Phelps wins 100 butterfly at first meet in 8 months

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at his first meet in eight months Thursday night, beginning his push to compete at a fifth Olympics next year.The 18-time...
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My enemy: the buzz of the bird

...and strawberries around our old, wooden wrap-around porch and Doug wove a hammock to swing on with the hummingbirds and butterflies.I loved those hummingbirds at first and hung feeders around the porch so they could buzz outside the window as I washed...
Exploring the realities of the 'butterfly effect' in Alaska

You might have heard the saying that a flutter of a butterfly's wings can change the course of the future. Juneau...debris piles in rivers may not be quite as fragile as a butterfly's wings, but they could well inspire their own sayings...
Great athletes dance, others not so much

...with my father's Lawrence Welk television show, my mother's Patsy Cline and Johnny Horton and my half-brother's Iron Butterfly vinyl ripping out "In Gadda Da Vida."I was doomed to possess no rhythm.My earliest embarrassment was being tempted into...
Today In Sports History for March 30

...Shore title.2001 - Michael Phelps becomes the youngest American swimmer to set a world record, winning the 200-meter butterfly in the USA Swimming Championships in 1 minute, 54.92 seconds. Phelps, 15, breaks the record of 1:55.18 set by Olympic...
The empty egg

...shouted out that his rock had moss on it, and moss represented new life. "Very good, Billy," agreed the teacher.A butterfly flew from the third container and a girl bragged that her choice was the best of all.The fourth container was empty. This...
Today In Sports History for Thursday, March 26 at Texas by setting a world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships, winning...Mark Spitz and Pablo Morales as the only swimmers to win the butterfly four times in NCAA championships history.2005 - In the NCAA...
Puppets take to the classrooms

...animal of their choice."I drew a butterfly ... because it's pretty," student...carefully sketched diamonds on her butterfly's wings.Many of the girls in Carriker's class chose butterflies and consulted Polnau and Mitchell on...
Glacier Swim Club tops Senior Region XIV Great Alaska Open

...SSS-AK, 2:46.14.Girls 100 Yard Butterfly(A - Final) 1, Burke, Samantha A...NLSC, 1:13.45.Boys 100 Yard Butterfly(A - Final) 1, Simmons, Jake J...Joshua L, GSC, 56.06.Girls 200 Yard Butterfly(A - Final) 1, Davis, Jessica E...
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 17

...International Red Cross was founded in Geneva.In 1904, the original two-act version of Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" received a poor reception at its premiere at La Scala in Milan, Italy.In 1913, the Armory Show, a landmark modern art...


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