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Where food is from can make a difference

(02/06/11 6:43pm)

How far did your dinner travel? In the United States food travels, on average, between 1,500 and 2,000 miles from farm to table, according to WorldWatch Institute. This number is 25 percent higher than it was in 1980, conjuring up thoughts of fuel used for transport as well as questions of freshness and quality of produce that might have visited more states than you have in your entire life.

Letter to the Editor: Ramsey should go

(02/16/11 4:25pm)

I was informed of the commentary published in the Echo on Feb. 10 arguing that men’s basketball coach Charles Ramsey should be retained and am compelled to offer another perspective. I’m writing this just after our team has beaten the University of Buffalo. Therefore, my comments are based on the most current and positive information available. Yes, we beat Buffalo, But keep in mind, “one swallow does not make a spring, nor does one fine day.”

Griffin, McGee will shine at all-star gala

(02/16/11 4:29pm)

**The 60th annual NBA All-Star Weekend is set to take place in Los Angles this weekend and should be filled with celebrities, rookies, dunks and skills. The weekend kicks off Friday night with the T-Mobile rookie challenge, a game played between this year’s top rookies and top second-year players. Representing the rookies is Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, who is also in the dunk contest and a reserve to the West All-Star Game.