Walter Mortimer "Mort" Cookson was welcomed home to heaven on Friday, August 19, 2016. Born in Stockton on May 25, 1925 to Walter Mortimer Cookson, Sr., and Myrtle Irene (Tarr) Cookson, Mort lived his 91 years in Ripon, CA on his family farm until the last few months of his life. He married Alida (Hilvers) Cookson on October 22, 1948 in Ripon, CA. He was a farmer, cornetist, singer, volunteer, linguist, master of sarcasm, factory worker, and a traveler. He valued honesty, appreciated good food, honored God, enjoyed being around his family, and loved his wife, whom he called "the ...
IRVINE (AP) - Cornerback E.J. Gaines said early in training camp that the Los Angeles Rams could have the best secondary in the league, even after losing starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Rodney McLeod in free agency.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dwight Gooden has denied Darryl Strawberry's accusation that he is "a complete junkie-addict ," saying his former teammate is just taking it personally that Gooden couldn't make a scheduled public appearance with Strawberry last week.
When the Washington Post puts its top investigative reporters on the beat of the distant youth of presidential candidates, there's no telling what student scandal they might uncover. In 2012, the Post devoted a 5,400-word, front-page article to breaking the news that at age 17, then-Republican nominee Mitt Romney's "pranks could go too far." He was accused of giving a classmate at Cranbrook School an involuntary haircut, and this was invested with deep meaning across his life.