ASK IRA: Could NBA’s 2021 sanction of Heat over Kyle Lowry impact free-agency timing?

Q: If the Heat make a big free agent move or big trade, does it traditionally happen this upcoming week? – Brian. A: It traditionally would come at the start of free agency, which this year is 6 p.m. Friday. It could happen before that if the move is made with 2021-22 salaries being put… Continue reading ASK IRA: Could NBA’s 2021 sanction of Heat over Kyle Lowry impact free-agency timing?

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Twin Cities attorney looks into Minnesota’s connections to the Watergate scandal — and they run deep

The Watergate Hotel may be more than a thousand miles from Minnesota, but Twin Cities attorney Marshall Tanick has been crisscrossing the metro area this summer, delivering presentations on the state’s connections to the infamous episode in American political history that helped unseat a sitting U.S. president. Succeeding Richard Nixon, who resigned in 1974 before… Continue reading Twin Cities attorney looks into Minnesota’s connections to the Watergate scandal — and they run deep

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With St. Paul homicide unsolved for 15 years, mom seeking answers wanted police records, but was rebuffed

Sharon Munson waters the garden built in honor of her son, Eric Woulard, on the front lawn of her Twin Cities home on June 24, 2022. Munson’s husband, Kirk Munson, finished the garden on June 16, the anniversary of the date in 2007 her son was killed in St. Paul. “This is where I get… Continue reading With St. Paul homicide unsolved for 15 years, mom seeking answers wanted police records, but was rebuffed

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Readers sound off on Republican loyalty, the Supreme Court and NBA game times

Trust not religious conviction with state power New Brunswick, N.J.: It’s tempting to make heroes of Rusty Bowers and Mike Pence. Given the surrounding terrain, they tower above Bill Stepien, Bill Barr and all the other con men and flunkies testifying before Congress. Bowers, in particular, emerges as a man of refreshing integrity and few… Continue reading Readers sound off on Republican loyalty, the Supreme Court and NBA game times

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Mike Preston: On saddest day in Ravens history, remember what Tony Siragusa brought to Baltimore | COMMENTARY

June 22, 2022, has become the saddest and longest day in Ravens history. Early Wednesday morning, the team announced that fourth-year outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died at age 26 after authorities found him unresponsive late Tuesday in a North Baltimore home. Early in the evening, a team spokesman confirmed that former Ravens defensive tackle Tony… Continue reading Mike Preston: On saddest day in Ravens history, remember what Tony Siragusa brought to Baltimore | COMMENTARY

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Mike Preston: Death of Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson hits close to home | COMMENTARY

The death of Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson is different because he played in Baltimore. After nearly 35 years of sportswriting, you become immune to the highs and lows of professional sports, especially when things happen in other cities or other parts of the country. But on Wednesday, tragedy struck in Baltimore when the Ravens… Continue reading Mike Preston: Death of Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson hits close to home | COMMENTARY

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Tony Siragusa, outspoken anchor in the middle of Ravens’ first championship defense, dies at 55

Tony Siragusa, the wisecracking wall of flesh known as “Goose” who anchored the middle of a record-setting Ravens defense during the team’s first Super Bowl run, died Wednesday, a team spokesman said. He was 55. The cause of death was not immediately known. The New Jersey native was an undrafted free agent who began his… Continue reading Tony Siragusa, outspoken anchor in the middle of Ravens’ first championship defense, dies at 55

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How the outdoor environment can affect fireworks

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As 4th of July celebrations approach, it is important to take into account the current outdoor weather conditions when considering launching fireworks. Conditions to keep in mind include drought, wind, lightning and rain. Variations of these conditions can have both positive and negative effects on the sparkly celebrations, so it is imperative… Continue reading How the outdoor environment can affect fireworks

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