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Historic leave-taking

By Scott Lamb & Paula R. Kincaid
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News | DETROIT—The Presbyterian Church (USA)—in a move long expected but nonetheless momentous for the 1.8-million-member denomination, the nation’s sixth…

Death by mobile phone

Death by mobile phone

By Scott Lamb
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Issues | The local news reported 11 dead in a crash on I-65, about 70 miles south of Louisville, Ky. Early news reports indicated that an 18-wheeler smashed into a…

Guilt by association

Guilt by association

By Scott Lamb
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Sports | New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter collected his 3,000th hit on July 9. Although 27 other players in major league baseball history had gone before Jeter…

The Gamecocks' inspired victory

The Gamecocks' inspired victory

By Scott Lamb
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Sports | The University of South Carolina Gamecocks baseball team won its second consecutive College World Series Tuesday night, defeating the University of Florida…

A family amid the flood

A family amid the flood

By Scott Lamb
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Art | As the Mississippi River slogs its way through Louisiana and Mississippi, we are reminded once again that too much water in the wrong place and at the wrong…

Accomplishment and character

Accomplishment and character

By Scott Lamb
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Sports | Inside the small farmhouse, a young couple enjoyed their first autumn living in the Missouri Ozarks. Orange leaves still left on the trees clung tightly to…

Traveling down the hero's road

Traveling down the hero's road

By Scott Lamb
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Sports | Finding heroes can be as easy as driving down the road-if you pay attention to what road you're on. I have five tickets and four sons, and tonight we'll be in…

Finding heaven and hell in Walmart

Finding heaven and hell in Walmart

By Scott Lamb
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Religion | I trekked into Walmart for milk and bread but didn't make it past the magazines and books. I looked. I counted. Eight? How could Walmart stock eight different…

Two strikes and he's out: Manny Ramirez retires

Two strikes and he's out: Manny Ramirez retires

By Scott Lamb
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Sports | Rather than face a 100-game suspension for his second performance-enhancing drug violation, baseball slugger Manny Ramirez decided to retire from baseball on…

No offense in Super Bowl XLV?

By Scott Lamb
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Media | Forget about tight ends, tackles, and touchdowns. What many want to know is whether the television commercials that will air during Super Bowl XLV will have…

Christianity and the culture of sports

Christianity and the culture of sports

By Scott Lamb
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Books | The pillars of religion and sports undergird the house of American culture. Over 40 percent of Americans tell pollsters (perhaps with some bit of fibbing)

Resetting the conversation on baseball and steroids

Resetting the conversation on baseball and steroids

By Scott Lamb
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Sports | With the unveiling of The Tenth Inning on PBS this week, filmmaker Ken Burns did something he has never done before to one of his acclaimed documentaries: He…

 
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