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  • Harry Wendelstedt dies at 73; baseball umpire also ran school

    Harry Wendelstedt dies at 73; baseball umpire also ran school
    Harry Wendelstedt, a retired 33-year Major League Baseball umpire who also nurtured a new generation of the game's arbiters for more than 30 years, died Friday at a hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 73 and had brain cancer.
  • Gary Carter: He was a pretty good paper boy, too

     
    “February made me shiver, with every paper I’d deliver. Bad news on the doorstep …” Don McLean sang those words in his classic song, “American Pie,” as he reflected on the plane-crash death of rock star Buddy Holly. Bad...

    Was one of Georgetown's canine mascots a war hero?

     
    FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: One of Georgetown's canine mascots was a war hero. The first live animal mascot in college football was "Handsome Dan," a bulldog who was purchased by Yale student Andrew Graves in 1889. The bulldog became quite popular...

    Did Sam Rice reveal a World Series secret in a letter opened after his death?

     
    BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Did a Hall of Famer reveal a 50-year-old World Series secret in a letter opened after his death? On Oct. 13, 1974, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Sam Rice passed away at the age of 84....

    Officials identify man killed by Santa Monica police during domestic dispute

     
    A man who was fatally shot a day earlier by police in Santa Monica after stabbing his ex-girlfriend was identified Thursday as a 59-year-old transient.