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  • The industry is full of hard-luck stories about one-hit wonders, and we were adamant that that not be our fate.

    Fallin’ Up

  • On the other hand, he possibly spent more money in relieving hard-luck cases than did the wildest of the new millionaires on insane debauchery.

    Chapter XI

  • "Everybody knows umbrellas cost more in the rain" sets up the hard-luck tale of "Talking at the Same Time."

    The Storyteller's Secret

  • —The $57-a-night Motel Caswell, magnet for hard-luck cases, police patrol cars and the occasional drug deal, is the unlikely prize in a high-stakes tug-of-war between conservative legal activists and the government.

    Motel Is Latest Stopover in Federal Forfeiture Battle

  • Tom Wilson Sr, the creator of the hard-luck comic strip character Ziggy, has died, his family have said.

    Ziggy creator Tom Wilson dies aged 80

  • Tom leaves behind a wonderful legacy in Ziggy, a hard-luck comics page hero who serves as a reflection of Tom's endearing wit and optimism in the face of adversity, McMeel said in a statement.

    Ziggy creator Tom Wilson dies aged 80

  • An extraordinary return man like his father, Terry, a star with the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1970s (those hard-luck, Cardiac Cardinals are well-represented on our roster, too), Eric Metcalf led the league in all-purpose yards in 1993, and his 12 non-offensive touchdowns are tied for sixth-most all-time.

    The not-so-Super team: Best players never to reach the final

  • The hard-luck Barnes even had his own Greg Norman-like disaster when competitor Craig Kanada chipped in not once but twice to beat him for a Tour card in 2006.

    Late-bloomer Barnes is blossoming at Open

  • Such hard-luck stories haven't slowed the hunt for the next great investment.

    Forget Stocks—Chinese Turn Bullish on Booze and Caterpillar Fungus

  • That goes double for Coach Eric Taylor, who lost not only his best players but also his team, having been maneuvered out of Dillon High and exiled to hard-luck East Dillon.

    'Friday Night Lights' tackles Season 4 changes, and scores

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