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Kansas City Arena's End Stokes Memories of Tragic Fall

1 Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 15:58:52 (EST)

One night when I was 10 years old, I sat next to my dad and watched a man fall to his death. My first reaction was to laugh -- a contrived shriek bordering hysterics. I resembled a hyena that suddenly took the form of a fat little fifth-grader jiggling in...

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Humanity Fades in the Comments Section of Deadspin

Posted January 20, 2011 | 11:45:03 (EST)

Shortly after the New York Jets toppled the New England Patriots Sunday to advance to the AFC Championship Game, Raymond Larsen, in an act of celebration, hopped on a snow saucer and took off down his driveway in Staten Island.

The 46-year-old father of two veered into the street and...

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Daily Diet and Past Choices Stir Fear of Long-Term Health Implications

Posted January 14, 2011 | 11:20:00 (EST)

I'll admit, I'm scared. I'm scared that a childhood of obesity will catch up with me. I'm scared that the anorexia that lasted six months and ended that obesity while stunting my growth will prove to have left lingering consequences that will one day surface. And I'm a little worried...

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How My Dad Delivered the Greatest Gift in Time for the Holidays

Posted December 24, 2010 | 16:51:00 (EST)

My dad told me he had colon cancer the same day I told him I was getting married. Weeks later when I proposed, I called him but his spirits had taken a hit earlier that day after he learned there was more cancer than once thought.

My parents divorced roughly...

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As Awareness Increases, Solutions Near for Football's Concussion Issue

Posted December 6, 2010 | 16:33:22 (EST)

What we don't know can hurt us, sometimes fatally.

So it is encouraging to see a continued increase in dialogue on concussions in football. I recently had the opportunity to add to this dialogue, completing a project on college football concussions for the University Daily Kansan.

James Holt,...

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Media Must Remember Its Duty in the Face of a Threat

Posted September 21, 2010 | 16:55:55 (EST)

Chief among the victories of Mexico's drug cartels is the silencing of its country's presses.

¿Qué quieren de nosotros?

Translation: What do you want from us?

El Diario, Ciudad Juarez's largest newspaper, titled its Saturday editorial with this plea a day after burying another employee silenced...

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Backwards Mentality of Some Kansas Politicians Not Representative of Us All...No, Really

Posted July 26, 2010 | 14:16:06 (EST)

We're not all like this. I swear.

The campaign trail that runs through Kansas this year has done little to refute blanket criticism of politics in the state. Those inching dangerously closer to holding office in Kansas possess some of the backwards views of the world that those of us...

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Political Implications To Determine Impact Argentine Same Sex Marriage Bill Has On Latin America

Posted July 19, 2010 | 17:39:55 (EST)

Whatever Argentine President Christina Fernandez' motives for backing the bill approved last week that legalized same-sex marriages in her country, applause is owed for this promotion of equality.

July 15 marks the date that Argentina became the first country in Latin America to afford the same rights and...

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Travel Warning Deters Some From Summer Study In Mexico

Posted June 30, 2010 | 19:51:24 (EST)

The far reaching implications of continued drug-related violence in Mexico has hit study abroad programs this summer.

A travel advisory extended twice since March finds colleges tasked with determining whether to continue studies in areas not affected by the violence or to suspend all programs...

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A Spirit Starved for Travel

Posted June 24, 2010 | 14:35:46 (EST)

Miner's wife: Are you two looking for work?


Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: No, we aren't looking for work.

Miner's wife: No? ... Then why are you traveling?

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: We travel just to travel.

Miner's wife: Bless you ... Blessed...

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An Alternative To Boycotting In Light Of Arizona's Immigration Law

Posted June 16, 2010 | 16:30:39 (EST)

In light of Arizona's immigration bill that was signed into law in April by Gov. Jan Brewer, several musicians converged last month in boycotting the state for future performances until SB 1070 is repealed.

This effort, dubbed The Sound Strike, was started by Rage Against the...

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