June 12, 2013 |
SAN ANTONIO - As LeBron James missed shot after shot and the Miami Heat racked up some serious scoreboard debt, the question had to be asked. Was Game 3 the worst performance ever by James on the big stage? He finally started scoring in the last two minutes of the third quarter, but Miami trailed San Antonio by, ahem, 21 points, leading to second-guessing, finger-pointing, whatever you wanted to call it, as the Spurs took a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals. "I've never seen LeBron passive," TNT and NBA TV analyst Charles Barkley said after Game 3. "He wasn't being aggressive.
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May 31, 2013 |
A self-described "loud-mouthed Irish priest" ("And may they carve it on my gravestone!" he once quipped), the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley rejected a conventional definition of his vocation. Denied a parish, the Roman Catholic priest created his own pulpits as a sociologist whose groundbreaking research corrected misimpressions of American Roman Catholics and as a bestselling novelist whose works - "The Cardinal Sins," "Thy Brother's Wife" and more than 50 other titles - made readers blush and church superiors fume.
May 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Cuba further distanced itself from terrorist activities last year but the U.S. government still considers it a state sponsor of terrorism along with Syria, Iran and Sudan, according to the State Department's annual report. The report for 2012, released Thursday, says the government in Cuba last year reduced support for Basque separatists in Southern Europe, joined a regional group that seeks to block terrorism financing, and sponsored peace talks between Colombia and an armed rebel group.
May 28, 2013 |
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning has had dozens of signature moments in his football career that the outside world didn't witness. Since childhood, Manning has jotted handwritten thank-you notes, and for years he has maintained a tradition of sending them to various NFL players retiring from the game. "I don't know who qualifies for a letter, necessarily," Manning said. "It's probably just somebody I played against for a long time. I don't have to know you real well. The other guys on my list now, I've got [Baltimore center]
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May 27, 2013 |
Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center for pedophile priests, Father Michael Wempe sat down to type out a list of concerns. Arrangements for his dog. Counseling and support groups for himself. Above everything, he wrote at the top of the list in the 1987 memo: "Confidentiality - Reports from here destroyed, even this paper. " Wempe had good reason for the request. The reports from the center laid out how he had confessedto molesting young boys.
May 25, 2013
Re "Why USC, Dr. Dre?," Opinion, May 21 Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, Dillard University President Walter M. Kimbrough says that Andre Young (also known as Dr. Dre) should have considered donating the $35 million he gave USC to a historically black college such as his. It's sad that Kimbrough would intimate that race should have played a factor here. USC has a great history of developing the next generation of creative people in the arts, so it's natural to have music industry leaders challenge the university to develop the next line of producers, editors and artists.