Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Dynamic” stretching comes into favor

  About 20 years ago, I decided to adopt the prevailing wisdom that serious stretching was a necessity for aging athletes. Old folks supposedly need as must flexibility as they can muster to ward off injuries. I wasn’t thrilled with … Continue reading

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Thanks to public money and political muscle, sports leagues on a roll

Now that billionaires have discovered Sacramento is eager to give them public money, and a big-shot politician like Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is eager to gut environmental protections for  a Kings arena project, expect another pro sports business … Continue reading

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Kings arena issue turns news coverage into PR

“Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” That was President Bush patting FEMA chief Michael Brown on the back while disaster was unfolding in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. Bush’s cavalier remark, so divorced from reality, came to mind … Continue reading

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Race starts new chapter in her rowing life

Katie, right, and Linda crowd into Carol’s car to head to a race. Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream. With retirement on the horizon a year ago, my … Continue reading

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Columnist should have asked hard questions on Kings stats

Newspaper folks know they need to be on their guard around politicians, who tend to spin information to suit their self-interest. That’s why good journalists – the watchdogs for the public interest — come equipped with a crap detector. They … Continue reading

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