San diego Padres GM has ethics problem – by Jordan Kobritz

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San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller can’t seem to distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior. It recently came to light that Preller instructed his medical staff to maintain two sets of records on Padres players, one that was submitted to Major League Baseball and made available to all clubs per MLB rules, and one…

Coffeehouse off the Square presents two Dynamic Duos

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“Martin and Susanne make beautiful and compelling music together. Multi-instrumentalist  Martin is one of roots music’s “best kept secrets” while Susanne complements his stunning, understated instrumental work and soulful singing with her rock solid rhythm, distinctive harmonies and powerful lead vocals” according to Andy Wallace, former program director of the National Folk Festival.    www.http://martingrosswendt.com.  Next, the…

Ball parks missing smokeless tobacco – by Jordan Kobritz

Major League Baseball recently kicked off the 2016 season with the familiar sights and sounds of players in uniform, bats hitting balls, pitches plunking into catchers’ mitts, and fans cheering for their home team. But one thing is missing in seven of the 30 MLB ball parks: Smokeless tobacco. Baseball players have used smokeless tobacco…

Unclog the Pipeline to Economic and Energy Security

By Tom Borelli Plans for a new oil pipeline just went up in flames — literally. This summer, radical environmentalists in Iowa set fire to pipeline construction equipment, causing nearly $1 million in damages. The incident was hardly isolated. Environmentalists nationwide are desperately working to stop pipeline construction. In Massachusetts, for example, protestors locked themselves…