jtaylor's picture
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 1:29pm

In the mosquito-swatting simmer of July 1979, I glanced skyward and continued to install a storm window in the tiny Milwaukee, Wis., bungalow I called home. Skylab was coming down, but there was work to do.

So, what did you do the other day when you heard the U.S. Navy was sending a multi-million-dollar missile into space to destroy/divert a miscreant billion-dollar spy satellite? And, what are you doing to prepare for bits of debris, toxic trailings descending along with the usual deluge of particulate matter from bonehead burners on Valley no-burn days?

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 1:37pm

Right there, prehistorically young Sean "James Bond" Connery's about to be lasered in the most unkind of male places. "Do you expect me to talk?" he queries nemesis "Goldfinger." To which the golden one replies, "No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die!"

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 6:00pm

.......and round and round we go. I'm not an avid stock-watcher by any means but I did notice recently an article featuring the historical performance of a "Members Only Warehouse" stock, it was very stable and often progressive........and I know why!

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Friday, February 15, 2008 - 9:05am

In case you've been under the Arctic ice, Valley hospital ERs are getting hammered by flu, aches and all manner of suffering patients.

And nobody is under the hammer more than -- surprise! -- one of the nation's busiest emergency rooms and the only combined burn and Level 1 trauma units between LA and Sacramento.

If you read the front-page story in today's Fresno Bee, you read three very telling quotes from Bruce Kinder, CRMC's ED director.

1) "We're seeing more of everything." 2) "It's a taxing time." 3) "Every day is an adventure."

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Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 5:37pm

Did any of you get a chance to watch the finals of the Westminster Kennel Club competition? Well, it was delightful! Precocious and so precious was the baying, bouncing, and barking beagle named Uno, and he had won! He apparently was a consistent crowd favorite and as his handler indicated, "He's a people's dog". The sold-out crowd chanted his name and roared when he was pronounced the winner.