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Rotary Report: White elephants …

By PAUL CRAIG Special to the Tribune Martinez Rotary held its annual “White Elephant” exchange earlier in December. We wondered where the term came from. We bet you wonder too! Turns out the term is from Thailand. Albino elephants were rare and hence valuable. If a royal figure gave you ...

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Rotary fight against polio is almost won

The Polio virus. (GROHMEIER / Duke University

By PAUL CRAIG Special to Martinez Tribune Martinez Rotary is proud to participate in a major Rotary international project: abolishing polio. The program is very close to succeeding. If it does, polio will be the second global scourge to be eradicated (the first being smallpox). Eradicating polio depends on establishing ...

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