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Bill Lucey
Former News Researcher
Interests: Reading, blogging, listening to history lectures (Great Courses) from the Teaching Co.
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The sad news that practically everyone in the world of American journalism had long been anticipating, finally came splashing across the Internet and multiple Twitter feeds Tuesday evening. Benjamin C. Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, died at his Georgetown home Tuesday. He was 93. Mr. Bradlee had... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at DailyNewsGems
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Staff and healthcare workers for Doctors Without Borders, wear Ebola protection equipment in Liberia. Photo Credit: (AP / MSF) *** Anxiety about the Ebola Virus spreading within the United States, has grown to such an alarming extent that the Pentagon is throwing their hat into the ring. According to The... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DailyNewsGems
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TE Jordan Cameron had a big day for the Browns; three receptions for 102 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown. Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus / Getty Images North America. *** Even with LeBron back in town, Cleveland is still Browns’ town. In front of 67,431 barking and howling fans at FirstEngergy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine must have the mother of all half-time pep talks; the way his team stormed back against the Steelers in week 1 (in Pittsburgh) after erasing a 27-3 half-time deficit, only to lose on a last second field goal; and then today (at Tennessee), down... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Game 2 of the Nationals and Giants NL Division Series tops my list as one of the most exhilarating sporting events I ever witnessed, even topping the historic 1980 Wimbledon Final, when Bjorn Borg, beat the entertaining and pugnacious John McEnroe, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (16), 8-6. I never moved... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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The 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs are set to begin on Tuesday, which means things are going to start to get, well, a little hairy around the baseball diamond. According to a new light-hearted study from STATS and men’s grooming leader Wahl, http://goo.gl/xT7fSi the more facial hair a team has,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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PHOTO BY: PAUL CALVERT / LOS ANGELES TIMES *** The Los Angeles Times' photography blog, Framework, http://goo.gl/ghwbWt recently splashed with a remarkable tale of two staffers trapped in an empty building for two long hours, 66 years ago, before helped finally arrived. For one brief dreadful evening, two seasoned journalists... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Artist; Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. The Return of the Prodigal Son. 1670-74. Cleveland Cavaliers fans cheer as LeBron James takes the floor in the 2007 NBA playoffs. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) *** LeBron was every inch the king on Friday. The greatest basketball player on the planet, writing in Sports... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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U.S. Army 91st Division troops leave a French village where they had been billeted before heading to the front during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. Photo Credit: HARRY A. WILLIAMS / LOS ANGELES TIMES *** The Los Angeles Times' photography blog, Framework, http://goo.gl/Jff51s recently splashed with a superb collection of photos of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Front page of the Oct. 11, 1983 Los Angeles Herald Examiner that was printed on The Los Angeles Times' presses following major power outage. Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times Archive. *** It never gets tiresome to point out that in times of disaster (whether it's natural or man-made), the best... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated Under a brilliant blue sky, Derek Jeter's magical mystery tour arrived in Cleveland. For most Indians fans, Jeter's final visit to Northeast Ohio as an active player is bitter sweet; some undoubtedly are glad to see him go for all the punishing misery he’s inflicted on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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July 4, 1954 - Dr Sam Sheppard's wife Marilyn is murdered in Bay Village Ohio. Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press. Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio on July 4, 1970. Photo Credit: LA Observed. *** On Friday, Americans-from sea to shining sea-will be firing up the grills,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Wall Street Journal: 100 Years, 100 Legacies: Tracing the Echoes of World War I The WSJ has selected 100 legacies from World War I that continue to shape our lives today. Sorted under the following categories: Politics, Culture, Countries, Armaments, Economy, Medicine, and Tactics. http://goo.gl/W8dLLR ESPN: 2014 NBA Draft Recap... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Immigrants from more than 30 countries recently became American citizens at the local headquarters for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in Irving, Tex. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times. *** The New York Times Interactive: “What does it mean to be American?” Times’ reporters Damien Cave and Todd... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Enterprise Feature: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune: A 13-year-old mother, a murdered father and a scholarship to Yale By Danielle Dreilinger Photo by Chris Granger, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune A product of the C.J. Peete housing projects, Leonard Galmon, 17, artist, veteran of one of the worst schools in New Orleans,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: Getty Images *** The 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil on June 12th, in a month-long event spread over 12 cities throughout the country. In all, there will be 64 games played among 32 qualifying teams with 20,000 credentialed journalists and 600,000 foreign tourists expected to engulf... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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``Rinse your stein and get in line. Billy the Kid and his Texas gang are in town and it's 10-cent beer night at the ballpark.’’ So wrote Cleveland Press beat writer Jim Braham in his run up to the Cleveland Indians’ showdown with the Texas Rangers, scheduled for June 4,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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On Thursday, Cleveland, along with Dallas, Denver, and Kansas City were selected by the Republican National Committee's Site Selection Committee as possible sites for the 2016 Republican Convention. http://goo.gl/3nNDfG According to Ryan Mahoney, Deputy Press Secretary for the Republican Party, all visits will take place between June 2nd and the... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: FRED R. CONRAD/THE NEW YORK TIMES/REDUX Jill Abramson (left) in The New York Times newsroom, June, 2011, following the announcement that she would succeed Bill Keller (center) as the paper’s executive editor. Looking on are recently appointed managing editor Dean Baquet (far right), and Abramson’s sister, Jane O’Connor... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: AP *** Will Johnny be good, good enough to win the hearts of the football-crazed and playoff-starved Cleveland Browns’ fans who have seen 20 quarterbacks come and go since 1999? With the Browns picking Texas A & M sensation Johnny Manziel with the no. 22 pick in the... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Much like raisin bread from your kitchen toaster, another Paul Dickson book has popped up, much to the delight of his devoted legion of followers. Dickson, who has written more than a dozen word books and dictionaries, including ``Words from the White House’’, the ``Congress Dictionary’’, the ``Dickson Baseball Dictionary’’,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t send out a belated birthday wish to William Shakespeare, the English poet, playwright and actor, and widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. The ``Bard of Avon'' was born, or at least is believed to have been born in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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NYT's: American business magnate and controversial owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling Has a Public Record of Bad Behavior ``In 2009, Sterling paid a $2.725 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department accusing him of driving African-Americans, Latinos and families with children out of apartment... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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NYT's: Caroline Kennedy said she would “absolutely” support Mrs. Clinton should she decide to run for president in 2016 http://goo.gl/BPd7pw BBC: US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia of "distraction, deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine. http://goo.gl/S77mE2 NPR: Retired Justice John Paul Stevens feels the federal government should... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Published in the Wall Street Journal WSJ: Crisis in Ukraine Live Stream: Breaking: Ukraine Interior Minister: Three pro-Russian protesters killed, 13 wounded, 63 arrested in clash in eastern Ukraine http://goo.gl/lBW6Yt Boston Globe: The 118th running of the Boston Marathon is expected to draw a crowd of 1 million spectators along... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at DailyNewsGems