Fixing the ‘brokenness’ of sports

Associated Press file photo -- Lance Armstrong has become on of the most prominent faces of what's wrong in sports today. The legendary cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.

The impact of sports on the American culture stretches from the NFL, Major League Baseball and NBA all the way down to pee-wee football, Little League baseball and church basketball and softball leagues. But sports also reflects the… Continue reading →


Fig Cornish Hens

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Flavor slow-cooked Cornish hens with fig preserves and green peppers.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE Fig Cornish Hens Serves 4. Recipe is by Julie Kay. 2 Cornish hens 1 cup fig preserves 1 green pepper, sliced 1 tbl. black pepper… Continue reading →


2014 Toyota Sienna XLE

Back in 1984, Toyota introduced its first minivan after deciding the company needed to win its share of the rapidly-growing minivan market. Well, the minivan market is no longer on fire, but Toyota’s Sienna remains a top choice for families in need of… Continue reading →

Real Estate

A False River Lake House

False River has long been a popular spot for people who want a getaway camp for fishing and fun on the water. Today, people still want to fish, ski and have fun on the water, but many of the “camps” are now more… Continue reading →