Monthly Archives: June 2011

Be cautious with medical innovations

I saw Billie Jean King on television last night touting a new knee-replacement product. The tennis great had both of her knees replaced last year. She’s back playing tennis and “I feel like I’m 20 again.” In February, she signed on … Continue reading

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Shh, Jimmer Fredette is white

 I was a big Jimmer Fredette fan last season. As a lover of the jump shot, I couldn’t get enough of seeing the 6-foot-2 Fredette going straight up with shots off passes, launching three-pointers and darting around until he got … Continue reading

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Getting an edge with baking soda

“Put some fizz in your game?” That  small headline in the June issue of the University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter caught my  eye. It was a sidebar to a longer article on the many uses of baking soda, also … Continue reading

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War goes beyond basketball friendship

I was initially moved by the ESPN documentary titled “Once Brothers.” It’s the story of basketball players Vlade Divac and Drazen Petrovic. They were friends and teammates on the Yugoslavian national team that dominated Europe in the mid- to late … Continue reading

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Sacramento nightmare — a downtown arena for Kings

Hey, Sacramento leaders, when was the last time you went for a stroll in downtown Sacramento at night? When was the last time your wife parked her car in an underground lot on L Street in the evening to go … Continue reading

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