Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

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It's not that Dave Goldstein was deemed a long shot; he was supposed to have no shot at all. They claimed he couldn't eat with the professionals. Heck, they went on, he couldn't even eat with the amateurs. And when he entered the Wachovia Center on Feb. 2 for Wing Bowl 2007, a chicken-wing eating contest developed by morning sports-radio...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
"Hey, hello in there. What's so important? What [do] you got here that's worth living for?" the character Miracle Max asks Westley in 1987 film "The Princess Bride." Westley lies "mostly dead," as opposed to all dead, on his table. He grumbles in response, "True love." Is there a more noble cause? Love is one of the most universally discussed...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
It was, Portia Iversen suggests, as if someone had entered her baby's room and kidnapped his mind, soul and personality, leaving only his bewildered body behind. The perpetrator? Autism. Dov, the eldest child of Emmy Award-winning art director/writer Portia Iversen and Philadelphia native/film producer Jonathan Shestack, had "disappeared" at about 18 months old, going from a healthy child to a...
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Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
Westerners may never understand why Malaysians call the green soccer ball-sized durian the "Queen of Fruits." Its outer shell is as huggable as a hedgehog and, piled up in pyramids under the hot Malaysian sun, the fruits tend to develop an unpleasant odor. "Tastes like vanilla," the young durian seller at the market in Terengganu at Malaysia's East Coast says,...
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Just in time for spring training, a baseball fan offers one right down the middle
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Baseball as an art canvas? Sure, the game is considered as an art by fans. But as a canvas? That's the idea behind the business Conversation Pieces Inc., a local company that's the brainchild of Emily Wolfson of Bala Cynwyd. She paints intricate scenes on official size and weight baseballs -- in the process transforming an ordinary piece of sports...
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