Russell Lewis http://wnku.org en The One American On The Field At Today's World Cup Semifinal http://wnku.org/post/one-american-field-todays-world-cup-semifinal The United States will have a presence at today's semifinal World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. It won't be the U.S. National Team on the field, but American referee Mark Geiger. FIFA selected Geiger to be on the officiating crew of the high-stakes match. It's the first time a U.S. referee has been used this late in a World Cup.<p>Earlier, Geiger made history when he officiated the knockout game between France and Nigeria on June 30. Before that, American referees had never been used beyond group play of the World Cup. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 37720 at http://wnku.org The One American On The Field At Today's World Cup Semifinal U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle http://wnku.org/post/us-vs-portugal-now-moment-show-american-mettle The World Cup round of 16 in Brazil is taking shape.<p>Already in: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Netherlands. The big question: Will the United States join that distinguished list today?<p>The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose or tie, and the road gets a lot tougher with next Thursday's game against Germany.<p>The U.S. is playing in the so-called "Group of Death" paired with Germany, Portugal and Ghana. Germany is No. 2 in the world. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:27:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 37131 at http://wnku.org U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle U.S. To Face Ghana As 'Group Of Death' Play Begins http://wnku.org/post/us-face-ghana-group-death-play-begins It's day five of the World Cup in Brazil. But it's the most important day for the U.S. men's soccer team — it's game day.<p>Tonight at 6 p.m. ET, the U.S. opens World Cup play squaring off against Ghana in the seaside city of Natal. The tiny African country is not particularly a soccer powerhouse. But Ghana has vexed the U.S. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:08:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 36897 at http://wnku.org U.S. To Face Ghana As 'Group Of Death' Play Begins Minor Leaguer Takes Mature Strides To Become Better http://wnku.org/post/minor-leaguer-takes-mature-strides-become-better Tyler Saladino is one of thousands of minor league baseball players hoping to make it to the major leagues. He plays in Alabama for the Birmingham Barons, the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Last year, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/14/154929453/a-minor-leaguers-life-bats-games-and-a-nickname%20">NPR profiled Saladino</a>. But since then, maybe things have changed for the 23-year-old infielder.<p>One of the biggest changes this year is where the Barons and Saladino play. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:27:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 23908 at http://wnku.org Minor Leaguer Takes Mature Strides To Become Better Old Newspapers Shed New Light On Emmett Till Murder http://wnku.org/post/archival-find-could-shed-new-light-emmett-till-murder New details about one of Mississippi's most infamous murders are coming to light — more than a half-century later. The death of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy who allegedly whistled at a white woman, helped spark the civil rights movement.<p>Till lived in Chicago, and was visiting his relatives in the Mississippi Delta when he was murdered. His body was mutilated and dumped into a river. The accused were the woman's husband and her half-brother, and their trial drew reporters from both the white and black press.<p>Researchers have long studied the court proceedings. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:39:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 21399 at http://wnku.org Old Newspapers Shed New Light On Emmett Till Murder In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend http://wnku.org/post/alaskas-iditarod-sled-race-vets-are-dogs-best-friend In Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, the "Last Great Race on Earth" begins.<p>Sixty-seven sled dog teams will start the 998-mile Iditarod race across the barren, frigid and unforgiving land. In this year's competition, there are a handful of first-time racers — but those aren't the only rookies.<p>One is veterinarian Greg Reppas, whose job is to ensure the dogs are healthy throughout the race.<p>Days before the race, Reppas squats in a snowdrift in Wasilla and checks out Leo, one of the 16 dogs on this team that will start the Iditarod. Sat, 02 Mar 2013 11:05:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 20442 at http://wnku.org In Alaska's Iditarod Sled Race, Vets Are A Dog's Best Friend A Father Humbled By The Too-Short Life Of His Daughter http://wnku.org/post/father-humbled-too-short-life-his-daughter <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4rwdriJpkc</p> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 13:11:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 18040 at http://wnku.org A Father Humbled By The Too-Short Life Of His Daughter Wearing Helmets In Tornadoes Gains Momentum http://wnku.org/post/wearing-helmets-tornadoes-gains-momentum Months after safety advocates embraced wearing helmets during tornadoes — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/s0503_helmets_tornadoes.html">issued guidelines</a> on the practice. The CDC says there's not yet enough scientific evidence to fully endorse the idea. Sat, 12 May 2012 10:19:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 10664 at http://wnku.org Wearing Helmets In Tornadoes Gains Momentum Can Helmets Cut Tornado Deaths? CDC Isn't So Sure http://wnku.org/post/can-helmets-cut-tornado-deaths-cdc-isnt-so-sure <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njt1kIToQD0</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 06:48:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 10136 at http://wnku.org Can Helmets Cut Tornado Deaths? CDC Isn't So Sure Tornado Tech: What If Dorothy Had A Smartphone? http://wnku.org/post/tornado-tech-what-if-dorothy-had-smartphone For many, the only way they learn a tornado is approaching are sirens. In the spring and summer, tornado sirens go off a lot more when twisters roar across Alabama, which has been hit by 900 since 2000, accounting for a quarter of all U.S. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:58:00 +0000 Russell Lewis 8474 at http://wnku.org Tornado Tech: What If Dorothy Had A Smartphone?