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Editor's note: Supervisor Bob Elliott is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He served his country for 30 years in the United States Army, and retired as a Colonel, US Army Special Forces (the Green Berets.) Supervisor Elliott was elected to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 2012 and represents the Fifth Supervisorial District, which covers portions of south San Joaquin County, including Tracy, Mountain House, and half of Manteca. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board.

May 24, 2014 | BOB ELLIOTT | Other Views


Reving up high-octane hypocrisy

Hypothetical conundrums can provide valuable learning experiences for students of corporate management and ethics.

May 24, 2014 | | Other Views


Manteca relies on corner infielder’s bat, versatile glove

Neil MacDannald isn't ready to name a starter for Monday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship.

May 23, 2014 | | High School Sports


Busch prepares body for double duty

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Busch craned his neck toward a monitor and studied the Indianapolis 500 practice results. He didn't seem happy with his final practice speed, roughly 3 mph off the pace and not good enough in the Andretti Autosport backup he was forced into after wrecking his own, faster car earlier this week.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Klinsmann’s kids

STANFORD (AP) - Julian Green first met most of his U.S. soccer teammates just a few months ago at a training session in Europe shortly before the German-American committed to playing for the United States.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sterling gives up control of Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pacers’ George cleared

MIAMI (AP) - Indiana's Paul George will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, which comes as no surprise to the Miami Heat. They were expecting him there all along.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign G Thomas

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed guard Brandon Thomas to a four-year deal. Thomas was taken 100th overall out of Clemson. He played in 49 games in college, starting 30 games at tackle and nine at guard. He earned first-team All-ACC honors last season. Thomas is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee suffered during a workout last month.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Small-town pro on top at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett grew up in a small Missouri town where his home course is a nine-hole layout.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hendricks delivers in Debut

TORONTO (AP) - Liam Hendriks won his season debut, Steve Tolleson hit a two-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays were victorious for the ninth time in 11 games with a 3-2 defeat of the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lincecum overcomes 6 BBs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Hicks homered to back a wild Tim Lincecum, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Friday night.

May 23, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Motorists under siege in ‘Carjack City’

DETROIT (AP) - When they pull up to a gas station these days, Detroit drivers are looking beyond the price per gallon at a far more threatening concern: carjackers.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Diner plans fundraiser after ‘show more skin’ post

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - After a customer suggested that servers at a West Virginia restaurant needed to "show more skin," the owner became offended and decided to do something about it.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Teachers sued over cult allegations

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut couple alleges in a federal lawsuit that their three daughters were "indoctrinated" into a cult by public high school staff and suffered severe personality changes, including becoming "flat and distant."

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


Arizona wildfire expected to nearly triple

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A wildfire burning in a scenic Arizona canyon is expected to nearly triple in size as crews scramble to get the upper hand in less rugged terrain.

May 23, 2014 | | Nation


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Loew: MLS schedule helps US with World Cup fitness

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Germany coach Joachim Loew isn't sure his team's extra day of rest this week makes up for the months-long scheduling advantage his friend, Jurgen Klinsmann, has had with the U.S. team.

June 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US counting on Howard against Germany

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Tim Howard rarely makes it through a game without accepting multiple celebratory embraces from relieved American teammates.

June 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s reach 10-year lease deal to stay at Coliseum

OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff said Wednesday the club has reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the Oakland Coliseum.

June 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Venus a factor at Wimbledon; Kvitova next

LONDON (AP) - Let others wonder when or whether Venus Williams might move on from tennis. She's not ready to contemplate going anywhere just yet.

June 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Draft focus on James

NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker aren't NBA players yet and they are already learning their first lesson.

June 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dallas gets Chandler back in 6-player deal with NY

DALLAS (AP) - The Mavericks and New York Knicks agreed Wednesday to a six-player trade that returns center Tyson Chandler to Dallas three years after he helped win a championship only to leave right away in free agency.

June 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Allyson Felix won’t run 200 in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Bob Kersee is having a difficult time trying to get Allyson Felix to slow down.

June 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods raises the energy level on PGA Tour

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Nobody has fielded more questions about Tiger Woods over his career than Ernie Els, at times to the point that it exasperates him.

June 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL to remove cap on concussion damages

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Early poll favors Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The first public opinion poll since California's June 3 primary shows Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown maintaining a 20-point lead over his general election challenger, Republican Neel Kashkari.

June 25, 2014 | | State


DASHING DOGS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Shih Tzu is a whirl of fur on a course studded with obstacles, flying through tunnels, leaping over bars, scrambling up bridges and zigzagging through poles as its owner tears alongside, calling out commands and flashing hand signals. At the finish line, there are hugs, treats and lots of slobber.

June 25, 2014 | | State


Michaels leaving ‘Loser’ for 3rd time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jillian Michaels is exiting "The Biggest Loser," NBC and the producer of the weight-loss competition series said Wednesday.

June 25, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE STATE

• SUBWAY PROJECT REACHES MILESTONE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The construction of a $1.6 billion subway through San Francisco's Chinatown has reached a milestone. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that crews finished digging the tunnel for the Central Subway earlier this month. John Funghi, the subway's project manager, says the excavation was completed on time and within budget. The 1.7-mile subway will connect the city's South of Market and North Beach neighborhoods. Next up is station construction and the installation of tracks, overhead wires and electronic systems. Train service through the tunnel is expected to start in ...

June 25, 2014 | | State


Appeals court: States can’t ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Wednesday that states cannot prevent gay couples from getting married, extending the movement's legal winning streak and bringing the issue a big step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 25, 2014 | | Nation


States confront worries about fracking, quakes

AZLE, Texas (AP) - Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma.

June 25, 2014 | | Nation


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