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WatchdogSunday's closing ceremony from Beijing attracted 15.2 percent of U.S. homes, the best for a non-domestic Summer Olympics since 1976. That's an impressive accomplishment in this era of ever-diminishing ratings on broadcast networks. Overall, the Olympics...
On the Mets beatThat was Mike Piazza, wearing his No. 31 in royal-blue pinstripes, talking about driving to Shea yesterday morning in the driving rain. I was chatting with Piazza in the back of the press box, and he was recalling those rainy......
WatchdogThis is ridonkulously cool, and weird. It's footage of Tom Seaver pitching for the Alaska Goldpanners in the 1965 Midnight Sun Game, the Fairbanks tradition in which a game is begun at 11 p.m. or so around the summer......
On the Yankees beatSo the closing ceremony for Yankee Stadium, which had been slated for Nov. 9th, is off. That was reported today by the Daily News and amNY. Yankees spokesperson Jason Zillo said on the cancellation: "The Yankees were considering having a......
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The Swampby Mark Silva Our friends and colleagues traveling with President Barack Obama this week have an interesting take on "America's first tourist'' - all eyes as he entered the Great Pyramid, all ears as he joked about how much an......
The Swampby Matthew Hay Brown In the last major address of his trip to the Middle East, President Bush plans to urge the region's leaders to "move past old grievances" and toward economic and political reforms. Bush, who has visited Israel......
Washington's tug of war over the federal budget has many wonders, but the biggest one of all must be the lengths to which politicians and pundits will go to deprive Granny and Grandpa of $30 a month. That's the amount by which benefits for the average...
Last week, the executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America made a proposition: Yes to gay youth and no to gay leaders. After "the most comprehensive listening exercise in its history," the BSA's executive committee conceded gay boys interested in...
In 2008, New York's Lincoln Center revived a Broadway warhorse: "South Pacific." At the beginning of the overture in the Vivian Beaumont Theater, the lip of Michael Yeargan's setting, which had the outline of a tropical island, began to move backward,...
Recently some trends and ideas have been finding their way back into the wedding scene. Whereas last season's often used colors were any shade of orange, our new season finds the weddings of 2013 back to the time honored shades of gold, ivories and...
CLAVERING, England — In this rural Essex village stands The Cricketers, the once-quiet pub that launched the career of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who first cooked in his parents' kitchen. Trevor and Sally Oliver's place has grown with...
I would like to preface this week's column with a few unrelated statements, the significance of which will become clear later: •Lutefisk is a traditional Scandinavian dish made of dried cod that is soaked in lye and then boiled. •I think all...
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