Monthly Archives: May 2012

Father Knows Best

The pastor of Blessed Trinity parish at W. 140th St. and Puritas Ave. certainly held the attention of his flock a few days ago with his epistle in the weekly church bulletin. My initial reaction is WOW!!! Father Doug Koesel, … Continue reading

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State Rugby Finals

I’ve got a serious interest in Friday’s high school state championship rugby games down in Columbus. In high school rugby, there are two state championship games — Division I between St. Edward and Cincinnati Moeller at 8 p.m. and Division … Continue reading

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Railroad Tracks

My friend Tom Sammon sent the following fascinating essay which I had to share. It reminded me of the “Connections” series on the History Channel ten years ago. Railroad tracks. The U.S. standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is … Continue reading

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Newhouse Papers Go Paper-Less

Bill Lucey tipped me off to discouraging news out of New Orleans. The Times-Picayune, the southern anchor of the Newhouse chain, announced recently that it will publish only three days a week — Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, the days advertisers … Continue reading

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Vote for Gary Collins

The name of former Browns wide receiver Gary Collins came up Monday night at the Akron Browns Backers annual banquet at the Tangiers Restaurant. During a Q & A session, Vince Costello, the group’s Alumnus of the Year, was asked … Continue reading

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Rugby State Playoffs Schedule

Here is the schedule for high school rugby state semi-final and final games. SEMI-FINALS SATURDAY, MAY 26, at HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL D-1 Westerville vs. Moeller, 3 p.m. D-1 St. Edward vs. St. Ignatius 7:30 p.m. D-2 TBD 4:30 p.m. D-2 … Continue reading

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Former Crunch GM Mending

If you remember indoor soccer in the ’90s, you remember Al Miller, the general manager of the Cleveland Crunch, the last Cleveland team to win a league championship. Al put together those great teams featuring the explosive scoring tandem of … Continue reading

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Railbird’s Preakness Pick

Bob (Railbird) Roberts, handicapper extraordinaire who picked winners for The Plain Dealer in a previous life, once again shares his expertise with us on the eve of the Preakness. Out of his crystal ball he pulls the name of Went … Continue reading

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Avoid “Come Fly Away” at Palace

That was a tough night at the Palace Theatre. Consider yourself warned. Don’t go there. We mistakenly assumed that “Come Fly Away” was a celebration of Frank Sinatra’s singing. Not a chance. It was a dancing show. They turned Frank … Continue reading

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Dealers Have No Pockets

That’s the story at Cleveland’s downtown casino which opens Monday night. One way they keep the dealers honest is making them wear uniforms with no pockets. Their uniforms never leave the building, by the way, so nobody can sew secret … Continue reading

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