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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Boxing figures predict who will win 'fight of the century'

Steve Quinonez had 42 professional fights under his belt when an opportunity arose to step into the ring with Manny Pacquiao. The 30-year-old Pacquiao had recently been named Fighter of the Year for the third time, was the top-ranked pound-for-pound boxer in the world, and the ESPY Award winner for Best Fighter. 1,907 more words

Manny Pacquiao

The Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program

NOTE: The Avalon Full Manuscript Critique Writing Retreat will be held on Sept. 27- 30 and Oct. 1 – 4. If you are interested in attending, please let me know and I will put you on the list and send you more information within the next month.  1,043 more words

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Another year for Pacquiao, Silva to prove doubters wrong

(This piece appeared in 8CountNews on January 9, 2009)

by Mark Lorenzana

After three successful fights in as many weight classes last year (first when he eked out a split decision over Juan Manuel Marquez, second when he annihilated David Diaz to win the WBC world lightweight title, and third, his eight round drubbing of Oscar De La Hoya) Manny Pacquiao is the consensus 2008 fighter of the year among boxing writers and pundits. 799 more words

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2015 Atlanta Film Festival: Somewhere in the Middle

Four lovers collide into each others’ lives as one marriage morphs into several intertwining affairs. Sofia tries to leave her romantic failures behind by embarking on a new relationship with Kofi, who she meets in a chance encounter. 93 more words

2015 Atlanta Film Festival

Twinkies, Hawaii and messages in the sand: The story of Sylvia and Herlinda

This is the full version of the story that appears in the March 15, 2015 Bakersfield Californian about Sylvia Diaz, Herlinda Gonzalez and my experiences photographing McFarland cross country in the days following their deaths.

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Books on Monday: Wilma Unlimited

By Leslie Lindsay

You know how your kids can teach you things…like that plaid and polka-dots really do go together? And bunnies are actually good for the compost pile? 442 more words

Leslie Lindsay

The real "McFarland USA" beach scene, from the album of Silvia Diaz

One of the more touching scenes in the movie “McFarland USA” – as in  get-out-your-Kleenex and hankies – is when coach Jim White, played by Kevin Costner, takes his team to the beach for the first time in most of the runners’ lives. 746 more words