Monthly Archives: May 2011

Jeff D’Arcy’s Cartoon

I liked it. Jeff D’Arcy’s cartoon on the editorial page of today’s Plain Dealer was thought provoking — which they’re supposed to be, by the way. He drew pictures of Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and Notre Dame coach Brian … Continue reading

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The classmate I never knew

Bob Hollack was the classmate I didn’t know. At least, I didn’t remember him. After all, there were almost 400 in my graduating class from St. Edward High School in 1956. He died in February and the death notice said … Continue reading

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It’s a road, not a gymnasium

Now motorists are being scolded about getting in the way of people pedaling bicycles. They are being advised to give more elbow room to bikers. Calm down, cool down and slow down is the mantra propagated by those who enjoy … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Missing

At lunch today Bonnie Zurcher, wife of the traveling man Neil Zurcher, brought up one of her pet peeves. “Why does everyone say, ‘Someone went missing?’ Nobody goes missing. They might disappear, but they don’t go missing,” said Bonnie. She’s … Continue reading

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Dick Schafrath and Coach McIntyre

What a coincidence. This afternoon, as I was leaving Ursuline College, my cell phone rang. The voice on the other end said, “This is Dick Schafrath.” It’s been several years since I talked to Schafrath, who was the Browns starting … Continue reading

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Tornadoes and Ice Cream

The terrible tornadoes in Alabama last week reminded me that one person’s bad luck is another’s good fortune. For instance, in June, 1953, a tornado ripped through the West Side of Cleveland through the areas of Bosworth and W. 117th … Continue reading

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Railbird’s pick: Archarcharch

Bob (Railbird) Roberts picks Archarcharch to win Saturday’s Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The former Plain Dealer racing writer and ex-Thistledown publicity man will be there in a private box as usual. 1. Archarcharch post position #1 odds 10-1 The … Continue reading

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Send Him to Allah

I don’t object to cutting down an unarmed Osama bin Laden like a rabid dog in the street. We learn now there wasn’t much of a firefight the night our SEALs slaughtered one of the world’s most despicable mass murderers. … Continue reading

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Hit the Books, Terrelle

Jim Tressel leaned over during the National Football Foundation Banquet last Monday, April 25, and shared a text message just received from his quarterback, Terrelle Pryor. “He wants to make academic all-American,” the Ohio State coach said, reading from the … Continue reading

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