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jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 8:18am

A-Rod will make $28 Million this year playing for the Yankees, more than the entire team payroll of the Florida Marlins (quick, name 2 players on that team) -- or roughly enough to keep all of Community Medical Centers operating for two weeks.


Steroids, ticket prices, the cost of garlic fries and stadium parking, millionaire players pretending like their sweat doesn't stink (and should be sold on Ebay). There are lots of reasons to mock/ignore baseball. There are also reasons to celebrate it. Anybody who's seen the movie "Sandlot" knows that.


wholderman's picture
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 12:02pm

Well, if weather forecasters can kind of get it right (especially with all this new doppler radar stuff...), then maybe healthcare forecasters can kind of predict the future.(?) Some of the healthcare gurus are even willing to predict five years out...now that's bold! Here's insight from a survey of over 100 healthcare executives and industry advisers (source: HealthLeaders  March 2008 edition):


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.