End of the Road for the Gas Engine?

Posted on August 27th, 2021
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Is it time to administer Last Rites to the internal combustion engine?  Will it soon go the same route as Blockbuster Video, the Princess telephone and the Pony Express? Obituaries for the engine have been written since the Federal Clean Air Act of 1970 went into effect.  The gas guzzler unofficially became “Dead Tech Walking” at […]

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MLB Hits a Grand Slam with Field of Dreams Game

Posted on August 20th, 2021
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“Baseball really hit a grand slam,” Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa said of the August 12 Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa.  “It turned out to be a game you think would have been scripted on a Hollywood movie lot or something.” Played at a specially constructed, six-million-dollar stadium adjacent to the Field of Dreams diamond […]

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Shortage of Primary Care Doctors Threatens Lives

Posted on August 13th, 2021
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Alarm bells have been sounding for years about the shortage of physicians in the United States.  Based on recent studies, those bells have become sirens. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has long been warning about this quandary, but the most current data suggests a serious tipping point is about to be reached. Within […]

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Air Rage, Road Rage, America is Seething

Posted on July 30th, 2021
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Southwest Airlines flies from Sacramento to San Diego 90 times a week.  The one-hour and twenty-minute trip is usually a placid affair; turbulent California weather provides an occasional unpleasant exception. Flight 700 on Sunday May 23 of this year was unexpectedly whipsawed by forces much stronger than rough air. While on board, a Southwest flight […]

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Depression and Heart Attacks: A Deadly Combination

Posted on July 2nd, 2021
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 In August of 1991, author Larry McMurtry struck a Holstein cow while driving on a rural road near his Texas panhandle ranch.  The cow walked away from the accident and the Lincoln town car was slightly damaged, but the event marked the inception of a lengthy healthcare crisis for McMurtry. The next morning McMurtry was […]

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