Monday February 11, 2019 03:12 AM Column: A perfect day for racing, and a perfect way for Vonn to say goodbye Written by By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Columnist Lindsey Vonn just wanted to win. Win every time she put on skis. Win more than any other female ski racer before her. Win no matter how much she hurt or how much the eventual cost would be to her body. That might be why Vonn was so perplexed the other day when heir apparent Mikaela Shiffrin — who grew up wanting to be another Vonn and may one day surpass her as the greatest female skier ever — decided against trying to win five medals at the world championships in Sweden. "I'm a racer and I want to race in every single race that I possibly can," Vonn said. "So I don't personally understand it." There's no way Vonn could understand. She knew only one way, and that was to go as fast as she can before she could go no more. That time came Sunday, and there was no way Vonn was going home without a medal. It was a … [Read more...] about Column: A perfect day and a perfect goodbye for Vonn
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Craig Timberg and Tony Romm, The Washington Post Published 10:00 am PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 An American flag is displayed a voters place ballots at a polling station in Purcellville, Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2018. An American flag is displayed a voters place ballots at a polling station in Purcellville, Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 An American flag is displayed a voters place ballots at a polling station in Purcellville, Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2018. An American flag is displayed a voters place ballots at a polling station in Purcellville, Virginia, on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Forget the Russians. On … [Read more...] about Forget the Russians. On this election day, it’s Americans peddling disinformation and hate speech.
Try this perfect space on for size By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: Exterior • Roofing Cool Roof Store is proud to introduce ThePerfectSpace — an affordable, portable and expandable structure that can be assembled by two handy people in just a day or two. Whether it’s floods, fires, lava, or even that your lease has expired, you can unbolt the entire structure and drive it away in a pickup. ThePerfectSpace (TPS) is made to withstand the toughest conditions needed in disaster relief areas. The walls are made out of special laminated panels that are bolted to a tough aluminum alloy frame with stainless steel bolts. TPS is made to last more than 30 years with minimal maintenance. It’s waterproof, termite proof and rustproof when assembled as directed. Whether it’s being used as a secure storage area, or as disaster relief housing, TPS is built to take a beating. It’s really quite amazing how TPS works, because it’s so simple. The … [Read more...] about Try this perfect space on for size
Kurt Ullrich, guest columnist It was a perfect summer day, one of those days when touring the ridges in Eastern Iowa I was pretty sure that were it not for the smoke from western wildfires I’d be able to see tomorrow. I half expected to see Grant Wood walking along the side of the two-lane, wearing his favorite overalls, perhaps a cat walking behind him. But alas, this ain’t 1932 and besides I couldn’t stop and chat with Mr. Wood even if I did see him. I had a lunch date with friends and relatives in a distant town, at a place known for its delicious pork tenderloins the equivalent of a cholesterol drip and it doesn’t get any better than that and I didn’t want to be late, like I usually am. On this day music of Brian Wilson radiated melancholy from the car speakers. No silly surf music here, just another old guy still writing songs, wondering how it’s possible we got to this place, how we failed to pay attention when it mattered. Wilson sang … [Read more...] about A perfect day, as summer slips away
The best way to play bartender on this national day of leisure? Drag out the cooler and fill it with canned cocktails. Yep, they’re a thing — and quite drinkable, too. Crack one or three open and see for yourself. Hard lemonade Perfectly puckery and just sweet enough, this spiked citrus delight from Fishers Island marries vodka and whiskey for the ultimate late-summer buzz. Paloma To make this gluten-free goodness, Cutwater Spirits combines tequila with natural grapefruit flavor and sparkling water. Like soda, only more fun. Rock and rye This 100-milliliter stiff riff on the old saloon sipper, courtesy of Hochstadter’s, contains 84-proof rye whiskey, honey, orange, Angostura bitters and rock candy. Yee-haw! Maui mule Mule fanatics (you know who you are) will love this zesty, tropical take from Cardinal Spirits. Passion fruit juice and ginger promise endless-summer vibes. Caipirinha It’s Brazil’s national cocktail, but Novo Fogo’s version means you … [Read more...] about 7 canned cocktails to guzzle this Labor Day weekend