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jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 10:05am

Whether you're touristing or lobbying in DC, staying at the Mayflower (officially, the Renaissance Mayflower), hardly serves up the hormonal rush that helped lead to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's downfall.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, March 10, 2008 - 9:40am

This is what ticked me off. Marketers are reviving the icon of Speedy Alka-Seltzer, the old water-bubbling stomach tonic made famous decades ago with such slogans as " Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh, what a relief it is ... I can't believe I ate the whole things ... Try it, you'll like it."


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Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 7:22pm

My husband came home one day (a couple of years ago) after picking up a few items at a local home improvement warehouse store. He shared with me that he was roaming around the store looking for the things on his list and while he was loading some merchandise onto his cart, a man approached him and without even asking if my husband worked there, just began rattling off a list of questions like: "where would the needle-nosed pliers be", and such.


jtaylor's picture
Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 12:16pm

Arrived a bit early for a "UC Day" dinner at Sacramento's Sheraton Grand Hotel. Who plopped down in an adjacent seat in the lobby? Mr. UC himself, president Robert C. Dynes.


I was there to show solidarity for UC Merced grads -- yes there are UC Merced alums out there, and they sell the school well. Moreso, I was there to keep hope alive for a UC medical school in the Valley.


wholderman's picture
Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 11:45am

Well, traditional wisdom and logic would lead us to reason that daylight-saving time, which begins March 9th, does reduce energy consumption. But an exceptional situation in Indiana provides evidence challenging that view....."springing forward" may actually cause an increased use of energy!