Daily Archive: October 2, 2013

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Health

Insurance markets open to surge of new customers

Wendy Jackson, left, and others with Independence Blue Cross mark the opening health insurance exchange by providing information on health carereform at Suburban Station Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) by Carla JohnsonAP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul struggled to handle the wave of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open-enrollment period.

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Sports

Overtime 10-2-13

BILL NEAL :10 Yeah, I am in my spot. So what! A lot of good it’s doing me…Can I please ask a question here? Well, in a manner of speaking I guess that is a question. Anyway, why in the good Lord’s name if you have 39 seconds on the clock before the half do you not throw the ball down field at least twice, or at the very least position yourself for the field goal?!?!

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Sports

Inside Conditions…Hollywood Swingin’

AUBREY BRUCE I remember not too long ago, I went to the theater and I saw the Kool and the Gang show. “I always wanted to fit a band, yes I did to sing my songs, sing my songs; And become a bad piano playing man. So here I am, here I am in this Hollywood city. The city of the stars, movies, women and cars. Well I guess, I guess I have to stay.” (From the Kool and the Gang hit song “Hollywood Swingin”) Hey, all of you “Hollywood swingers” out there, I sincerely hope that yinz don’t mind me improvising and writing a new musical arrangement of Kool and the Gang’s classic hit in honor of the late Pittsburgh Steelers defensive legend L.C. Henderson Greenwood. See boys and girls I too remember, not too long ago. I went to Three Rivers and I saw the Pittsburgh Steelers show. I always wanted to be like L.C, yes I did; to be BMOC (big man on campus). So here I am, in this big steel city. The city of bars, cars and cigars. Well I know I’m gonna stay.

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Entertainment

Amusement park giant buys Harlem Globetrotters

Special K Daley of the Harlem Globetrotters dunks the ball in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File) PHOENIX (AP) — Georgia-based Herschend Family Entertainment Corp. has acquired Harlem Globetrotters International Inc. from Shamrock Capital Advisors. Terms of the deal were not revealed.

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Opinion

Black men in pain need our help

by Michaela Angela Davis (CNN) — “I was suicidal in college,” a Harry Potter-looking hipster recently told me. The young man’s words stunned me. It wasn’t his age or gender or style that took me by surprise. It was because he’s Black.