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Keeping The Closeness Family Gathers To Reflect On Blessings Of Christmas Without Religious Persecution

Sometimes it’s a simple carol that rekindles warm memories of Christmas. When I hear “Away in a Manger,” I remember my two children at ages 5 and 8, standing in …

There Are 500 Reasons This Idea Is Off-Track

The Indianapolis 500 has been the world’s biggest single-day sporting event for years, and since 1911 has been motor racing’s premier attraction. As many as 400,000 jam the Indianapolis Motor …

TV Generation Demads More Form Symphony Event

Listeners want more of their senses to be sitrred at the symphony; video and concesions are on the list of possible “improvements.” File photo

Shake It Up ‘Late Night’ Needs A Boost, So Maybe This Top Ten List Will Give Dave Some Ideas

1. Letterman is talking about moving his late-night show from New York to Los Angeles hoping to attract a larger audience. 2. Babe guest Demi Moore helps Letterman with one …

Colorado’s Neuheisel Adds Panache To Big 12

He golfs. He skis. He sings ballads to the strumming of his own guitar. Take away his law degree, and he still could say he taught the class of the …

Pro Bowl Should Be Taken To The Dog Pound

It’s a dog game. In the case of Dallas Cowboy Coach Barry Switzer last season, a hot dog game, since he was seen eating one on the sideline. The electoral …

Endangered Series Putting Another News Magazine Opposite ‘60 Minutes’ Could Damage An American Institution

Would the power of Mike Wallace be diminished if “60 Minutes” face direct competition? Perhaps it’s best we not find out.

Our Fascination With Diana Reaches New Heights The Princess Of Wales Is Still An Instant Ratings Boost - But Her Life’s ‘Role’ Has Yet To Be Defined

Princess Diana

Sonics Just Not Good Enough

Gary Payton and the Sonics are off to a fast start, but not everyone is impressed. Photo by Associated Press

Record Or No Record, Dean’s Best

North Carolina’s Tar Heels were running away from Tulane, working on an 89-71 victory in the Tournament of Champions at the Coliseum Friday night, and one of the security men …

Bradley: 90 Inches Of Nothing

Shawn Bradley (76) found Philly less friendly than BYU. Photo by Associated Press

Ncaa Looks Away, Makes Hurricanes’ Day

Former Miami Hurricanes coach Dennis Erickson wasn’t sanctioned by the NCAA for violations during his tenure. File/Associated Press

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Cheers On Campus Often Associated With A Lot Of Booze

Sports floats on a river of alcohol; the TV commercials and the ball park billboards are signposts along the way. But that’s just prose. A researcher at the Harvard School …

49ers Serve Crow To Those Who Were Ready To Declare Them Dead Meat

It’s an autumn pastime: waiting for the 49ers to fail. Spot a chink in the armor, go for the kill and see a franchise collapse. But for years, the 49ers …

Behring’s Words Don’t Sound Promising For Keeping Hawks

The fate of the Seahawks may well be decided in the next month. We’re not talking playoffs. The franchise’s existence in Seattle will not be subject to a long deliberation …

Recasting Self-Talk Aids Outlook

Take a mental inventory of your personal explanatory style, the way you speak to yourself and others. Language is a powerful shaper of our lives. Do you say, “I have …

Gilby Situation Latest Chapter In Cal’s Laughable Grid History

Just in time, the problem with California’s football program has been solved. Now comes the problem with California’s football program.

Breaking Ground On Project Nfl

The NFL is enduring a season of quiet crisis on several fronts. Football needs fixing.

The Devil Still Facing Wickedness, Our Society Needs To Regain Its Ability To Talk About Evil

I’ve seen my share of evil, some so horrible that it entered my life with a thud and never left. I lived through the second world war and as a …

Johnson Elicits Gratitude And Envy

The Cy Young Award winner stood at the podium humble and grateful, tanned and happy. After a monumental climb - eight years, two organizations - Randy Johnson had reached the …

You’ve Got Him - Shoot Him Hey, Bad Guys! Stop Trying To Be Creative When A Single Bullet To The Head Will Do

Pierce Brosnan stars as Ian Fleming’s James Bond in the 17th Agent 007 adventure, “Goldeneye.”

‘Just Understand Me’ Message Behind Reality-Altered Fantasy Takes A Dark Turn When Larger Scene Is Considered

Though he is endowed with extraordinary abilities, Powder (Sean Patrick Flanery) discovers that his peers at school are unable to understand the depth of his uniqueness.

It Takes Money, Greed To Fathom This Nfl Bunch

To better understand the disturbing developments in the NFL, we sent a crack investigative team into this week’s owners meetings in a Dallas hotel disguised as caviar delivery drivers. Following …

Sonics’ Arena Could Set New Trend

Practically, KeyArena at Seattle Center can be no larger than it is. The hole in the ground and the willingness of the public to put money into it went only …

Questions Remain, But Time Is Right For Sonics To Shine

New arena. Same team. New season. Same expectations. New uniforms. Same coach. The more the Seattle SuperSonics change, the more they stay the same.

Metamorphosed Rock Best Tribute Albums Transform Old Songs Rather Than Bury Them Within Layers Of Nostalgia

A new album, “Working Class Hero,” pays tribute to John Lennon. File/Associated Press

Indians Ready For ‘96

Albert Belle will play a big role in Cleveland’s run to the Series next year. Photo by Associated Press

Uninspiring Series Better Than Nothing

Ryan Klesko brought back World Series excitement with his display of power. Photo by Associated Press

World Series Could Use The Mariners

The other night, as the Indians’ Eddie Murray was pointing a finger at the Braves’ Greg Maddux - the universal cue for dugouts to empty, bullpens to clear, and national …