Muscle and Mayhem, The Saginaw Kid and the Fistic World of the 1890s by Lauren D. Chouinard

saginaw-kid-book-coverA while back Lauren Chouinard of Eugene, OR, wrote us about researching the Police Gazette’s coverage of his cousin, former lightweight boxing champion George “Kid” Lavigne. Well, Lauren’s book is now finished and in stores. It’s already gotten a glowing writeup in the local Eugene newspaper, The Register-Guard, and doesn’t just describe the life of Kid … Continue reading

Briggs Seekins: Jon Jones Retains World Light Heavyweight Championship in Thrilling Five-Round War

In a battle that will likely end up receiving some “Fight of the Year” mention when MMA journalists compile their year-end award lists, former Union-Endicott wrestling standout and current Ithaca resident Jon Jones successfully defended his UFC 205-pound world title against the extremely game Alexander Gustafsson. The veteran fighter from Sweden pushed the previously invincible Jones to the brink and inflicted more damage on the champion than all19 of his previous opponents combined.

Jones broke his foot … Continue reading

Dave Rice: “Schooled”

As I glance out the window at a passing school bus from the desk of my office I thank God even after all these years that I’m not on it. Besides the occasional nightmare, my experience with all things scholastic has slowed almost to a standstill. However, I take solace in knowing there are those within the education system who help free the mind instead of reducing it to an entropic worm-infested hollow.
As evidence I … Continue reading

Horoscope for October 2013

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Where there’s smoke there’s… something you forgot to attend to! Stay sober on the 22nd and answer all unknown callers.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Something your uncle said once is beginning to come true. Stay aware of your surroundings and away from Thai food.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A man in a wheelchair isn’t telling all he knows. Sometimes a shakeup or roll down can loosen lips.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Nosy reporters … Continue reading


The Police Gazette is a legendary publication that originally ran for over 130 years and was the inspiration for much of what we take for granted in today’s popular culture. Playboy, Sports Illustrated, the National Enquirer, Guinness World Records, Life, Esquire, Maxim, Backstage, crime sheets like The Slammer, plus The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Howard Stern…. The list goes on; the Police Gazette did it first. So why call it the “National POLICE Gazette?” Because it also … Continue reading