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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

NC High School Wrestler Paralyzed During Match

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A dominant North Carolina high school wrestler is now paralyzed from the neck down after breaking his neck during a wrestling tournament Saturday in Lenoir.

According to his brother, Luke Hampton, a senior wrestler at Alleghany High School, suffered the injury during the Jamie Tutle Invitational Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.

A Caldwell County Schools spokesman said Hampton charged his opponent with his head down and his momentum carried him into a wall. The impact broke his neck in two places, the spokesman said.


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