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A Family Continues to Fight the War at Home

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The pictures on the walls of the Dukellis home are a reminder of all the couple has been through together, even while separated.
A passion for adventure drew Nathan and Raquel Dukellis together in March 2003, where they sat in a tent awaiting the invasion of Iraq, according to CNN.com. While the couple has been married for 11 years, the horrors of war often invaded their home.
"He came back with so much anger," Raquel said. "I would ask him about what happened there, and he wouldn't tell me."
Raquel eventually got out of the Army, while Nathan has remained a devoted soldier, currently on his fourth deployment turning out the lights at U.S. bases in Iraq before the withdrawal of American troops.
"Initially, it almost ripped us a part," Nathan said. "Now, it's sort of brought us back together."

Former Harvard Football Innovator Dies at 85

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Joe Restic, former head football coach at Harvard University and noted innovator of the multiflex offense, died on Thursday in Boston, according to the New York Times. He was 85.
Restic, who lived in Milford, Mass., had been in declining health for the past several years, daughter Kathleen Restic said. Restic was credited as an offensive mastermind for his complex offensive schemes while at Harvard.
"When you plan a defense against a Restic team, you plan to defense the world," Carm Cozza, former Yale football coach, told The Boston Globe in 1993. "He throws everything at you."
When Restic took the reins at Harvard in 1971, the university was far removed from the successes they had experienced in the early 20th century. In his 23 seasons as Harvard head coach, he amassed 117 victories, a record that stood until current head coach Tim Murphy surpassed it this season.
In addition to his daughter Kathleen, Restic is survived by his sons Joe, a punter and safety for Notre Dame in the 1970s, and David; his daughter, Suzan Milione; his sister, Agnes Mancuso, and eight grandchildren. His wife, Marian, died in 2008.

NBA Star Chris Paul Dealt to Clippers

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The New Orleans Hornets have agreed in principle to trade guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for guard Eric Gordon, forward Al-Farouq Aminu, center Chris Kaman and the Minnesota Timberwolves unprotected 2012 first-round draft pick, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The 26-year-old Paul is a four-time All-Star who averaged 18.7 points and 9.8 assists during the 2010-11 NBA campaign. Kaman, 29, was caught off guard when hearing about the news.
"I didn't know it was going to happen," Kaman told ESPN.com. "I was told yesterday that it wasn't going to be done. Then I guess something came back up today."
The 7-foot Kaman is an eight-year veteran who averaged 12.4 points and seven rebounds while only playing in 32 games throughout in the 2010-11 season. However, Gordon and the first-round draft selection were what made the deal complete.
The additions of Kaman, Gordon and Aminu give the Hornets some much-needed depth to a franchise owned by the NBA. The pairing of Paul and rising star Blake Griffin will be something to look forward to in the upcoming season.

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