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    Two stories now on the front page here suggest...

    Two stories now on the front page here suggest that Salazar is not the only coach in the world who has been guilty of fat-shaming female runners. Of course, that doesn't make justify what he did any...
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    IIRC, both of those papers have had serious staff...

    IIRC, both of those papers have had serious staff reductions in recent years because they weren't doing so very well.
  3. Meanwhile, an administrator of SAT/ACT tests in...

    Meanwhile, an administrator of SAT/ACT tests in California has pleaded guilty charges resulting from his accepting bribes to allow students to cheat on those tests.
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    The McLatchy Company is discontinuing Saturday...

    The McLatchy Company is discontinuing Saturday print editions. Their newspapers include the Sacramento Bee, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Miami Herald, the Kansas City Star, the Charlotte...
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    I didn't even look at the books. I saw the last...

    I didn't even look at the books. I saw the last part of the clue and quickly put 2+2 together. I must say, though, that I often come up with right answer after thinking for more than 30 seconds. ...
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    Autopsy finds his death was caused by an overdose...

    Autopsy finds his death was caused by an overdose of fentanyl. Story on front page.
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    Nor had I. But tonight's FJ is in YOUR...

    Nor had I.

    But tonight's FJ is in YOUR wheelhouse, Mr. TOE. (An easy one even for this non-TOE.)
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    OK, I was wrong about that. One guy did get it,...

    OK, I was wrong about that. One guy did get it, and he will be in the final against James and Emma. Should be fun.
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    Cain on Twitter today:

    Cain on Twitter today:
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    It's posted every weekday morning here: ...

    It's posted every weekday morning here:

    https://www.jeopardy.com/games-more/new-york-times-clue-of-the-day

    Also appears in the print edition.
  11. Thread: Larry Nassar

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    USOPC is moving to decertify the US badminton...

    USOPC is moving to decertify the US badminton federation.

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1086986/usopc-moves-strip-usa-badmintons-status
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    Meanwhile, I doubt if anyone will get tonight's...

    Meanwhile, I doubt if anyone will get tonight's FJ right. I hadn't a clue before I looked it up.
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    If that's the pinnacle of your life, I feel sorry...

    If that's the pinnacle of your life, I feel sorry for you.

    :-)
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    Just to make one point clear. I fully understand...

    Just to make one point clear. I fully understand gh's point about the efficiency of taking using the photos that every one has to take in the credentialing process, and keeping those photos on file...
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    Like almost everything else, they can be bought...

    Like almost everything else, they can be bought on Amazon.
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    He was impressive again in the semifinal. Knew...

    He was impressive again in the semifinal. Knew an awful lot of arcane stuff.
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    Fine, but what is your audience? If you are...

    Fine, but what is your audience? If you are trying to appeal to fans and potential fans (as you should be), a contorted view of the athlete in celebration is better than a deadpan mugshot. The...
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    You might want to change the subject of this thread. I don't think of a four-time world champion as a silver medalist.
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    I understand all of that. But as I suggested...

    I understand all of that. But as I suggested earlier, when the large action shots are available and on the profile page, that should be the only photo there. Why use a mugshot at all when you have...
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    Nearly 100,000 people have reportedly signed a...

    Nearly 100,000 people have reportedly signed a petition to bring him back:
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    It looks to me as if they pulled those from the...

    It looks to me as if they pulled those from the photos they take as part of the credentialing process at track meets. I agree--the on-track photos should suffice when they have them.
  22. This thread prompted me to think about other war...

    This thread prompted me to think about other war remembrances, and I wrote something to post but then recalled that I had written something very similar on another thread. No poetry involved here,...
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    USATF tweet: >>@usatf The well-being and...

    USATF tweet:

    >>@usatf

    The well-being and safety of our athletes is our top priority. We support @runmarycain and all USATF athletes in accomplishing their goals in and out of competition.<<
  24. I learned it somewhere in school, in the US, but...

    I learned it somewhere in school, in the US, but I have no recollection when. Could have been elementary school, or college, or somewhere in between. But it is a poem one always remembers and is...
  25. The last lap was good, but it was actually the...

    The last lap was good, but it was actually the last exchange that was wild and crazy.
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