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  • Royal Army recruit carried out 'dreadful' tasks during WWII

    Royal Army recruit carried out 'dreadful' tasks during WWII
    For longtime Newport Beach resident Harriet Bemus, who recently turned 97, Aug. 14 will kindle countless memories of her World War II military service.
  • Wreck turned showpiece

    Wreck turned showpiece
    When Victoria Fash retired from her job in London and decided to move back to the United States, she planned to sell all seven of her antique boats. But when the time came to leave Britain, there was one vessel she just couldn't part with, the one named...

    Reel Critics: Streep shines as Britain's 'Iron Lady'

    Reel Critics: Streep shines as Britain's 'Iron Lady'
    Once again, Meryl Streep gives an Oscar-worthy performance in a big role on the big screen. Her acting credentials are on vivid display as she virtually channels the core persona of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She delivers a brilliant...

    Mailbag: 'Iron Lady' portrayed in film is inaccurate

    Meryl Streep is without question an actress of extraordinary and seemingly limitless talent who was recently recognized as one of our national treasures. Her portrayal is so uncannily believable we are persuaded Streep is Margaret Thatcher. She is truly...

    Bookmark: Make-up calls and musings on 2011 Man Booker

    In the sporting world, there is something called the "make-up call." Umpires and referees deny it exists, but the idea is that when they blow a call — and the crowd is always happy to point out when this has occurred, employing the time-honored...