Character evident in spite of tough loss

USC’s thrilling, triple-overtime showdown against Stanford ended with applause — not after a last-second game-winning field goal or a goal line stand from an oft-maligned defense. It came after a fumble from Curtis McNeal, the junior tailback who rushed for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries Saturday. Hordes of cardinal and […]

Soybeans present unlikely mélange of dishes

Is there a legume more controversial than the soybean? It’s been accused of being Monsanto’s evil, earth-killing, bio-tech child, an allergy trigger, an impediment to proper development in infants, a duplicitous pouch of carcinogens and an emasculating testosterone leech. At the same time, soybeans are lauded as key to the longevity and slim characteristic of […]