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Scuttle leftovers, March 1, 2014

March 2, 2014 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

The late Harold Ramis — a writer, director and actor — taught himself to ski by watching skiers on television.

Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote “If they had a Cooperstown for comedic filmmakers, Harold Ramis would have been a first-ballot Hall of Famer.” ...

From Bill Chuck: "Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano is the Cubs' highest-paid player, with Chicago paying $13 million of his $18 million salary." ...

Marquette won the Great Northern Conference girls basketball title behind a fabulous performance from Hunter Viitala.

The Redettes’ trapping man defense registered 39 turnovers and 28 steals to rip Menominee 66-38. Viitala did her part with 35 points and 12 steals ...

From Dutch speedskating coach Jillert Anema: "You have a lot of attention for foolish sport, like American football. You waste a lot of talent, athletic talent, in a sport where it's meant to kill each other, to injure each other. ... You waste a lot of good talent in a sport that sucks." ...

Bark River’s Greg Ives is the Nationwide Series chew chief for Chase Elliott, son of racing great Bill Elliott, The Ives-Elliott team finished 15th at Daytona.

“Greg has the desire and goals to move up within the various series, and so it's kind of a natural scenario for Greg and Chase to be paired together as they can progress through the Nationwide Series and hopefully for both of them into the Cup Series if that's what's in their future," a JR Motorsports representative said.

Ives was a Jimmie Johnson engineer for eight years ...

From late night gabber Conan O'Brien, after Adelina Sotnikova's gold-medal performance in Sochi: "The Russian skater said she was inspired by her family, her coaches and what happened to the losing - and now missing - Russian men's hockey team." ...

Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles (6-5, 232) throws a football with his right hand and a baseball with his left hand ...

From syndicated columnist Norman Chad, on Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman: "I can't figure out the guy — smart and well-spoken off the field, breast-beating and trash-talking on the field. He's like Winston Churchill moonlighting as a pro wrestler." ...

Kingsford, notes Coach Sara Pericolosi, is “one of the last competitive cheer teams that cheers for games during our season.” Sara’s Flivvers advanced to the state regional this season ...

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