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November 24, 2013 |
The ladies of the Filipino ministry of Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church discuss Typhoon Haiyan over a table strewn with grilled fish, ribs, sliced pork belly, chicken wings, chili and a massive platter of mixed rice and flour noodles called pancit . "The typhoon hit here," says Pinky Santos, pointing to the map in gold thread on her blue polo shirt. "My family is here," she adds, moving her finger north. For many Filipinos, it's been a somber month of sharing links to donation websites on social media and organizing aid trips to affected areas.
November 23, 2013 |
Diane Long will sit in an Edward Jones Dome luxury box Sunday, binoculars lifted to her eyes, her focus trained on the line of scrimmage. She won't be following the football much when the St. Louis Rams play host to the Chicago Bears. For four quarters, the trenches will be the center of her universe. On one side of the line of scrimmage will be Long's eldest son, Chris, standout defensive end for the Rams. On the other, her middle son, Kyle, rookie guard for the Bears. In the suite, a couple of nervous parents - Diane and her husband, Hall of Fame defensive lineman Howie Long.
November 22, 2013 |
Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or people allergic to nuts. But gluten-free is another matter. Increasing numbers of people are choosing to forgo gluten (or learning they must do without it), and the holiday - with its pie crusts and dinner rolls and stuffings - poses a challenge. Turkey is generally gluten-free, but as many diners will tell you, the turkey is mostly a delivery device for dishes like gravy and stuffings that often have wheat - the primary source of gluten in our diets.
November 19, 2013 |
It was strange, a media circus more suitable for a playoff series in May, but this was November and the Lakers were pursuing only a .500 record. Kobe Bryant practiced again, though, the second time in four days, and didn't flinch afterward when asked if he could envision returning to game action this month. "Yeah, I can," Bryant said Tuesday, 221 days after sustaining a torn Achilles' tendon. He took part in a full-court scrimmage that was closed to reporters and then a half-court, five-on-five that was open to the media.
November 12, 2013 |
"Character is what you do when no one is watching. " It's a bit of a trite saying, attributed to coaches, motivational speakers and fortune cookie authors (by the way, whose idea was it for fortune cookies to replace predictions with treacly aphorisms from the "Successories" reject pile?). Still, the expression's popularity illustrates the power of the idea behind it. Character is what you do when the only controlling authority is your conscience. Because young people do not yet have fully formed characters, they often need incentives beyond exhortations to do the right thing.
November 10, 2013 |
Five NFL matchups, and themes, worth watching in Week 10: 1. THE REPLACEMENTS: Denver Coach John Fox, recovering from heart surgery, will be replaced by defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is standing in for Houston Coach Gary Kubiak, who is recovering from a mini-stroke. 2. THEY'RE BACK: Quarterbacks Jay Cutler of Chicago and EJ Manuel of Buffalo are returning from injuries. The Bears play host to Detroit; the Bills are on the road against Pittsburgh.