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Tampa Bay Rays' David Price is proud son of Murfreesboro, Tenn. (St. Petersburg Times)
**By Marc Topkin, Times Staff Writer**
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The house on Mayfair Avenue doesn't look like much these days: small,
nondescript, in need of some work. But the historic value could someday make
it a landmark, the kind of place worthy of notation on a map, a sign, maybe
even a stop on a tour.
Because it was there that little David Price showed the signs that he might be
a little different -- and a lot special.
"He'd get out there with this little plastic ball and bat, and smack it over
the house, then he'd run through the gate, go get the ball and hit it back
over," his mother, Debbie Price, recalled.
"He was doing that at the age of 3. I'd never seen a child with such good eye-
hand coordination -- just to be able to toss it to himself and hit it. I
remember (oldest son) Jackie, for instance, tossing him a ball at age 6 or 7,
and he couldn't even catch it. Here David was at just 3 years old. It was
amazing to me, and I thought, 'Wow, there's such a difference.' "
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'Slumber Party Barbie' Diet Book From 1965 Offers Troubling Weight Loss Advice (PHOTOS) (Huffington post)
Many fad diets are based on ridiculous premises: eat lots of cabbage!; inject
yourself with hormones produced by pregnant women!; staple your ears!
Now, courtesy of a 1965-era Barbie, comes another outlandish idea to help keep
the pounds off: starvation. We've always known Mattel's iconic Barbie doll may
not be the most healthful source for advice on keeping a trim figure, but the
"Slumber Party Barbie," produced in the mid-1960s, really takes the cake.
Among the doll's accessories are a small plastic scale permanently set to 110
lbs., and a diet book titled "How To Lose Weight," because who doesn't go to a
sleepover without their diet book?
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Virginia Republicans double down on ultraconservative white guys for 2013 (Daily Kos)
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
Barack Obama won Virginia twice, but when it comes to the 2013 gubernatorial
election there, the state's Republicans are betting on the strategy that
helped doom national Republicans in 2012: really conservative white guys. Not
only will they be running three really conservative white guys for the state's
three top offices, their ability to do what Republicans have been swearing
since November they'd start doing any day now and pretend to be less extremist
than they are has been compromised by the man who'll be at the top of the
Virginia Republican ticket.
In 2009, now-Gov. Bob McDonnell worked hard to package himself as more of a
moderate than he actually was, stressing that he was now (unlike in the past)
enlightened enough to think it was acceptable for women to work outside the
home and for gays to hold office. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who will
become the Republican nominee for governor thanks to having engineered a
switch from a primary to a convention system dominated by ultraconservatives,
won't be pretending anything of the sort, and is probably too well-known to do
so in any case:
> [A]fter three years of ...
Washington Marijuana Law: Prosecutors Warn Pot Smoking In Public Still Outlawed (Huffington post)
* Outdoor celebration planned at Seattle's Space Needle
* Users must light up in private or face citations by police
By Laura L. Myers
SEATTLE, Dec 5 (Reuters) - With Washington state poised to become the first in
the nation legalizing marijuana possession for adult recreational use,
Seattle's city attorney issued a stern warning on Wednesday to those waiting
to celebrate - no pot puffing in public.
The West Coast state's liberal marijuana law, passed by voters last month,
takes effect on Thursday, removing criminal sanctions for anyone 21 or older
possessing 1 ounce (28.5 grams) or less of pot. It also legalizes possession
of up to 16 ounces (0.45 kg) of solid marijuana-infused goods - like brownies
- and up to 72 ounces (2.4 kg) of weed in liquid form.
Prosecutors in several counties announced last month they were dismissing
scores of misdemeanor marijuana possession cases following voter passage of
Washington's landmark statute, known as Initiative 502.
But lighting up a joint in public places, where the consumption of alcohol
already is banned, will remain illegal.
"If you're smoking in plain public view, you're subject to a ticket," Seattle
City Attorney Pete Holmes said during a news ...
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A Game From Cubs History: April 17, 1954 (Mid West Sports Fan)
Phil Cavarretta had been a fine player for the Cubs for two decades; 1954 was
to be his fourth year managing the team. The _Tribune_ reported on April 1:
> Incidentally, the Cubs yesterday officially retired Phil Cavarretta's No.
(Which is one of the reasons I have promoted the idea that the Cubs need to
retire more numbers for their greats of the past.)
Not long after that, Cubs owner P.K. Wrigley asked Cavarretta how he thought
his team would do in the upcoming season. He told Wrigley they'd be "a second-
division club" -- in other words, finish in the bottom half of the standings.
In 2008, Cavarretta told the _Chicago Sun-Times_ what happened next:
> Like a dumb dago, I told the truth in a meeting with my owner. I was raised
that way. My dad would always say, 'Tell the people the truth. Tell them
what's on your mind.' I told the truth to Mr. Wrigley and got fired.
Not only that, but the number retirement was apparently revoked -- there's no
written proof of this, but obviously, despite the published report, it never
happened. Cavarretta was replaced as manager by ...
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