The Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Blogsen-usSun, 20 Apr 2014 22:52:11 EDTSun, 20 Apr 2014 22:52:11 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssThe madness is overhttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/743/The-madness-is-over.htmlAnd just like that, March Madness is over. <P> For me, anyway. I suppose if you root for Wisconsin, Kentucky, Conneticut and Florida, it's still on. But my hope for a Michigan-Michigan State final faceoff was doubly dashed Sunday.Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:52:34 EDTHowzat: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Crickethttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/742/Howzat--Or-How-I-Learned-to-Stop-Worrying-and-Love-Cricket.htmlWhen I first started as a sports writer here at the Alpena News, I wrote a lengthy column introducing myself and confessing to the fact that there were certain lapses in my knowledge of the sporting world.Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:58:38 EDTLike following the stock markethttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/741/Like-following-the-stock-market.htmlEarlier this month Forbes announced its annual billionaires list, also known as a list you and I aren't on (unless somehow a billionaire somehow stumbles upon thealpenanews.com). More than 1,600 people around the world are on the list.Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:36:28 EDTTending to Burnouthttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/734/Tending-to-Burnout.htmlIt's going to be a slow couple of weeks at the office for us sports guys. <P> Basketball playoffs are over and although several teams played their hearts out and got far, none of them made it to the big dance.Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:31:48 EDTMore negative news about smokinghttp://www.thealpenanews.com/page/blogs.detail/display/733/More-negative-news-about-smoking.htmlOne of the things I do to relax before coming to the office is reading at either Mich-e-ke-wis or Starlite. It gets me away from distractions for a while and lets me prepare for the da.Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:10:17 EDT