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Greatest Olympians: Don't Forget Eric Heiden

Noticed a link to this editorial in the "Speedskating" sidebar:

Published August 25, 2008 10:30 pm - Heiden's accomplishment merits discussion in greatest-ever debate

EDITORIAL: Famed Lake Placid Olympian Eric Heiden overshadowed by Michael Phelps

[...]Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Pavo Nurmi, Bjorn Dahlie and Mark Spitz among others, have all been mentioned as those Phelps has surely surpassed.

Location

Lake Placid, New York
United States
44° 16' 51.708" N, 73° 58' 54.0696" W
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Roadskater.net Represents at the Ride of Silence

A week or two ago I happened to find a couple of blogs that are being kept by local bike guy Ian Joyce: Veloblog and Manage to Experience. The first is mostly about cycling and the second is more about his professional work in the area of marketing and the Internet.

Location

greensboro, North Carolina
United States
36° 4' 24.5964" N, 79° 47' 24.576" W
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Joey Cheek Talks About Darfur and the Olympics

I'm a couple of weeks slow in getting this up, but there's a video clip online of Olympic ice speedskating champion and Greensboro native Joey Cheek talking to Stephen Colbert about human rights abuses in Darfur and why his visa to attend this summer's Beijing Olympics was suddenly revoked. I thought that he came across very well.

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Olympic Medalist Shalane Flanagan Was Gone To Carolina In Her Mind

US Olympic distance runner Shalane Flanagan was coming off some sort of stomach bug in the first week of the games, and found herself back mid-pack after the start of her 10,000 meter race. To get through the tough effort of working her way up through the field, she imagined herself back on the trails that she trains on in the NC Triangle Area, including the American Tobacco Trail:

Location

Durham, North Carolina
United States
35° 58' 36.498" N, 78° 54' 24.6348" W
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Leighton, Alabama: S&M Equipment Company Security Camera Catches Tornado Video

Location

S & M Equipment Co
835 Shaw Rd
Leighton, Alabama
United States
34° 46' 7.2876" N, 87° 31' 44.7816" W
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Roadskater.net Back and the United States Postal Service Now USP not USPS

Just a quick note to say sorry RSN was down a while. I had a power supply burn out and take along his mother on the way out. Thanks to timv for assistance in the effort to deny it was really dead with various parts to test. Thanks to tax day for making it all more pressure-packed, and to the USPS folk who were NOT THERE when I arrived with my usual at my usual 11:45 p.m. celebratory time. Sad. Bad enough to not have Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee. Worse still to see a lobby and parking lot full of people wondering what's up with that?

Location

United States
36° 4' 27.3648" N, 79° 47' 2.4864" W
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Help...Sony Vaio home desktop computer had Windows crash showing error "NTLDR is missing"

I'm not a computer guru by a long shot so all help & suggestions are greatly appreciated. I may have to take it to someone or if that's too expensive it might meet my axe in the back yard and I'll get something new.

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NCAA 2008 Men's & Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket Groups Plus Free Live Video on Web

Hey I just set up a roadskater.net group on the nytimes.com NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket site. If you'd like to play along, join and fill out a bracket via this link...You'll need a NYTimes login which is free and many of you already have I'm sure...

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Book Commentary

Apparently I'm still not learning the lesson. With a strong sense of irony, I feel like I don't have the time to write a coherent commentary about Jean-Dominique Bauby's blink-dictated account of his life with post-stroke 'Locked-in Syndrome', in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

 

What's more, I can't bring myself to call this a 'book review' either, as the term for me connotates critique, and how can anyone review or judge the bottom-line nuts and bolts of ugly human life? It is what it is, whether I like it or not.

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Film Review: 2007 Foreign Language Films, The Counterfeiters plus The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, La Vie en Rose, 80th Oscars

Part of my brief sabbatical from the web and internet for a few days was due to immersion in the movies of 2007 prior to the Oscars. I know. That's exactly what they planned. I don't do this every year, and life often dictates otherwise, but this year the timing was right for a bit of a tech break and soul refurbishment before getting back to inner workings of websites and documents.

Location

Oscar Awards at Kodak Theater
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, California
United States
34° 6' 6.264" N, 118° 20' 24.6012" W
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