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A 1st in 52 years: Co-champs at the Spelling Bee

A 1st in 52 years: Co-champs at the Spelling Bee

Ansun Sujoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas, left, and Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, N.Y., raise the championship trophy after being named co-champions of the National Spelling Bee, on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

May 30, 2014 8:03 am
Bridge player Nimnicht becomes a Gold Life Master

Bridge player Nimnicht becomes a Gold Life Master

Lou Nimnicht, of Crown Point, has earned the required 2,500 master points to qualify as the eighth bridge player in northwest Indiana in at least the past 50 years to reach the prestigious level of Gold Life Master.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Bridge comes with different options - and in many colors

Bridge comes with different options - and in many colors

Team games in bridge provide an alternative to regular pairs games. Normally, a player and his partner pit their abilities against all the other pairs in the room.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wrigley First Night Game 1988

Wrigley First Night Game 1988

Wrigley Field, the last major league ballpark with day-only games, glows under the lights during the first night game in the 74-year history of the park, Aug. 8, 1988, in Chicago. (AP Photo/John Swart)

April 23, 2014 5:59 pm
Alex Ovechkin; T.J. Oshie

Alex Ovechkin; T.J. Oshie

United States forward T.J. Oshie is hit by Russia forward Alex Ovechkin during a men's ice hockey game Saturday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. won 3-2 in a shootout.

February 17, 2014 6:41 pm
Meryl Davis, Charlie White

Meryl Davis, Charlie White

American ice dancers Meryl Davis, left, and Charlie White perform their free dance during the team figure skating event at the Winter Olympics. Davis and White finished first in their event Sunday, helping the U.S. team to a bronze medal.

February 09, 2014 4:42 pm
Summer or winter, bridge players keep playing

Summer or winter, bridge players keep playing

Tournament bridge players don't take a holiday, no matter what the weather brings. In Highland and Calumet Township, they play weekly games on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday, always with the goal of earning master points.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am
Bridge makes a difference, for players and charities

Bridge makes a difference, for players and charities

The Community Bridge Club in Calumet Township occasionally puts down its cards to take up fundraising efforts for important causes.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Merrillville library hosts game event for children

MERRILLVILLE | Children in second to fifth grades can play board games from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m Wednesday at the Lake County Public Library's Merrillville branch, 1919 W. 81st Ave.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am
Fans watch the Bears game on a large flat screen TV run by a generator in the flatbed of a truck in a parking lot outside Soldier Field in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2013.

Fans watch the Bears game on a large flat screen TV run by a generator in the flatbed of a truck in a parking lot outside Soldier Field in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2013.

Fans watch the Bears game on a large flat screen TV run by a generator in the flatbed of a truck in a parking lot outside Soldier Field in Chicago on Oct. 6, 2013.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am
Intensity and focus topped off with frivolity

Intensity and focus topped off with frivolity

Lest you think that bridge is only a serious, mind-elevating pursuit, the players in the Calumet area duplicate bridge clubs in Highland and Calumet Township make sure to have fun along the way. Recently, a number of players donned hats for a Wear-a-Hat Saturday.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
Mid-year high five goes to the best bridge players

Mid-year high five goes to the best bridge players

The top eight duplicate bridge players for the first half of 2013 from weekly games in Highland and Calumet Twp. are players who play often — who use many conventions to find their best contract, who are experts in making the "unmakeable" bids, and who excel among the 200-plus players.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Partnership is tops locally in Worldwide Bridge Contest

Partnership is tops locally in Worldwide Bridge Contest

More than 10,000 players from bridge clubs throughout the world all played identical hands in June for a  Worldwide Bridge Contest, with clubs in Venezuela, India, Italy, Botswana and Japan placing in the top ten.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am

Schererville church hosts weekend Greek Festival

SCHERERVILLE | The community of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 77th and Lincolnwood Avenue, is hosting its 34th annual Greek Festival from noon to 10 p.m. daily, Thursday through Sunday.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart woman, 19, charged with selling stolen game system

HOBART | A 19-year-old Hobart woman allegedly sold a Nintendo game system for $15 after receiving the stolen item from a friend, police said.

July 04, 2013 8:30 pm
Novice bridge players sharpen their skills

Novice bridge players sharpen their skills

For players who wish to ease into duplicate bridge play, a novice game is held every Saturday in Calumet Township. None of the participants has more than 100 master points, thereby providing an environment that focuses on the emerging player.

July 03, 2013 12:00 am
Bridge players show improvement in thrice-weekly games

Bridge players show improvement in thrice-weekly games

Improvement is a key ingredient for the top 50 bridge players who achieved the highest individual masterpoint totals for the month of March in duplicate bridge in thrice-weekly games in Highland and Calumet Township.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Nintendo focuses on games at E3 with new 'Mario'

Nintendo focuses on games at E3 with new 'Mario'

It's all about the games for Nintendo.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am
Belmont Stakes could be wet, wide-open race

Belmont Stakes could be wet, wide-open race

Preakness winner Oxbow, left, is guided by trainer D. Wayne Lukas, right, to his barn at Belmont Park following a morning workout Friday in Elmont, N.Y. Oxbow is entered in Saturday's Belmont Stakes horse race.

June 07, 2013 8:01 pm
Belmont Stakes could be wet, wide-open race

Belmont Stakes could be wet, wide-open race

NEW YORK | Orb and Oxbow. Oxbow and Orb. Anyway you draw it up, there will not be a Triple Crown on the line in the $1 million Belmont Stakes today.

June 07, 2013 8:01 pm
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