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A Brief History On February 20, 1998, at the Winter Olympics held in Nagano, Japan, American figure skater Tara Lipinski won the Women’s Gold Medal for Ladies Singles in figure skating, becoming the youngest Olympian, at the age of 15, to win a Gold Medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Lipinski was also the youngest competitor of all time to win a World Championship when she won the World Figure Skating title in 1997 at the age of 14! Digging Deeper Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1982, this beautiful lady stands only 4 feet 9 ½ inches tall, but…

A Brief History On January 31, 2018, we celebrate National Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day, one of those many days you find all over the internet that seem to have no specific origin. Well, this cowboy does not celebrate this particular “holiday,” because of the JERK (or jerks) that came up with the WEP (Windfall Elimination Provision) that cheats people like me out of half their social security! Today we list 7 Jerks of the Month. What jerks would you add to this list? Digging Deeper 1. WEP (Congress). How can our country celebrate social security when so many…

A Brief History On January 24, 2018, the Ashland Eagles women’s basketball team representing Ashland University in Division II college basketball is keeping up the momentum of their terrific National Championship 2016-2017 season by posting a national best record of 19 wins and 0 losses in the 2017-2018 regular season so far. Marching toward another National Championship, the Eagles have run up a Division II record 56 wins in a row going back to last year and have 9 regular season games to go this year before the playoffs start. Digging Deeper On March 24, 2017, Ashland’s basketball ladies completed…

A Brief History On January 21, 2018, in the earliest hours of the day, suburban Cleveland native Stipe Miocic successfully defended his UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) mixed martial arts (MMA) title for the third time, the first MMA heavyweight to accomplish this feat. At the UFC 220 event held in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20, 2018 (spilling over past midnight), Miocic faced the fearsome puncher Francis Ngannou in the main event. Digging Deeper Miocic, a Croatian-American from Euclid, Ohio, works part-time as an EMT and firefighter for a couple Cleveland suburbs.  A clean cut and popular champion, he first commandeered…

A Brief History On December 28, 1958, the Baltimore Colts played the New York Giants at Yankee Stadium in New York City for the National Football League Championship game, the first game in NFL history to played to “Sudden Death” overtime.  The Colts scored the game winning touchdown in overtime, and ever since NFL fans have referred to the contest as “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” Digging Deeper Of course, other sports may have their own versions of “the greatest game,” but this game is the one most often referred to in that sense.  Multiplying the effect of the game…

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