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Blame It on the Bossanova -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  June 5, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Kansas City Joe and Manila John Thomas Calabrese –Joe Bossanova was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 4, 1917. He was fifth of eight children. His father, Pietro emigrated from Palermo and his mother was from Catania. Both cities are in Sicily. Joe attended St. John the Baptist Parochial School before attending De La […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  June 1, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Marge: I’ve lost a lot of weight recently but I’m also losing hair. Are the two related?  Megan: The two can be related depending upon a couple reasons. Sometimes dieting, particularly fad or crash diets, can lack nutrients your body needs for many bodily functions. The body does need whole foods including protein, carbohydrates, and fats. […]

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 A Miracle was Warranted -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 29, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

“I get a lot of my angels from the military.…” Thomas Calabrese–American forces got hit hard in Vietnam in February of 1968 in what became known as the Tet Offensive. Captain Mark Torrey was flying his U-H1 D Huey on three missions a day, doing medivac and combat resupply runs for Marines during the battle for Huế. Twenty […]

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By   /  May 25, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Jessica: When should I inhale and exhale during crunches or abs? Megan: The general rule of thumb is to inhale through your nose when you are about to do the lengthening/eccentric part of the exercise. Then you exhale during the shortening/concentric. Sometimes I think of this as inhale during the easier part and exhale during the […]

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J.J. McTavish – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 21, 2022  /  Local, The Back Page  /  14 Comments

Are you looking at me? Thomas Calabrese — Roy Trent grew up in Gladstone, Missouri, a small town located 15 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri.  His father, Ray owned a small heating and air conditioning business. It was a family enterprise that employed his mother, sister, older brother and an uncle. It was a […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  May 18, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Lori: My son absolutely hates P.E. which basically means he doesn’t exercise outside of school either. What should I do? Megan: Listen to your son when he says he doesn’t like P.E. and find a way to relate such as saying I hated math but I still had to do it because it’s part of […]

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Marine Father Knows Best -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 14, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

Lessons Learned the Hard Way Thomas Calabrese –The Granderson Family lived on Mayfield Lane in San Marcos. Jim Granderson retired from the Marine Corps after 27 years of distinguished service with the rank of Sergeant Major. He served in combat or in hostile environments all over the world for over half that time and had […]

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By   /  May 11, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Scott: My trainer loves burpees and tells me they’re worth the effort. Why are burpees so effective? Megan: Burpees are a total body calisthenics exercise that hits the upper and lower body simultaneously. It is a high calorie burn that also involves the cardiovascular system. The core even works to stabilize the body during the […]

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Few Tips to Maximize Your Credit Card Earning Potential

By   /  May 9, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Whether you’re a frequent flyer or not, you’ve probably wanted to earn credit card bonus points. Luckily, there are several different ways to maximize your earning potential. In this article, we’ll look at how to plan your spending to align with the rotating bonus categories. We’ll also discuss how to avoid carrying a balance and […]

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King of Stealth Wealth -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 7, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  13 Comments

Some things are priceless Thomas Calabrese –Stealth Wealth is a term used to describe the accumulation of wealth without drawing attention to it. This can be done in a number of ways and those who use this method of operation are extremely secretive and proficient in this lifestyle. In 1926, John D. McCord began his meteoric […]

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By   /  May 4, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Fran: I’ve heard cooking vegetables is less healthy than eating them raw. Is that true and why would that be?? Megan: I would say that a variety of cooked and raw is a good choice. Some say cooking vegetables strips some of the enzymes, nutrients, and vitamins. Others say cooked vegetables are better for digestion and […]

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The Hero Sandwich – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  May 1, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  18 Comments

Double D Thomas Calabrese –There is an old saying that basically goes like this. ‘War is interminable boredom punctuated by moments of terror’.  Without getting too verbose or belaboring the point, that is a fairly accurate assessment. Glenn Garrison, Wyatt Pickett and Gary Foster had just arrived in South Vietnam, and after being quickly processed […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  April 27, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Nina: I’m exercising regularly even with a trainer so why would I gain weight instead of losing it?  Megan: Initially it’s important to consider diet because you can’t out exercise a poor diet. Furthermore, if your weight gain is only marginal your body does store more glycogen for exercise fuel, particularly for muscle use. There […]

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Humor is my Weapon of Choice – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 23, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  15 Comments

Others in my arsenal Mason Thorne had a little bit of an attitude, a combination of confidence and self-importance. Things came too easy for the charismatic teenager, and that was his biggest problem. He was intelligent, good looking, an excellent athlete and people liked being around him. His mother, Kristin, and father, Tyler, did their […]

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By   /  April 20, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Clark: I feel like I sweat way more than most people. It can even be embarrassing. Is it actually possible to sweat too much?? Megan: There are several factors when it comes to how much you sweat. The main purpose is to cool your body down. However, genetics, gender, and what you are doing also come […]

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Simple Isn’t The Same As Easy -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 16, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  11 Comments

It is Called Effort Thomas Calabrese –Santino ‘Sonny’ Contino was a young boy growing up in the Southside of Brockton, Massachusetts. His family lived next door to Pierino and Pasqualina Marchegiano and their children Louis, Peter, Alice, Concetta, Elizabeth and Rocco. Rocco would later become known as Rocky Marciano, undefeated heavyweight champion of the world. […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  April 13, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Missy: I really want a good exercise to get my outer thigh. It is where I have the most fat I think and I just want to lift and tone there. Any exercises I could do at home or in general?  Megan: A great variation of the lunge is called a curtsey. This movement targets the […]

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Rendezvous In Our Dream -Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 10, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

Best of Both Worlds Thomas Calabrese — Bill Gault was an Oceanside Police Officer and a single father. His wife, Katie passed away unexpectedly in 2012 from a pulmonary embolism. Usually there are symptoms associated with this medical condition like indigestion, leg pain or shortness of breath, but Katie experienced none of these. She had […]

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Ask The Pro

By   /  April 6, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Trish: Lunges always give me knee pain or just don’t feel right. How can I do lunges safely or correctly?  Megan: The basic lunge is a lower body exercise that primarily targets the muscles of the legs and glutes to include the quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves. A lunge is both a concentric and eccentric movement, […]

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Low Profile Philosophy – Thomas Calabrese

By   /  April 3, 2022  /  The Back Page  /  12 Comments

High Value Target Thomas Calabrese –If you wanted to get rich in a hurry and did not have any marketable skills or talents and wasn’t too honest, politics might be a good selection. You start off by making campaign promises that everything is somebody else’s fault and you can solve it all with your superior […]

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