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Lou Gehrig

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  • Question of the day: Should Texas sanction Antonio Margarito after California turned him down? [Updated]

     
    Reporters from around Tribune Co. tackle the question of the day, then you get a chance to chime in and tell them why they're wrong. Check back throughout the day for updates. Steve Svekis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel “Hands of Stone”......
  • Scholar Tony Judt has died

     
    Tony Judt, a leading thinker, scholar and writer, died in New York on Friday from complications due to ALS. Judt had described the illness -- the slow and irreversible neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- in the......
  • Harry Lucey, a forgotten artist, brought doomed characters to life

     
    FORGOTTEN COMIC BOOK ARTISTS, PART 1: HARRY LUCEY The American comic book has produced a massive mountain of brightly hued pop culture since the 1930s and the peak moments of the medium have been appropriately celebrated -- but what about......
  • History on display at Fanfest

     
    One of the best sports moments I've experienced came at the 2010 All-Star Game's Fanfest. There in the case in front of me was the authentic retirement jersey of Jackie Robinson. Fans of guys named Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and......
  • Charlie Wedemeyer dies at 64; high school football coach inspired many in battle with Lou Gehrig's disease

    Charlie Wedemeyer dies at 64; high school football coach inspired many in battle with Lou Gehrig's disease
    Charlie Wedemeyer, the inspirational high school football coach who battled Lou Gehrig's disease for more than 30 years, has died. He was 64. Wedemeyer died early Thursday in a San Jose hospital of pneumonia and was surrounded by family and friends, said...
  • Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey

    Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey
    Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
  • Rutan and Branson make a giant leap for space tourism

    Rutan and Branson make a giant leap for space tourism
    On a wind-tossed desert night, the dream of space pioneers Richard Branson and Burt Rutan to bring space flight to everyone -- at least everyone who can afford it -- drew closer to reality when the pair unveiled the world's first commercial passenger...
  • The auto industry hits home for American families

    The auto industry hits home for American families
    We baby-booming native Detroiters grew up with a ranking system. On the playgrounds at recess, GM was No. 1, Ford was No. 2, Chrysler was No. 3 and American Motors wasn't really worth the effort it took to insult the poor kid whose dad worked there (sorry...
  • Verne Orr dies at 92; Air Force secretary during Reagan administration

    Verne Orr, the former director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles and Air Force secretary during the Reagan administration, died Thursday of complications from old age at his Pasadena home, according to his family. He was 92. As Air Force...
  • PASSINGS

    Peggy Chun Honolulu watercolorist Peggy Chun, 62, a Honolulu artist known for her watercolor paintings of island life and Hawaiian-themed Christmas ornaments, died Wednesday at home in Honolulu after a six-year struggle with amyotrophic lateral...
  • The Darfur deception

    The Sept. 29 killing of 10 African Union peacekeepers in south Darfur by a splinter faction of one of the main anti-Sudanese government insurgent groups was shocking -- but especially so to those who have only followed the Darfur tragedy through the...