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    Jun 21, 18, 01:52 PM
    That's funny in an embarrassing sort of way. :eek: That is why I haven't delved too deeply into the letters because I don't want to find out too much.
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    Jun 21, 18, 05:52 AM
    WWII - My Dad was a farm boy who grew up during the Great Depression. He could have taken a deferment during the war but did not. Dec. 7 never went by without my Dad talking about how his family sat around the radio listening with disbelief to the accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the "Day of Infamy" speech the next day. My Uncle recalls him being happy to go to report and get his assignment. My Uncle also said that is the only time...
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    Jun 20, 18, 01:41 PM
    I don't know their numbers yet because June is hard to tell with guys involved in many things. Come July I will have a better idea. I don't look for there to be many more than last year so I would say 55-60, just guessing. I remember counting about 45 or 49 in a team picture from summer last year. It is hard to compete against teams who boast 90 guys on a team. But that is life at Boone in this period. There is talent in Boone County. ...
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    Jun 20, 18, 12:53 AM
    I think Boone Co will be improved this year. I know, with a record of 1-10 the last two years I'm really going out on a limb here. :heh: The senior class has some good leadership. And the Sophomore class has some talent. The sophomores will need to step up and make strong contributions for the Rebels to win more than one game. I anticipate that will happen. Line play will need to be more consistent. It will be anchored by one of...
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    Jun 19, 18, 11:10 PM
    I don't really know him but I see him working hard at ASAP. Came back really fast from the knee injury. It seems he heals fast. He is also determined. Wishing him the best for the season ahead and years to come.
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    Jun 16, 18, 07:51 PM
    That is the guy. Lots of talent but... He missed time with a broken leg. Then later he was riding a motorcycle in a parking lot and run it into a curb, flopping the bike and hurting his knee requiring surgery, missing more playing time. I always thought he was just unfortunate and stupid with injuries. Then there was a weird story about him alone in a van in a parking lot. I guess that was the forerunner to what we're hearing about...
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    Jun 16, 18, 07:41 PM
    Glad for Coach Wynn. I may get to see him in action if the scrimmage between Newport and Boone is still on for August 16, 7 pm, at Boone.
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    Jun 16, 18, 07:34 PM
    Good for him. I'm sure that is a relief to have the decision made. Now, he can concentrate on his senior season.
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    Jun 14, 18, 12:27 PM
    Stanley Niceley of Holmes H.S. received the Courage award at the NKY All-Star Football game. His life is a lesson in perseverance and placing value on education. He figured the way out of a poverty and a crime-ridden neighborhood is through education. He earned his academic scholarship to Univ. of Louisville where he plans to major in Business Mgmt and then go on to Dental school. I am sure his family, coaches, and teammates are very proud...
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    Jun 7, 18, 10:35 AM
    Beechwood has an impressive record. They seem to have talent year-after-year and coaching, well "the proof of the pudding is in the eating." What is the relative strength of their returning classes for this fall? Seniors Juniors Sophomores
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    Jun 7, 18, 10:29 AM
    I've read the accounts of Easy Company, watched Band of Brothers and found it very compelling. The opening scene of Saving Private Ryan was the most intense movie scene I have watched to that point. It has only been surpassed by a later scene in the same movie of the life and death struggle between a German soldier and a Jewish-American soldier. I was on the edge of my seat from the beginning of the movie through the end. The thought...
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    Jun 6, 18, 11:30 PM
    How many roster spots does that guy take up?
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    Jun 6, 18, 09:45 AM
    Contemplating my navel. It's an innie and echoes profusely when I speak in its general direction. This exercise has actually taught me something. I am not self-originating. I did not come into this world on my own. I am derived from another, actually two others. I am not self-sustaining. I depended on another for sustenance and life itself. First, my mother, then her milk, now the bounty of nature, for food, oxygen, clothing and...
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    Jun 5, 18, 07:04 AM
    OP: Winners and Losers? Truth is the loser right now. This has become a contest of wills and focus is off the original stated reason for the protest. TAC, The Eagles were "uninvited" to the White House because too few of the team were going to go. Many players refused to go as a protest against Trump's vocal opposition to players kneeling during the anthem. I personally oppose kneeling during the anthem. My opinion really is just my...
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    Jun 4, 18, 09:55 PM
    I really believe that (the bolded statement). I hoped it would happen in this case. But when he was rehired I thought it was too soon. He needed more time to prove to himself and to others that he had recovered.
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    Jun 4, 18, 09:10 PM
    Well, past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. Schmitz was arrested today for DUI and resigns from Newport coaching job. This is sad but it was predictable.
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    Jun 1, 18, 07:52 AM
    The bolded statement aligns with what Fear is saying. It's the thing we don't talk much about. The correlation between fatherless homes and many social ills is staggering. What has happened to the family since the 60's is an epidemic but somehow in the national conversation on mass shootings and gun violence (and we could throw in poverty, gangs, drugs, and crime in general) this factor seems to be ignored, as if it is not a factor at all.
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    May 26, 18, 04:46 PM
    Nothing like we have seen since the 1960's. The breakdown of the family now is without comparison.
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long-time resident but not native of KY, married with 3 teenagers all have been active in sports
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