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Black Crow White Lie Candi Sary Casperian Books; 159 pages In the film noir classic "The Night of the Hunter," Robert Mitchum plays a preacher who tattoos the word "love" on one hand and "hate" on the other — a symbol, he explains, of the...
Gas prices, as this is written, are $4.69 for regular. In Northern California, it's as much as a buck more. If you own an SUV, a pickup or a large family sedan, this means more than $100 to fill up. Elections have consequences. This is just one of them....
How far should we go to save public education? So far as to name a school gym after a corporate sponsor? Let business interests influence textbook content? Put cigarette and junk food ads on the sides of school buses? If you think these ideas sound far-...
The Irvine City Council approved an advocacy letter this week lending its support to increased safety regulation and licensing measures surrounding the reopening of San Onofre. The letter to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC) called for new...
Last week's column on Parkinson's disease elicited some unexpected responses ("Fighting a daily battle," Nov. 29). In the column, I described my six-year battle with the disease. Two gents whom I went to school with in Costa Mesa — and haven't...
Too bad you can't do a survey to determine how the residents who get stuck with the bill feel about this latest City Council decision to build a bridge to nowhere. (Re. "Newport council approves $2-million bridge," Nov. 29). Every day we read about...
For years, mankind has gazed up at the stars and wondered what exists beyond our planet. Is the universe a vast sea of nothing? Are we alone or is there intelligent life elsewhere? Science fiction postulates what sort of marvelous sights we'll...
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U.S. banker J.P. Morgan was the perfect bad guy: big, bloated and rarely without a fat Cuban cigar. In 1902, 140,000 members of the United Mine Workers of America toiling in Pennsylvania's coal mines went on strike for higher wages and better conditions....
This column a few years ago discussed nuclear power and how our country was underutilizing it in generating electricity. A man who works for a company called ConvertCoal, Inc., or CCI, recently contacted me because of that article. The company, founded...
State Sen. John Wozniak announced June 10 that the Portage Borough Municipal Authority will receive a $55,000 state grant to assist their clean water efforts following mine pollution. Wozniak said the Department of Environmental Protection awarded the...
Tags: Metal and Mineral, Water Supply
Monique Pean is one of the most talented new American jewelry designers working today. She founded her line in 2006, bringing a sustainable approach to her work by using recycled gold and conflict-free stones. Since then she's attracted the attention of...
What I find most surprising about this whole NSA data mining operation is not that the government is doing it, because I expected that all along. What surprises me is that anyone had any delusions that privacy existed at all any more. Individual privacy...
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