May 19, 2002
"If not for shows like this, nobody is going to know what happened and what we went through. Everything so many brave people did would've been in vain." -- Mike Brown, a B-24 bombardier, who was waiting for a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator to arrive at John Wayne Airport Monday as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. "Our passengers are increasing monthly. Every month is getting better." -- Ann McCarley, spokeswoman for John Wayne Airport, on the 5.6% April increase in passenger traffic over April of 2001.
July 16, 2009
s (improvised explosive devices) and defusing them ? more than 800 to date. But the dangers don?t stop there. Snipers, insurgents and bystanders also pose a threat. These unimaginable conditions affect the men in different ways as we are taken through the last 38 days of their rotation. Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal have created an almost unbearable, squirm-inducing tension. ?Locker? doesn?t use explosions merely for effect but for the real horrors they represent.
September 16, 2001
CAFE LUDWIG Pacific Symphony Orchestra premieres its new all-Beethoven concert series at 3 p.m. today with Cafe Ludwig at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The chamber music concert held in the intimacy of Founders Hall will be hosted by pianist Christopher O'Riley (above), a Van Cliburn Gold medalist and radio personality. The concert will consist of Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 96; Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Cello and Piano; and Septet, Op. 20. Two more Cafe Ludwig performances will be held on Jan. 20 and May 19. There will also be a series of Beethoven chamber orchestra pieces performed under the direction of Pacific Symphony's Carl St. Clair.
August 29, 2000
Amy R. Spurgeon ORANGE COAST COLLEGE -- It was a typical first day back to school Monday for thousands of community college students. Long registration lines, a list of required texts and a cup of coffee before class -- along with high aspirations for the upcoming semester. Though the fall semester officially started two weeks ago with 18-week courses, Monday was the beginning of a new 16-week program for the college. The shorter schedule will align OCC with the California State University system and enable students to take more classes during holiday intersessions, which are held during winter break.
April 7, 2010
Richard Stearns ichard Stearns , president of World Vision United States, will be in Newport Beach on April 17 to give the keynote speech at the annual Women of Vision, Orange County, luncheon. The event, marking its 20th anniversary, will take place at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort. World Vision works throughout the Third World. Stearns is the author of “The Hole In Our Gospel.” Stearns comes to his role as leader of one of the largest Christian relief organizations by way of a 25-year corporate career.
August 11, 2007
The University of Michigan recently approved installation of two footbaths in a pair of unisex bathrooms so Muslim students could wash their feet before prayers, as required by their faith. Part of the motivation was to improve safety, and university officials point out they were paid for by student fees, not taxpayer money. Do you think it's appropriate for a public institution to provide amenities such as footbaths when it's done to improve safety or does it run afoul of the separation of church and state principle?
September 18, 2004
Practicing Muslims on a daily basis implement the regulations and standards of their activities by Islamic law, such as praying, fasting, and interrelation with others and so forth. The idea for a non-Muslim country, such as Canada, to allow the Muslim community to arbitrate and settle disputes by the standards of their faith is one to be welcomed, but at the same time to be cautioned. The concern lies in who will select the panel and by what standards?
February 26, 2002
Lolita Harper COSTA MESA -- Some residents question a City Council decision to set aside $500,000 for a collaborative after-school program, saying taxpayer money should not fund any organization that works with religious groups. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to put aside the money for long-term grant funding of Costa Mesa Cares, a group that partners with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, the city and various community organizations to provide after-school programs for children.
October 6, 2007
The U.S. Supreme Court this week refused to hear an appeal on a ruling that forces religious-based social service agencies like Catholic Charities to subsidize birth-control benefits even when the denomination opposes the use of contraceptives. “If the state can compel church entities to subsidize contraceptives in violation of their religious beliefs, it can compel them to subsidize abortions as well,” the religious groups requesting the appeal from the high court argued.
May 28, 2007
Anyone longing for a hop across the pond, but lacking the time for an international flight should look no farther than 17th Street. English tearoom Tea and Sympathy has been tucked in the shopping center on Tustin Avenue and 17th Street for 33 years, but changed ownership about two months ago. Charlotte Scott of Garden Grove said she always dreamt of owning a tea shop and is now enjoying catering to men, women and children, serving them tea...