On The Record


Beat the Clock

Hour by hour, an Olympic-hopeful puts everything into the race of his life. By Jillian Tyler 6:10 a.m. The 6-foot-3 swimmer gobbles down Greek yogurt and granola to fuel his body for practice. He then heads to the University of Minnesota pool to stretch.┬áNine swim workouts each week keep Plummer submerged for three hours a …

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Obama YAY!

Playing Politics

How much is too much when it comes to perpetual campaigning? by Melanie Williams How much time is reasonable for President Barack Obama to spend courting potential voters? Last December, White House spokesman Jay Carney estimated the president spends roughly 5 percent of his week campaigning– a number sure to rise as election day draws …

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