Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dick Schafrath: Can’t Turn Down a Challenge

My new book “Pass the Nuts” is now available. Here’s a sample from the book—taken from Chapter 5. Dick Schafrath wanted to meet for lunch after his doctor’s appointment with a shoulder specialist in May 2011. “How did it go … Continue reading

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Can underdog Wildcats win again?

For the third week in a row St. Ignatius is an underdog in the state football tournament. The Wildcats beat St. Ed’s and Mentor in that role. Now they’re six-point underdogs against Toledo Whitmer in a game to be played … Continue reading

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My Army Anniversary

This is November 22nd, the 50th anniversary of my induction into the Army.  No reason anybody should care. Almost everyone had to go in those days. I was 23 and was working on my first newspaper, a small town sheet in the … Continue reading

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Burning up the Chili

Nothing better than a book-signing to see old friends and make new acquaintances. Then there was my experience Saturday at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Crocker Park, Westlake.     Ask the Rocky River police about it.     As I … Continue reading

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Punxsutawney Phil’s Untimely Demise

My new book “Pass the Nuts” is now available. Here’s a sample from the book—taken from Chapter 29. I’ve been fortunate to cover almost every major sporting event in this country except the Kentucky Derby, the Masters and Groundhog Day … Continue reading

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Mentor favored by 7 1/2

Here are the lines for Week 3 of the playoffs. For information only. Division 1 Mentor … 7  1/2  …. 62 …. St. Ignatius Toledo Whitmer … 20   1/2 … 56 … Wadsworth Pickerington Central … 4 … 31 … … Continue reading

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Injury List from Herb’s Tavern

The official book launch signing at Herb’s Tavern was highly successful except for the injuries. In addition to family members and old friends, several Fox 8 notables were in attendance, including Stacey Bell and Stacey Frey.     Now, so as … Continue reading

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Week Two Point Spreads

Here are the betting lines for the second week of  playoffs. DIVISION 1 SATURDAY St. Edward … 2 1/2 …. (43) …St. Ignatius Mentor …. 12 1/2 …. (58) ….. Solon Tol. Whitmer …. 11 1/2 … (53) … Canton … Continue reading

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Joe Frazier

I’m sad today because of the passing of Joe Frazier. I liked Frazier a lot. I covered five of his fights — vs. Buster Mathis, Jimmy Ellis, Bob Foster and two of his three battles with Muhammad Ali. Their first … Continue reading

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Book Signing at Herb’s Tavern

Official debut of my new book, “Pass the Nuts,” will be Wednesday night, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.  at Herb’s Tavern in Rocky River. Everyone is welcome. Books are fifteen bucks, two for thirty.     Herb’s is a small, free-standing … Continue reading

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