The Daily DOB — March 26

March 26, 2015 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — March 26

You might remember some coverage we gave to a local tie to the Jackie Robinson movie “42” two years ago. Quincy native Fritz Ostermueller was cast in a villainous role in the movie. It portrayed the Quincy High School Hall of Famer as having racial motivations for hitting Robinson with a pitch during his rookie […]

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The Daily DOB — March 25

March 25, 2015 0 Comments

So there was a little bit of a hangover from my weekend trip to Las Vegas, which is why I have been lax in blogging. The two-hour time change will get to you. Actually, it’s been pretty busy in the office here and I haven’t had much time to blog. Had to play catchup with […]

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The Daily DOB — March 18

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Growing up, I didn’t attend school very often on the Thursday and Friday of the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament. In college, I’m pretty sure I never went to a class those days. It’s been tougher to skip out since I joined the “real world” some 22 years ago. But I’m playing hooky from […]

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The Daily DOB — March 17

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you are wearing green today. If not, you deserve all of the pinches that you get. Tonight will be bracket night at the O’Brien house. I’ve only filled out one NCAA Tourney bracket so far. The champion was easy — Kentucky. I don’t know that there is anyone who will […]

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The Daily DOB — March 16

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Thanks to ESPN, I no longer hate Christian Laettner. The former Duke star was the subject of ESPN’s latest “30 for 30″ film. ESPN did a great job of showing why Laettner was so vilified during his career in the early 1990s when Duke ruled the college basketball roost. Laettner had a fire and played […]

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The Daily DOB — March 13

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By Sunday night, we will know the field of 68 for the NCAA Tournament. For the better part of three weeks, we will be crazy about college hoops. We’ll all be rooting for upsets and buzzer beaters. It will be high drama for sure. But the NCAA Tournament is not the best basketball in the […]

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The Daily DOB — March 12

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If you need to waste a little time at work today, just click on the video below to check out some 1930s high school hoops, which includes Quincy’s first state title win in 1934. If you want to read about how this came about, check out Matt Schuckman’s post on this rare find by the […]

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The Daily DOB — March 10

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Spending today writing a piece for Sunday’s paper on the Adams County Jail issue. The county is seeking a quarter of a cent sales tax to help fund a $25 million jail. Adams County voters will make their decision in the April election. Early voting starts on March 23 with Election Day set for April […]

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The Daily DOB — March 9

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If losing an hour of sleep means being able to enjoy temperatures well above freezing, I’m pretty sure we would have signed up for that a month ago. Sunday was a glorious day, even without the extra sleep. It felt good to finally get outside again. I shoveled out part of the street that still […]

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The Daily DOB — March 3

March 3, 2015 0 Comments

Had the day off on Monday. With a story about how meth lab seizures fell in Adams County last year set to run in Monday’s paper, I figured that would be the topic of the day. When it comes to meth stories, people can’t get enough. They are routinely among the most read pieces on […]

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