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Worst Purchase; Can’t Buy Out Neil

December 14, 2011
By Don Chapman

A bit of dis and dots: Worst purchase I ever made (and that’s saying something): The UH football pay-per-view package this season. It was like paying someone to come to your house every weekend to smack you in the head ...

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 07, 2011
By Don Chapman

We take pride in the stories published in every issue of MidWeek, especially our cover stories and Page 6 features. But I’ll admit to being extra proud of this Dec. 7, 2011, issue the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Breakfast With An American Hero

November 23, 2011
By Don Chapman

One of the most misused words in the English language is hero. That’s especially true in sports, and I say that as a sports fan. As thrilling, for example, as World Series MVP David Freese’s exploits were for his hometown St. Louis Cardinals last month, I would not use the term hero to describe him.

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Here’s Something To Quack About

November 02, 2011
By Don Chapman

Just back from a fantastic trip to Oregon primarily to watch my U of Oregon Ducks football team run over Arizona State before 60,055 people, the largest crowd ever for a sporting event in Oregon.

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Rare Case Of Taking Responsibility

August 31, 2011
By Don Chapman

I’ve never been a fan of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee, but watching a Civil War show on The History Channel recently gave me a new respect for his candor and humanity, at least. And a reminder of how rare those two things are in modern American public life.

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