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  • The Crowd: At smoker, a good man isn't hard to find

    The Crowd: At smoker, a good man isn't hard to find
    It was "guys' night out" last Friday night on the Newport bayfront. The 20th annual Men's Smoker and Lobster Clambake took over the lawn at the Balboa Bay Club. There were 120 men ranging in age from recently graduated to recently retired, who donned their khaki or white slacks and blue blazers adorned with the perfect summer-silk pocket square.
  • Newport woman finds herself at center of breastfeeding flap

    Newport woman finds herself at center of breastfeeding flap
    One week ago, 30-year-old Lindsay Jaynes asked Delta Airlines a seemingly simple question: What is the company's on-board breastfeeding policy? The new mother planned to buy a ticket from John Wayne Airport to Florida with her now 6-week-old son in...

    Check It Out: Looking for a light winter read?

    Put away your tissue box, and don't worry about your manicure — the following books will not upset you in the least. If you want to read something without feeling disturbed or uncomfortable, you have nothing to fear from this selection. You can...

    Revitalizing the Balboa Bay Club

    Revitalizing the Balboa Bay Club
    As the holiday drew near, managers at the Balboa Bay Club discovered that the round frame for the tiered Fourth of July cake had been crushed in storage. The reaction was immediate: "We have to have the cake," explained Aaron Trent, director of member...

    Carnett: Speech by any other accent would sound as sweet

    Ever used a phony accent to fool somebody? Yeah, me too. When I was an 18-year-old college student, in 1963, my buddy Steve and I tried to impress girls at the beach with our English accents. We'd recently appeared in a Shakespearean production on...