While most of us enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend with parades, fireworks and backyard barbeques, Chicago endured an amazing 51 shootings. At last count, America's third largest metropolitan area had a total of 12 deaths that resulted from the shootings. More are still in critical condition. Gee wouldn't it be great if Chicago could only outlaw guns so that such shootings wouldn't happen?
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Because it is turning out better than expected, the World Cup is doing more good than harm to brand Brazil. The opposite is true for Brazil's brand of football.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The one thing Rory McIlroy won't lack heading into this U.S. Open is advice. In the few weeks since his breakup with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, only some of it has been worth much.
LODI - Manteca High's baseball team arrived earlier than it normally would for most games and this one ended up starting an hour later than its scheduled 6 o'clock start.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ryan Hunter-Reay was deeply disappointed when his 2012 championship was overshadowed by IndyCar politics. His breakthrough moment was largely ignored by the league as it fought with yet another CEO.
Did you ever have a day fishing when everything went absolutely perfect? Those are the days that keep us going back out on the streams, ponds, and fields for decades to seek that perfect day.
Growing up, I never used to wear sunglasses. Looking back, I can't believe that I fished as long as I did without sunglasses.
About 10 years ago, I started a fishing club at the school where I work. We practiced several times a week and I taught them how to cast, tie knots, spool their reels, and anything else that I thought they would need to know to get them started.
It's Saturday. This morning I woke up, had an omelet made with a couple eggs from a dozen that cost $2.50, filled up my truck ($4.25 a gallon) and drove to the river .9 miles down the road for my 42nd day of fishing so far in 2014.
Several times I have encouraged folks to donate money to conservation organizations that assist the wild critters we all love. It's good advice for those who can afford it, but what can you do if money is tight? It seems as though this recession has affected all of us to some extent. Unfortunately the recession has also affected charitable groups as well. At a time when the need is greatest non-profits are also hit with reduced contributions.
Last week I wrote about taking my dad out fishing for the day.
The historic Stockton 99 Speedway will kick-off its 2014 season this Saturday, April 5 with a big five-division NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program.
Recent articles in the world news media have disclosed that our government, specifically the NSA, has been monitoring and recording the phone calls and emails of hundreds of millions of people all around the world. Ostensibly the eavesdropping is to detect and prevent acts of terrorism but substantial numbers of people aren't convinced. Folks on the other side of the equation ask the rhetorical question: "If you're not doing anything wrong, what do you have to worry about?" The fact is private information in the hands of others can harm you. Here's an example.
RIPON – From one of the top junior college offenses in California to one of the most explosive in the entire nation at the Division I level.
Last weekend I decided to take my dad trout fishing at Lake Pardee.
Like a lot of anglers, I've been restricted to staying home and waiting for the rain to subside.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The refrain is becoming a tradition unlike any other, especially after a West Coast Swing like this one.
Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by.
Unbeaten Gonzaga is giving college basketball fans something to talk about besides the usual story lines.
I'm beginning to see an increase boats being towed through my neighborhood, leading me to believe that the fishing must be improving.
The great con in South Florida could be nearing its payoff.
There's a tree in my neighborhood that's been my springtime indicator for past 20 years.
There have been 50 of these already, making this Super Bowl LI in the roman numerals the NFL uses to make sure no one forgets ...
Saturday night was the seventh annual Hoops for the Cure Classic between Ripon and East Union, a fund raiser for cancer. For Lancers senior Ruby ...
With the election of Donald Trump as our president, gun rights advocates are getting all fired up at the possibility of a national concealed carry ...
ATLANTA - Mike Smith never made it to the Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.
If you've never witnessed a lake being planted with trout, it's definitely a sight to see.
The brotherhood did its job methodically, pleasing Atlanta owner Arthur Blank so much that he was last seen dancing into the night on the victory ...
It has been a while since I've been so excited to go fishing.