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A Nation Divided

Sobering Thoughts As We Approach Our Nation’s Birthday

Tom AmselBy Tom Anselm

We head into the celebration of our nation’s birth next week as a land divided. We have been divided before, even as early as when the Founding Fathers battled each other with words in the establishment of this, the United States of America.

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Sports News

Hazelwood Central Girls Track,

Trinity Girls Soccer Second Bests

 By Jim Wieners

It took until the end of the spring high school sports season, and the end of the 2015-16 prep sports year for the best finishers in state.

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Sports News

Hazelwood West Teams Win

Five District Titles In 2015-16

By Jim Wiener

Hazelwood West High School Sports teams took home five District Championship Plaques while another team qualified for Sectionals.

Soccer was one sport that Hazelwood West swept. The Wildcats won Class Four, District Five Boys and Class Four, District Four Girls. Both teams fell in the sectionals including Hazelwood West Boys Soccer falling to eventual Class Four State Champion Francis Howell.

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Soccer News

Women’s Team Always Seems to do Better than Men’s U.S. Soccer Squad

By Randy Gardner

**Randy Gardner photo**What a week it has been for soccer fans here in the United States or should I say what a crappy week it has been so far. Again, I am writing this column on a day that the team that we want to win is playing, so I have to write about it in a manner that you already know what happened when the column hits your hands or eyes on the web site.

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Remember the Fields of Dreams

RecallingTom Amsel North County CYC Baseball

“The one constant, through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.”

So said James Earl Jones as Terrence Mann in the iconic film “Field of Dreams.”

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Dining Divas

Dining Divas Enjoy Mexican

Restaurant Just Down the Road

**Lisa Kampeter photo** revisedFollowing in our tradition of a Mexican May, the restaurant location the Dining Divas settled on ended up being a great choice, even though it wasn’t our first choice. We planned to choose from one of two Mexican places, one in an area known for authentic restaurants, and the other, a place that made one of those “best of” lists. Neither won.

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