| Apr 7, 2011
Not so long ago, the way to convey that something was extreme was to simply call it extreme ("X" for short.) There were extreme sports (think bungee jumping), extreme tourism (think traveling in order to bungee jump) and, of course, the "Extreme Makeover"...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Environmentalists blasted me for downplaying the threat of BP oil in the Gulf.
They need to go out into their front yards and confront the real threat facing Florida.
Big Grass is worse than Big Oil.
Grass is destroying Florida, particularly St....
| May 25, 2011
| 3:38 PM
The French were right about Iraq, and now they're right about one of our great American heroes, Lance Armstrong.
Don't you hate it?
The French never bought Lance's claims of drug-free victories in the Tour de France.
Now a federal investigation may...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:18 AM
| Apr 14, 2012
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
Players from Burroughs, Burbank win scholar awards: Burbank High football player Mitch Camacho and Adam Velasco from Burroughs were given 2011- 2012 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The person who perhaps could be helped or hurt most if the National Baseball Hall of Fame offered specific instruction to its voters on whether candidates with a history of using performance-enhancing drugs should be enshrined has his own opinion as to...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 11:24 PM
Dear Joe Flacco,
It's been a bizarre week, hasn't it? You're one win away from playing in the Super Bowl, and I think I've read approximately 11 million articles -- written primarily by people living outside the Baltimore metro area -- that seem eager to...
| Dec 14, 2011
Award is his to keep
On Tuesday, Michael Weiner, head of the players' union, issued a statement asking for everyone to reserve judgment on Ryan Braun, who tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and faces a 50-...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
It's over, right? The U.S. Open is now the U.S. Closed. Rory McIlroy is torching the course at Congressional and making the rest of the field look like the C-flight at the Stoneybrook West member-guest. McIlroy is...
| Jun 19, 2011
Forget Paul Maholm's 3-7 record. He has compiled a 3.12 earned-run average over 89 innings, holding opponents to 70 hits.
With limited options expected to become available on the trade market next month, Maholm is having the kind of season that could...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Ken Williams has the enviable position of seemingly being the only Chicago executive immune from the pressure to win and perform. In recent years we have seen all the Chicago franchises clean house. The Chairman needs to pocket his loyalty and let...