August 19, 2013 |
Although quarterback Robert Griffin III and Coach Mike Shanahan both have pointed to the Washington Redskins ' regular season opener next month as the target for Griffin's return to the lineup, the team acknowledged Monday that the orthopedic surgeon who repaired Griffin's right knee in January has not given his final approval of that plan. Orthopedist James Andrews observed Griffin participating in drills before Washington's 24-13 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night at FedEx Field, then examined Griffin's knee and discussed plans for the next steps in the quarterback's rehabilitation with Griffin and Redskins officials.
July 2, 2013 |
Andrew Sean Greer has been fiddling with the hands on his watch again. His novels are often preoccupied with how we interact with time. That immensely clever bestseller " The Confessions of Max Tivoli " featured a 70-year-old narrator who aged backward. His debut novel, " The Path of Minor Planets ," synchronized a series of relationships to the cycles of a comet. And now comes another high-concept story, " The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells ," or, as I like to think of it, "The Time Traveler's Strife.
June 12, 2013
Details submitted by Charles Shryock iv, Journalism Advisor, Bishop McNamara High School Achievements: — Andrew is courageous and ambitious. In his sophomore year, he started working for a local sports blog that specialized in high school sports. It started when he pitched an idea to the editor, wrote the story, and then saw it end up on their front page. He used that experience to gain work with other online publications. (I remember reading one email from an editor who was surprised to learn that Andrew was only in high school –– he had hired Andrew on the basis of his work, without knowing his age!
June 10, 2013 |
It became something of a family mantra for the Harpers of Las Vegas, passed down from the ironworker father to the ballplayer son, a code of working hurt, whether that means hefting rebar or sliding headfirst. Bryce Harper's body ached on May 16 in San Diego, still tender from his collision with the chain-linked Dodger Stadium fence three nights earlier. That night, he would limp through the Washington Nationals' clubhouse, his left knee throbbing. That evening, he would launch a home run 430 feet to center field.
June 3, 2013 |
This week, I respond to reader questions about coverage subsidies for families under the Affordable Care Act, filling the gaps in Medicare coverage and laws governing health plans in companies that conduct business in more than one state. Q. I expect the annual premium for my company's group plan to be about $24,000, or 50 percent of my family's income. Will my family be eligible for subsidized coverage on the state insurance exchanges in 2014, provided we meet the poverty-level requirements?
May 30, 2013 |
The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley, an iconoclastic priest and sociologist who irked the Catholic hierarchy by writing best-selling novels that featured churchly misdeeds and graphic sex, died May 29 at his home in Chicago. He was 85. His publicist, June Rosner, confirmed his death to the Associated Press. Father Greeley had reportedly suffered a traumatic brain injury and skull fracture in 2008 after his jacket was caught in the door of a taxicab. Ordained in 1954, Father Greeley served for a decade as a parish priest in Chicago before being assigned by the church to work full time as a writer, researcher and teacher.
May 16, 2013 |
Maret senior right-hander Andrew Culp has a duffel bag in which he stores game balls he earns from standout performances. Culp should have two souvenirs to drop in from Thursday's Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference championship. One for striking out 14 batters in the Frogs' 10-2 win at Flint Hill and another that could have been tracked down over the fence, a home run that highlighted his two-hit, three-RBI effort. Culp allowed no earned runs and five hits to cap an emphatic end of the season for Maret (24-4)
May 1, 2013
Andrew Price, 66, who spent 45 years as a waiter at the National Press Club in Washington, died April 26 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He had a heart attack, his son, Andre Butler, said. Mr. Price began at the Press Club in 1967 as a busboy and was soon promoted to waiter. After working in the dining room, he later became a head-table waiter at the club's luncheons, which often featured heads of state, major figures in politics, sports and entertainment and other dignitaries.
May 1, 2013 |
What does it take for a young performer to distinguish himself in the world of classical music? One way is to win a competition, which Andrew Tyson did by taking first prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011. The victory resulted in a debut solo recital Tuesday night at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. If it was not a head-turning accomplishment, the North Carolina-born pianist showed admirable promise. A Mozart sonata, No. 15 in F major, K. 533/494, was graceful and fluid, with a manipulation of tempo that kept the listener guessing.