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2008-06-25 21:02:26

By Lisa Fernandez, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jun. 25--Lovers of tap, jazz, hip hop and all-things Broadway will gather this week in celebration of the 50th anniversary of a beloved Campbell dance studio.

2007-10-10 09:00:20

By Lisa Fernandez, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Oct. 10--When Natalina Gonzalez heard about the plight of a Fremont mother with a young daughter fighting serious heart and respiratory problems, she wanted to do more than give money.

2005-07-09 01:44:39

By Ossian Shine SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Concerns over doping and the lack of top players at past Olympics were the main reasons for baseball's ejection from the London 2012 Games program, IOC President Jacques Rogge said on Saturday.

2005-07-08 15:24:53

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. reaction to the elimination of baseball and softball from the Olympic agenda ranged on Friday from disappointment to outrage. "It was a bad call. Very disturbing," said Tommy Lasorda, the former Los Angeles Dodgers manager who led the U.S.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.