| Aug 17, 2010
Amid budget cutbacks, the deterioration of America???s roads, bridges and highways has accelerated to an alarming degree. The kicker, however, is that by forsaking the notion of raising the gas tax, car owners may end up costing themselves more money........
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:47 PM
The University of Florida hired Cornell Provost Kent Fuchs as its 12th president on Wednesday.
There were no protesters. No screaming matches. No idle threats.
No naked attempt to undercut the public and open process.
In short, it was a very...
| Jun 13, 2010
Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998
I am just steps out of John Wooden's condo when I realize he has, once again, transformed me into Jack Nicholson, gazing across the dinner table at Helen Hunt. Wooden has made me want to be...
| Dec 30, 2009
Virginia Tech has more than doubled Bud Foster's salary in the last five years. Earlier this month the school upped the ante with a five-year annuity.
Absent the deed to Lane Stadium and free calzones for life at The Cellar, about the only bait left...
| Sep 14, 2009
Breakfast comes at a terrible time of day to make a rational decision. We're rushed. We're groggy. And we're famished.
We know it's good for us -- 90 percent of Americans think it's the most important meal -- yet fewer than half of consumers eat it...
| Aug 26, 2009
Let's take a walk through George Smith's neighborhood. Here's his desk with the nameplate that reads, "They say Lombardi was tough"— though, he says, many of his players don't know who Vince Lombardi is.
Here's a reception area with a window-wall...
| Sep 25, 2009
| 12:36 AM
It wasn't the same (or nearly as fun) when the "U" disappeared from the relevancy map.
Now, love 'em or hate 'em, the Miami Hurricanes have soared back into college football's collective conscience, which figures to have some reverberations on the...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:23 PM
For the seventh consecutive year, Methodist Sports Medicine recognized outstanding student athletes who have overcome incredibly difficult circumstances to achieve success.
At the banquet Thursday held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, a video profile was...
| Jun 24, 2013
A new study has found that an employee's efficiency increases by more than 200 percent when that person is given the option of sitting in a chair made of milk chocolate.
The study was conducted by me, on behalf of my new company, ChocoChair Inc. (Our...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:22 PM
In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight.
Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
| Oct 8, 2009
With apologies to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," here???s some theme music for Saturday???s half-centenary celebration at the Watts Towers of a remarkable moment in L.A. lore: the 1959 rescue of Simon Rodia???s triple-spired folk...