When Newspaper Sports Columnists Were Kings of the Press Box

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Back in the days before the internet, before sports talk radio, and before Stephen A. Smith, Keith Olbermann, and Howard Cosell on TV, the newspaper columnist reigned supreme in the sports world. We picked up the paper to get the lowdown, to be informed, sure, but also to be entertained. We bought the paper for Jimmy Cannon or Tom Boswell.  The sports columnist told us what happened in a game but also gave us behind-the-scenes dirt that you couldn’t get anywhere else. The best of them held forth with style, attitude, and the uncanny ability to write well under pressure.

The 20th century is rich with memorable columnists: Red Smith, Jim Murray, and Sally Jenkins are just three who are featured in the tasty new Library of America sports anthology, The Great American Sports Page: A Century of Classic Columns from Ring Lardner to Sally Jenkins. This is the third sports title edited by John Schulian for LOA (Football; At the Fights, co-edited with George Kimball). Schulian made his name as a sports columnist in Chicago in the late ’70s, early ’80s and he brings a balanced, custodial rigor to his duties.

This collection takes us from the pioneering days of Ring Lardner and Grantland Rice through the mid-century titans W.C. Heinz, Joe Palmer, and Dick Young; digs deep into Schulian’s generation who came of age in the mid-’70s led by Diane Shah, Leigh Montville, Tony Kornheiser, Mike Lupica, Bob Ryan, Larry Merchant, and Dave Kindred, and also features the talents of Jane Leavy, Ralph Wiley, Michael Wilbon, and Joe Posnanski. Schulian also includes easily overlooked regional writers like Peter Finney, Emmett Watson, and Wells Twombly in addition to the usual heavyweights—Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, and Jimmy Cannon.

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How I Revisited the Last Moments of Martin Luther King’s Life

When I agreed to travel to Jackson, Tennessee, to speak to students, faculty, staff, and community members at their Inaugural Leadership Conference, little did I know what was in store. In addition to the warm reception, the local news coverage, and the camaraderie from my longtime friend Dr. Logan Hampton, the president of HBCU Lane College, revisiting the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an experience I will never forget on the drive back.

I made two new friends on the sojourn: chief Steaven Joy, my security detail and driver and Darryl M. Bell, the actor from the hit TV show A Different World. Bell is also a producer, an entrepreneur, a fierce advocate of people of color in STEM, and not surprisingly, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

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(L-R: Logan Hampton, L Michelle Smith, and Darryl M. Bell)

Bell wanted to visit the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

We visited the landmark museum just a few days before the 51st anniversary of King’s assassination. There were people waiting in the rain to experience the context of King’s death—what led up to and culminated in his last breath on the balcony of Lorraine Motel.

A tour guide walked us through historical periods that violently affected black people: Jim Crow-era segregation, boycotts, and protest. Bell and I joined a sit-in at one of the many lunch counters in the South, where students faced violence despite their commitment to non-violent protests.

Martin Luther King

(A statue of Rosa Parks sitting on the bus in Montgomery)

There were statues of blacks who participated in the Montgomery boycotts for some 138 days, protesting racism. We eventually learned what brought King to Memphis in the first place—the unfair treatment of the city’s sanitation workers at the time.

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(Bell stands in front of the iconic sign at the Lorraine Motel)

Though from behind the glass, we observed room 306—preserved in time and undisturbed—where Dr. King and Abernathy stayed until that fateful moment on the balcony.

We came face to face with the death of an absolute hero.

Listen to a special double episode of The Culture Soup Podcast today to hear a special fireside chat between myself and Bell at the Lane College Leadership Conference. Part two features a conversation with Hampton on the importance and remaining relevance of HBCUs.


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From January 15th through January 25, more than 1,200 Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees, friends, and family members will volunteer at 50 events throughout the Pacific Northwest.

“Our employees are actively involved in the community all year round, and they come out in full force to make a difference on this special day of service,” said Ruth Williams-Brinkley, regional president for Kaiser Permanente of the Northwest.

“I’m proud that so many members of our team have chosen to celebrate the legacy and spirit of Dr. King as we continue to recognize the importance of living his principles every day.”

Kaiser Permanente’s largest event will take place at Harold Oliver and Parklane elementary schools in Gresham, Oregon. More than 350 volunteers will work together to create a bright and welcoming place for students to learn. Building beautification projects will include maintenance, painting and repairs.

As part of the event, Kaiser Permanente will make a $ 180,000 to support the Rosewood Initiative, a community-building effort that supports wellness, education and economic opportunity in Gresham’s Rosewood neighborhood.

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Win Up to $50K in Burger King’s Annual No-Essay Scholarship Contest

Burger King co-founder James McLamore placed value on education, entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, high standards and good citizenship.

Those values defined him and now carry on his legacy in the form of the annual Burger King Scholars program for employees and their spouses, domestic partners and children — and high school seniors in the community.    

More than 20 scholarships ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 50,000 are available this year.

There are scholarships for high school seniors as well Burger King employees and their families.

There’s no essay is required; all you have to do is meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for one of the scholarships.

The foundation will accept only 50,000 applications from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, 2018.

Burger King Scholarship Eligibility

There are two tracks for scholarships — one for general applicants and another for employees and their families. Applicants from both pools will be considered for the James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship.

General Applicant Track

General applicants must be graduating high school seniors living in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.

They must have plans to enroll full time at an accredited two- or four-year college in 2019-20 without interruption. Colleges can be in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.

Students need a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply.

Employee-Based Track

The employee-based track has two options. There’s a track for postsecondary education and one for enrichment programs like language, computer and accounting courses.

Postsecondary Education Scholarship

The employee-based track for postsecondary education is open to employees and their spouses, domestic partners and dependent children.

To be eligible, employees must have been active on the company’s payroll for at least six months as of the deadline date and still be employed when the awards are announced.

Applicants must live in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico and be graduating high school seniors, current college undergraduates or graduate students or have received a GED.

They must have plans to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college in 2019-20 without interruption. Colleges can be in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.

Employees and their spouse or domestic partner can be enrolled part time or full time, while children of employes must be enrolled full time

All applicants need a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Enrichment Programs

Scholarships for enrichment programs are open to employees and their spouses or domestic partners.

Applicants must live in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico with plans to enroll in a GED, enrichment, certification or other educational class.

Employees must have been active on the company’s payroll for at least six months as of the deadline date and still be employed when the awards are announced.

Eligible employees and their spouses, domestic partners and children will be considered for awards in both the general and employee-based track, but can receive only one award.

The $ 50K James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship

This whopper of a scholarship is worth $ 50,000. Up to three students with financial need will be chosen from the general and employee-based track applicant pools to receive to the scholarship.

To be considered, students must be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada, a high school senior in the U.S. Canada or Puerto Rico and applying to a four-year accredited, college or university in the U.S. or Canada as a full-time freshmen.

Students must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.3 and a minimum ACT composite score of 25, or a minimum combined SAT score of 1220.

Only students with substantial work experience, active leadership in their communities, school and/or athletics will be considered.

How to Apply for the Burger King Scholarships

Only web-based applications are accepted.

To apply for a Burger King Scholarship, create and register for a student account. You can access the application once you validate your email and provide profile details.

You’ll need to upload a current transcript — unofficial or official — of your grades.

You may want a list of your work experience, school activities and any community involvement on hand for the application.

If you’re eligible and want to be considered for the James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship, you will need to have a copy of your parents’ tax returns for the section on financial information.

Required fields and standard capitalization matter when filling out the application. No changes can be made once you submit your application, so make sure it’s well-done.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 15, 2018, or when 50,000 applications have been received. All applicants will receive an email notifying them of their application status by May 2019.

Scholarship winners will be asked to submit further documentation.

Check out the Burger King scholarship guidelines for details on how the winners are chosen and how the money will be distributed. There’s an FAQ section, too.

As long as you’re eligible, it can’t hurt to apply. It looks like they hand out a lot of scholarships, and who knows, you might score you a whopper.

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And if you’re looking for even more scholarships to apply for, be sure to check out our list of 100 scholarships that will help you pay for college.

Stephanie Bolling is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She learned while writing this article that the first Burger King opened in Miami, Florida. Read her full bio here or say hi On Twitter @StephBolling.

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