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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Michael Wilbon
ESPN co-host Michael Wilbon seems to think the Oscars are racist, saying Seth MacFarlane was only allowed to host because the Academy is tired of blacks
A sampling of the outpouring of love and memories from the Hollywood and sports worlds Monday following the death of Michael Clarke Duncan, many of them on Twitter:
There is no debate over whether Bobby Mitchell is one of the greatest to ever suit up for the Washington Redskins. A member of the 70 Greatest Redskins, Mitchell was a triple threat, amassing 7,954 receiving, 2,735 rushing, and 3,389 total return yards over his 11-year career.
Bobby Mitchell paused and stared ahead for several seconds. Moderator Maury Povich had just posed a loaded question to the NFL Hall of Famer who integrated the Washington Redskins in 1962 and later served as the team's assistant general manager for 20 years.
The Cleveland Indians acquired pitcher Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves for minor league left-hander Chris Jones and declined to exercise their option on outfielder Grady Sizemore.
Carla Peay, sports writer for The Washington Times, is the co-winner of the 2011 Black Press All Star Awards for Sportswriter of the Year.
The intense two-day tryout had come to an end. More than 300 people showed up, hoping to fulfill a life-long dream. But only 12 were left standing; huddled together at midcourt of Verizon Center, still dripping sweat and saying silent prayers.
"Thank you for having me," said an appreciative Wilbon looking directly at Mitchell. "It's been a few years since I've been able to be here. I really do appreciate the invitation."
He said, 'Christy, can I talk to you about this moment.'