"Race what?" the 90-something Norm asks, wheeling around and cupping his hand to his ear. "Race 12. Look at the name: Reds Gaga," J.R. says. Turning to an observer, he explains, "That's his best friend. They were in kindergarten together. He just moved to assisted living." "My friend Red," Norm says, a smile cracking beneath his mustache. "Or is it your friend Gaga?" jokes Frank, another one of the men, and the foursome decides to bet on the 3-year-old dog with a tiger-striped coat. Frank, carrying the $55 they have left, walks over to the teller. As always, they began the day by pooling $200, piling into a car, and paying $5 for valet parking. By the time the eight greyhounds spring from the gate and storm around the oval in a flash of fur and numbered jerseys, the four old friends are already gone, headed back down Interstate 95 to their Delray Beach neighborhood for a bridge game. When the announcer calls out the results of Race 12 — Reds Gaga came in eighth — the stands … [Read more...] about Florida Greyhound Racing Has a Complicated Legacy
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Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press Updated 11:17 am, Monday, June 25, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney is readying for a second chance to dispatch a state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for a Utah Senate seat. He's competing with Mike Kennedy in a primary election Tuesday to replace U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 40 years in office. Romney is looking to restart his political career while deflecting attacks on his onetime criticism of President Donald Trump. The former GOP presidential candidate says his political clout would help Utah punch above its weight in Washington, D.C. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing 4 hospitalized in head-on collision on Loop 1604 San Antonio Express-News Mission vandals caught on surveillance camera San Antonio Express-News Man arrested hours after ATM heist San Antonio Express-News Stolen forklift used in ATM heist at a North … [Read more...] about Romney aims to clinch GOP nod in Utah Senate race
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Welcome to At the Races! You can keep track of House and Senate races with this weekly newsletter by subscribing here. We want to hear what you think. Email us at [email protected] with your questions, tips or candidate sightings. —Simone Pathé and Bridget Bowman This week … An ex-con looked to make a congressional comeback, an engineer hoped to upset the biggest House self-funder ever, and family separations roiled campaign rhetoric. #TBT Starting Gate From Jail to the Trail: (You thought we were going to make a Grimm pun, didn’t you? Think again!) It’s been a while since a convicted criminal was elected to the House, but former GOP Rep. Michael G. Grimm could jump-start his political comeback if he wins Tuesday’s primary against Rep. Dan Donovan. Grimm and Donovan have been competing in a nasty primary (Exhibit A: “You look like a fool right now”). Donovan could benefit from President Donald Trump’s endorsement, as well as … [Read more...] about At the Races: The Fight for the Forgotten Borough
The 2018 USA Cycling Professional Road, Individual Time Trial and Criterium National Championships will be in Knoxville and Oak Ridge the weekend of June 21-24. The world-class cycling events will draw hundreds of elite athletes and thousands of cycling fans from across the U.S. The races will require closure of a number of streets in downtown Knoxville on Friday evening, June 22, and roads in downtown, East Knoxville and South Knoxville all day on Sunday, June 24. Visit Knoxville’s webpage has complete details, schedules and maps of road closures and race courses: https://www.visitknoxville.com/usa-cycle-knox/. This is the second consecutive year that the Knoxville area has hosted the U.S. Pro Road and Individual Time Trial Championships – and the first year as host of the U.S. Pro Criterium. More significantly for cycling fans, this year’s competitions mark the first time that all U.S. national champions in professional road cycling will be crowned during the … [Read more...] about Knoxville streets to close for USA Cycling’s Pro Road and Criterium Championships