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Out In The Cold ‘Northern Exposure’ Has Dropped In The Ratings Since Its Move To Wednesday Nights

Rob Morrow’s leaving the series “Northern Exposure” in February. Photo by Associated Press


Readers And Writers Use Same Voice Recorded Book Companies Are Using Readers Who Better Reflect The Writer’s Ethnicity

Sometimes, mistakes of the past offer harsh lessons. Roughly a decade ago, some of the companies that did unabridged audio simply had a stable of readers and they doled out …


Nfl Really Needs A Shorter Season

The real Super Bowl, huh? Probably. After all, the handling of Dallas by the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, accomplished in, what, the first 7:27 of the game, was in keeping …


There’s More To Rebecca Than Meets The Eye

Rebecca Lobo is a basketball star, and she is just as popular as Ray Allen and Donny Marshall. Women’s basketball, men’s basketball, it doesn’t matter here at the University of …


Arkansas, Duke: Once-Mighty Take Mighty Fall

They were the centerpieces of last season’s Final Four. But for further proof this college basketball season has been turned completely upside down, consider the plight of defending champion Arkansas …


Shelton’s ‘Cobb’ Confounds Viewers’ Expectations

The jury is still out on Ron Shelton’s film “Cobb,” in which Tommy Lee Jones plays the title role of baseball great Ty Cobb. Sidney Baldwin photo


Cracking The List Student Athlete Ranked Tops Among Least Important College People

Arizona coach Lute Olsen didn’t want his Cats play in the Great Eight, but they were there anyway. Photo by Associated Press


With Erickson, Seahawks Open Their New Era

A new era has dawned for Seahawks fans. In-your-face football is coming to Seattle. Fire replaces ice. Storm replaces calm. Tough love is headed for the Seahawks.


Who Has Time For The Cowboys?

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Afc Final Foes Have Taken On A Mirror Image

“Up there,” Bobby Ross mused, “I’m sure they look at us as the warm-weather boys.” Right you are, Coach. Once Pittsburgh sobered up last Sunday, it muttered through three quarters …


Voters Return Rice’s Cold Shoulder

Jim Rice always wanted to be left alone. He asked that he be judged by his numbers. Nothing else. Monday, the Baseball Writers of American told Rice that his numbers …


Celebrate Victories, Not Your Lack Of Iq

Enough already. Everybody stop pointing to the camera, strap your helmets back on, walk back to the sidelines - hey, I said walk, don’t strut - and listen up. All …


Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Calendars

The most troubling part of starting a new year is the changing of the guard, or rather, the calendar. It has to be just the right size to fit into …


Style Over Substance Bad Trend Trash Talk Should Be Put Out With Garbage - It’s Stinking Up Sports

Over the years, almost all football coaches from Papa Bear to just plain Bear have offered one piece of particularly useful advice to their players. Should they be fortunate enough …


If Bears Win, Let Cappuccino Flow Freely

The man, the myth, the who? Dave Wannstedt. Photo by Associated Press


Plan Can Turn New Year’s Resolutions Into Reality

Most people look forward to starting the New Year with a clean slate. Unfortunately for me, that clean slate seems to be my mind.


Grammy Nominations Ignore Some Of ‘94’S Best Pop Acts

You can summarize all that is traditionally wrong with the Grammy balloting in a single nomination this year. There’s an “MTV Unplugged” collection in the running for best album.


Bears Carry Upstart Tag Into Quarters

It’s usually the NFL’s most entertaining weekend - the quarterfinals on the road to the Super Bowl. Twelve hours of quality football. The Chicago Bears pulled off the only upset …


Enjoyed By Half It’s Too Bad Boys Aren’t Interested In Reading ‘Little Women,’ For They Are Missing Out On An Experience Of Adolescence

From left to right, Trini Alvarado, Winona Ryder, Kristen Danes and Claire Danes fill the sister’ roles in the newest movie version of “Little Women.”


Despite Defeat, Uo Proves It Belongs Suddenly, All Those Worn-Out Ducks Jokes Aren’t So Funny Anymore

Penn State’s Chuck Penzenik (29) forces UO tailback Ricky Whittle to take the high road. Photo by Associated Press


Montana Is Hardly Finished, So There’s No Reason To Retire Yet

Joe Montana was counted out eight years ago when he underwent delicate back surgery. He missed just nine games. Since then, he’s been driven out of stadiums in ambulances, limped …


Osborne, Miami Get What Each Deserves

1. Frazier 2. At long last, Nebraska’s Tom Osborne can talk title. Photo by Associated Press


Working For The Cure Cosmetics Executive Takes On Role In The War Against Breast Cancer

One woman can make a difference. Cosmetics executive Evelyn Lauder, wife of Leonard Lauder, president of Estee Lauder Inc., has made finding a cure for all kinds of breast cancer …


Pregnant Women Encounter Rudeness Impending Childbirth Seems To Lower Taboos

“My acquaintances, my friends, my dears: How thoughtful of you to ask.” Judith Martin, our Miss Manners, kindly suggested this response to a question this writer has heard often lately, …


Great Quotes Easy To Find In Whacky Year

Your year of years, good to the last quote. (And afterthought.) “I’m not going to lose faith in all people or anything like that. It was one bad guy.” - …