Hollywood Park traditions prepare to find new homes
“This was our dream and he never got to see it.” Bigelow was at the rally with Bert Champagne, a friend who also lost his partner eight years ago. For Champagne, the day was an opportunity to celebrate that the next generation of LGBT people and their supporters will no longer be second-class citizens in the eyes of the federal government. Back when Prop 8 passed, Champagne said, he took to the streets with his 16-year-old niece in protest of the ban on same-sex marriage.
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Hollywood has barely dipped toe into deep waters of Korean War
“The same generation that fought in World War II also fought in Korea,” he says. “It was the first ‘limited war’ of the nuclear age. It ended in a stalemate and left Americans divided.
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So bury Hollywood Park as everyone must, but put the last rites for the Hollywood Gold Cup on hold. Its likely the Gold Cup, like several other existing fixtures around the country, will become something of a ghost race, this author’s coinage for a high-profile race that continues to be run, under its same name, but not at its original track. Its a term borrowed from the ghost bands that came from the big-band era of the 1930s and 1940s: When the head of a well-known band died (Glenn Miller, for example), the band continued with a different leader but didnt change its name.
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