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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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With the big game just days away, when the AFC champion Denver Broncos play host to Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, I put together a tip sheet for Sunday’s Super Bowl. I hope you find it helpful. A Footnote: Because of concerns over using just ``L'' to designate Super... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: Getty Images The third Democratic presidential debate Saturday evening at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, featured a few hard right uppercuts, some fancy footwork, and punishing blows, but in the end, the debate was more about what unites Democrats rather than what divides them. As Vermont Senator... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Tashfeen Malik, right, and Syed Farook, the San Bernardino attackers expressed support for martyrdom using "private direct messages" according to FBI Director James Comey. Photo Credit: FBI The Kansas City Royals win their first World Series in 30 years. Photo Credit: CNN Finally, it’s happening, at long last. 2015 is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Bittersweet! That was the immediate thought of long-time Washington Post staffer Sally Quinn (Washington Post columnist) when asked to reflect on the final day in the Washington Post newsroom on Wednesday. If you were to pop your head into the door of the Washington Post at 1150 15th St. NW... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Demonstrators rally outside the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct to protest police brutality, on Nov. 25, 2014, in Minneapolis. AP Photo/Jim Mone Chicago police Officers Michael Modzelewski, left, and John Conneely speak to reporters Sept. 29, 2015, about their role in helping save an 11-month-old shooting victim. (Brian Nguyen /... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Bill Clinton, then the Arkansas attorney general, announces his candidacy for governor in 1978 as his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, looks on. Photo Credit: Associated Press Hillary Rodham Clinton for President Hillary Clinton made history in 1993 in becoming the first wife of a U.S. President to preserve her maiden... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: The Des Moines Register During the second Democratic debate in Iowa on Saturday, there was plenty of fireworks and face-to-face combat to satisfy even the tepid of political junkies. Clearly, the biggest explosion of the night centered on Hillary Clinton’s perceived cozy ties to Wall Street https://goo.gl/lDt6hK .... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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During the fourth Republican debate on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, the presidential contenders’ stats, facts, and spirited attacks came thick and fast. So much so that it became tough, at times, to know what was true, false, or highly exaggerated. Two issues, in particular, which popped up during the debate-caught... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Melissa Click, a faculty member in the department of communication at the University of Missouri, who additionally holds a ``courtesy appointment’’ in the school of journalism, is in the process of having her appointment revoked by members of the journalism faculty, according to Brian Brooks, Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Photo Credit: Getty Images Katy bar the door! If you hear some explosions and fireworks coming out of your television set later tonight-don’t be alarmed-it’s just Washington Post columnist George Will and Bill O’Reilly, host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, exchanging some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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It didn’t seem that long ago that I used to look forward to tuning into late night talks shows, even when the grand master of the late night circuit, Johnny Carson, retired and gracefully rode off into the sunset, never to be heard from again. David Letterman, Johnny Carson’s protégé,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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With the newly elected 114th Congress now in session, both parties are championing new bolder programs and setting fresh priorities with a sharp eye toward controlling the White House in 2016. How much actually gets accomplished with this august body-sadly-known more for its gridlock, intransigence and petty politics than it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at DailyNewsGems
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Don’t look now, but the year is almost over. 2014, to be sure, was dripping with danger abroad to chaos and disorder at home; whether from ISIL (or ISIS) to the deadly outbreak of Ebola to the tumultuous riots at Ferguson, while our heroes (and role models to others) seem... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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By now with Christmas only 9 days away, many are probably rushing to do their last minute shopping, baking the last batch of cookies, feeling stressed by too many annoying Christmas songs and commercials blasting out of the airwaves, all while dashing through the snow on their one-horse open sleigh.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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Illustration Credit: Doris Lee, American, 1905-1983, Thanksgiving, c. 1935 *** With Thanksgiving fast approaching, some of us have an awful lot to be thankful for. Those annoying political ads leading up to Election Day, after all, are over and laid to rest. Russian President Vladimir Putin having attended the G20... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at DailyNewsGems
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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 Oct 22, 2014 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 Oct 19, 2014 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