August 17, 2004
The opinions of the responding clergy to the matter of prayers at government events ("Church, state and deities," Aug. 7) in the Pilot's "In Theory" column, caused me to reflect on some personal encounters. Several years ago, I was asked to chair a Fourth of July parade in the neighborhood where we live. I chose to add to the program a benediction, much in keeping with the tradition in our country's history of thanking him from whom all blessings flow -- a practice especially relevant to ceremonies marking the Declaration of Independence, the reason we celebrate the Fourth.
June 5, 2004
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April 22, 2004
B.W. COOK Commodore Wayne Graveline will lead the officers, directors, members and guests of the Lido Isle Yacht Club in the celebration of Opening Day 2004 on May 8. The day on the bay begins with the traditional island parade at 9 a.m. followed by ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. and brunch in the clubhouse at 10:30 a.m. Across the harbor the good people at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club are teaming up with Lido's Graveline to...
July 31, 2003
Eddie Johnson, the former Newport Harbor High and Orange Coast College standout, signed a three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings last Friday, his agent Ken Harris said. Johnson's deal was just under $1 million for the three years and included a signing bonus of $75,820. Johnson, an All-American punter out of Idaho State, has been working with kickoffs, holding for field goals and punting with the Vikings, who opened camp Friday and practiced with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday.
June 24, 2002
Richard Dunn When Bill Wakeman arrived at Newport Harbor High 30 years ago, the climate, so typical of Newport Beach, was perfect for sailing. "I came along at the right time, when high school sailing was becoming a real sport. It was in its absolute infancy," said Wakeman, who grew up sailing the waters off Newport Beach and describes his passion "like a really fast-moving chess game, where all the pieces are moving and the game keeps changing. It's a highly cerebral sport."
June 21, 2002
1. SEE THE STARS: Orange Coast College will bring the universe to you through a show designed to examine the wonders of the cosmos at 7:30 p.m. today. The show is part of a series geared toward those in 10th-grade and older and will be held in the college's planetarium. Admission is $10. The planetarium is at 2701 Fairview Road across from the Lewis Center for Applied Sciences. (714) 432-5880. 2. LIFESAVING SKILLS: The annual Red Cross CPR Certification Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lido Isle Yacht Club in Newport Beach.
May 11, 2002
The Balboa Yacht Club held its annual Swabbies Ball Friday night, a prelude to opening ceremonies today. Dick Lawrence, longtime Costa Mesa man about town and avid yachtsman, reports that the club is celebrating 80 years today, the second-oldest club in Newport Beach, and one of the largest running in Southern California. Club Commodore Josh Walker and his wife, Carrie, welcomed the crowd Friday night at the Swabbies Ball, and the festivities continue today with traditional opening ceremonies, yacht tours and more.
May 5, 2002
Deepa Bharath LIDO ISLE -- A colorful parade and a classic ceremonial opening marked the beginning of Lido Isle Yacht Club's 75th yachting season Saturday. For members -- both longtime and new -- the club is all about friendship, camaraderie and community. "It's a wonderful way to meet your neighbors instantly," said Brad Smith, who along with his wife, Marion, chaired this year's opening day festivities. The club has a fleet of 300 powerboats and sailing crafts and was recognized on the special occasion of its 75th year by the city and county, among others.
June 29, 2001
The Orange County Health Care Agency has closed a section of the water in front of the Balboa Yacht Club as a result of a sewer spill. About 300 feet of bayfront dock in front of the club was closed to swimming and diving about 1 p.m. Wednesday. The spill came from the club's private collection system. The area will be closed until follow-up testing results reveal that the water meets acceptable standards. The agency put up posted warnings at two other Newport beach locations Tuesday.