Not to fear, gentle reader, this is not turning into a sports column. I’ll leave that up to Sports Editor Tyler Takeda. However, in the NBA (that’s basketball, so they say) I am glad that the former Ron Artest changed his name. The man, now known as Metta World Peace, definitely needs anger management, but I want to thank him for his latest outburst on the court which led to the headline “World Peace Suspended.”
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This is the 100th anniversary of the end of the presidency of William Howard Taft. At nearly six feet tall and upwards of 350 pounds he was by far our largest president. Did you know he is the only person to serve as president (1909-1913) and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1920-1931)?
That’s your history lesson for today. But I told you that to tell you this. How would you like to live in a town named Moron? Well you could have back in the 1920s when the railroad (It was always their doings back then) changed the name of Moro, in the south Valley, to Moron because they didn’t want people to get it confused with Morro Bay.
But let’s get back to the big president. When most of the town of Moro was rebuilt after a devastating fire it was renamed Taft after the voluminous president...