Daily Archive: August 8, 2012

Sports

Bolt does Olympics a solid

by Jim LitkeAP Sports Columnist LONDON (AP)—It took him longer to get down on both knees and kiss the track than it did to glide over the most important 100 meters of it. Yet it’s everyone else with a stake in this overhyped and increasingly over-budget extravaganza—the International Olympic Committee, the London organizers, NBC, his sport and even his fellow competitors—who should be kissing the ground Usain Bolt walks on. STAR POWER—Jamaica’s Usain Bolt reacts to his win in the men’s 100-meter final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

Sports

U.S. men’s basketball gets test, and LeBron wins it

by Brian MahonyAP Basketball Writer LONDON (AP)—It’s a collection of superstars with MVP trophies, scoring titles and all sorts of impressive statistics. And it wasn’t until the U.S. men’s basketball team was finally challenged that it found its leader. DOING IT ALL—USA coach Mike Krzyzewski talks with LeBron James during a men’s basketball game against Lithuania at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 4, in London. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Lifestyle

‘Who Do You Love’ Challenges perception of the Black church

Challenges with idolatry, greed, the relationship between church and state, are just some of the themes discussed in the gospel musical, “Who Do You Love?” Inspired by the Old Testament Book, Esther, and set in a fictional mega church, the two-hour musical is the contemporary retelling of the story of Esther, a woman who unexpectedly gains everything and is forced to choose between the life she has dreamed about and losing that life for the sake of her kinfolk.

Lifestyle

Church Circuit

Vacation Bible School AUG. 8—Clark Memorial Baptist Church, 1301 Glenn St., Homestead, will host its “Vacation Bible School Son quest Rainforest.” This is for ages 3-14 and run through Aug. 10. For more information, call Jou-Al Burwell at 412-401-2072 or 412-462-1011.