March 31, 2014 |
There's a continuing fascination with all-star seven-on-seven passing tournaments in March and April even though college football recruiters are barred from attending. Parents seem to think their sons will get a scholarship based on a seven-on-seven passing performance in the spring. It's not going to happen. Right now, college coaches are reviewing film of high school players from the season where they actually tackled people. In May, recruiters will be allowed to go to high schools and judge players up close and personal.
March 28, 2014 |
Cars cost a lot of money. With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets. The three least expensive cars on the market are the Nissan Versa at $12,800, the Chevrolet Spark at $12,995 and the Mitsubishi Mirage at $13,790. Prices are for the most basic cars with no options but do include destination charges. PHOTOS: The three cheapest cars on the market In that lowly range, their chief competition is a reliable used car - say, a 3-year-old Honda Civic or Mazda3, with low miles.
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March 19, 2014 |
One of the longtime civilian monitors for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department defended his work Wednesday and said he should have his contract with the county renewed. Merrick Bobb's statements come a day after the new inspector general for the Sheriff's Department recommended the Board of Supervisors cut Bobb's contract, concluding that he and the agency's other monitor had limited success in helping the troubled department. In his letter to the board, Inspector General Max Huntsman said that over the years, Bobb had provided an "invaluable" outside perspective but in recent years his "influence has waned" and he had "little direct relationship with the department.
March 4, 2014 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that increases spending on early childhood education, job training, high-tech manufacturing and urban redevelopment in an effort to shrink the gap between rich and poor. “Our budget is about choices. It's about our values,” Obama said Tuesday as he promoted his spending plan at a local elementary school. “We've got to decide if we're going to keep squeezing the middle class or reduce our deficits responsibly.” The annual budget plan includes an additional $56 billion for what the White House dubs the “Opportunity, Growth the Security Initiative.” The list is a grab bag of Democratic priorities currently stalled in a divided Congress.
February 23, 2014 |
Dear Liz: We are settling my dad's estate. My dad found a rock, and it sat in my parents' frontyard for years. He worked in a gravel pit for decades, and that was the only rock he found interesting enough to bring home. When my mom died, we held an auction of their household goods. My dad told me to take the rock home. I said that to be fair, the rock should be sold at auction. A family member then stole the rock and has been hiding it for more than two years. This person says it's going to be placed on my dad's grave site.
February 14, 2014 |
New York Jets kicker Nick Folk, a star at Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks and at Arizona, is having none of this talk about doing away with extra points in NFL games. He has a few suggestions that would, you guessed it, increase the value of a placekicker. First, if you haven't heard, the NFL has begun debating the worth of extra points. Commissioner Roger Goodell said in an interview that one idea is to make all touchdowns worth seven points. A team then has the option to try a conversion play worth an additional point, but if the pass or run fails it would cost the team a point.