December 25, 2007 |
A Framingham, Mass., attorney thinks the hoopla surrounding baseball's steroids scandal is a joke. In fact, he thinks sports fans should be upset that baseball is trying to stop its players from taking performance-enhancing drugs. Rob Meltzer, writing in Framingham's MetroWest Daily News, contends that regulating what athletes put in their bodies is "government by nanny." "For their money, the fans are entitled to the best show that organized athletics can offer.
November 12, 2007 |
Jeffrey Jordan might be the most talked about walk-on player in college basketball history. That's because the 6-foot-1 guard for Illinois is the son of Michael Jordan. Yes, the Michael Jordan. The younger Jordan made his college debut Sunday. He played three minutes and missed his only shot attempt in a 63-55 victory over Northeastern.
August 5, 2007
This has not been an easy summer for Los Angeles' elected leaders. Two citywide officeholders have been involved in messy personal scandals with some spillover into their work, and one of the county's five supervisors now finds herself embarrassed by a professional lapse. We offer here a summary of the recent meltdown, along with our recommendations for those involved.
February 9, 2007
IN CASE YOU WERE worried that the 110th Congress was producing debate of too much substance, this week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) stands accused of everything from hypocrisy on global warming to wrongheadedness about Iraq -- all based on a request she never exactly made for a jumbo-sized military jet that she has never actually flown aboard as speaker. The fuss started last week, but conservatives waited until Wednesday to really let loose the dogs of warp.
November 25, 2005 |
Just because the PGA Tour tournament schedule is complete, do not be fooled into thinking that the year is over -- not with $18.45 million at stake in nine so-called "silly season" events. In the first place, there's nothing silly about that much money, it's just that the millions being passed out starting this week, at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Hawaii and the Merrill Lynch Skins Game in La Quinta, do not count toward official money winnings.
September 19, 2004 |
Alcoholic and despondent, the great country singer Hank Williams often needed to be driven around to be sobered up. On one such drive, or so the story goes, Williams wanted his fellow travelers to join him in singing his classic hymn "I Saw the Light." "So we started singing it," performer Minnie Pearl told biographer Roger M. Williams. "All of a sudden Hank stopped, and he cried out: 'That's the trouble. It's all dark. There ain't no light.'