Jimmy White sets qualifying record in golf championships

Jimmy White sets qualifying record in golf championships

Forgive Jimmy White if he was confused about what sport he was playing.

He had a golf club in hand and was striking a dimpled little white ball.

But he was striking it so well, it felt like he was hitting "to a basketball hoop," he said.
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What does 'natural' really mean?

What does 'natural' really mean?

LOS ANGELES — When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label.

But what about those "natural" chips? Surely the package with the peaceful farm scene on the front means something about what's inside — right?
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Since You Asked: Oregon Gulch contained, but not out

I had been paying close attention to the stories about the wildfires burning up in the Greensprings and near Shady Cove, but I haven't heard anything from the Mail Tribune lately. I did, however, see a few firefighters turning onto the Copco Road last week, so I guess that one isn't out? What about the one above Rogue River Drive. 

— Gus J., via email

Well, Gus, the Oregon Gulch fire and the Rogue River Drive fire are not cold out,...

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Our View: A vote for common sense in Gold Hill

Gold Hill residents voted resoundingly for common sense on Monday, defeating attempts to recall four City Council members for doing their jobs in a way that upset some people.

At issue was the council's decision to lift a moratorium and approve a medical marijuana dispensary downtown. Unlike other communities in the county, where civic leaders seem determined to block dispensaries for as long as possible, Gold Hill councilors made a reasonable decision in favor of fairness. It's a...

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Catherine Rampell: Tech firms' poor record of diversity

Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets.

No, not related to their R&D. I'm referring instead to other tightly guarded information they once declared "trade secrets": data about the number of women and minorities on their payrolls.

After years of trying to deflect attention from the issue, Google blogged in May about the diversity, or lack thereof, of its staff, acknowledging that just 17 percent of its.....

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Fielding labels in search for a good egg

Fielding labels in search for a good egg

Decades ago, eggs were brown or white, big or small. Now you need a scorecard to choose: cage-free, organic, humanely raised or pasture-raised, not to mention prices that can run from less than $2 to $8 for a dozen.

At the heart of the confusion? Some terms govern the way the chicken is fed, others the way it is housed, says Annie King, an animal science professor at University of California at Davis. Organic, for instance, focuses on what the chicken eats. Pasture-raised speaks to how....

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The focus is on hospitality at Jaxon Vineyards

Jaxon Vineyards is a small and relatively new Rogue Valley vineyard producing award-winning wines.

Jaxon is owned by Jamie and Katherine McCleary. Jamie’s family has been in the area since 1956; Katherine’s family moved to the valley when she was 12. Both McClearys had taken classes in viticulture at University of California, Davis, and when they began looking for vineyard land, they knew they wanted to be “on the warm side” — the east side —...

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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 27

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 27

Who is responsible?

I recently read the following statement, "Regulators worry that the asset-management industry may spawn the next financial crisis." This may be true, but who is really responsible for the mess our nation is in financially?
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Get Up & Go: Wednesday, Aug. 27

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Demonstration Garden Tours: Join master gardeners on a tour of the butterfly, amphibian-reptile, native plants, heirloom plants and herb gardens from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. near North Mountain Park Nature Center, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. Cost is free although donations to the Nature Center are appreciated. Pre-register online at www.ashland.or.us/register or call 541-488-6606.

Festival Noons: Southern Oregon.....

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Bumgarner flirts with perfection in Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

The two-time All-Star retired the first 21 batters before Justin Morneau doubled down the right field line to end the bid for perfection. That was the only baserunner that Bumgarner (15-9) gave up. He fanned the next three hitters and matched his career high of 13 strikeouts.

San Francisco’s husky...

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August 27, 2014

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