Pregame show could top TV ads

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist A few ramblings from my couch, the grocery store and my Michael J. Fox-inspired dreams. • Sunday’s Lakers-Celtics game was just fantastic to watch, but I could have done without homerism masked as NBA coverage. ABC had a halftime interview with Lakers coach Phil Jackson. That’s a fair and timely […]

Coach poor representative of team

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It was Duke. It was UNC. And I was there. On my couch. Today marks the one-week anniversary of the season’s first North Carolina-Duke basketball battle, a rivalry that’s even reached our newsrooms. I still remember the first day I worked with a UNC graduate, and I was working on […]

‘Ladies room’ mystery finally unraveled

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist It’s time we get to the bottom of that age-old question that has haunted men for centuries. Notice I didn’t say women. That’s because we women already have all the answers. That age-old question is: What exactly do women do in the bathroom? Why do we go together in mafia […]

Interesting week in Mbale, Uganda

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown.”    That’s how storyteller Garrison Keillor begins his weekly “News from Lake Wobegon” tales. I thought about beginning this column similarly: “Well, it’s been a quiet week in Mbale, Uganda, where two of my sons serve as missionaries.” I’m just not […]

McCaig, Aline

Aline McCaig, 81, of Duncan, Okla. and formerly of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Edmond, Okla. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Hulen, Okla., to Maston and Amanda “Chasteen” Cook. She married Henry McCaig on Sept. 19, 1942, in Comanche County, Okla. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church […]

When is a house a home, and where is home, really?

By Curtis K. Shelburne Lately I’ve been thinking more than usual about the venerable “father of the faithful,” old Abraham. More than ever, the great patriarch has my respect. God called Abraham to take a trip (God didn’t specify exactly where), to make his home in a country that would one day be his (God […]