In the Public Eye

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:06pm

If you read way too much, like I do, you find both nuggets of wisdom and pure nuttiness in the day’s news. Here are some gleanings from the three daily newspapers I get delivered in print each day, five paid online news subscriptions and free scratchings from the Web.


In the Public Eye

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 9:58am

Three things you won't get while flying (one stop in Dallas) cross-country from DC to Fresno in economy: 1) a soft seat; 2) free gruel; 3) enough room to easily read a broad-sheet newspaper.


A five-day pile awaited my return, sun-bleached or well-irrigated copies of the Fresno Bee, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. And then all the on-line news alerts. Good thing I wasn't sleepy.


Friday, June 15, 2007 - 12:59pm

Coin of the realm in DC is $2.  That usually buys you a bottle of water, and you'll need to replenish the moolah frequently. Humid, thunder-showery, no-bottles-past-security, a normal stretch of June.


Friday, June 8, 2007 - 12:34pm

It's chaos. It's criminal. It's contradictory. Here are some snippets from the nation's health care "system."



Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 9:53am

If you stumbled into the special May 30 meeting of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, you may need treatment for whiplash.


The topic, now nearly five months old: How to come up with just the right arcane language to satisfy county, state and federal bureaucrats and, ultimately, provide as much as $54 million in special federal Medi-Cal money over three years for Community Medical Centers to care for the  needy.


"We are that critical access point for those that don't have resources," Community CEO Tim Joslin told the supervisors.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 3:01pm

For $40 to $60 a ticket, you get a bad seat at Dodger Stadium and all the hot dogs, nachos, peanuts and soda you can scarf down.  That's how the Dodgers are selling out their right field pavilion, factoring that the average fan will consume a little less than three 'dogs, a bag of peanuts and a plate of nachos (the Wall Street Journal says the team doesn't keep stats on  drinks because they're self-serve).