By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Sun., May 5, 2019 Yeesh. I hope you all can get through this before the 3:30 p.m. game time because there’s some good stuff in here and I wouldn’t want you to miss any of it. So enjoy and try to enjoy the game. Maybe it’ll be fun. And there’s gonna be another one on Tuesday, regardless. - Q: Good day Doug and happy birthday month. Being a year or two older than you, I'm going to use your cue and go for a birthday season leading up to my next special day. Article Continued Below Since you will have lots of basketball questions, and since in your earlier life you covered lots of track action, I will throw another current issue at you for your comments. As you know, Castor Semenya has just lost her case allowing her to run without some sort of treatment to artificially lower her natural testosterone levels. I think this was the wrong decision for several reasons. Firstly, I cannot understand the … [Read more...] about Semenya to Millar to the Raptors; all in the weekend mail
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By Audra D. S. Burch The New York Times Tues., April 30, 2019 ATLANTA—On the fifth floor of the Atlanta Police Department headquarters, more than a dozen investigative files of dead children are neatly spread across three tables. A handwritten list, scribbled in red ink, provides the names of some of the children who were killed. The years of each killing — 1979, 1980 and 1981 — are taped on three walls, along with grainy photos of the children, almost all of them smiling. Old homicide logs are stacked on another table. Inside the pages, among the details is the story of the Atlanta child killings, one of the most vexing cases in the city’s history. Forty years ago, Atlanta was terrorized by a serial killer who snatched and killed two dozen children, aged 7 to 17. They vanished with spine-chilling regularity, only to have their bodies discovered weeks or months later. In rivers. Under a bridge. Behind dumpsters. The menacing drumbeat of child … [Read more...] about Who killed Atlanta’s children?
By Vinay Menon Entertainment Columnist Tues., April 30, 2019 Joe Biden is running for president and Donald Trump is running scared. On Monday, even before Biden delivered his first speech at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh, Trump was melting down like a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s in a microwave. While glued to Fox News, he fired up his tweet machine and raged at the International Association of Fire Fighters for its endorsement of Biden. He attacked the “Media (Fake News)” for “pushing” his new rival, “Sleepy Joe Biden.” Reading between the lines, you could see the tears. On Friday, the day after Biden declared his candidacy, Trump was so spooked, he tried to make it sound as if the ex-vice-president was a narcoleptic retiree in his ’90s while he was a high-school decathlete: “I just feel like a young man. I’m so young. I can’t believe it. I’m the youngest person. I am a young, vibrant … [Read more...] about Trump clearly scared of his non-evil twin, Joe Biden
By Morgan Lowrie The Canadian Press Sun., April 28, 2019 MONTREAL—Residents of a flood-ravaged suburb west of Montreal tried in vain to get access to their trapped pets, medication and personal effects on Sunday after thousands were forced to flee their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs. Emergency workers urged another 1,500 residents of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Que., to leave their homes Sunday, one day after the Lake of Two Mountains broke through a natural dike northwest of the city and forced some 5,000 others to flee without notice. Sylvain Lauzon said water began shooting out of his sink and floor drain at about 7 p.m. on Saturday. “It was like a war,” he said Sunday. “Police and firemen coming to your door, telling you to get out fast.” Lauzon said he delayed evacuating just long enough to help his neighbours, and to gather his two dogs and one of his two cats. Within an hour, he said, water had rushed down the … [Read more...] about Broken Quebec dike forces thousands of evacuations northwest of Montreal