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Friday, November 14, 2008 - 11:31am

Tonight (Nov 14th, 2008), the Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital will host a celebration to commemorate 5 years of service to the community.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 12:47pm

Everything old -- good and bad -- may be new again.


In the 1970s, New York City was on the edge of bankruptcy. Only when world leaders warned of the ripple-impact was a federal bailout crafted. The state agency that was created to oversee the fiscal resolution was called the Municipal Assistance Corporation -- aka "Big MAC."


Now there's chat among some Sacramento health care lobbyists -- with a budget deficit now projected by the state legislative analyst to grow to as much as $28 billion over the next 20 months -- that the Golden State may need its own Big MAC Attack.


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Monday, November 10, 2008 - 11:06am

A cannister sat in the garage. We added to its contents gingerly, wondering if black widows saw nesting possibilities among discarded household batteries.


We didn't know quite to expect last weekend when we hauled the batteries, expended fluorescent lights and dried acrylic paint tubes to Fresno County's semi-annual residential waste drop-off.


I knew "a process" was in hand. We'd answered a newspaper ad, been given an "appointment," received a blue-form to complete of what to/not to bring and even got a follow-up confirmation call.


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Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 9:38pm

My husband and I took a ride on our motorcycles and caught lunch up at Bass Lake. When we left the Fresno area, it was sunny and warm. I suppose this time of year you shouldn't assume that things are as they appear in regards to the weather...especially when you are traveling "up the hill".


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Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 2:04pm

A "cutter" is a fastball that breaks slightly as it reaches home plate. Nasty, and hard to hit.  The other cutter, of course, is a surgeon.


Today, I could not name five members of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Nor could I name those who are assisting a cardiologist who's going to implant a pacemaker in one of my relatives.


But, once again, the Oakland A's are being used as a benchmark for the way that medicine ought to be practiced in a Wall Street Journal article focusing on developing cheaper, better care benchmarks.