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Tear down the levee. It serves no real purpose anymore except to give a birds-eye view to the tacky McMansions across the river on one side, and a birds-eye view of a blighted Augusta on the other side.
Williams sisters could be on collision course at Wimbledon

LONDON - On a terrific day for U.S. women's Venus and Serena Willaims were among the winners
Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Untapable surged past My Miss Sophia entering the stretch and rolled to a 4½-length victory Friday in the 140th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.
Bernard Hopkins makes history again, insists he's 'not done yet'

...watching Archie Bunker," Hopkins said, playfully comparing himself to the main character from the 1970's series All in the Family."I was so relaxed, so relaxed."Already the oldest boxer in history to hold a world championship, Hopkins became...
North Augusta rebounding strongly after loss

Since losing to Lexington, North Augusta has won easily the past two weeks.
Beau Hossler, 17, is sticking around in the U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO - Beau Hossler walked off the 18th green and got a hug from his mother. It was celebratory in nature as the 17-year-old amateur remains in contention at the U.S. Open.
Sherman Hemsley, star of 'The Jeffersons' dies at 74

...death is pending.The Philadelphia-born Hemsley first played the blustering black Harlem businessman on CBS's "All in the Family" before he was spun off onto "The Jeffersons," which in 11 seasons from 1975 to 1985 became one of TV's most...
Halloween, Election Day make for a spooky combination

Here it is Halloween and two days before the election. I don't know which is spookier. Politicians are promising us treats, but will give us tricks and taxes. They'll promise us skeleton budgets that don't have a ghost of a chance.
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"All in the Family" star Jean Stapleton dies

...Rob Reiner).Stapleton received eight Emmy nominations and won three times during her eight-year tenure with All in the Family. Produced by Norman Lear, the series broke through the timidity of U.S. TV with social and political jabs and...
Nadal's knees look fit in romp

NEW YORK --- Everyone's been curious about the condition of Rafael Nadal's knees, so it made sense that his first Grand Slam opponent in three months would wonder as well.
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