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  1. He hasn't competed since the 2018 USATF Outdoor...

    He hasn't competed since the 2018 USATF Outdoor Nationals.
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    I believe they're lining up some good distance...

    I believe they're lining up some good distance field at Boston U. on Saturday.
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    Here's a story that's based on the NYT story, but...

    Here's a story that's based on the NYT story, but is not behind a paywall.

    https://wrrv.com/ny-family-forced-to-sell-farm-after-240-years-7-generations/
  4. Wiki sez it will be in Shenzhen, with the stadium...

    Wiki sez it will be in Shenzhen, with the stadium to be determined.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Diamond_League

    No idea where that info came from. They're citing as sources the DL press...
  5. I've been to Hong Kong twice, and I'm sure I was...

    I've been to Hong Kong twice, and I'm sure I was aware of Shenzhen when I was there, but I confess that when I saw the name in xw's post, I did not recognize it.
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    Back to the food side, I've had Baked Alaska you...

    Back to the food side, I've had Baked Alaska you know where.
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    Canberra's altitude should help.

    Canberra's altitude should help.
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    I was not aware of the Apostrophe Protection...

    I was not aware of the Apostrophe Protection Society, but I certainly would have supported its goals. I didn't know quite what to make of that article in the Evening Standard. I thought it...
  9. Thread: Blood Doping

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    So was I, and you're right. It was a Monday. ...

    So was I, and you're right. It was a Monday. Pardon the brain fart.
  10. Thread: Blood Doping

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    Are you sure this athlete won Olympic gold on a...

    Are you sure this athlete won Olympic gold on a Monday? I think not.
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    The Oxford Dictionaries 2019 Word of the Year:...

    The Oxford Dictionaries 2019 Word of the Year: climate emergency

    https://languages.oup.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the-year-2019
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    The headline on that piece was: >>Alex Honnold...

    The headline on that piece was:

    >>Alex Honnold and Brad Gobright Get the Second Ascent of El Cap's Pineapple Express (VI 5.13c)<<

    Unfortunately, Mr. Gobright is in the news again:
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  13. Thread: Lauri

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    If it's Pauli, I guess it would be Nevala, the...

    If it's Pauli, I guess it would be Nevala, the Jav winner in Tokyo.
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    At dinner this evening, Mrs. tandfman reminded me...

    At dinner this evening, Mrs. tandfman reminded me that we've had a Moscow Mule in Moscow.

    And now that I look at this thread again, I realize I should have added that I've had both a Black Russian...
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    From the NY Times: ...

    From the NY Times:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/nyregion/hull-o-farm-catskills.html

    Headline: After 240 Years and 7 Generations, Forced to Sell the Family Farm

    The farm in question is...
  16. NY Times editorial: ...

    NY Times editorial:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/26/opinion/russia-olympics-ban-doping.html
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    Are you anti-Semantic? That's not nice. :-)

    Are you anti-Semantic? That's not nice. :-)
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    Key excerpt from that page:

    Key excerpt from that page:
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    I had an uncle who moved to California (LA) in...

    I had an uncle who moved to California (LA) in the early 1930s. He was in his early 20s at the time. He lived another 50+ years in the LA area and never learned to drive! I never understood how he...
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    In many places, Uber cars are licensed as such.

    In many places, Uber cars are licensed as such.
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    NY Times and Detroit Free Press obits say he was...

    NY Times and Detroit Free Press obits say he was 73. Of course, they could have been wrong, too.
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    Are you sure he died at the age of 72, not 73?

    Are you sure he died at the age of 72, not 73?
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    This year's Conference USA outdoor 800m champion,...

    This year's Conference USA outdoor 800m champion, Tre'von Sanders of Middle Tennessee State, has been charged with murder.
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    A stadium in Nepal is preparing to host the South...

    A stadium in Nepal is preparing to host the South Asian Games. According to a report in a local newspaper,



    Discuss throw and staple chess! I've seen the first bit of cluelessness before,...
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    I think you might get some kind of prize for...

    I think you might get some kind of prize for doing that. :-)
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