wholderman's picture
Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 12:38pm

My husband is a seasoned and accomplished cyclist. He gets out on his bike several times a week for training. At least one time each week, he and I go out together. I am a newer rider, and struggle to maintain 20 or so miles per hour for any sustained period of time when I try to take the lead or do not stay close to him...however, when I tuck myself tightly in behind him and find just the right spot, I could go for miles...the benefits of drafting.

jtaylor's picture
Friday, September 5, 2008 - 7:52am

What do you do when your hometown newspaper dies?

That's the question some Clovis residents are asking, but it may soon be on the lips in towns throughout the Valley as layoffs, buyouts and closures continue to bedevil traditional media.

jtaylor's picture
Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 1:00pm

Here are some words I've never used before -- or seen before in combination. I gotta give credit to the politicians/media manipulators as their writers always scour the thesaurus for ways to paste, pillory or Helicobacter pylori their opponents.

Here's how the Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert sized up Assembly/Senate hearings on the non-budget: "Continuous bloviations." (Rough translation: to speak at great length.)

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 11:05am

Two months without a state budget? The pikers. Talk about playing real hardball: In 1994, the country went 232 days without baseball because owners and players were about as far apart on a deal as the Dems and Reeps in Sacramento.

At an April meeting with Valley hospital administrators, an already-frustrated Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines said the only way to get a budget that addresses the multi-billion-dollar deficit might involve hospitals ceasing services for a few days and hanging a "closed" sign outside.

wholderman's picture
Monday, September 1, 2008 - 2:16pm

...but you still need to get the football in the end zone for it to count. Marching the ball down the field 99 yards is truly commendable, but ultimately will not win the game. There's been many game stats reported of extraordinary passing and rushing yards and it seems like the teams with those more favorable numbers should always win the game, right? Well, it doesn't happen that still need to score.