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From Left Field

November 27, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    Questions, questions; everyone has questions. Like, where does all that stuff go? Or, where did all that stuff come from?
    Last week's demolishing of a downtown building stirred considerable interest in these parts. And why not? When was the last time such a large building was demolished in Decatur?
    In Vegas, they do it all the time. But not here.

digital

November 27, 2012

By MARK TURNER
    If you saw THE EXPENDABLES then you have a clue as to what to expect from any sequel. Lots of explosions, plenty of gunplay and hand-to-hand combat from a group of mercenaries who also tend to have a moral backbone. The first film delivered tons of action to the point that I consider it one of the best action films ever made. It was popular enough that a sequel had to follow. So how does THE EXPENDABLES 2 stack up?

Chillin with Dylan—Thanksgiving means b-ball

November 23, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE
    There’s not a lot of things that beat Thanksgiving Day. If you’re most moms or wives, you get to see the fruit of your work on the smiling faces of your family members who give thanks (or should) to you and for your hard labor all day.
    If you’re my wife, Thanksgiving Day marks the first day she officially gets to celebrate the Christmas holiday and I no longer have an excuse to hold her back from her holiday spirit.

Hop's Heresy-Out of State, out of mind

November 16, 2012

    Think about it. You’re going to put on an Indiana “state” wrestling tournament, and 24 teams in three classes will get invited. I wouldn’t  have to know anything about the rosters -  which state placers are coming back, how many starters return, etc. ‑ to come up with a pretty fine tourney.
    And, about the second or third team on my mind, after Evansville Mater Dei and Perry Meridian, would be Bellmont, right!

Chillin with Dylan—The female athlete

November 15, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE
    Girls are funny.
    There can be no denying that the women-type are a lot different then the men and in ways that outnumber the stars that’s a great thing. In particular, though, girls are vastly different in the way they play sports.
    I suppose it boils down to priorities for most girls. When I was in high school (back when Star Wars: Episode III came out and it was supposed to be the last one), the girls in sports played for different reasons.

Chillin' with Dylan—Athletes in Politics

November 8, 2012

By DYLAN MALONE
    I'm going to keep my opinions on the election to myself despite an enormous strain on my conscience.
    I decided instead to highlight some of the more interesting figures in the sports world who then transitioned to the political realm. No, Arnold Schwarzenegger will not make an appearance on this list. I know he's a body-builder but until they put the World Series of Body-Building on national television I just don't see the connection.

From Left Field

November 5, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    You really have to feel sorry for most college football fans; the real fans, fans of the big-time programs, anyway. They pay their 50 bucks a game — or $30 or $100, depending on the school — and get abused up one side and down the other.

Alone With J

November 5, 2012

By J SWYGART
    You have to wonder who woke up Wednesday morning feeling worse.
    Was it Richard Mourdock, the Republican Senate candidate from Indiana who stumbled ... badly ... before a live television audience Tuesday evening with his pronouncement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, ‘‘that’s something God intended’’?

Digital Views

November 5, 2012

By MARK TURNER
    One of the many benefits of blu-ray movies is that studios, knowing these will be the most pristine versions of their films, make the effort to insure that they are of the highest quality when it comes to how they look. One studio that has done this in spades is Disney. Their blu-ray and Diamond Editions are well worth the cost. And now they're releasing one of the classics to the Diamond Edition fold, CINDERELLA.

From Left Field

November 5, 2012

By BOB SHRALUKA
    When one hears the words "boot camp," it conjures up thoughts of Marines crawling on their bellies in mud, running 15 miles, smashing into each other as a DI (drill instructor) screams and rants.
    Not so the boot camp held for youngsters at Anytime Fitness on 13th St. last summer. This boot camp provided several forms of exercise and, equally important,
some education on nutrition.

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