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Nov. 14, 2012, midnight
It’s been more than six years since Jan-Michael Gambill played on the biggest stage in tennis, testing his skills against the top ATP players, with serious prize money on the line. He no longer darts around north Spokane in one of his many Jaguars, taking the back roads to his parents’ house in Colbert. But at age 35 Gambill is hardly living the life of a retired professional athlete.
Jan. 21, 2007, midnight
For America's top pairs teams, retiring in 2006 was a more popular move than the side-by-side jumps. Since the 2006 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Louis, pairs silver medalists Marcy Hinzmann and Aaron Parchem, bronze medalists Kathryn Orscher and Garrett Lucash and fourth-place finishers Tiffany Scott and Rusty Fein all made the announcement. The pairs' average ages: 26. Their average years together: less than four.
Dec. 20, 2006, midnight
An Australian man and Cheney's celebrity canine will have to wait a little longer to be reunited. Kevin Greer, of Brisbane, Queensland, was expecting his black Russian terrier, Duncan, to be flown to Australia by mid-January. But because of a minor health issue, the departure date has been pushed back to Feb. 5, said Lisa Rosier, Greer's daughter and Duncan's caretaker.
Dec. 14, 2006, midnight
Listen up, all you boys and girls praying for a massive snowfall so you can get the day off school. Even if there's a whiteout outside your bedroom window, the cold truth is that there's hardly a snowball's chance in hell that school is going to be canceled.