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August 1, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
LONDON -- The congratulatory telegram is so last century, the congratulatory phone call so last decade. When Michael Phelps awoke on Wednesday, he scrolled through his Twitter feed and discovered a congratulatory tweet from President Obama. "Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record," Obama tweeted. "You've made your country proud. -bo" Phelps tweeted back: "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA !! The best country in the world!
July 20, 2011 | Kurt Streeter
What will become of Genesis? There she is, at her school graduation, standing in the sun-stroked courtyard of Ramona Opportunity High School, a beige campus on a dead-end street in East Los Angeles. It's a bare-bones affair but freighted with meaning. A string of balloons lollygags beside a stage. A few families watch from plastic chairs. On a wall someone has taped a piece of paper and scrawled a message: Congrats Ladies. AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Genesis tells her story Moonfaced, 17 and, right now, teary, Genesis Diaz is the student body president.
December 14, 2007
Imagined text messages between the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and "The Sopranos": -- To: "The Sopranos" From: The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Msg: Congrats on ur Golden Globe nom! Hope 2 C U there! -- From: Sopranos to HFPA Msg: Wonderful. Thank you. How many noms did U say? -- HFPA: Edie Falco earned her 7th nom. She's brilliant. A gem of a lady! -- Sopranos: That's great. Rele wonderful. No one else, huh? -- HFPA: Yes, U shld be so proud!
June 14, 1999
I found Vicki Iovine's generalizations about kids in restaurants ("Face It: Restaurants Don't Roll Out Welcome Mat for Kids," May 23) to be silly. She says that "even a well-behaved child is . . . unable to sit for a full meal." Nonsense. My husband and I have been taking our 5-year-old to restaurants of all kinds since she was just a few months old. She sits still, sometimes orders her own food, and exhibits the good manners we've been teaching her all along. My 2-year-old also comes along, and he's never embarrassed us yet. We don't allow them to run around, speak loudly, play with their food or pester other diners.
December 27, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tweeted Thursday that he won his appeal of a four-game suspension for allegedly violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. If Sherman had lost his case, he would have missed the team's final regular season game against the Rams on Sunday and possibly three playoff games. "Thank you @nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord," he tweeted .  Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll congratulated Sherman.  "Congrats to Richard Sherman for winning his appeal!
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