| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:06 PM
Six months ago, McClouth High School senior Trevor Roberts suffered a life-changing injury during a football game that nearly cost him his life. But now, Roberts is on the mend, and back on the field in what some people in the small Kansas town are...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:19 PM
I spent a good part of Tuesday afternoon cruising from the Balboa Peninsula into the North Balboa Island Channel then around Linda Island and into the Back Bay.
My mind wandered to racing this weekend in the Lido Isle Yacht Club's "Roy Woolsey" regatta...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 7:23 PM
The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum will launch an exhibit, "Extraordinary People," on Tuesday that gives a retrospective of local hero Nick Scandone.
Scandone, who died in 2009 at the age of 42, won the gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing,...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:10 PM
It's no secret that the Daily Pilot competes with the Orange County Register — at least in the Newport-Mesa neck of the woods.
So you might think I take great joy in the fact that two Register columnists plan to beat each other up — with...
| Oct 19, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — He referred to ALS not as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but as "A Love for Sailing."
It was Nick Scandone's way of turning his death sentence from Lou Gehrig's disease into a positive, which he did time and again. He won a gold...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Jessica Long has had to overcome obstacles all of her life. The field she had to beat out to win an ESPY on Wednesday night for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability was a tough one, filled with some remarkable athletes.
Long, who had to have her...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:00 PM
When Brad Snyder swims, he can't see the water.
He can't see his opposition, he can't see the clock and, most importantly, he can't see the wall.
But by just visualizing himself in the pool, Snyder is now London-bound.
The 28-year-old Snyder lost his...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 10:02 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Sprinter Blake Leeper just got a pair of fresh legs in March that he'll use at three Paralympics events.
“This is the ‘Cheetah Blade’, made by Ossur. It's all carbon fiber,” the 22-year-old San Diego...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:12 PM
Lifestyle may make a difference for those living with Alzheimer's
Dr. Heather Snyder talks about the research being presented at this week's Alzheimer's AssociationInternational Conference. Dr. Snyder says lifestyle factors such as alcohol use, sleep...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:28 AM
The Olympic torch came to Brixton on Thursday, and so did Amy Cohen.
She lived in the South London district until recently, a job change and the continuing financial crisis sending her to live back home with her parents at age 34. Among the throngs who...
| May 27, 2012
LONDON — As a Californian, I had forgotten that you don't cancel your life just because it rains. If you did, you'd never see anything in London, at least not recently. And there is much to see.
Too much, in fact. It's a travel buffet, and it's...