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November 15, 2001
Deirdre Newman NEWPORT BEACH -- Newport Harbor High School officials have apologized for a halftime show at Friday's football game that students and staff from the opposing school charged was racially insensitive because of the use of a Confederate flag. A 7-by-9-foot painting of the Confederate flag was used by the school's band for the first time this season as a backdrop to its ongoing production. It immediately drew the ire of administrators, parents and students from Westchester High School in Los Angeles, which has a large population of African American students.
NEWS
February 7, 2004
STEVE SMITH The Jan. 19 issue of People magazine featured Britney Spears on the cover with the headline, "Is she over the edge?" When I saw this in the checkout aisle of the supermarket, all I could think of was, "Who cares?" But apparently a lot of people do care because they keep buying People and really want to know what's happening with her, with Ben and Jennifer and with the other trivial lives featured in People. They also buy Us magazine and if there were magazines such as "Them" and "They," they'd probably buy those, too. As I write this, I am bracing myself for the next batch of magazine and tabloid covers that will be out Tuesday.
NEWS
December 2, 2001
I just attended a wonderful show in Maui. It is called "Uelena," and it is a story about the history of the Hawaiian Islands. One must pay for this historical and extravagant production that was produced with the help of the people that do Cirque du Soleil. The history of the Hawaiian Islands has the Europeans coming to this part of the Pacific Ocean and bringing disease, death and different social mores. The story has a positive conclusion showing the rich diversity and beauty the Hawaiian Islands now enjoy.
NEWS
November 16, 2000
I am writing in response to the commentary printed in Community Forum on Oct. 14, "Transvestite show not appropriate for homecoming," by Gil Hess regarding this year's Costa Mesa High School Homecoming halftime show. Hess states that the show featured and promoted transvestite behavior. A portion of the show was a dance performed to a song from the movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show," a classic of my time, with the dancers dressed in costumes similar to those featured in the film.
NEWS
November 15, 2001
Newport Harbor band display very distasteful As an alumna of Newport Harbor High School who lives out of the area, I was so excited to drive by and see Newport Harbor playing football at home Friday night. I decided to scratch my plans and support my alma mater. It was so exciting. I saw friends from high school, mentors from days past (Mr. Princeotto) and incredible "Sailor Pride." I found myself cheering again like I did back in the day. The cheerleaders were classy, football players hard-working, and the band members looked great in their new uniforms.
NEWS
February 11, 2004
Hooray for you! We all sit around and complain about what we see in television and movies, but we really don't know how to do anything about it. We appreciate your comments this morning in the Daily Pilot. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ROBERT E. KLINE Newport Beach Steve Smith, I too thought the Super Bowl halftime show was trash and agree that the supermarket tabloids are going overboard, but spare me your diatribe about how kids are being ruined by this.
NEWS
December 25, 2001
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- They were not figured into the Bowl Championship Series rankings and have no win-loss record to speak of. But a Costa Mesa team has received an invitation to the FedEx Orange Bowl just the same. Dancers in Motion, a Mesa Verde-based performing group, was invited to be part of the college bowl halftime show, along side 29 other performing companies. Dressed in hip hop gear, 14 girls from the Costa Mesa studio will perform on Dec. 2 to songs by a variety of popular artists, including R&B group Jagged Edge.
NEWS
By Steve Smith | July 3, 2012
At 4:34 p.m. June 26, I was exiting the parking lot of the Westcliff shopping center at 17th Street and Irvine Avenue in Newport Beach. As I waited for traffic to clear before merging onto Irvine, I noticed two boys about 11 or 12 years old skateboarding on the sidewalk toward me. About 10 feet from my car, one of the boys lost control of his skateboard and yelled an expletive. My car window was open, and I said loudly, "Hey! Watch your language!" The boy was mortified.
NEWS
November 27, 2001
Hogwash! "A lesson in semantics . . ." indeed. Can't you get off the politically correct attempt to be all things to all people and take a sincere, reasoned position instead ("Flag's meaning can't be ignored," Sunday). The public, both those "victimized" and others not quite so supersensitive and shallow, would have been much better served had you rerun Byron de Arakal's published column on the whole ridiculous affair ("Civil War requiem wasn't whistling Dixie," Wednesday)
NEWS
December 22, 2001
Young Chang If you're having a hard time imagining a football halftime show onstage, cast member Deborah Barrigan suggests imagining everything intensified tenfold. Critics have opted for a series of words to describe the Tony Award-winning show "Blast!" because the production just isn't containable as a form of dance, theater, music or any other traditional genre. Some have called it a "visual and aural juggernaut," a "celebration of movement and music" and "indeed a blast."
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By Steve Smith | July 3, 2012
At 4:34 p.m. June 26, I was exiting the parking lot of the Westcliff shopping center at 17th Street and Irvine Avenue in Newport Beach. As I waited for traffic to clear before merging onto Irvine, I noticed two boys about 11 or 12 years old skateboarding on the sidewalk toward me. About 10 feet from my car, one of the boys lost control of his skateboard and yelled an expletive. My car window was open, and I said loudly, "Hey! Watch your language!" The boy was mortified.
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By Milda GoodmanCommunity Correspondent | October 8, 2008
Approximately 70 junior cheer cheerleaders performed at Saturday’s varsity football game against Dana Hills on Saturday.   The cheerleaders rallied onto the field at halftime and performed beautifully in front of a large home audience.  The performance this year included a dance routine, with stunts and tumbling incorporated into the performance.  The young girls’ ages ranged from 5 to 13. Newport Harbor’s cheerleaders conducted a junior cheer camp clinic in August for four days.
NEWS
October 30, 2004
Rick Devereux The final Corona del Mar High football game before Halloween figured to be a thriller, in more ways than one. With a festive halftime show and costumed venders working the concession stand, it was bound to be a freaky evening between the Sea Kings and Tesoro. The Titans held off CdM, 20-7, in a Pacific Coast League game at Newport Harbor High. It was anything but an easy win for the visitors. Tesoro (6-2, 3-0 in league) had to settle for a 45-yard field goal from Joe Robles after the CdM (4-4, 1-2)
NEWS
February 11, 2004
Hooray for you! We all sit around and complain about what we see in television and movies, but we really don't know how to do anything about it. We appreciate your comments this morning in the Daily Pilot. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ROBERT E. KLINE Newport Beach Steve Smith, I too thought the Super Bowl halftime show was trash and agree that the supermarket tabloids are going overboard, but spare me your diatribe about how kids are being ruined by this.
NEWS
February 7, 2004
STEVE SMITH The Jan. 19 issue of People magazine featured Britney Spears on the cover with the headline, "Is she over the edge?" When I saw this in the checkout aisle of the supermarket, all I could think of was, "Who cares?" But apparently a lot of people do care because they keep buying People and really want to know what's happening with her, with Ben and Jennifer and with the other trivial lives featured in People. They also buy Us magazine and if there were magazines such as "Them" and "They," they'd probably buy those, too. As I write this, I am bracing myself for the next batch of magazine and tabloid covers that will be out Tuesday.
NEWS
December 25, 2001
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- They were not figured into the Bowl Championship Series rankings and have no win-loss record to speak of. But a Costa Mesa team has received an invitation to the FedEx Orange Bowl just the same. Dancers in Motion, a Mesa Verde-based performing group, was invited to be part of the college bowl halftime show, along side 29 other performing companies. Dressed in hip hop gear, 14 girls from the Costa Mesa studio will perform on Dec. 2 to songs by a variety of popular artists, including R&B group Jagged Edge.
NEWS
December 22, 2001
Young Chang If you're having a hard time imagining a football halftime show onstage, cast member Deborah Barrigan suggests imagining everything intensified tenfold. Critics have opted for a series of words to describe the Tony Award-winning show "Blast!" because the production just isn't containable as a form of dance, theater, music or any other traditional genre. Some have called it a "visual and aural juggernaut," a "celebration of movement and music" and "indeed a blast."
NEWS
December 2, 2001
I just attended a wonderful show in Maui. It is called "Uelena," and it is a story about the history of the Hawaiian Islands. One must pay for this historical and extravagant production that was produced with the help of the people that do Cirque du Soleil. The history of the Hawaiian Islands has the Europeans coming to this part of the Pacific Ocean and bringing disease, death and different social mores. The story has a positive conclusion showing the rich diversity and beauty the Hawaiian Islands now enjoy.
NEWS
November 27, 2001
Hogwash! "A lesson in semantics . . ." indeed. Can't you get off the politically correct attempt to be all things to all people and take a sincere, reasoned position instead ("Flag's meaning can't be ignored," Sunday). The public, both those "victimized" and others not quite so supersensitive and shallow, would have been much better served had you rerun Byron de Arakal's published column on the whole ridiculous affair ("Civil War requiem wasn't whistling Dixie," Wednesday)
NEWS
November 15, 2001
Deirdre Newman NEWPORT BEACH -- Newport Harbor High School officials have apologized for a halftime show at Friday's football game that students and staff from the opposing school charged was racially insensitive because of the use of a Confederate flag. A 7-by-9-foot painting of the Confederate flag was used by the school's band for the first time this season as a backdrop to its ongoing production. It immediately drew the ire of administrators, parents and students from Westchester High School in Los Angeles, which has a large population of African American students.
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