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By JOHN EISENBERG | January 24, 1994
IRVING, Texas -- So, the Cowboys beat the bejeebies out of the 49ers yesterday in the NFC championship game. What do you want me to say? That it was surprising? That someone out there was surprised that the best team in the league smacked around the second-best team? Sorry. No one could have been too surprised.We are living in the age of the Cowboys. For better or worse. If their supremely cocky, 10-gallon shtick bothers you, sorry, you're out of luck. It is a Texas thing in the NFL right now. This is the Cowboys' hour.
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By SUSAN REIMER | June 22, 2008
We seem to have settled the issues of race and gender this election season (although that might be optimistic), so only one rude and divisive issue remains on the table: age. John McCain is old, there's no getting around it. He'd be 72 at his inauguration, the oldest president ever. His hair is white, he protects his cancer-scarred face with a silly hat that makes him look like he is a member of the cast of Cocoon and he moves like the Tin Man because of all the injuries and torture he suffered during his time as a prisoner of war. Barack Obama is young by comparison.
FEATURES
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.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | August 31, 1994
NEW YORK -- The top American seed walked onto Court 16 yesterday with a slight case of the nerves.Only a year ago, Lindsay Davenport was unseeded, unknown and unexpected.At 6 feet 2, 165 pounds, she is neither petite nor svelte, and the casual tennis fan passed her by.Even the Women's Tennis Association passed over her for most impressive newcomer last year.But no one is passing Davenport these days.A quarterfinalist at Wimbledon last month, she is now the No. 6 player in the world and the No. 6 seed at the U.S. Open.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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?
NEWS
December 16, 1998
JUST TWO WEEKS ago, he appeared the picture of health when he testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Monday, A. Leon Higginbotham died at the age of 70 after a series of strokes.When he retired in 1993, Higginbotham was chief judge of the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. He was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, for his contributions to his profession and country, including his landmark multivolume work, Race and the American Legal Process.
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