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I guess I won’t be on “Jeopardy!”after all

Last week a press release came across my desk that killed a dream of mine. The news was innocent enough; it congratulated an Elk Grove college student on his upcoming appearance on the TV show "Jeopardy!" For me, however, this press release ended four months of waiting and hoping on a phone call from the "Jeopardy!"casting staff. You see, I was also in the running to compete in "Jeopardy! College Championship" this year, and I didn't know the 15 competitor spots were filled until I saw this press release.

October 22, 2010 | ANDREA GOODWIN Turlock Journal | Editorial


Who wants an autonomous car?

I'm not usually one to rail against new technology. I'm a geek, a nerd, a certifiable tech-addict with more gadgets, gizmos, whozits and whatzits than "The Little Mermaid" could ever dream of.

October 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Editorial


Paging Clark Kent

Education, like politics, is local. You want it close to home, the better to monitor it. That's how it should be.

October 15, 2010 | BY SUZANNE FIELDS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Last chance to hear from your City Council candidates

Back when our country was young, political candidates relied on their friends to spread the word about their accomplishments and suitability to hold office. In fact, historian Samuel Eliot Morison wrote that candidates "were supposed to play coy, obeying a call to service from their country, saving their energies for the task of government. Electioneering was done by newspapers, pamphlets, and occasional public meetings."

October 13, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The whole story of courage

You hear stories of courage every day. A man survives cancer and goes on to climb Mount Everest. A woman born without legs opens her own business and becomes an inspirational speaker. A child becomes badly burned in a house fire and, despite the pain, is cheerful and full of hope.

October 05, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


The burning need

It's Thursday morning at 4 a.m. and I can't sleep. It's a common occurrence when I'm carrying a big load at work-my brain just doesn't turn off even though my eyelids are closed. So, instead of counting sheep, I'm doing a mental roll call of my to-do list at the office. But, I have a rule. If I'm still awake after 30 minutes of lying in the dark, I get up. And so, I did.

October 02, 2010 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


Blown away by handheld device

I parked my ample butt on the granite steps and waiting in the shade of a campus building. As good as his word, Dan Hanson of Olympus Innov-X came to meet me to show me a real-life device that reminded me of Spock's tricorder in "Star Trek."

October 02, 2010 | By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial


Support is key when dealing with disabilities

My very first job was working at a home for physically and developmentally disabled children. I started out in the laundry room, then worked my way to the kitchen and, finally, became a certified nurse's aide.

September 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


High school reunion success story

There was a moment that stood out during my 10-year high school reunion last weekend. It happened after people had some food and a few drinks, and the banquet hall was overwhelmed with loud chatter and pop-fueled '90s music. I was standing next to a friend and said the first thing that came to mind.

September 28, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Editorial


A lot can happen in 10 years

Ten years ago, I was nervously sitting in the back row of my high school graduating class. I had to, since my last name put me there. Why was I nervous? Was it because I was scared about the life I was going to lead in the coming years? No. I was nervous because I didn't want to trip and fall after I was handed my fake diploma in front of so many faces I'd gotten used to in the previous four years.

September 24, 2010 | Chhun Sun | Editorial


America without optimism

Of the only man ever elected four times to the White House, the historian James MacGregor Burns wrote: "If other leaders bent under the burdens of power, Roosevelt shouldered his with zest and gaiety. He loved being president. ... The variegated facets of the presidential job called for a multitude of different roles, and Roosevelt moved from part to part with ease and confidence." FDR's optimism was contagious. Americans, the most optimistic of people, have historically been attracted to optimistic leaders. Three years into Ronald Reagan's presidency - following major economic dislocations and international tensions - the Gallup Poll found that ...

September 24, 2010 | BY MARK SHIELDS Creators Syndicate | Editorial


Burning our own fuels

The Gulf oil spill has shown us just one of the downsides of petroleum. That makes the mind of even a geologist like me turn to several questions about the future. Could we Americans grow more of our own fuel – enough to run a number of our cars, trucks and airplanes? And, quite importantly, could we do so without displacing food crops like corn?

September 21, 2010 | By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters | Editorial


The un-recession

Good news. The folks in charge of such things announced this week that the recession is over. Actually, it's been over for some time. It officially ended in June 2009, according to the Business-Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research, which is responsible for making such determinations. As of then, our national output stopped declining and started increasing, along with a number of other key indicators.

September 21, 2010 | BY SUSAN ESTRICH Creators Syndicate | Editorial


The pursuit of the perfect me

A decade ago I retreated to a mountain cabin with a group of professional women. One thing led to another and soon we were having a bonding experience that I'll never forget - absent the "Kumbaya" song and campfire.

September 18, 2010 | BY PENNIE ROREX Guest Columnist | Editorial


The party is — finally — over

After three years, California State University, Stanislaus' 50th anniversary celebration is finally coming to an end.

September 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Young people need to be more politically interested

Anthony Cannella came walking up to Blaker Kinser Junior High School in Ceres earlier this month with a jacket on and coffee in his hand.

December 19, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Editorial


Climate change, the drought and Yosemite Valley

Extreme weather is bad, right?

December 12, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


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