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July 29, 2005

Little League Secret Codes

Apparently mistaking the Spanish language for some sort of secret Navajo war code, a Little League umpire ordered 14-year-olds to stop speaking Spanish on the baseball field.  His defense is he thought they were communicating illegal plays to one another.  Apparently, you can have secret hand signals for a code, but not a foreign language. 

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July 26, 2005

Another Lance in the News

This is a fun local story here in Utah that made the national news today.

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Skip it, Skip

I normally enjoy reading Skip Bayless' columns over at ESPN.com, but today he enters into that tired debate about whether Lance Armstrong is the greatest athlete ever. What about Jordan? What about Bo Jackson? Or Deion Sanders? This is a ridiculous apples-and-oranges exercise, and to what end? Lance has just finished an incredible career. Savor that, sports fans, and forget these silly debates about the world's greatest athlete.

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July 24, 2005

Congrats, Lance!

We have been following the TDF via internet while at Philmont, but this race was decided many stages before today's final leg into Paris. As Jan Ullrich conceded, Lance Armstrong is simply unbeatable in the Tour. Lance and his Discovery team never had a true moment of panic in this year's tour. It will be a long time before we see someone of Lance's skill and determination at the TDF again.

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Best Places to Live: Middleton

I often brag up Madison as a place to live, but I actually live in Middleton. And that's pretty nice, too. The link is to a CNN/Money listing of the Best Places to Live, in which Middleton places seventh.

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Post-tenure Moonlighting

If you have ever wondered what law professors do after they receive tenure, check out Oscar Madison's post.

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July 21, 2005

Let's Call it White Lung Disease

I had not been aware of the rash of cases of lung disease among popcorn plant workers.  Wow.

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July 17, 2005

Russell Reviews Harry

Watch out for spoilers!

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Jan is "fed up"

This might look like a pun about Jan Ullrich's infamous lack of discipline at the dinner table, but it is actually his response to critics: "I'm fed up with all those questions about my morale and my mental strength. I crashed twice in the beginning of the Tour but I don't think I have lacked morale or ambition."

It's unfair to question Jan's heart, especially after yesterday's attacks. He just has the extreme misfortune of racing against the greatest Tour de France cyclist ever.

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July 15, 2005

Defending Harry Potter

My T&S co-blogger has a thoughtful take on the Harry Potter series as we await 12:01 a.m.

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