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Korean War veteran kept eye on ball, plus track

Korean War veteran kept eye on ball, plus track

Most of the action paratrooper Eugene Hollingsworth saw in the Korean War was in athletic competitions, not on the battlefield.

March 23, 2014 7:45 pm Video Photos

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OFFBEAT: White Sox Kittle in Portage Saturday and soon to 'bobble'

OFFBEAT: White Sox Kittle in Portage Saturday and soon to 'bobble'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 20, 2013 12:00 am
Gabby Dougas a hit with high schoolers at  Gary event

Gabby Dougas a hit with high schoolers at Gary event

Students gather outside the venue to get a glimpse and possible photo of Gabrielle Douglas as the Olympic gold medalist visits the Indiana University Northwest campus on Monday.

October 16, 2012 12:00 am
Gabby Douglas a hit with high schoolers at Gary event

Gabby Douglas a hit with high schoolers at Gary event

Peter Smith of Foundations of East Chicago and Natalie Hawkins, mother of gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas, look on as she shows off one of her gold medals as the Olympian visits the Indiana University Northwest campus.

October 16, 2012 12:00 am
Gabby Dougas a hit with high schoolers at Gary event

Gabby Dougas a hit with high schoolers at Gary event

Gabrielle Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins listen to speakers at a luncheon as the Olympic gold medalist visits the Indiana University Northwest campus on Monday.

October 16, 2012 12:00 am
Gabby Dougas a hit with high schoolers at Gary event

Gabby Dougas a hit with high schoolers at Gary event

Gabrielle Douglas has a laugh as Robert Brown, a Calumet High School senior and event MC, straightens his tie for a photo with the Olympic gold medalist.

October 16, 2012 12:00 am
Gabrielle Douglas a hit with high schoolers at Gary event

Gabrielle Douglas a hit with high schoolers at Gary event

GARY | Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas greeted Gary high schoolers Monday with words of advice.

October 15, 2012 1:22 pm Photos

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Entertaining Life of Accomplishments: IU and Gary grad using message of music for positive influence of others

Entertaining Life of Accomplishments: IU and Gary grad using message of music for positive influence of others

Crystal Taliefero thanks God, family and music for making the world a better place.

June 23, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Vietnam vets get warm welcome on a cool day in Valparaiso

Vietnam vets get warm welcome on a cool day in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | About 100 people turned out on a chilly day to give a warm welcome home to Vietnam veterans at the second observance of the state's "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" at American Legion Post 94 on Wednesday.

March 30, 2011 5:30 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: White Sox must draw a line in the sand

A popular term on sports talk radio these days and often applied to your Cubs and White Sox is "hot garbage."

May 12, 2010 12:00 am
RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

JOHN J. WATKINS | THE TIMES Former RailCats and Kansas City player Tony Cogan offers words of comfort Tuesday before the start of a funeral service for Joe Gates, RailCats bench coach, former White Sox player and 28-year Wirt High School baseball coach.

April 07, 2010 12:05 am
RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

JOHN J. WATKINS | THE TIMES Joe Gates' brothers, James, Darius, Calvin, Glenn and Dennis Gates share memories Tuesday during a funeral services for the RailCats bench coach, who died at age 55.

April 07, 2010 12:05 am
RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

JOHN J. WATKINS | THE TIMES Ashley Gates-Ferber sits Tuesday at the grave site of her father, Joe Gates, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Gary.

April 07, 2010 12:05 am
RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

RailCats' Gates remembered for baseball spirit

JOHN J. WATKINS | THE TIMES RailCats President and general manager Roger Wexelberg addresses mourners Tuesday during services for Joe Gates, the team's bench coach.

April 07, 2010 12:05 am
RailCats assistant coach Joe Gates remembered for his baseball spirit

RailCats assistant coach Joe Gates remembered for his baseball spirit

GARY | Everyone from mourners and family members to former players and the deputy mayor of Gary remembered Joe Gates for many things.

April 06, 2010 11:30 pm Photos

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Landing with the Eagles

Landing with the Eagles

HEATHER EIDSON | THE TIMES Bowman Academy assistant coach Ronney Robinson, left, and scorekeeper Donnie King landed with the Eagles after lengthy tenures at the now-closed Wirt High School.

March 25, 2010 12:05 am
Landing with the Eagles

Landing with the Eagles

GARY | On March 10, 2007, Ronney "Perk" Robinson sat on the bench and Donnie King at the scorer's table inside a packed Plymouth gym.

March 25, 2010 12:05 am Related

Student art exhibit opens today at Gary Public Library gallery

GARY | An opening reception for a student art exhibit by senior visual art students of the Wirt/Emerson School of Visual and Performing Arts will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today at the Barbara Leek Wesson Art Gallery, located in the DuBois Branch of the Gary Public Library, 1835 Broadway.

March 02, 2010 12:00 am
Gary seniors stars of the night

Gary seniors stars of the night

GARY | A group of Gary high school seniors won cash prizes and awards Thursday at Marquette Park Pavilion for their participation in the Barden Gary Foundation's "Making a Difference in the Community" Black History Month contest.

February 27, 2010 12:00 am
Gary seniors stars of the night

Gary seniors stars of the night

Photo by Kyle Telechan | The Times Kelvin Robinson, one of the grand prize winners of the "Making a Difference in the Community" contest, receives his award from Gary Mayor Rudy Clay on Thursday at Marquette Park Pavilion.

February 27, 2010 12:00 am
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