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Jeff Vorva's Extra Point -- Coach Stu is back thanks to support from the swimming community

Jeff Vorva's Extra Point -- Coach Stu is back thanks to support from the swimming community

Photo by Jeff Vorva Joel Staszewski coaches a group of club water polo players Thursday at the Brother Rice pool. The Richards teacher and coach has gone through some serious health issues in the past 15 months.  In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a community rallies around likable lead character George Bailey in his time of need. In real life, Richards teacher and water polo/swim coach Joel Staszewski has a similar story... Read more

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Jeff Vorva's Extra Point -- High school …

Jeff Vorva's Extra Point -- High school football changes could be afoot

    Photo by Jeff Vorva A proposal could be in the works that would allow football teams with two or more wins into the playoffs. That would help a team like Evergreen Park, pictured, which enters the final week of the season with a 3-5 mark and no shot at the playoffs.      Food for thought for those who aren’t very hungry… While it’s not official yet, word is that come November, the Illinois High School Association will listen to... Read more

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BEAR UNNECISSITIES

BEAR UNNECISSITIES

‘Ted 2’ sequel should have stayed in hibernation The comedy “Ted 2” is an unneeded sequel to the film “Ted.” The first brought us Mark Wahlberg as John, along with Seth MacFarlane as Ted, his foul-mouthed Teddy bear of a best friend. This film picks up a little after the first film ended. We see the bear getting married to his sleazy fiancee, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), at a wedding officiated by Sam... Read more

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Time is right for opening door to new po…

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Time is right for opening door to new possibilities

Photo by Claudia Parker Claudia Parker is retiring as a columnist so she can pursue other projects, like this recent assignment taking photos of a 2017 graduate.   “When one door closes, another one opens…” --Alexander Graham Bell Cheers to new beginnings! Last Saturday, I shot senior portraits for a 2017 graduate who said, “Do whatever you want,” she shrugged. “You’re the photographer, I trust you.” My mind looped with endless possibilities. “I’ve got this,” I told... Read more