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John Stegeman


Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, I spent six years as a sports writer and later as a sports editor. I’ve interviewed everyone from high school hoopsters to MLB Hall of Famers. I graduated with a B.A. in English from Shawnee State University. My wife and I currently live in Lexington, Ky. Contact: []

Dan Haren Signs One-Year, $13 Million Contract With Nationals

Former Angels right-hander Dan Haren signs with Washington

Former Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals for $13 million. The Long Beach Press-Telegram reported that Haren, 32, will be joining his fifth team when he reports to Washington. Haren is 119-96 since his debut in 2003. Sports Illustrated reports that the Angels had tried to… Read more »

Ben Roethlisberger Unlikely To Play Sunday Against Ravens

Big Ben unlikely to play against Ravens on Sunday

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been out since injuring his throwing shoulder and dislocating a rib November 12 against Kansas City, and it seems unlikely he will be back in time for the Steelers’ matchup Sunday with AFC North Rival Baltimore. reports that, while Big Ben has managed to practice with the team… Read more »

Argonauts Rout Stampeders In CFL’s 100th Grey Cup Championship

Toronto Argonauts top Calgary for 100th Grey Cup championship

The 2012 Toronto Argonauts secured their place in Canadian Football League history on Sunday, winning the CFL’s 100th Grey Cup championship. Quarterback Ricky Ray got off to a rough start but finished with 231 yards passing with three touchdown passes as the Argonauts topped the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 in Toronto. ESPN reports that this is… Read more »

Police: 13-Year-Old Girl Shot On Florida School Bus Dies

13-year-old girl shot on Florida school bus

Homestead, FL — A 13-year old girl in Homestead, Florida was shot and killed by another student while on a school bus Tuesday morning, and a suspect is in custody. Citing Miami-Dade police, NBC News reports that the 13-year-old girl shot was on a bus bound for Somerset Academy Silver Palms. The bus was on… Read more »

Tiny Kitten Rescued After Getting Trapped In Lincoln Statue [Video]

Three week old kitten rescued from Lincoln statue

A three-week old kitten trapped in a replica statue of President Abraham Lincoln at the Clermont President’s Hall of Fame in Clermont, Florida has been rescued. The cute, dark grey kitten was dehydrated but otherwise alright. Paw Nation reports that the kitten’s meows could be heard around the statue for several days before the rescue,… Read more »

One In 20 Youth Has Used Steroids To Bulk Up

Five percent of youth in Minnesota have used steroids

A study of youths in the Minnesota area has yielded some unsettling results, showing that roughly five percent of high school and middle school students have used anabolic steroids to bulk up. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the University of Minnesota surveyed 2,700 adolescents enrolled in middle school and high school in St. Paul and… Read more »

Gulf Coast Oil Rig Fire Friday Kills Two

Two killed in Gulf coast Oil Rig explosion

An explosion has rocked a gulf coast oil rig, killing two people and seriously injuring several others. Two people were listed as missing and it was unknown if any petroleum was leaking into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the blast. Reuters reports that production rig is located 17 miles offshore Grand Isle,… Read more »

Hostess May Close For Good If Strike Continues

Hostess may shut down if strike continues

Their snack lineup is legendary — Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs — but Hostess has said that, if striking workers do not return today, the brand will liquidate, closing forever. While the loss of iconic snack foods would be a shame in itself, a Hostess shutdown would also mean the loss of 18,000 jobs nationwide…. Read more »

In Final Address, Ron Paul Declares ‘Our Constitution Has Failed’

Ron Paul says Constitution has failed in farewell address

In a 52-minute address that will likely be his last in Congress, Texas Representative Ron Paul has declared America’s Constitution a failure. “Our Constitution, which was intended to limit government power and abuse, has failed,” the Republican representative said. “The Founders warned that a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people. The current… Read more »