Archive for February, 2017

Cheapo Travel: 20 things to bring on your trip

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

Why go shopping? Here are 20 things lying around your house that you should bring on your next vacation. I compiled this list last week, sitting on the porch of my holiday cabana in Costa Rica, looking at the temporary clothesline I’d rigged up with the twine I brought in my suitcase. The key to deciding what to bring is analyzing the size-versus-benefit ratio. If it takes up almost no space in your suitcase and isn’t heavy, why not bring it along? But keep in mind that you can’t bring liquids or anything sharp if you’re taking your bag on […] Read More →

Whicker: Love of the game drives Chargers GM Tom Telesco

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

SAN DIEGO – Tom Telesco started on the bottom floor before he knew it was an analogy. He came to the Carolina Panthers when they were an expansion skeleton. He was an intern, fresh off his receiving career at John Carroll University, unsure of anything except that he wanted to work in the field of pro football. And he did. “I rolled the tarp off the field, I worked in the weight room,” Telesco said the other day. “Our offices were in the basement of the Winthrop University gym, in Rock Hill, S.C. I just went down there for training […] Read More →

Among campaign promises, killing IRS a keeper

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

What’s the most intelligent promise made to voters during this presidential campaign? Some may point to Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. Let’s just say this about that: It won’t happen and probably shouldn’t. It’s a dumb idea. There’s got to be a better way to secure the borders, and certainly a less offensive way. How about eliminating the lure of free stuff on our side of the border? If illegally crossing the border meant prison time if caught or living without food stamps, without subsidized housing, without free health care and without […] Read More →

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