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Candace Parker is nearing the end of her career, preparing the WNBA's next stars

Candace Parker is nearing the end of her career, preparing the WNBA's next stars

Jul 7, 2022DEERFIELD, Ill. — was a self-described cheap wine drinker before she became teammates with .Parker knew her younger teammate was in need of some maturity in a few areas — notably, her palate. Though Parker is true to her Chicagoland greasy tastes with a famous affinity for, she doesn’t mess around when it comes to wine. And she expected Copper to learn the intricacies of vino.“She’s got me drinking that Malbec,” Copper said, proudly.Parker walked by Copper after the Sky’s practice last week and heard Copper was discussing her developing sophistication. “I’m taking her on a wine...

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City Council looking at hotels to house homeless in Austin

City Council looking at hotels to house homeless in Austin

Council Member Kelly says she plans to delay that vote so she can get feedback from those who live near the northwest site before making a decision. city leaders agree, their current approach to ending is not working. Now, they’re scrambling to find a new solution, the question is what.  Visible homeless encampments have become more popular since 2019, when . The visible human suffering has sparked a political fire.  "I know from discussions that I’ve had with other city leaders that the homeless situation has gotten out of hand," said Council Member Mackenzie Kelly. Kelly,...

January 25, 2021
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Austin anti-vaccine group receives federal COVID-19 relief funds 

Austin anti-vaccine group receives federal COVID-19 relief funds 

The PPP program is intended to help keep people employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, which the founder says is what his nonprofit used the funds for. The -based Informed Consent Action Network is one of five large anti-vaccination organizations that received more than $850,000 in Paycheck Protection Program loans, according to the UK-based Center for Countering Digital Hate. , the group made the discovery using data released last month by the Small Business Administration, in response to a lawsuit from the paper and other news organizations.  RELATED:  "I think it's just a real...

January 21, 2021
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Lawmaker files bill to end Confederate Heroes Day in Texas

Lawmaker files bill to end Confederate Heroes Day in Texas

Rep. Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston) held a virtual press conference to announce his filing of House Bill 36, which would abolish Confederate Heroes Day. For years, several lawmakers have worked to eliminate "Confederate Heroes Day."  The state holiday was formed in 1973 when lawmakers combined holidays honoring Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. They chose Lee’s birthday, January 19, the day after Martin Luther King Day.  "There is no reason to celebrate the confederacy at all," said Rep. Jarvis Johnson. The Houston Democrat says his great-great-grandfather...

January 20, 2021
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Column: Let’s face it — our break from sports needs to last longer

Column: Let’s face it — our break from sports needs to last longer

AdvertisementBy Chicago TribuneJul 06, 2020 at 7:00 amLook, it’s just not working out.It’s clear now that we tried to get back together too soon. Although it would be easy to continue in denial — after all, love is blind — the timing just isn’t right.AdvertisementSports, I say this with love: We need another break. Not a breakup. Just a break.The evidence is obvious and abundant, and it needs to be confronted, especially when it comes to college athletics where safety plans appear especially precarious.AdvertisementAt the start of the pandemic in March, sports leagues were willing to shut...

July 6, 2020
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Family of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen asking for federal investigation

Family of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen asking for federal investigation

The Guillen family is also asking anyone with information to reach out.  On day 50 of the fight to find Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, Mayra Guillen shared a message for her sister who she “strongly” believes is alive.  “Just hold on, you’re gonna be back home to continue with your plans,” she said at a press conference Wednesday in Houston.  Vanessa Guillen’s longtime friend Frida Hernandez says the 20-year-old soldier had plans to go to college to study kinesiology after the Army. Everything was put on hold when the Houston woman disappeared from Fort Hood on April...

June 11, 2020
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