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Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 8:37pm

This Made-For-TV miniseries produced in 2001 memorializes soldiers of Easy Company, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, and their commendable service on D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, capturing Hitler's Eagle Nest, displaying extraordinary fear, extraordinary bravery, extraordinary heroism, and ultimately becoming legends in their own right.


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Friday, January 16, 2009 - 12:46pm

Uh oh, what would you do if you saw this on your next cell phone bill!?! Well, a California man discovered his 13 year old daughter had sent over 400 text messages per day, which averages to about one message every 2 minutes! The bill was 440 pages and revealed the 14,528 messages. He laughed at first and thought it was some prank as he could hardly believe it was humanly possible to pull off such a thing.


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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 8:15am

The Clovis Independent -- a dot.com version -- may be on the verge of being reborn. So, for those who live and/or work in Clovis, just what should this digital communo-journalism include? And, since it will have no editorial staff to speak of, what would you contribute and how regularly?


And what would it take to make you a regular reader/viewer -- creator of "hits"?


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Monday, January 12, 2009 - 12:04pm

Five years ago, my brother-in-law suffered a brain aneurysm. His wife and his sister (my wife) married grief with hope. And three still-strangers benefited from donation of Ralph's liver and kidneys. 


A few weeks ago, at a Christmas party celebrating the birth of a grandson, I met a quiet, thoughtful young man who had sentences from Jack London's "Call of the Wild" tattooed on the inside of an arm.


Daniel Canal, a graduate of CSU Stanislaus, received a new liver, pancreas, stomach and intestine -- three times. Here's a story he authored in 2001:


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Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 7:35pm

Two things today. I learned one of my favorite journalistic bro's has  died. He was the only ONLY editor I've ever known who apologized to me for turning aside my advice and for the result that occurred -- with respect to Louis Farrakhan's visit to Fresno about a decade ago.

I miss and honor Terry Jackson, then a Fresno Bee editor, and my then-young (now Fresno PD son) recalls Terry taking him in a ride in a tricked-out Mustang. Terry was a polio survivor, an encourager and dismisser of handicaps of any sort.