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Little Leaguers taught how to cheat at early age

Let's see if I've got this straight:

A Chicago Little League team was stripped of its world championship after someone noticed that Derek Jeter was playing shortstop.

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Lower 40: Gender Bender "Jenner" No. 1?

It's been quite some time since I visited the Lower 40. However, as of this column, I am indeed "southbound," heading into a territory that dominates media headlines and often leaves you shaking your head.

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Has public health awareness hit a snag?

When I was in third grade, my classmates and I were herded into the elementary school gymnasium. As usual, we weren't informed of the purpose of this rugrat convention. Perhaps our elders figured the less we knew, the better.

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Now is the time to plan for unexpected emergencies

By now most readers have made it through what we hope is the worst of our local 2015 winter storm.

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People find it easy to knock celebs off their pedestal

The Brian Williams helicopter episode has led too much hand-wringing about how much faith and trust we put in news personalities.

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Did you see Bigfoot, or was it really Michael Moore?

During the recent northeast blizzard, there was a reported sighting of a Yeti -- better known as Sasquatch or Bigfoot.

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Super Bowl XLIX: How the pup stole the show!

This year's Super Bowl XLIX was one of the more intriguing I've ever watched! A quick recap:

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Corvette man couldn't drive fast enough to museum

BOWLING GREEN, KY. - Garry Lewis loves cars.

More precisely, he covets Corvettes ... fast Corvettes.

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Most media driven by out-right customer demand

One of the oft-heard complaints we hear about the media is that these big media conglomerates simply do what they want, and ignore the public, and the public's concern about such things as violence and commercials.

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Chicken and chocolate the perfect Valentines meal

This is the big week. You see the signs everywhere. There are red hearts, flowers and candy floating around.

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Honorary Oscar winners aren't honored soon enough

As the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony approaches, I am reminded of all the magnificent actors who never won a competitive Academy Award.

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VAUGHN: Brother Mathis finds perfect fit at Mt. Carmel Baptist

Dr. F. Murray Mathis, a Southern Baptist minister, has spoken and prayed with small groups and even groups of thousands on many occasions. After all, his Christian ministry stretches over a half-century.

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WOODY: Soccer over stock car racing? Nooooo way

Latest evidence civilization, as we have known it, is doomed:

Sprint has announced it is dropping its sponsorship of NASCAR's premier series, Sprint Cup, at the end of the 2015 season.

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VINSON: 'Conspiracy Zone': The New York cop killer-magic shoelace case

Conspiracy: a combination of persons banded secretly together and resolved to accomplish an evil or unlawful end reference: Webster's Third New International Dictionary.

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WHITTLE: Pelicans pose for unusual pictures in Tennessee

When showing some of my wildlife photography recently at a nursing home, someone asked: "Are you a professional bird watcher?"

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KESTNER: Enjoy Successful Health Goals In 2015

Statistics indicate that about 40-50 percent of the readers of this column will have made New Year's Resolutions already. Less than 10 percent will be sticking to the resolutions by March.

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BURRISS: Resolve to view the 'screen' less in 2015?

With the end of one year, and the beginning of another, it's time for New Year's Resolutions, those new things we are going to try to do that are going to make our lives better.

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INSIDE MTSU: Financial aid help available Jan. 10 at MTSU workshop

MTSU financial aid representatives and our partners with the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation have a belated Christmas present for any prospective college student and their parents or guardians.

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Jesus, Moses, and 'The Ghost' -- New Year's Eve heist!

10:15 p.m., Dec. 31, 2014

Upscale Lennox Hill neighborhood - Manhattan, N.Y.

Having easily disarmed the Brink's Home Security System, penlight in hand, "The Ghost" entered the upstairs master bedroom of the two-story, $10 million mansion.

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Pay more 'compliments' forward in 2015!!

"Let's go fly a kite, and soar to the highest heights": Partial song lyrics from a 1990s-era movie about the book entitled "Mary Poppins."

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Older joints require more maintenance

If you are over the age of 30, this article is for you.

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Just how effective is pro-social television today?

Back in the '50's and '60's, we were told television was going to erase illiteracy, promote democracy, and in general improve life for millions of people around the world.

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Countries that drink the most? You'd be surprised

For ages, the Irish have labored under the stereotype of being preternaturally inclined to overindulge in alcohol.

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Liberal arts majors can earn Klingenmeyer Scholarships

Even in these challenging economic times, money is available to help college students realize their ambitions.

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BROWN: Donations at end of year can make a difference

Many of us make monetary donations at the end of the year to non-profit organizations we wish to support. I've compiled the list below to help you make an informed decision about where best to invest your dollars. If you have a passion for children, literacy, individuals with special needs, the homeless, justice, healthcare, senior adults, mental health -- you can make a difference by making a donation to one of the organizations listed below.

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