Dairy Queen: The Legacy of Ellen, Indiana's Most Famous Cow
One night, at a high-school basketball game, Larkin sat in the opponent's cheering section and met Norma Jean. The two married, and he worked a good . In another stroke of luck, a lab had determined that the new heifer twin born the year before wasn ...
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What Else Can Art Do?
When I visited Bradford's industrial-sized studio, in South Los Angeles, this spring, one wall was almost entirely covered by a huge outline map of the United States, with clusters of numbers that represented the AIDS cases reported in each state up to ...
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NBA Finals 2015: Complete Preview and Breakdown of Warriors vs. Cavaliers
It's the matchup basketball deserves, but it's also the matchup basketball needs. With both teams resting and planning before Game 1's June 4 tip, here's a look at some of the most intriguing matchups, storylines and trends heading into the basketball ...
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Paul Pierce Saves Washington Wizards from Collapse in Pivotal Game 3 vs. Hawks
Now, some of that staggering figure can be chalked up to garbage time ball against the Toronto Raptors that relegated starters to the bench, but the fact remains that Washington needs to find sources of balance with Wall out. At times, that ...
May 9, 2015
Ranking the Top 25 Moves of the NBA Offseason so Far
The exciting portion of the NBA's free-agency period is nearly over, which means we can already look back and react to the biggest moves. But we're not just talking about the players who signed new contracts on the open market. Anything goes here ...
July 9, 2015
An Icon at 40: The Untold Story of Allen Iverson
In the front seat next to Moore, he casually talked on his cell phone and dealt with the annoyances that came along with being one of the most famous basketball players in the world—requests for tickets, money and time. I never meant to start any ...
May 28, 2015
A Man in Full: An Oral History of Kevin Garnett, the Player Who Changed the NBA
The preps-to-pros trend? Garnett started it. The age limit? Garnett indirectly triggered it. The max contract? The five-year rookie scale? The 1998-99 lockout? All were influenced by Garnett's then-infamous $126 million contract. The perpetual search ...
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Farmers , Feature Stories . Dairy Queen: The Legacy of Ellen, Indiana’s Most Famous Cow Forty years ago, a big, bossy Hoosier Holstein named Ellen shattered the record for milk production, brought the world to her box stall, and appeared to be a... ue Beecher remembers what she wore when she came home from school for a weekend in the fall of 1975. Visiting from St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, she had only jeans in her closet. That nice photographer was coming all the way from New York to their farm outside of Rochester, Indiana (just east of the Mt. Zion bridge, a local would have said), and Norma Jean Beecher was seeing to it that her eight children wore their Sunday... And, of course, their parents, Larkin and Norma Jean, out of their workaday usual. All 10 Beechers gathered on the lawn around their prize cow, Ellen, and beamed for the camera. They had done this many times in the past year—for curious Japanese dairy farmers, for Argentinian agriculture officials, for a German TV crew. The photographer captured the busy Beecher men working their 160-acre operation, a place that looked deceptively like an average mom-and-pop farm but was now much more. As the home of Ellen, their now-famous supercow who had produced more milk in one year than any bovine ever, it was a window to the world for the country-dwellers.
The 2015 NBA Finals isn't a place for Davids. The playoffs have been long, painful and, at times, downright brutal to watch, but the two best teams emerged from the fray, basketball's two Goliaths: the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The city of Cleveland is just four wins away from the end of a 41-year stretch of futility and agony. The Warriors are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since 1975, carried by a babyfaced 27-year-old with the sweetest stroke anyone's ever seen. Both cities hunger for a crown, for a parade, for a banner that proclaims their team "NBA Champions. Neither head coach has ever coached a single NBA Finals game in his life, though Steve Kerr has a handful of rings from his years playing with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs, while David Blatt claimed last year's Euroleague championship. It's the matchup basketball deserves, but it's also the matchup basketball needs. With both teams resting and planning before Game 1's June 4 tip, here's a look at some of the most intriguing matchups, storylines and trends heading into the basketball world's ultimate showdown. com and Basketball-Reference.
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NBA Jam 2015: B/R's Modern Rosters for All 30 Teams
The initial arcade game was amazing, and every updated version since has been similarly awesome in its continued emphasis on impractical basketball ... Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, dressed in lab coat and black goggles, rushes into the stands at halftime ...
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Trend Lab Surf's Up 3-Piece Crib Bedding Set
Surf's Up dude! Printed and embroidered surf boards on waves with lizards, leaves, and palm trees take your nursery on a trip to the tropics. Terry cloth, denim, and mini-waffle pique fabrics are combined to create this perfect beach theme.
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