Star Tribune sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at age 100
Sid Hartman, who started selling newspapers in 1928 and wrote about sports for the Star Tribune for the ensuing decades, died Sunday. He was 100.“My father’s extraordinary and resilient life has come to a peaceful conclusion surrounded by his family,” his son, Chad Hartman, tweeted early Sunday afternoon.Sid Hartman also was for decades a radio voice on WCCO.Hartman was born on the North Side of Minneapolis on March 15, 1920, and he worked for newspapers in his hometown for nearly his entire life. At the time of his death he was still writing three or four columns a week.He gained a stature ve...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Are political Facebook posts straining your real-life relationships? You're not alone.
PHILADELPHIA — As Emma Finucane scrolled through Facebook a few months ago, the post of a close family friend caught her eye.The 22-year-old did a double take: Could these words, railing against Pennsylvania’s coronavirus restrictions, really have been written by the kind and reasonable person she had spent countless hours with since she was a child? Someone she thought she knew well?When they shared a campaign video for President Donald Trump a few weeks later, Finucane almost struck the “angry” reaction, one of Facebook’s alternatives to the “like” button, but jerked her hands away from the ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
1970 Day by Day: Oct. 6
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Ira Winderman: NBA Finals a Heat-Lakers reminder of fast-track free-agency evolution
Soon there will be a display in Springfield, Mass., reminding of the arcane term that the NBA used to call free-agent recruiting.There, at the Basketball Hall of Fame, they will play a loop of the Family Guy-style cartoon the Cleveland Cavaliers entertained LeBron James with in 2010, display the satchel of championship rings that Miami Heat President Pat Riley routinely took on offseason tours, offer a mannequin of Tiger Woods for his role in the Orlando Magic’s failed recruitment of Tim Duncan in 2000, offer context of why there was a Hamptons Five that won championships for the Golden State ...
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, who opposes mandatory masks, tests positive for COVID-19
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second governor in the United States to contract the disease as he campaigns for a full term in a race that has often centered on his response to the pandemic.Parson, who turned 65 last week and had heart surgery four years ago, may be at heightened risk of falling severely ill, according to health guidance that says older adults and those with underlying conditions are more prone to intense symptoms.The governor’s office announced his test result Wednesday afternoon, hours after revealing that f...
The Kansas City Star
Tiger Woods opens golf course in Ozarks: 'I want to see a lot of birdies made here'
HOLLISTER, Mo. — Tiger Woods brought out some of the biggest stars in golf and honored the memory of a past champion Tuesday in the Ozarks.The occasion was the official opening of Payne’s Valley, the first public-access course in the U.S. designed by Tiger Woods’ TGR Design group.Woods and fellow American Justin Thomas played a match against Europeans Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose in The Payne’s Valley Cup, and legends Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player were on hand to help dedicate the course about 10 miles south of Branson.“I couldn’t be prouder of how it turned out,” Woods said before Tuesday’s m...
The Kansas City Star
Benhamin Hochman: Cardinals' top prospect Dylan Carlson will be fine, if he adjusts to adjusting
In lieu of bubble gum sticks, Topps does something else unique and pretty sweet with baseball cards these days. The company created a line of cards called Topps Now. Whenever something noteworthy happens in baseball, Topps unveils a card commemorating that accomplishment — and the card is only available for 24 hours on Topps.com.Well, when the St. Louis Cardinals’ top hitting prospect got his first hit, Topps made a card.But before the Dylan Carlson card was delivered to all St. Louisans, Carlson was already shipped back down to the team’s alternate training site in Springfield, Missouri.It wa...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
How's the RV business? 'From completely dead to crazy busy'
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — Kacey Marner calls her family’s recreational vehicle her part-time job. The stay-at-home mom of four puts in hours on upkeep: tightening loose cabinet doors, washing windows and vacuuming upholstery.She also juggles the calendar of renters who tap the online marketplace Outdoorsy to reserve the Marners’ 32-foot motorhome.“It hasn’t sat still very long,” said Marner, who lives in north St. Louis County.It’s a good time to be in the RV business. Campers and mobile homes have become more appealing during the coronavirus pandemic, when flying, staying at a hotel and even ea...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
After pressure to clear languishing DNA evidence like rape kits, Illinois reduces backlog by 31%
CHICAGO — After years of pressure to clear a large backlog of DNA evidence awaiting analysis, state officials have reduced it by 31%.According to the most recent data from the Illinois State Police, which runs state laboratories that process evidence from crime scenes, as of July 31, 5,811 assignments were waiting to be processed in the biology section, which includes DNA evidence. At the same time last year, 8,403 such assignments awaited analysis.Still, this is a hefty amount of DNA evidence in a backlog many say should be much smaller. But it shows that improvements taken to streamline anal...
Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson dies at 84
CHICAGO — As Illinois’ longest-serving governor, “Big Jim” Thompson was a larger-than-life figure in state history, his 6-foot-6 frame dominating the political landscape for 14 years as he guided the state through recession, became a builder and left a legacy that includes restoring Navy Pier, keeping the White Sox with a new stadium and opening a controversial downtown office building that bears his name.James Robert Thompson, who rode his success as a federal prosecutor to the Illinois statehouse and was governor from 1977 to 1991, died Friday night after suffering from heart problems. He wa...