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Published August 29, 2012 10:28 am

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- Neil Armstrong: The personification of a quest - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

By all accounts, Neil Armstrong sought a quiet life after he became the first human being to walk on the moon. Apparently he succeeded, because when he died Saturday, the news caused hardly a ripple. More Americans could identify that other moonwalker, Michael Jackson, also deceased, than Armstrong.That's quite extraordinary, because Armstrong's achievement ranks as one of the greatest in the history of human exploration. ...

- Neil Armstrong was one of America's greatest heroes - Denver Post EditorialNeil Armstrong is respected for the right reasons

- Neil Armstrong - Anchorage Daily News EditorialRaise a glass of whatever you drink to Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

- First man on the moon acted like he'd been there before - St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial

- We honor Neil Armstrong for his great service to mankind - San Jose Mercury News Editorial

- One giant leap, with modesty - San Francisco Chronicle Editorial

- A wink — and nod — to a great American - Fort Worth Star-Telegram EditorialIf anyone ever was entitled to do an end-zone celebration or victory dance, it was Neil Armstrong.

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- Doping the games: Keep banned substances out of sport - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

The effort to keep performance-enhancing substances out of professional sport has erupted again. The United States Anti-Doping Agency stripped bicyclist Lance Armstrong of his record-shattering seven Tour de France titles. Major League Baseball suspended Melky Cabrera, an All-Star Game most valuable player, and Bartolo Colon, a former Cy Young Award winner, each for 50 games, because they used artificial testosterone. ...... We can't say whether Armstrong cheated or not. What we can say is that it is important for international officials and sports governing bodies to get these cases right. Because if they don't, athletes will continue to cheat with drugs and other substances, and that will have devastating effects on millions of kids growing up in sport. If the elite athletes cheat, so will the young competitors who aspire to athletic greatness. Yet kids are not equipped to weigh the health risks of performance-enhancing substances against the chance of success and a professional contract worth millions, or even tens of millions of dollars. ...

- Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong's fall from fame disappointing - Deseret News Editorial

- Lance Armstrong, zero-time Tour winner? - Kevin Modesti, The Los Angeles Daily NewsThese days, more sports history is being erased than written.