wholderman's picture
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 9:43am

Apparently a man in Wisconsin has eaten 23,000 Big Macs over 36 years (he's 54). He hit the milestone last month, continuing the "Big Mac attack" that he took up in 1972, he proclaims he has obsessive-compulsive disorder (I think he has alot more than that!).

wholderman's picture
Friday, September 12, 2008 - 9:25am

When gathering with friends, family, and/or colleagues, there are certain subjects we tend to know, the usual: religion, politics, and...SPORTS allegiances. Some folks are down-right passionate about certain athletes, teams, and events. Today is Friday, September 12th, the day before the noteworthy Fresno State Bulldogs and Madison Wisconsin Badgers game.

jtaylor's picture
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 5:51pm

Three hundred hospital "suits/dresses" in San Francisco for the annual get-together of worry-warts from Northern and Central California.

So, no state budget? Wadda ya think we talk about? And what are the warnings and the, ahem, tiffed-off remarks?

Based on chats with administrative types, some hospitals are:

  • Finalizing contingency plans for layoffs, furloughs, cuts in service.

  • Paying bills with credit cards to allow for a delay in payment times.

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 7:30am

In response to a recent blog on the "information gap" caused by the Fresno Bee's decision to close the Clovis Independent:

Grace del Real wrote: "In this day of online news reporting, it would be wiser to have an online version of the Clovis Independent. That is something that an enterprising person can do on their own. The free market should be the guide."

jtaylor's picture
Monday, September 8, 2008 - 2:57pm

Item, from Modern Healthcare magazine: Dialysis wastewater could be recycled for agricultural uses, saving dialysis centers money to boot. Researchers writing in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases say this is water pre-dialysis that is rejected by the reverse osmosis process, not contaminated post-dialysis.

Researcher say the savings could be 7.13 billion gallons, about the annual water usage of a city the size of Salt Lake City.