Ex Cub Zimmer Passes Away

Former Major League player, manager and coach Don Zimmer is dead. Zimmer's son, Tom, told the "Tampa Bay Times" the 83-year-old "went peacefully" in a Florida hospital. Zimmer underwent heart surgery on April 16th, and he had been hospitalized ever since. He had been involved in professional baseball since 1949. "Zim" played with the Cubs in 1960 and 61. He was 265-and-258 as the Cubs' manager from 1988-91.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Cardinals are off today before opening a three-game series tomorrow night against the Reds in Cincinnati. John Lackey is slated to oppose the Reds' Anthony DeSclafani, with first pitch at Great American Ball Park at 6:10 p.m. The Cards will also play three at Milwaukee on this swing.