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The homeless governor: California candidate spends a week in poverty |

The homeless governor: California candidate spends a week in poverty | World news | NewsWire
Neel Kashkari, right, Republican candidate for governor of California, talks with a man at a homeless shelter in Sacramento. Photograph: Rich Pedroncelli/AP

The dishevelled figure hauls his backpack through the streets of Fresno by day, seeking work, and by night camps out on benches, counting his last dollars, wondering about his next meal.

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'I have hyper focus disorder' – pitcher CJ Wilson channels the better Angels of his nature | Sport | News Wire

'I have hyper focus disorder' – pitcher CJ Wilson channels the better Angels of his nature | Sport | News Wire
CJ Wilson. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Fresh from a workout, CJ Wilson trudges through the dimly lit Los Angeles Angels clubhouse in camo stretch pants and a hoodie, looking nothing like the well-coiffed man in the Head & Shoulders commercials. Above a bank of leather couches, flat screens blink back the day's sports. On a table near Wilson’s locker sit enough magazines to supply an entire floor of doctors’ offices.

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Sportscaster Harry Caray Diary Records Epic Drinking -

Late, legendary sportscaster Harry Caray sure could put it away. A 1972 diary of his documents 288 uninterrupted days of drinking, according to the Chicago Sun Times. The record, according to the paper, was kept for tax purposes back when a taxpayer could deduct the cost of business entertaining, provided he kept track of his receipts, dates and the names of people entertained. Caray's 1972 diary glitters with such names as Wilt Chamberlain, Don Drysdale, Jack Dempsey and Jack Benny, according to Sun Times reporter Neil Steinberg, who had a chance to leaf through the small, dark green "Day Book" he says was loaned to him by Grant DePorter, CEO of Harry Caray's Restaurant Group in Chicago. Read More >