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The Only One From NBA 25 on the NBA 75 Stage

For me, the most exciting part of the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend — far more exciting than the defense-less games and the yawn-fest dunk contest — was seeing members of NBA 75 at center court. Many athletic greats from my youth together in one place. Rodman being Rodman. The roar [...]

March 1, 2022 admin Health, History, Sports 0

Swimming Offers Workout that Doesn’t Discriminate Against Age, Disability or Weight

— Bill Alderson has had a heart attack, a stroke and, since about three years ago, a virus that paralyzes half of his diaphragm. Now 80, he has been a swimmer since he was 6, doing so competitively in high school and in the Marines, and recreationally for exercise — [...]

February 17, 2016 admin Health, Journalism/Communications, Sports 0

Before Having Gainesville’s First Integrated Waiting Room, Doctor Soldiered in the Air and Sea

— These days, at 90 years old, Dr. Edward Kissam doesn’t remember too well. But by his side, his longtime companion and his daughter help guide the memories, articulating the accomplishments of a man, a soldier, a peacemaker, a casual poet who has seen the tragedies of war, the triumphs [...]

January 21, 2016 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Sports 0

News Articles Once Included Women’s Weight

In doing some research for a class project, I came across an interesting article from the Dec. 19, 1944, issue of the Stars and Stripes military newspaper. In it, then-LSU President W.B. Hatcher gives a student, Gloria Jeanne Heller, the boot from the school for creating a leaflet about “the [...]

December 9, 2014 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Sports 0

Scenes from Berlin During World Cup

I‘m always so behind in the times on these things. Here are some shots from our last couple days in Berlin this past June, when the Germans tied Ghana 2-2 in the first round. Germany, of course, went on to win the whole thing, defeating Argentina 1-0 in the finals. [...]

October 26, 2014 admin Photo, Sports, Travel & Culture 0

Bernie Machen, U. Florida President, Accepts #IceBucketChallenge on First Day of School

Today is a good first day of school. As soon as I got on the campus of the University of Florida, I saw President Bernie Machen getting ice water dumped on his head by the football team’s quarterback, Jeff Driskel, and volleyball player Simone Antwi. This comes after me and [...]

August 25, 2014 admin Journalism/Communications, Sports 0