Monthly Archives: March 2014

How my ad got me a discount at Macy’s

Here’s a curious thing: I seem to have gotten a beneficial misprint in an eight-page advertising insert extolling the great values to be found at a Macy’s one-day sale that starts today. Actually, the “sale too big to fit in … Continue reading

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High-tech devices help figure out geometry of the perfect shot

Hip problems knocked me out of the game of basketball for five years. From age 58 to 63, I didn’t play basketball at all. In the middle of that period, I had my left hip replaced. When I finally decided … Continue reading

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A tie for victory in hockey state championship game

  First, let me extend congratulations to my great-nephew Dylan McKeon, a sophomore at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. Dylan is the goalie on the school’s hockey team, which yesterday tied for victory in the Ohio state championship game. … Continue reading

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Ranadive’s ‘creative tension’ adds to divisiveness among losing Kings

The Kings’ problems aren’t a matter of differing philosophies about how to play the game of basketball. The choice isn’t between coach Michael Malone’s emphasis on defense and team executives’ embrace of offense, or some balancing of opposites. Strong defense … Continue reading

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In Kings arena fight, journalistic credibility took a dive

If you’re angry that you didn’t get to vote on subsidizing a new Kings arena downtown, don’t blame City Hall, says the Sacramento Bee. Blame the taxpayer groups that drew up the faulty petitions a judge found fatally flawed.  “In … Continue reading

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