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Pura Vida

Wanna get away? MRW SW flies to Costa Rica for $420: pack my bag, grab my passport, fly to Liberia, take a 40 min shuttle to Tamarindo, and check into the best-rated hostel. A nice selection of surfboards await.  Wake up to the sound of waves crashing and exotic bird calls as the sun rules the day: play volleyball, do some snorkeling and of course surfing. Most importantly, taking time to watch the sunset. Then shower, rally yourself, and party til four, and stare at the stars in the sky while sleeping in... and then doing it all over again.  This is the one of the spots I was thrashin' some groovy waves, dude. Totally gnarly! Caught some curl at Playa Tamarindo, Playa Langosta and Playa Avellana. Also practiced some Hatha Yoga, Pilates, and Vinyasa Flow. The Restoration & Renewal feels like getting massage.  Hot and humid - and the weather was nice too!  I found a slice of Indiana thanks to Mikey B - originally from South Bend but

More than 40 Hoosiers in the 2016 Rio Olympics

Tamika Catchings - Indiana Fever Paul George - Indiana Pacers David Boudia - Diving Steele Johnson  - Diving Michael Hixon  - Diving Amy Cozad - Diving Jessica Parratto - Diving Lilly King - Swimming Cody Miller - Swimming Blake Pieroni - Swimming Amanda Elmore - Rowing Amanda Polk - Rowing Courtney Hurley - Fencing Kelly Hurley - Fencing Lee Kiefer - Fencing Mariel Zagunis - Fencing Gerek Meinhardt  - Fencing Amber Cambell - Hammer Toss Ashley Spencer - 400M Molly Huddle - 10kM Felisha Johnson - Shot Put Kara Winger - Javelin John Nunn - Racewalking Chloe Dygert - Cycling + 17 more (with Indiana ties) competing for foreign countries 

LOCAL sports & politics; NATL headlines

Fellow Lawrence Central HS alum Kyle Guy has captured the hearts of thousands of basketball fans, a number that could swell to millions if he reaches the NBA (like dozens of other Indy hoopers). He almost has that many haters, too. Whether he's shushing the crowd or mocking their jeers - the kid's got swag; not to mention, athletic genes. Kyle's dad, Joe, was a standout WR at LC back in 1994. Lee Larkins, one of Kyle's first coaches, predicted he'd win Mr Basketball when Kyle was in 6th grade. JR Shelt inserted him into the starting lineup freshman year and didn't look back. Last season, he led the Bears to their best record since '96. Flashback to my glory days: LC went to semi-state in '98. Ultimately, he chose Virginia over IU because he 'connected' with Tony Bennett better than Tom Crean. That needs to be fixed. Indiana Hoosiers picked up a JUCO transfer and just in time for Spring Creaning. Priller? Troy? I'm less surprised he chose t