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Batters might as well be swinging toothpicks against Arissa

More Than a Game

The ace pitcher didn’t even glance at the Tanque Verde player dancing off of second base.

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Wild turkeys are beginning to gobble

Outdoors Under the Rim

Spring is officially here, the days are getting longer, early flowers are blooming, and the gobblers have been sounding off in the woods.

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Spring is heaven for sports

DJ's Music Trivia

Early spring — what a terrific time of the year. For those of us who enjoy nature and getting out into the great outdoors, it doesn’t get any better than this. Birds are singin’, flowers are bloomin’, grass is greenin’, days are gettin’ longer — and Rim Road 300 will soon be opening.

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As Bette Davis once said, getting old is not for sissies – Part 2

Your Turn

Last week we talked about Bette Davis’ comment on aging, including how tired you can get at times.

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Music and wellness forum on tap

DJ's Music Trivia

I got the eye of the tiger, A fighter, dancing through the fire ...

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As Bette Davis once said: ‘Getting old is not for sissies’

Your Turn

Today is 11 Dec 2014. I just got done writing out a stack of Christmas cards, some headed for Australia, the UK, and India, and the rest headed around the good old USA. The odd part of it is that it wore me out more than if I had gone outside and spent the same hour-and-a-half shoveling snow.

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There’s something to be said for having ink in your veins – Part 3

Your Turn

When I first arrived in New London my very first friend, Bobby Schultz, took me to the New London Day and showed me around.

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The 20th century comes to a close

DJ's Music Trivia

We continue our 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century, 1900-1999, which looks at the music that was popular during each decade and what influenced that popularity.

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There’s something to be said for having ink in your veins – Part 2

Your Turn

Back in New York City our third-grade teacher used to bring in “spoils” from the Staten Island Advance to help us learn how to write.

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Entering the music video age of the ’80s

DJ's Music Trivia

We continue our 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century, 1900-1999, which looks at the music that was popular during each decade and what influenced that popularity.

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Early springtime is crappie fishing time

Outdoors Under the Rim

The early springtime on most reservoirs in the southern tier of states is when the crappie bite begins. This pan-sized sport fish begins to move to the shallows for the spawn by mid-March depending on water temperatures.

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There’s something to be said for having ink in your veins

Your Turn

A month or two ago the Roundup ran an article about Bob Earl and Donnie Severs, the Roundup pressmen. What fun it was to read! And how it took me back! I was just 11 the first time I entered a pressroom and I can remember it as if it were yesterday.

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Turbulence and transition

DJ's Music Trivia

We continue our 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century, 1900-1999, which looks at the music that was popular during each decade and what influenced that popularity.

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Now’s the time to make sure your boat’s ready for spring

Outdoors Under the Rim

Most hunting seasons have come and gone and spring fishing is right around the corner. If you are an angler and have a boat, it has probably been stored in a garage or under a boat cover for much of the last five months

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A sad farewell to a great artist

DJ's Music Trivia

This week, I’m interrupting our 10-part series chronicling the evolution of American popular music in the 20th century (which will return next week) to pay tribute to the life and career of one of the top female music artists of the 1960s, Leslie Gore (a non-smoker) who died this past week of lung cancer. She was 68.

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