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Monday, June 16, 2008 - 9:02am

A Rubik's Cube of laws must be changed to secure any flexible and functional change in American health care. That's the drawdown message of a concise, thoughtful assessment in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"Innovation will not occur if each novel way to organize and pay for care needs to be adjudicated case-by-case or is threatened with legal proceedings," say the authors, Timothy Jost, a lawyer, and Ezekiel Emanuel, a physician.

Among the points they cite:

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Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 5:09pm husband and I were so excited to get an early start on Saturday morning to head up to Yosemite Valley to ride our mountain bikes around the park, hang out, and just enjoy a day at one of the most spectacular wonders of the world. He had worked diligently during the week to prepare the bikes for our journey, we packed plenty of fluids to keep hydrated, and the weather was predicted to be very enjoyable up the hill. We were looking forward to getting out of the Fresno area heat as well. The best laid plans...

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Friday, June 13, 2008 - 8:54am

Ok, that's pretty commonplace, right? Well get a load of this, a Japanese phone company is testing the ability to download scents...what?!? Yep, the cell users will test a new service that allows them to download fragrances. Twenty participants using "Mobile Fragrance Communications" can download files of specific scents accompanied by music or video clips. Oh boy, this could get interesting.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 7:17am

Yippee. The ludicrous price of gas means more shipping businesses may relocate to the Valley 'cause it's a great halfway point to lots of somewhere else's.

I got to thinking outside "the Valley as a call-center megalopolis" box while touring the new Holiday Inn downtown and viewing the unveiling of a snazzy web site redesign by the Fresno Economic Development Corporation. The site reminded me how much we need to elevate our aspirations.

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Monday, June 9, 2008 - 11:24am

If I made everyone mad at me at least once, I figured I was doing a good job as a newspaper reporter. Since reporters write their stories using less than 10% of notes they've taken, there's room for skewed judgment, error -- and outraged readers, justified or not.