Keyword: Gary McMillen

  • George Salmond

    Inside Track: Quarter Century of Quality

    Job security is a two way street. It's a continual dance of give and take. In the transient labor pool of American race tracks, finding good help on the backstretch is like catching fire-flies in a bottle.

  • Gerard Melancon

    Inside Track: Record Smasher

    <i>By Gary McMillen</i> - Records are made to be broken. Yada, yada, yada. You never hear anybody say that records are made to be smashed.

  • Sucker Punched

    <i>By Gary McMillen</i> - Enough Doppler radar. It was Saturday afternoon when I drove out to Lake Pontchartrain to gather my thoughts and make a decision. Sitting on the seawall, listening to the splash of waves on the concrete steps, I noticed there were no seagulls. That's when I decided to evacuate. If the birds didn't want to be in New Orleans, I sure as hell didn't want to stay, either.

  • Not So Smart

    <i>By Gary McMillen</i> -- Sometimes it takes a thorn to get rid of a splinter. Like a Maryland blue crab dropped out of a basket, I scurried to the safety of my office. There were questions I needed to ask myself. Smarty Jones did not give me what I wanted but maybe he gave me what I needed.

  • Not So Smart

    <i>By Gary McMillen</i> -- Sometimes it takes a thorn to get rid of a splinter. Like a Maryland blue crab dropped out of a basket, I scurried to the safety of my office. There were questions I needed to ask myself. Smarty Jones did not give me what I wanted but maybe he gave me what I needed.