Archives for August 2013

Video Extra #3 >>> TROY AVE: “Hot Out”

TROY AVE: “Hot Out”

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Upsetting look from Cecil Fielder helped Tigers’ Prince Fielder forge his iron man approach

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Article Reprintfielder

When he was 12 years old, Prince Fielder was playing in a youth-league game and fouled a ball off his shin. He limped off the field and didn’t return. His father, onetime home run champion Cecil Fielder, asked what happened. Prince said he was a little hurt. Cecil said, “Huh.” He walked away. His face seared itself into Prince’s psyche. Read More

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Video Extra #2 >>> Tennessee judge orders that parents rename their 7-month-old son from Messiah to Martin, because ‘only Jesus Christ earned that title’

Tennessee judge orders that parents rename their 7-month-old son from Messiah to Martin, because ‘only Jesus Christ earned that title’

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Video Extra >>> The Proud Family: “Romeo Must Wed”

The Proud Family: “Romeo Must Wed”

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At RNC event, speaker says African Americans have taken a back seat to gays, immigrants

By Aaron Blake

Article Reprintts 99

The Republican National Committee commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March of Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with a luncheon Monday.

The most rousing speech of the luncheon came from Bob Woodson, the head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises. Woodson criticized black leaders over Trayvon Martin, the black Florida teen who was shot to death by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted in Martin’s death. Woodson, who is black, said groups including gays and immigrants have been prioritized over poor black people in American society. Read More

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PTSD in the spotlight at White House Medal of Honor ceremony

By Steve Vogel

Article Reprintsoldier stress

The struggles faced by many veterans and servicemembers in coping with post-traumatic stress took center stage at the White House on Monday as President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter. Read More

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Why the South Carolina governor’s race is the hottest ticket in town

By Sean Sullivan,

Article Reprintsouth carolina gov

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will launch her reelection campaign Monday afternoon with the help of some of the biggest names in the party, including Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and Rick Perry of Texas.

A quick glance at what’s at stake in Haley’s race explains why some of the the heaviest hitters in the party are joining her kickoff event, and why Democrats, too, have such a keen interest in the contest. There are three main reasons why the South Carolina campaign is the hottest ticket across the gubernatorial landscape right now: Read More

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