Monday June 3, 2019 12:13 AM The late world champion boxer’s old training grounds become a shrine to the fighter and the man. Written by Ron Devlin Deer Lake, PA — Two days short of the third anniversary of his death, Muhammad Ali was enshrined at “Fighter's Heaven” Saturday at ceremonies near Deer Lake in Schuylkill County. Fighter's Heaven is the name given to the camp where Ali, a three-time world heavyweight boxing champ, trained between 1972 and 1981. Mike Madden, a California real estate investor who bought the camp after Ali's death, turned it into a memorial to one of the 20th century's most colorful sports personalities. Life-sized photographs of the young fighter, Leroy Neiman lithographs and poetic examples of Ali's often razor-sharp wit adorn the walls of the gym, a large log building where 'The Greatest” trained for championship bouts with arch-enemy Joe Frazier and other greats of his generation. Calling the dedication “the … [Read more...] about All in for Muhammad Ali at former camp in Schuylkill County
Posters for gym wall
ST. PETERSBURG — Friday’s game already was big enough. After all, Lakewood was facing Gibbs.But there was more than just bragging rights in this matchup. It was for the top seed in the Class 6A, District 11 tournament.As if that were not enough, the Spartans were holding their third annual alumni reunion. Because of the anticipated crowd, the game was held at Eckerd College. Still, Lakewood coach Anthony Lawrence wanted the game to have more impact. So he decided this was the perfect setting to hold his inaugural cancer awareness game to honor his father, Vincent Lawrence, and Dr. Reggie Ligon, who both died from cancer. Vincent was a prominent figure with the Spartans basketball program. So was Ligon, whose son, Brian, was a former standout at Lakewood and Butler. Brian became a dentist and now helps run the family’s practice.There were posters on the wall commemorating those who had passed and those who were still fighting cancer. Fans were able to write words of … [Read more...] about Lakewood-Gibbs rivalry even more meaningful for a night
Gregg Doyel Indianapolis Star Published 7:00 AM EDT Sep 20, 2018 LAUREL, Ind.— The first time Joe Combes stood here, there was no here. Just gravel under his feet and sky over his head and a voice somewhere, a teacher at Laurel High School, saying: “This is where we’ll put the basketball gymnasium.” That was 1956. The things that happen, the dominoes that fall, one knocking over another until pretty soon the only thing propping up a small, historic Indiana town is a basketball gym – well, you just never know. Standing on that gravel in 1956, looking at a whole lot of nothing, Joe Combes didn’t know he’d be on the Laurel varsity the following year as a sophomore, didn’t know he’d start at guard, didn’t know he’d score a single basket against Springfield in the 1957-58 season opener, the first basket in the history of that new gym. Combes had no idea what was going to happen after that, how he’d stick … [Read more...] about Can the basketball gym of a long-closed high school save Laurel, Ind.?
Stories 17 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45486174 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel There have been brothels in Nevada since the days of the Gold Rush, but in one of the state's 16 counties that could be about to change. … [Read more...] about Last call for Nevada’s brothels?
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald J. Hansen Arizona Republic Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Aug 24, 2018 It’s a sweltering Sunday morning in the Anthem area, and Jane Rhodes, a retired actuary and one-time Republican is preparing to walk the pristine streets of the north Phoenix suburb to whip up votes for Democrats. An introvert far more comfortable working in solitude, she admits she hasn't mastered the art of knocking on strangers' doors and persuading them to vote in Tuesday's primary election. With every door, she must summon up courage before she raps. She doesn't have an option. After President Donald Trump won the White House in 2016, Rhodes stayed in bed for days. “I finally said, ‘OK, I’m going to die from depression, or I have to do something,” the 70-year-old Cave Creek resident said. “And I have to do stuff that scares the hell out of me.” Whether it’s driven by fear, anger or wanting to reshape … [Read more...] about Newly engaged Arizona Democrats fired up for elections: ‘I have to do something’