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By Kevin Cowherd | November 21, 2002
He's back. Bond. James Bond. Double-oh seven himself. In Die Another Day. Opens tomorrow. In theaters everywhere. Why am I writing like this? Don't know. Maybe 'cause it's how they talk in the trailers. Clipped. Dramatic. The legend continues. Pierce Brosnan. Halle Berry. In the greatest Bond movie of them all! Die ... Another ... Day. OK, enough of that. You could go crazy writing that way. But the fact is, I'm a huge James Bond fan. Have been since I was a kid in the early '60s and nearly singed my corneas watching Ursula Andress wade out of the surf in that shimmering white bikini in Dr. No, the very first Bond movie.
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By SUSAN REIMER | November 25, 2007
They say growing old is not for sissies. Apparently, it isn't for the barefoot, either. I broke my foot. Again. Faithful readers of this column will remember that I broke my foot a year or so ago while moving the hose in the yard. I was barefoot that time, too, and I stepped in a hole. I told people it had happened during full-contact gardening. This time, I was safe inside my kitchen, putting groceries away and making a pot of spaghetti sauce on a rainy Sunday night, when I slammed my baby toe into a chair leg and broke the same bone in the same foot.
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By David Tarrant and David Tarrant,Dallas Morning News | November 21, 1999
In an age when faster isn't fast enough and newer isn't new enough, it's easy to overlook the virtues of aging.We assign value to antique furniture, stately homes, classic cars. But at the first gray hair, we shudder with fear as if sentenced to a long, terminal illness."Old age is very hard, and it's no joke. But it's not a disease. That idea is more of an affliction on the old than their own afflictions."So says James Hillman, a prominent Jungian psychologist, talking about his new book, "The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life" (Random House, $24)
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By SUSAN REIMER | August 12, 2007
THE PEW RESEARCH Center recently reported that 60 percent of working mothers say they would prefer to work part-time. I am not sure the numbers would be much different if you asked working fathers. Or working 50-year-olds of any description. We all see part-time employment as the way to balance our lives between work and family, between work and recreation, between time off and money, between ambition and just a paycheck, between career and kids. But there is another kind of balance in our lives that isn't getting the attention it deserves.
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By GOLF | September 13, 1992
The conversation was focused on "shooting your age."More specifically, at what stage of a golfer's life should he consider the prime time to post a score the equal of his age.It was conceded to be before age 100 and after age 60. The best score ever recorded by a golfer at any age is 59.Still, the feat which has been described as the most satisfying thrill in the game has been accomplished at a wide variety of ages. It has been recorded even by golfers in their 90s.However, take it from former Piney Branch senior champion Vernon Sullivan, who, at age 72, feels he may be within striking distance of the rare accomplishment.
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By CAL RIPKEN JR | May 7, 2006
My 12-year-old son is a very gifted baseball player who has played against high-level competition since he was 8. Unfortunately, this year's 12-year-old travel team disbanded. One of the options for him was to play for the town team, where he can do some pitching, but will face weak competition until All Stars begins. The other option was to try out for the 13-year-old travel team. He decided to try out for the 13-year-old team, and he did great, going head to head with 20 other kids who are older than him. The coach called after the tryout and said he could see why my son excelled on his 12-year-old travel team.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | September 9, 1994
NEW YORK -- The Women's Tennis Council has agreed in principle to the major recommendations of the Age Eligibility Commission that would prevent young players from competing in a full, unrestricted professional tour until age 18 and prevent any participation on the WTA Tour and at championship events until age 16."Until a kid is 16, she's not going to be in the big time," said Baltimore's Elise Burgin, who with Pam Shriver represents the tour players on the council. "The show will go on without them."
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By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,SUN STAFF | June 17, 2005
As Marge Burley and Margie Schlundt run the rock-studded hills in Patapsco State Park, fording streams, ducking branches, they are both sure-footed and swift. Finished with work for the day, the friends are training for Ironman triathlons and ultramarathon trail races. Meanwhile, in the city, Laurie Amatucci and Sue Fenimore are devoting some evenings to the track at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Western High School. The two seasoned runners are helping novices train for their first 5K race: the Baltimore Women's Classic to be held at the Inner Harbor on June 26. Although their physical ambitions differ, these four women share the distinction of crossing boundaries that weren't dreamed of when they were growing up in the days before Title IX required schools to provide sports programs for girls.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | February 15, 2004
One of the greatest human achievements of the 20th century is the gift of longer life. Americans are living 30 years longer than they did in the early 1900s, and this century is projected to be the first in which the old will outnumber the young. By the time the entire baby-boom generation reaches retirement age, doubling the number of senior citizens to 70 million, the country's demographics will mirror Florida's today. The era of old age is here: Demographers estimate that half of all human beings who ever lived beyond the age of 65 in the history of this planet are alive right now. As life spans stretch to new lengths, more Americans are spending an entire third of their lives as senior citizens.
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By Melvin Maddocks | September 8, 1999
AUBURNDALE, MASS. -- Like most 70-somethings, I can't pick up a magazine or tune into a talk show without encountering somebody much younger telling me what a great time of life I've arrived at. In fact, all the wild enthusiasm about the joys of being "mature" is really aimed at baby boomers, who live in terror of ending up, heaven forbid, like their parents. Do they honestly believe that you're only as old as you think you are? Are they really convinced they can remain "forever young" if they think positively, jog and eat tons of broccoli?
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