Ron Paitich

Stem cell research is work for scientists, not columnists

In her April 1 Journal column, “Too many eggs in Obama’s basket,” Kathleen Parker criticizes President Obama for lifting the ban on federal funding for stem cell research. Sh ...

Earth-potato comparison is half-baked science

Les Pollette writes (Your Views, Jan. 28) that there’s no connection between atmospheric C02 and global warming. Pollette appears not to understand elementary physics. Solar heat ...

Coherent laying off 144 at Auburn facility

Coherent Inc. is cutting 144 employees from its already whittled-down presence at the Auburn Airport Industrial Park, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. The laser and ...

Weak dollar is to blame for high cost of oil

Oil hit $143 a barrel this week.  There are many explanations for why it’s so high. Some reasons offered are: speculation by investors, lack of supply, lack of production capaci ...

Community Portrait: Paitich instrumental in bringing lasers to Auburn

Ron Paitich moved to Auburn in the autumn of 1981, and when he did he brought close to 60 people with him. Paitich was instrumental in the decision of Coherent Inc. to expand and ...

McCain’s nomination is proof that GOP is evolving

Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter say that John McCain is not conservative enough to be president of our country, but he's the overwhelming choice of Republican voters, and has won the ...