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By ERIN KENNEDY | April 28, 2006
Well, I stayed a day longer in Perugia than I had expected. In fact, I had every intention of going on to Rome last Sunday, but I delayed my departure after meeting Shiho, a Japanese student learning Italian at the nearby university. We met at a coin-operated laundry, as our clothes went through the cycles, we talked about the dangers of returning a man's "ciao" (men here can take a simple glance as a come on) and the difficulty of navigating the steep streets in heels. When I mentioned that I had begun to overdose on pizza and pasta, Shiho invited me to her apartment on Sunday for home-cooked rice and curry.
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April 8, 2005
Christopher Cox Editor's note: Congressman Christopher Cox is in Rome as part of the U.S.'s official congressional delegation attending the funeral of Pope John Paul II. ROME -- Pope John Paul II, even in death, continues to exert an extraordinary influence around the world. As a member of our congressional leadership delegation to the pope's funeral, I've observed the global rush to be here, in this place at this time, to pay homage to the pope who helped bring down the Iron Curtain.
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By John Depko | February 4, 2010
Few movie categories can go as wrong as romantic comedy done badly. And “When in Rome” starts with a ridiculous premise that quickly gives way to mind-numbing stupidity. To be sure, Josh Duhamel is handsome and almost real as the primary male in the lame story. And Kristen Bell is lovely as the female star looking for love when she picks up five coins from a magic fountain in Rome. But then the five men who threw the coins in the water instantly become pathetic drooling dogs hopelessly in love with her. They all follow her back to New York and make stalking a woman for laughs a new element in the peculiar plot.
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December 8, 2006
1 Corey Cano Fr. 2 Hayley Raguse Fr. 3 Alex Gorab Jr. 4 Alexandra Elias Jr. 5 Ashley Smith Fr. 6 Stephanie Brown Sr. 7 Katelyn Smith Jr. 8 Natalie Bernardy Sr. 9 Chloe Rome Jr. 10 Ashley Katz Sr. 11 Kelsey Porter Sr. 12 Alex Tobiessen Sr. 13 AJ Rome So. 14 Anna Fletcher Sr. 15 Courtney Heard Jr. 16 Brynn Johnson Fr. 17 Kaleigh Trider Sr. 18 Alexandra Reinach Fr....
NEWS
October 14, 2001
DESMOND O'GRADY SPEAKS The similarities between spiritual truth seekers now and in the time of ancient Rome are among the topics that will be discussed by author Desmond O'Grady on Saturday. O'Grady, who will appear at the Newport Beach Public Library, is the author of "Beyond the Empire: Rome and the Church from Constantine to Charlemange." The book traces the ascendancy to power of the Pope and the Roman Empire from the fourth to the ninth century.
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By Mark Davis | February 28, 2014
Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near. For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on that journey is, "Why did Jesus have to die?" The most common answer to this persistent question was articulated by Anselm, the 11th-century Archbishop of Canterbury. He referenced God's justice and love. In keeping with the practices of his day, Anselm argued that it would have been an offense against God's honor for human sin to go unpunished.
NEWS
September 26, 2004
PETER BUFFA I'm not where you are. Well, actually, we could be in the same place, but I doubt it. I'm in Rome, which is in Italy, which is in Europe, which is far away. My wife and I journeyed across the Big Pond as an anniversary gift to each other. I'm not going to tell you which anniversary, but if you can answer this question, you can probably figure it out: In what year did men first walk on the moon, the Mets win the World Series and the Jets win the Super Bowl?
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By Ashley Breeding | December 31, 2008
His full name was Nero Claudius Caesar August Germanicus. He was known as Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus. And his original name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. But you probably know him as just Nero, the emperor who supposedly fiddled as Rome burned. And you’ll find out a lot more about Rome’s fifth emperor in Pulitzer-finalist Amy Freed’s new play, “You, Nero,” which premieres at South Coast Repertory on Sunday. Nero was a pretty nasty tyrant, known for his narcissism, and a cruel streak that extended to even killing his own mother.
NEWS
September 22, 2001
Young Chang More than a decade ago, Ruben Mendoza asked Heidi Mendoza to marry him at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Last month, the couple returned to that exact spot. Except this time, they had three kids in tow -- Miles is 7, Mitchell is 6 and Sophia is 3 -- and Miles remarked that everything down below looked like Legos. Accompanied by one set of grandparents and other relatives, the Mendozas did a quick run through of Paris, Rome and London before jumping aboard a seven-night Mediterranean cruise in Portofino, Italy.
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By Susanne Perez and John Depko | February 17, 2011
"Blue Valentine" is a film about a couple on the verge of a meltdown, with emotions as raw as the sexuality. The strength of this bittersweet story lies in the care and passion with which it's told. Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give all-stops-out performances that feel so real, you forget they're acting. It's puzzling that only Williams was given an Oscar nomination. The film opens with the pair going through the motions of a marriage, and you can feel a long-building tension between them.
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By Mark Davis | February 28, 2014
Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near. For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on that journey is, "Why did Jesus have to die?" The most common answer to this persistent question was articulated by Anselm, the 11th-century Archbishop of Canterbury. He referenced God's justice and love. In keeping with the practices of his day, Anselm argued that it would have been an offense against God's honor for human sin to go unpunished.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 14, 2013
Gladiators, facing both mental and physical challenges, will invade Sage Hill School in Newport Beach this weekend. With trebuchets, chariots and PVC-pipe weapons, they'll compete in physical challenges. And armed with history, mythology and the Latin language, they'll compete in events testing their mental prowess Sage Hill, a small private school of more than 450 students, will be bathed in ancient culture as it hosts this year's California Junior Classical League's statewide convention Friday and Saturday.
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By Tom Egan | March 8, 2013
Once, when I was very young, I saw a scary political cartoon from the previous century depicting an arena in ancient Rome. Bodies litter the floor of the arena, and a bloodthirsty tiger bares long fangs as he mauls a slender woman dressed in a white robe. The tiger stares intently at the reader, obviously the next victim. The caption reads, "What are you going to do about it?" The message: The tiger is powerful and no one can stop him. As an adult, I learned that the tiger in that cartoon symbolized raw political power and the mauled woman in white was Lady Columbia, symbolizing the Republic.
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By Susanne Perez and John Depko | February 17, 2011
"Blue Valentine" is a film about a couple on the verge of a meltdown, with emotions as raw as the sexuality. The strength of this bittersweet story lies in the care and passion with which it's told. Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give all-stops-out performances that feel so real, you forget they're acting. It's puzzling that only Williams was given an Oscar nomination. The film opens with the pair going through the motions of a marriage, and you can feel a long-building tension between them.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John Depko | February 4, 2010
Few movie categories can go as wrong as romantic comedy done badly. And “When in Rome” starts with a ridiculous premise that quickly gives way to mind-numbing stupidity. To be sure, Josh Duhamel is handsome and almost real as the primary male in the lame story. And Kristen Bell is lovely as the female star looking for love when she picks up five coins from a magic fountain in Rome. But then the five men who threw the coins in the water instantly become pathetic drooling dogs hopelessly in love with her. They all follow her back to New York and make stalking a woman for laughs a new element in the peculiar plot.
SPORTS
June 30, 2009
Former UC Irvine All-Americans Jeff Powers, Ryan Bailey, Tim Hutten and Genai Kerr, as well as former Corona del Mar High standout John Mann were named to the USA Water Polo men’s senior national team’s 14-man roster that will play in the FINA World Championships that start July 20 in Rome, Italy. Mann, who starred at UC Berkeley, is the lone alternate on Team USA, which possesses 11 Olympians, including 10 members of the 2008 sliver-medal winning squad from the Beijing Olympics.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ashley Breeding | December 31, 2008
His full name was Nero Claudius Caesar August Germanicus. He was known as Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus. And his original name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. But you probably know him as just Nero, the emperor who supposedly fiddled as Rome burned. And you’ll find out a lot more about Rome’s fifth emperor in Pulitzer-finalist Amy Freed’s new play, “You, Nero,” which premieres at South Coast Repertory on Sunday. Nero was a pretty nasty tyrant, known for his narcissism, and a cruel streak that extended to even killing his own mother.
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By Candice Baker | October 6, 2008
“Company, march!” Sixth-grade teacher Christiane Bohr found out Friday that hands-on experience can be much more effective than rote learning when her students at the Waldorf School in Costa Mesa learned to march as the Romans did. “We had been studying Rome and doing some smaller marches,” Bohr said. “The culmination of this is that we decided we would march down from the school to the beach.” The idea came from the kids themselves, who half-jokingly said they wanted a more “realistic” educational experience.
SPORTS
December 8, 2006
1 Corey Cano Fr. 2 Hayley Raguse Fr. 3 Alex Gorab Jr. 4 Alexandra Elias Jr. 5 Ashley Smith Fr. 6 Stephanie Brown Sr. 7 Katelyn Smith Jr. 8 Natalie Bernardy Sr. 9 Chloe Rome Jr. 10 Ashley Katz Sr. 11 Kelsey Porter Sr. 12 Alex Tobiessen Sr. 13 AJ Rome So. 14 Anna Fletcher Sr. 15 Courtney Heard Jr. 16 Brynn Johnson Fr. 17 Kaleigh Trider Sr. 18 Alexandra Reinach Fr....
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By ERIN KENNEDY | April 28, 2006
Well, I stayed a day longer in Perugia than I had expected. In fact, I had every intention of going on to Rome last Sunday, but I delayed my departure after meeting Shiho, a Japanese student learning Italian at the nearby university. We met at a coin-operated laundry, as our clothes went through the cycles, we talked about the dangers of returning a man's "ciao" (men here can take a simple glance as a come on) and the difficulty of navigating the steep streets in heels. When I mentioned that I had begun to overdose on pizza and pasta, Shiho invited me to her apartment on Sunday for home-cooked rice and curry.
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