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We Could Use Some of Our Nation’s Founding Fathers Today

Tom Amsel. pg 2jpgA Boomer’s Journal:

By Tom Anselm

Due to the opportunity of writing ‘real news’ these past few column entries, I have missed a few calendar milestones that always make for good topics. So today I hope to combine them, they being Father’s Day and Independence Day, into a coherent riff. Let us begin with the Founding Fathers.

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Germany Deserved to Win Cup; They Played The Best During Games

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

I don’t even know where to start this week as the World Cup came to an end. Unfortunately, I was unable to see the World Cup game live as I had a prior commitment but was able to see it on the recorder. I didn’t really have a team that I wanted to win as both teams deserved to be there.

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Goalie Howard Kept U.S. in the Game

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

I think I’ll start a petition for the National Day of Mourning as the Men’s U.S. National team got their butts handed to them against Belgium. I was so pumped up for this game but from minute one the U.S. team fell into a defensive shell like a frightened turtle. The team was lucky to only have two goals scored against them.

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Documentary on Spanish Lake Hits Home For Filmmaker & Participants

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By Tom Anselm

About a year ago, we ran a story about a young film maker from Los Angeles who spent his early years in Spanish Lake and was planning on doing a documentary about how his old neighborhood had changed.

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Can U.S. Soccer Team Keep Momentum Up Against Portugal?

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

Everyone knows that I am a huge soccer fan but when the World Cup comes around I turn into a fanatic and Monday I sat and watched something that I will never forget. That is the biggest win in world history for the United States beating Ghana 2-1 in a match that everyone thought they would lose.

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A Big Boost For Women’s Golf as USA Brings Home the Curtis Cup

The USA team celebrates after their win.

The USA team celebrates after their win.

By Tom Anselm

This past Friday, June 6, exactly 70 years since the United States and Great Britain joined with several other countries to storm the beaches of Normandy, France, the two major Allied forces came to blows, or at least ball strikes, on the lush and soon-to-be soggy St. Louis Country Club course for The 38th Curtis Cup Match.

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