wholderman's picture
Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 11:21am

The Summer Olympics will be upon us soon...these events are full of success and gold-medal stories, but many of the sagas did not begin with a are some inspirational stories about a variety of "winners" and their tenacity and commitment to achieve excellence:

Paul Hamm was a gold medalist at the 2004 Olympics in gymnastics, but not before slipping during a vault landing, crashing into the judges' table and dislocating his jaw...after falling to 12th place, he decided to go and give the best performance of his life, and was determined not to hold anything back.

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 7:48am

Readers of my last blog emailed me their wish/needs lists toward infusing personality into downtown Fresno.

From Jim Cole:

  • A pro sports team. There are many smaller cities with pro teams. Take Green Bay (pop.100,353). Please.

  • An airport. (FAT does not count.)

  • A theater district. (In fact, I am willing to accept anything of a cultural nature since we're starting from near zero.)

jtaylor's picture
Monday, July 28, 2008 - 9:48am

Every successful downtown needs a personality. I've lived and worked in some that did (New York City, Milwaukee) and others that didn't (Hartford and New London, Conn.). Here's what I wish for downtown Fresno:

  • A gourmet restaurant. We've got subway sandwiches, chicken pita and a pittance more.

wholderman's picture
Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 1:17pm

Well, not necessarily unless you experienced what a woman in Maine did...she was removing her clothes from the washing machine at her farmhouse and noticed the independent motion of the she began digging in the pile, she saw something that caused her to scream, slam the lid shut and call Animal Damage Control.

ccastro's picture
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 5:36pm

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