Monthly Archives: August 2009

MAMA IS BACK, LOOKING FOR MORE TITLES

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NEW YORK – A cool gray sky greeted 35-or-so thousand parishioners as another US Open arrived yesterday. But Jada Ellie Lynch’s old lady – a sunny-plus personality — was out there sweeping her favorite court and making people feel good in the gloom. Sweeping not with a broom, which she does as a housewife – but …

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HEADING INTO THE 2009 US OPEN

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NEW YORK – Two hands for beginners? Absolutely, says a Swiss gentleman named Roger Federer, who has dropped by Flushing Meadows intending to renew his long-term lease on the US tennis title. Both hands on the backhand?  No.  Roger is a slick purist whose thunderbolts  flow from either side with merely the right hand involved. …

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GRAND SLAM: THE CORRECT TERMINOLOGY

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Call me Bud C.  That’s Bud the Curmudgeon. You can also call me grouchy, grumpy and cantankerous, too. That’s OK because it’s the way I feel when running up against the confusing, careless corruption of tennis language. What I have in mind is the game’s most precious and rarest accomplishment:  the Grand Slam.  It’s the …

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BALLOONING IN SWITZERLAND FOR SIX DAYS!!

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Bud and I took part in a marvelous six day adventure, ballooning in Switzerland in mid June 2009. We were fortunate to join Sibby and Bob Brasler in an auction item to benefit the Arthur Ashe Junior Tennis Program in Philadelphia. We celebrated Sibby’s birthday on the 16th of June and Bud’s 80th on the …

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