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  • Aaron Krickstein (Finally) Beats Jimmy Connors

    02/11/2015 8:02:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 10, 2015 | Tom Perrotta
    Last summer, nearly 23 years after he lost one of the most famous tennis matches in history to Jimmy Connors, Aaron Krickstein finally made the phone call he had always been too nervous to make. He and Connors hadn’t spoken since Labor Day 1991, when Connors beat Krickstein in five raucous sets at the U.S. Open. The match has lived longer than any other in tennis, with annual rain-delay reruns and a recent ESPN documentary. Krickstein decided the time had come for a rematch—and a new beginning to a friendship that went kaput when Connors won. On Tuesday here, Krickstein,...
  • News Anchor Who Complained of IRS Harassment 'Off the Air'

    05/17/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2013 | John Nolte
    Larry Connors, the KMOV anchor who asked Barack Obama some tough questions about his family's vacation habits and claimed earlier this week that he might have been harassed by the IRS as a result, has been taken off the air.
  • Jimmy Connors arrested in Santa Barbara

    11/22/2008 12:06:21 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 1,175+ views
    Tennis great Jimmy Connors was arrested outside the campus arena where UC Santa Barbara and top-ranked North Carolina were playing a basketball game. The eight-time Grand Slam champion was taken into custody Friday night after refusing to comply with an order to leave an area near the entrance of the Thunderdome following a confrontation, police Sgt. Dan Massey said in a statement.
  • Local group may bid for Globe

    10/24/2006 9:03:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 396+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 24, 2006 | Steve Bailey
    Two of Boston's best-known businessmen -- retired General Electric Co. chief executive Jack Welch and adman Jack Connors -- are quietly exploring the possibility of making an offer to buy The Boston Globe from The New York Times Co. While neither Welch nor Connors would comment, several executives who have participated in the discussions caution the plans are preliminary. But the executives are working with the investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co. to analyze a potential deal. They say JPMorgan has valued the Globe at $550 million to $600 million, well below the $1.1 billion the Times Co. paid in...
  • Bjorn Bush and the Baseline Strategy

    10/15/2004 9:29:13 AM PDT · by JCEccles · 1 replies · 106+ views
    LongLeggedFly ^ | October 15, 2004 | JCEccles
    I haven’t followed professional tennis for years, but as an aging baby boomer I acutely remember the Bjorn Borg – Jimmy Connors matchups of the late 70s and early 80s. These contests were the stuff of legend showcasing two of the most physically dominating players ever to take the court. What made the contests particularly watchable and fun was the sharp differences in the styles of play employed by the two men. Connors was the smaller man but his competitive fires were stoked to white-hot temperature that could blister the tele-ether and make viewers squirm in discomfort. Famous for his...
  • When the Men of Tennis Were Gentlemen

    08/26/2004 4:04:32 PM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 709+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 26, 2004 | JEFFREY HART
    To put it bluntly, everything you read today by sportswriters about tournament tennis prior to 1968 and the advent of the big-money professional game is completely wrong. For one thing, between 1930 and 1968 very few champions or top players were rich young men. Far from it....Perhaps from a distance they looked rich when they were tennis stars. They behaved like gentlemen. It was insisted upon.... But beginning in 1968, a strange reversal occurred. The teenagers could not act like adults because the adults -- even on Ivy League campuses -- had joined the kids, adopting their distinctive music, hair...
  • Hasta la vista, Buffett

    08/19/2003 6:50:26 PM PDT · by OESY · 14 replies · 198+ views ^ | August 18, 2003 | Jack Kemp
    There is a long and tragic tradition that runs through American politics in which politicians spend themselves into a fiscal crisis during good economic times and then raise taxes to bail themselves out when a recession hits and revenues plummet. This is precisely what's going on today in Alabama and California. In both states between 1997 and 2000, state spending increased more than three times faster than the combined rate of inflation and population growth. Not only does government continuously get bigger and more intrusive, politicians on the left forever manipulate the tax system as a mechanism of income redistribution...