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jtaylor's picture
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:19pm

Fumbling for CDs. Scolding kids. Trimming nose hairs. Weaving all over the road at various speeds. You've probably seen them all, too (well, maybe not the nose activity, but consider yourself lucky).


Unless there's an accident, or a cop is eagle-eyed or very bored, drivers get away with all these. Come July 1, however, you can be fined for using a cell phone without a hands-free device. And, if you're younger than 18, you're prohibited from using any cell phone, pager or laptop while driving -- lots of luck (and citation opportunities) there.


wholderman's picture
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 11:48am

Oh, now I think I've heard it all.......I thought a cordial nod and/or handshake was as familiar as you should become with business associates, but apparently, if you're in the global market, you need to know "etiquette of kissing standards". I guess numerous customs exist out there and the ordinary greeting may need some refinement.


jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 7:58am

Chocolate chip cookies, Port of Subs sandwiches, donated time and flip charts -- the modern recipe for grass-roots democracy.


More than 120 people -- average age, 55-ish -- packed Clovis Veteran's Memorial Building Monday night for the kind of brain-storming, venting, hobnobbing and see-and-be-seen politicking that happens in modest-sized communities around the country.


wholderman's picture
Monday, March 24, 2008 - 9:23am

Those popular marshmellow candies that are made from marshmellows (of course), sugar gelatin, and carnauba wax (what's that!?!) and shaped into chics, bunnies, and ducks, have made their Spring appearance and now we bid them farewell! Apparently they were introduced into the US market in 1952 originating in Russia. Way back then, the candies were made by hand and originally only in the shape of chickens (hence the "Peep"). Now, they are not only popular at Easter time, but many other Holidays as well.....it's peepmania. Oh, and now there are different flavors too!


jtaylor's picture
Friday, March 21, 2008 - 12:42pm

The menu of adjectives for Mark G. Yudof is pure Michelin: brilliant, visionary, outstanding, amazing, unique.


A University of California Board of Regents panel has tapped him to succeed Bob Dynes as president of what is routinely called the most prestigious university system in the world.