By Paul Augeri Published 5:04 pm CDT, Sunday, August 19, 2018 Looking back on the long conversation we had a few weeks back, it struck me how much Bill Denehy still embraces his hometown after all these years. Middletown was the launching pad toward Denehy’s career in the major leagues. He is still close to people who live here. The personal stories about growing up in the city that he shares in his book, “Rage,” would bring a smile to the locals’ faces. And then, there’s Joey Jay. He just turned his back on us. If Middletown had a Mount Rushmore for its most accomplished ballplayers, the faces of Jay, Jeff Bagwell, Denehy and Mark DeJohn would grace it. Before going on to varying degrees of success in Major League Baseball, all four began the journey here — Bagwell at Xavier High, and Jay, Denehy and DeJohn at Woodrow Wilson High School. If world-famous fighter Willie Pep put the city on the national sports map for good in the 1940s, … [Read more...] about Paul Augeri’s news and notes: Joey Jay, a favorite son who forgot his way home
close Video Report says Aaron Hernandez had advanced stages of CTE Reaction and analysis on 'Fox & Friends' Aaron Hernandez penned suicide notes to his lawyer, fiancée Shayanna Jenkins and daughter, who he told to “never fear him” as he entered a “timeless realm,” that showed the former NFL star’s final thoughts before his death. Hernandez, who hanged himself in his Massachusetts prison cell on April 19, 2017, left the suicide notes that the football player’s lawyer, Jose Baez, detailed in his book “Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez.” The former New England Patriots player was serving life in prison, but had been acquitted of a second murder just days before his death. The notes, published by the New York Post on Saturday, were written on ruled paper and revealed Hernandez’s final moments before his death. AARON HERNANDEZ'S ATTORNEY SAYS IN NEW DOCU-SERIES EX-NFL … [Read more...] about Aaron Hernandez’s suicide notes to lawyer, fiancée and daughter revealed
Not that long ago, Samsung’s Galaxy Note phones were practically a circus act. Step right up, folks, and feast your eyes on the most ginormous, the most humongous phone known to man! Now, when I pick up the 6.4-inch Galaxy Note 9, the latest model in the series, it feels almost normal. Somehow we got used to phones approximately the size of a slice of bread. In other ways, though, the Note 9 still sticks out from the sea of glassy rectangles. No phone on the U.S. market has more features or power. It has an integrated stylus... … [Read more...] about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 Is Crazy Powerful. Can You Handle It?
From his pilot perch in the busy cockpit of a workhorse CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, Marine 1st Lt. Harold G. "Hal" Walker witnessed the horrors and heroics of the Vietnam War. "I was an observer, almost more of an observer than a participant. Front-row seat," Walker, now 72 and living in Geneva, says softly in the slow, easy drawl that remains from his days growing up on a cotton farm near Bragg City in the boot heel of Missouri. Hauling men and supplies in and out of combat zones, Walker earned 69 air medals for completing more than 1,300 sorties from November of 1969 through November of 1970. He tells those stories in his new book, "The Grotto: Phu Bai Vietnam, 1969-1970." related advertisement "At that time, I knew if I didn't make notes of what was going on, then I may forget it, it may get lost or whatever, and I think there were some really important things going on," Walker says. "We took guys out alive. We brought them back dead. I sat in the zone and watched … [Read more...] about ‘I saw some real valor’: Geneva Marine vet turns his Vietnam War notes into a book
close Video Are Dems underestimating support for Trump among Latinos? A new report says Democrats are not seeing a boost in Latino support ahead of midterms as Hispanic unemployment hits another record low under the president. Hispanic Americans are rapidly becoming the embodiment of a new political narrative – one that isn’t being written by politicians, and isn’t pegged to the unnecessarily divisive issue of immigration. The developing narrative of the Latino community is one about economic opportunity. This young, growing, entrepreneurial demographic is today’s most vivid example of what can happen when government creates the right environment for entrepreneurs and workers to do what they do best. The benefits of an improved economic environment, created through lower taxes and regulatory relief, are reflected in both the Hispanic unemployment rate – which has reached an all-time low and is going lower – and in … [Read more...] about Hispanic Americans are on the rise in every way — politicians must take note