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Stories with person: Bill Raftery
  • A tribute to New York City, Syracuse star Pearl Washington story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 8:08 am

    NEW YORK - There wasn't much space left to stand in the park when we got there. We were lucky to be standing behind a group of kids we had by five, six inches each. Everyone was there for the same reason: to see Pearl. No last name needed. Pearl was coming to play in a summer league game, and that meant a big crowd and few seats - only hot cement.

  • Control of state courts becomes a top political battleground 
    Updated: Apr-03-16 3:05 pm

    ATLANTA - Much attention is being paid to the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, but equally partisan battles are being waged for control of state courts around the nation.