ccastro's picture
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 4:36pm

I think I speak for many of us when I say, "recess was my favorite subject in grammar school!"   Well, the first annual Community Medical Centers' Recess event was more fun than I ever imagined.  The event created friendly competition between the various CMC facilities and corporate office at various levels of the Save Mart Center.  It’s an honor to report that Clovis Community Medical Center (CCMC) WON FIRST PLACE  in the inaugural Recess event as the result of individual and team challenges that ranged fr

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 12:33pm

Old-time cartoon character: J. Wellington Wimpy aka "Wimpy." First introduced: 1934. Favorite saying: "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

New caricature: California state budget. Deadline missed: July 1 (as nearly always). Favorite saying, likely commencing in early August when state runs out of reserves to pay medical costs: "We've got no money to pay you today, but keep on providing medical care until whenever we create a budget or you go belly up."

wholderman's picture
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 3:46pm my husband fell 8 feet down a ravene on his bicycle, he said that numerous thoughts were racing through his mind: "this is going to hurt, I should have listened to the guy in front of me that said he takes the hills very slow, how should I 'try' to land, I wish those rocks weren't there, my bike is going to be thrashed, I hope I don't break anything, I hope I don't hit my head, Wanda is not going to be happy with me...".

jtaylor's picture
Monday, July 21, 2008 - 11:37am

Not many smiley faces in the newspaper biz these days as it tries to re-digitize itself.  Even a compelling confession by New York Times columnist David Carr makes one shiver.

Consider this sliver of Carr from the July 20 Sunday New York Times magazine:

"Here is what I deserved: hepatitis C, federal prison time, H.I.V., a cold park bench, an early, addled death.

"Here is what I got: the smart, pretty wife, the three lovely children, the job that impresses.

wholderman's picture
Friday, July 18, 2008 - 9:57am

You're joking, right?!? Apparently, the nation's largest cigarette maker has failed in yet another attempt to sell Americans on a potentially safer cigarette....the "Ultra Smooth"...they tried to use a high-technology filter. This product failure highlights the cigarette giant's challenges in finding something ot offset their loses in sales. In the past, U.S. sales declines did not impact that much as international business was stable and even growing, but now the servere U.S. sales decline is not even mitigated by the overseas business.