As a follow-up to the Yuma Sun editorial about the Yuma Catholic football team, I need to share this with all of you.
I had the privilege to photograph the state championship game Saturday, and noticed the crowd supporting Round Valley outnumbered Yuma Catholic’s supporters 2-to-1.
Then I realized there is only one high sch
On Thursday, we turn a new page in the digital age; our YumaSun.com website becomes a paid model.
It’s a big change, we know. Television programming used to be free, too, but it’s been a paid model for a long time. A lot of radio content is also paid now. But we’re still giving viewers 15 articles per month at no charge
If you’re driving along a Midwestern highway and see a red star shining in the night, be sure to wave to my parents.
Our family’s Christmas tradition began as lights strung along a rickety wooden cross wired to the side of an old windmill. Its audience was everyone driving along U.S. Highway 212, which runs a frozen field&rsq
Remember when a woman sued McDonald’s for getting burned after spilling hot coffee on herself? In 1992, the jury awarded her $2.9 million but the judge lowered the amount to half a million.
I thought it was a frivolous lawsuit. Now I suspect it contributed to improvements in the coffee drinking world. Today coffee drinkers get thei
Last week I was riveted to the TV and Internet coverage of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
But reading others’ memories of the event was fascinating – and jarring. Some people told of hearing the news at school, with students and teachers breaking into tears and being sent home. Others
I pride myself in being hard to surprise with personal questions.
So, I was surprised by my surprise when a coworker asked: “How fat were you before your surgery?”
The topic came up because of a 500-pound man who made headlines when airlines refused to allow him to fly. This story made me think of my ongoing journey f
Would you write your own obituary? I have a friend who did exactly that.
While I worked for another newspaper, a fellow journalist wrote her own death notice and turned it in. She wanted to be sure the newspaper got it right. Thankfully, there hasn’t been a need to publish it.
I was surprised, but I’ve since learned t
File this one under “somewhat entertaining.”
A recent report finds that men look at women’s bodies more than their faces, according to USA Today.
But here’s the interesting thing: Women check out other women’s bodies too.
The study was done by using eye-tracking technology.
The final words of the speech that President John F. Kennedy didn’t get to give the day he was assassinated on November 22nd, 50 years ago, were these:
“Neither the fanatics nor the faint-hearted are needed. And our duty as a Party is not to our Party alone, but to the nation, and, indeed, to all mankind. Our duty is not mere
When I returned from Europe a few years back, a friend asked if I felt like I’d been cheating on Mexico.
Yes, all the while I was over seas, I felt like I was touring behind the back of my first foreign favorite.
The explosively colorful Mexican interior serenades my soul every time I visit for fun or lead a tour to a Spani
Kudos to the information technicians at the Yuma Sun. We recently experienced a virus attack and, in a newsroom where just about everything is done online, it’s been quite the struggle to get everything back on track. But these professionals have worked tirelessly to do just that.
It amazes me how criminals constantly come up with
So, I have an issue. It can be both good and bad, depending on where I am, but I have this overwhelming desire to organize things.
I always thought it stemmed from my parents' house. Two working parents, plus four kids, a dog, a cat and various lizards and/or turtles pretty much equals a perpetual state of chaos.
But my room was
Living in Yuma has brought many new taste sensations to my palate.
Prickly pear margaritas or jam, jalapeno jelly, bacon-wrapped dates, tri-tip, Kammann sausages, “real” street tacos, tamales and other Mexican food (and pastries!) are just some of the delicious treats that come to mind.
There are also things I won&rsq
All of us who drive likely have been guilty at one time or another of nudging the odometer over the speed limit while traveling on the freeway or a major city street.
OK, the law is the law, and we can’t excuse ourselves for exceeding the limit just because everyone else has done it. But even less justifiable are those motorists wh
It’s not often I can say I spent the day with the dead of a foreign nation.
But there’s many reasons why I loved attending the Day of the Dead celebration yesterday in Algodones, Mexico.
First, I love the colors of Mexico. What a grand celebration of all the rainbow can do, whether it was the colorful plastic banners
A Walmart employee helped a woman being attacked in the parking lot and was fired because interfering is against the company’s policy. What? Why is it against policy to help someone? Fortunately, Walmart officials offered him back his job.
Remember the high school student who went to a party to pick up a friend too drunk to drive?
The enduring controversy surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins reminds me of a situation in Tucson that is somewhat related.
When I was a kid growing up in southern Arizona in the ’70s, one of the two main tribes there was known as the Papago (the other is the Yaqui). Most people in the area probably didn’t even kno
I know, this is a little after the fact, but we need to pause for a moment to discuss Halloween.Where were all the trick- or-treaters this year?
My neighborhood is normally flooded with them, but this year, they were few and far between.
In fact, despite giving out handfuls of candy per kid, we only went through a fraction