December 18, 2017

Mo Rivera to Retire After 2013 Season

As widely expected, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera announced that he will retire following the 2013 season. Rivera is the all-time saves leader with 608 plus 42 saves in the post-season. In all, he has five World Series rings and a 12 time AL All-Star. The 43-year old Panamanian right-hander missed most of 2012 […]

Chen Guangcheng Left the U.S. Embassy After Threats to His Wife

Via The Guardian: Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng left the US embassy in Beijing only after threats his family would be immediately returned to house arrest, a close friend has said. Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, had earlier said that the handling of his stay and departure “reflected his choices and our values”, […]

After Masters, Look for Hilton Head Nostalgia

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 4.9.12 @ 12:32PM Okay, the Masters again pulled off the stunning feat of making golf edge-of-your-seat exciting. Great stuff. Now, at the fun week at Hilton Head, I predict a bout of nostalgia as some of the veteran players who haven’t particularly played well […]

Report: French Shooter Released by U.S. After Capture in Afghanistan

Via The Telegraph: [. . .] 15.54 Prosecutor Francois Molins said the US army previously sent the Toulouse gunman back to France after he was arrested in Afghanistan. Afghan police detained Mohammed Merah and then handed him over to the US army “who put him on the first plane headed to France,” Mr Molins said. […]

Arab Winter Watch: Moroccan Girl Commits Suicide After Forced Marriage to Rapist

Via al Arabiya: A 16-year-old Moroccan girl has committed suicide after a judge ordered her to marry her rapist, according to Moroccan media reports. Last year Amina’s parents filed charges against their daughter’s rapist, a man 10 years older than her but it was only recently that a judge in the northern city of Tangier […]

Milo Hamilton to Retire After 2012

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 2.16.12 @ 12:04AM Long time Houston Astros radio play-by-play broadcaster Milo Hamilton will be calling Astros game for one more season and then will pass on the mike. Hamilton will remain with the Astros in a yet to be determined capacity when the team […]

Ala. tornado survivors help after latest twisters

In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 photo, Rick Johnson, 55, cooks chicken for victims of the tornadoes that hit Alabama recently in a church parking lot in Cordova, Ala. Johnson is among the survivors of last year’s April tornado outbreak who are pitching in to assist communities that were struck by the most recent onslaught. […]

Japan to let nuclear plants run after 40-year cap

In this July 16, 2011 photo, Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Nos. 3, right, and 4 units of the Oi nuclear power station, located at Oi, in the western Japanese prefecture of Fukui, are shown. Nuclear officials were expected to rule Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012, that two nuclear reactors in western Japan had passed stress tests, […]

Nanny Bloomberg Coming After Alcohol Next?

Via NY Post: . . . First, Mayor Bloomberg went after smoking in public places. Then trans-fats, salt and sugary drinks. Now Bloomberg — known for sipping fine wine and downing a cold beer from time to time — wants to crack down on alcohol sales to curb excessive drinking, according to a provocative planning […]

Lindsay Lohan Released After Five Hours in Jail

Via AP: Lindsay Lohan was released from a Los Angeles County jail early Monday, less than five hours after she arrived at the suburban women’s lockup to serve a 30-day sentence for violating probation. The “Mean Girls” actress was booked into the Century Regional Detention facility in Lynwood at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, in what was […]