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He grieved his wife's death, now U.S. softball coach must carry on

Updated: June 19, 2008, 1:37 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

MOSINEE, Wis. -- The Central Wisconsin Airport is no place to say goodbye. It is cozy and cheesy with speckled carpet and an outdated gift shop that advertises polka fests. Twenty-nine steps separate the parking lot from the front door. Like many stops in the Northwoods, it is frozen in time. Meet you inside, Mike Candrea told his wife somewhere in the parking lot. She was holding a book and an Egg McMuffin. It was random and ordinary, just like every day that summer.

She never ...

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