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Messi’s hometown offers emotional trip to his childhood

Messi’s hometown offers emotional trip to his childhood

ROSARIO, Argentina — Soccer wasn’t always Lionel Messi’s favorite activity. When he was a child in the modest neighborhood of La Bajada in his Argentine hometown of Rosario, he spent his time bicycling with friends, building forts out of branches and stones, playing hide and seek – and occasionally stealing ...

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Memories from a Missouri Childhood: Tom Sawyer Island

Memories from a Missouri Childhood: Tom Sawyer Island

“Walt was brought up in Missouri—Mark Twain country,” Disneyland designer and Disney Legend Dick Irvine said, “and that island is all his. He didn’t let anybody help him design it.” The Disney Parks all over the world still bear many personal marks of Walt Disney himself, and Tom Sawyer Island ...

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Clinton waxes poetic on childhood in Hope

Clinton waxes poetic on childhood in Hope

HOPE — Former President Bill Clinton said he was “stupid” to wear cowboy boots to kindergarten on a day when they would be jumping rope. The 5-year-old future president ended up with a broken leg. Clinton‘s buddy Joe Purvis went to see him in the hospital. Purvis has the photo ...

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