| Mar 2, 2014
Dear Liz: We have a son who is a high school junior and who is planning on going to college. We met with a college financial planner who suggested we put money in a whole life insurance policy as a way to help get more financial aid. Is that a good idea?...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The full story involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston might not be known for months. It might not ever fully be known.
A report released Thursday by the Tallahassee Police Department was graphic, disturbing and contradictory. It was...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl.
This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:42 PM
As we head into 2014, sports remains our guiding light.
On these pages, we read daily about the good, the bad and the ugly, and we haven't even gotten to Dennis Rodman yet.
None of what we digest on the Web, or each morning in the paper, is...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
You may have missed it, given the launch of the Christmas shopping season and all the foofaraw about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, but earlier this month Barack Obama gave the most important speech of his presidency.
The topic was the rising...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The first days of the national signing period for senior high school football players has come and gone, leaving some disappointed and even disillusioned they didn't receive a scholarship offer.
Instead of moping around and feeling rejected, it's time...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I am almost finished with my associate degree at my local community college and will be starting my undergraduate degree in January. I have been lucky enough to accrue no college debt so far but know I will when I start my bachelor's degree. I...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Ricky Lewis was driving along Florence Avenue on April 29, 1992, when the neighborhood erupted.
"I saw all the crowds and thought, 'What is going on here?'"
He was witnessing, as he soon learned, a defining moment in Los Angeles. The verdict had...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:44 PM
All things considered, Craig Lewis should be spending his days alongside a jury box, not a racing rail. He should be doing battle with Mark Geragos, not Bob Baffert.
Lewis is much happier in boots and jeans than coat and tie. As a student at Cal, he did...
| Feb 21, 2013
The Westboro Baptist Church, best known for picketing military funerals because God hates a country that tolerates gay people (or something like that), is picketing my alma mater next week. Vassar College, a small liberal arts school in New York's...
| Nov 12, 2013
"Character is what you do when no one is watching."
It's a bit of a trite saying, attributed to coaches, motivational speakers and fortune cookie authors (by the way, whose idea was it for fortune cookies to replace predictions with treacly aphorisms...