. Thanks again to Derek, my awesome tech man behind the scenes.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I couldn’t resist putting out a column today about all the sports stars with names that relate to the day. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed researching.
In true top ten style, I’ve thought out my top NBA teams...right now. Records help, but what this list is really trying to say is who do you not want to play right now.
As all lists can do, this is subject to change in a matter of days. If your team is not on here, feel free to email me and give me your top ten.
HONORABLE MENITION: Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks
10. Orlando Magic (16-10)
By BOB SHRALUKA
It stands there tall and somewhat overpowering at one of the main downtown intersections. In its heyday, when the downtown was vibrant, full of retail shops and shoppers, the corner building was alive with hustle and bustle.
Holthouse Drug Co. was the place where one could purchase a greeting card, writing materials, "notions" (Never did figure out that word.) and just about anything imaginable. And, of course, you could get your prescriptions filled with a smile from people like Louie and Bob and Dan.
By BOB SHRALUKA
Note to the folks at OCRA: H-E-L-P!
Help us, the city officials and residents of Decatur, to get rid of that old, old building down by the city police station before someone gets seriously injured ... or a whole lot worse.
By JIM HOPKINS
To get to that incredible figure of 32 wins in 33 regional wrestling matches over 17 seasons ... well, Bellmont has had to have a whole bunch of good wrestlers. But that's only part of the formula.
Senior Isaac Birch, who sealed two of those victories on Wednesday at Adams Central when the Braves pulled out all of the stops to capture a 15th and final berth in the Team State Wrestling Finals, has a theory about the consistent show of excellence by his school's teams.
By DYLAN MALONE
Props to Bellmont for busting through regionals with a pair of timely comebacks...yes...two of them...against long-time rival Yorktown and up-and-coming wrestling power Snider. Good luck at State, boys.