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September 11, 2001 Attacks

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  • Community Commentary: A cop, firefighter look back on 9/11

    Minutes before one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed around them, two firefighters from the initial wave to arrive on the scene exchanged the following over their walkie-talkies: "Chief, what stair you in?" "South stairway Adam, South Tower."...
  • Parents see son's death as inspiration for others

    Parents see son's death as inspiration for others
    Sue and William "Bill" Pollard last spoke to their son, U.S. Army Specialist Justin Pollard, on Christmas 2003. "We talked about how he was coming around to the tail end of his tour, and I asked him if he had any plans for when he got home, and if he...
  • Mailbag: Making a change after surviving 9/11 attacks

    On Sept. 11, 2001, I was on the 61st floor of the south tower at the World Trade Center. This was the second building hit and the first to fall. I evacuated through the stairwell and was out of the building for about one minute when it dropped. Ten years...
  • TeWinkle honors 9/11 victims with ribbons

    TeWinkle Intermediate School commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by taking time to remember every victim of the terrorist attacks. The Costa Mesa school held a ribbon memorial Thursday where each student had the chance during their physical...
  • It's A Gray Area: My weekly column will become monthly

    In 2004, I took an unpaid leave of absence from my duties as a trial court judge and ran for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian. I knew I would not win the election, but I was so upset at the direction our country was headed that I wanted to be a part of the...
  • Reel Critics: Attending an 'American Reunion'

    Reel Critics: Attending an 'American Reunion'
    "American Pie" was in the forefront of raunchy teen comedies of the late 1990s. Much of the original cast has been assembled again to appear in the latest R-rated sequel,"American Reunion." The bad boy players are older and somewhat wiser. But they're...
  • Community Commentary: A devout Christian learns about Islam from Shadia

    I have always prided myself on being open-minded and fair, so it was with both surprise and shock that I read Mona Shadia's weekly column, "Unveiled: A Muslim Girl in O.C." I almost couldn't believe what I was reading: A Muslim telling me, a Christian,...
  • Commentary: We must invest in engineering, defense

    America avoided one catastrophe this summer when Congress raised the debt ceiling and averted the first default in U.S. history. But another calamity is waiting in the wings. The failure of the budget "supercommittee" puts in motion a trillion dollars...
  • On Faith: On not being religious but spiritual

    In my work in the interfaith community over nearly 30 years, whenever the subject of religion has come up, I've often heard this comment: "Well, I am not religious, but I am spiritual." My immediate reaction was to wonder what the speaker meant by that....
  • On Faith: It's time to think outside the box

    I tend to appeal to non-religious people. I often hear comments like, "I've never met a pastor like you" or "I didn't know a church like yours existed!" Honestly, I do not think that either I or Fairview is all that unique when it comes to pastors or...
  • Commentary: National security bill would not strengthen borders

    *Corrected: An earlier version of the piece misspelled the writer's name. As a veteran, the security of our country is of great concern to me. I served in the United States Army in Iraq, and I understand the sacrifice that is needed to protect this great...
  • It's A Gray Area: Let the U.N. take over world's issues

    The largest threat to our nation's safety and security is a weak economy. Looking back throughout history, most of the strongest powers, like the Roman, Ottoman and British empires, were not conquered from the outside. Instead they overextended...