Gerow: Trump shouldn't have taken Omarosa's bait | PennLive

In our celebrity-driven culture, publicity is the coin of the realm. Getting attention, at any cost and for any reason, is the highest value. If it happens to be negative, that's not so good, but, as long as it extends your allotted 15 minutes of fame, it's ok.

Nobody better exemplifies this sad reality than Omarosa Manigault Newman, who prefers to be referred to mononymously as Omarosa. She is, of course, the former reality television "personality" who managed to land a top appointment in the Trump White House, only to be shown the door in ignominious fashion.

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Gerow: On the field and off, high school sports teach us how to work together | PennLive

Summer is sadly slipping away. The days are getting shorter, the cicadas are making a lot of noise and there's even crisper air in the evening.

Another clear sign is that the fields of high schools and colleges are full of football, soccer and field hockey players and cross-country runners as preseason training camps get under way. It's a time of year I recall with gratitude and some reflection.

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