athletes

Stan Musial: 10 Fascinating Facts about “Stan the Man”

Posted on 01/20/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyBack in 1960, a DC-6 airliner took off from an airport in Pittsburgh with the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team aboard, and 30 seconds into the takeoff, one of the plane’s prop engines abruptly failed. As an article in Time magazine recounted the incident, the ballplayers, understandably, became anxious — all except for the team’s best player, the great hitter Stan Musial, then in his 19th year in the majors. “I can see the headline now,” he joked to a …

Banned for Life

Posted on 10/23/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeFelice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi, she is an AARP contributor. Lance has been teetering from grace for a while but this week he fell off the bike. My Livestrong bracelet is off my wrist until I can create my own separation between the cause and the person. Lance’s fall has got me thinking about …

Women Have Come a Long Way Since 1932 Olympics

Posted on 08/1/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentHelen Johns Carroll, now 97, was only 17 years old when she represented the United States in swimming at the 1932 Summer Olympics. That makes the gold medal she won 80 years old–and Carroll the product of a much different Olympic era.

The Takeaway: Debt Ceiling; Colorectal Cancer; Older Athletes

Posted on 07/6/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayPresident Obama rallied Congress yesterday to get back to work on a debt ceiling deal. Last week, I posted a hypothetical from the Bipartisan Policy Center on what could happen to Social Security if lawmakers don’t make the August 2 deadline.