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Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year

While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...

Professional View: helping our aging parents

The last "Professional View" article I wrote titled “How can I age at home safely?” was well received and I was delighted with positive feedback about in-home ...

How equity gains can eliminate mortgage insurance

I don’t know about you, but my brain pays much more attention to stocks and retirement funds when they are doing well. The same holds true for the value of my residence. I li ...

Fitness View: Don’t confuse active with fit

When it comes to excuses for not exercising, we have probably about heard them all. Sometimes the excuse is self-inflicted: “I don’t have the time.” Other times ...

Media Life: Wild Willie Slade's 1970 hoax inspires Ophir Prison Marching Band

  A humbug can be defined as a hoax meant in jest. Journey with us now to the days of yore – actually the late 1960s and early 1970s – to learn about one of the ...

Media Life: Treasure turns up in darndest places but not gold-coin couple

May is the target date for a portion of the $10 million in gold coins from the 1800s found by a Gold Country couple to start turning up on Amazon.com’s collectibles site. By ...

Learn to play like a Globetrotter

It’s a bit of a promotion, but then that is what the Harlem Globetrotters do. Two 24 Hour Fitness centers will feature the basketball wizards in a couple of clinics schedule ...

You might be ready to go fishing, but is your boat?

I find it totally amazing. In the spring, it doesn't matter where I take my boat, whether it be on a river or some lake, I wind up towing some very high-priced boats back to th ...

Professional View: antioxidants and your skin

Vitamin C, Coenzyme Q10, lycopene, zinc ... an alphabet soup makes up the group of compounds we call antioxidants. Antioxidants are touted as miracle ingredients that save our body ...

Dealing with grief: It's OK to ask for help

Question: “I lost my husband a couple of weeks ago and am just now feeling as if my grief is coming to the surface. I read your column about grief a couple of months ago and ...