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By Michael Miller | March 14, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Daniel Yu came a long way to get the lead role in his school play this year. The sixth-grader had recently moved to Newport Beach from South Korea and spoke limited English when he arrived. He started the year at Lincoln Elementary School testing at a second-grade reading level. That wasn't his biggest obstacle, though. In his native country, Daniel had grown used to strict, by-the-book classes — and when his teacher at Lincoln announced tryouts for the class play, he wasn't sure what she meant.
NEWS
June 1, 2005
Sophomore midfielder Brad Evans has been named to the United States under-20 men's national team that will represent the U.S. at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship from June 10-July 2 in Holland. Evans is one of 21 players on the roster that includes 10 players currently playing professionally including Freddy Adu and Eddie Gaven, 10 current college players and one player in high school. Evans has played with the team throughout the spring and competed in tournaments in South Korea and Holland.
NEWS
August 21, 2003
UC Irvine senior Jimmy Pelzel and junior Rick Merlo and Newport Harbor High grad Nicole Mackey will compete for the USA this week at the World University Games in Daegu, South Korea. Pelzel, a first-team All-American for the Anteaters last season, is a member of the 11-player U.S. men's volleyball team that will participate in Group B with Ukraine, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands and host South Korea. Pelzel competed in the Japan-USA Men's Challenge Cup in Japan from July 26 through Aug. 3. Merlo, who scored 15 goals for UCI last fall, is playing for the USA men's water polo team that opens against Greece on Saturday.
NEWS
March 18, 2007
Quick — what's your license plate number? When you're asked, do you have to run out to the car and check? Maybe you have trouble remembering your wedding anniversary. Well, have we got a couple of coaches for you. Daniel Yu and Jamie Searles have that memorization thing down pat. Daniel, a sixth-grader who recently moved to Newport Beach from South Korea, polished up his English and won the lead to his school's production of "Annie Get Your Gun" after borrowing a DVD of the musical from the library and watching it repeatedly.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | March 10, 2011
On a hillside near a lake in Busan, South Korea, a school that can hold 5,000 students sits on a 40-acre plot. The grades 7-12 school keeps its students working from 7:30 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. Monday through Friday — and every other Saturday. Then they go home and study some more. "There is tremendous competition for education in Korea," said school board Trustee David Brooks. "They realize that to advance themselves they need an education. " The Newport-Mesa Unified School District vice president went to South Korea for a week in mid-February and got a chance to find out more about its educational system and the value its culture places on education.
SPORTS
June 12, 2009
UCI’s Collins ninth FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — UC Irvine junior Lauren Collins finished ninth in the high jump finals Friday at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at McDonnell Field. Collins, the 2009 Big West Conference champion, cleared 5 feet, 10 3/4 inches to place ninth of the 15 jumpers who advanced out of Wednesday’s preliminaries. Destinee Hooker of Texas won the high jump with a mark of 6-4 3/4 . Ross, Fuerbringer claim silver Newport Harbor High product April Ross and former Estancia High standout Matt Fuerbringer earned second-place finishes in their respective Federation Internationale de Volleyball beach tournaments completed on May 31. Ross and partner Jen Kessy fell to Brazilians Talita Antunes and Maria Antonelli, 22-20, 21-16, in the women’s Seoul Open final in South Korea.
NEWS
December 23, 2001
Young Chang George and Sue Crisp packed in everything from a Sunday sermon and a glimpse into North Korea to a trip to the Blue House (equivalent to our White House) during a trip to South Korea that ended in October. A reverend at Newport Beach's Christ Church by the Sea, George Crisp was one of 22 Christians with the Western Jurisdiction Korean Mission Tour who visited Korea to get acquainted with foreign Methodist churches. He and his wife stopped in on several religious institutions and places of worship, including the Korean Methodist Theological Seminary, a church in the city of Inchon and a smaller church on the island of Cheju.
SPORTS
August 7, 2013
EDITOR'S NOTE: Esther Lofgren, an Olympic gold medalist, offers her thoughts and gratitude in an email about recently earning a spot on the U.S. women's quadruple sculls crew at the 2013 Senior World Championships in Chungju, South Korea, starting Aug. 26. Lofgren grew up training at Newport Aquatic Center and graduated from Newport Harbor High. She has a website, http://www.estherlofgren.com , and plans to provide blog updates this month. Lofgren is also helping raise money for a friend, Byron Plapp, who was diagnosed with cancer last year.
NEWS
October 24, 2002
WAR ON TERRORISM: Cox says that the United States is running out of time when it comes to dealing with Iraq's Saddam Hussein. If action isn't taken, Hussein will end up with nuclear weapon technology. And, he adds, that will allow the network of terrorists that includes Al Qaeda to become more of a threat. What is needed is a U.N. resolution with credible backing. "What you don't want is Saddam Hussein taking his support for Al Qaeda to the next step."
NEWS
July 20, 2009
South Korea doesn?t seem quite so distant, thanks to the new Korea Law Center at UC Irvine?s School of Law. The center is part of UCI?s new International Commerce and Law Institute, a multi-continental organization designed to facilitate the study of international law. ?It?s going to be a place where businesspeople, lawyers, scholars can learn and work together to overcome difficulties at the intersection of U.S.-Korea law,? said Rex Bossert, assistant dean for communications at the UCI law school.
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January 7, 2014
Jeff Perkins took over as UC Irvine track and field and cross country coach on Jan. 1. Perkins, who joined the UCI staff in 2007, served the past four years as associate head coach for Vince O'Boyle, who retired Dec. 31 after 32 seasons with the 'Eaters. "I would like to thank [Athletic Director] Mike Izzi and his administration for believing in me to take over this program, and giving me the opportunity to replace a legend here at UCI in Vince O'Boyle," Perkins said. "I am looking forward to the many challenges that a head coach has to face and continuing to build on an already stellar reputation that Coach O'Boyle has set forth in the 32 years that he has led this program.
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By Jim Carnett | December 23, 2013
I don't suppose one can expect Stars and Stripes forever. I refer not to Old Glory, America's cherished red, white and blue national symbol, but Stars and Stripes, the ubiquitous and venerated daily newspaper published for eons by the U.S. military. According to recent reports, it may be on the chopping block. If that's the case, it's a calamity of significant proportions. Once, long ago, I proudly wrote for that august newspaper. Soldiers, sailors, Marines and Air Force personnel stationed around the globe have depended on that publication for decades for their daily ration of news and opinion.
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By Jim Carnett | November 25, 2013
I have an Irish friend who considers Thanksgiving to be the best of America's holidays. "No other country gives thanks like the U.S. does," she told me. "It's uplifting. " I agree. Two of my most memorable Thanksgivings, however, were spent outside the boundaries of this good and grateful country. I spent the Thanksgivings of 1965 and 1966 in Seoul, South Korea. I, of course, missed my family back home, but the U.S. Army provided me with two unforgettable celebrations.
SPORTS
August 7, 2013
EDITOR'S NOTE: Esther Lofgren, an Olympic gold medalist, offers her thoughts and gratitude in an email about recently earning a spot on the U.S. women's quadruple sculls crew at the 2013 Senior World Championships in Chungju, South Korea, starting Aug. 26. Lofgren grew up training at Newport Aquatic Center and graduated from Newport Harbor High. She has a website, http://www.estherlofgren.com , and plans to provide blog updates this month. Lofgren is also helping raise money for a friend, Byron Plapp, who was diagnosed with cancer last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Imran Vittachi | February 16, 2012
The Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet of Korea are the South Korean people's roving goodwill ambassadors. On Wednesday night, before a sold-out Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, the 32 members of the troupe's present-day generation of child performers brought their message of peace to Orange County, delighting their audience with a performance that featured a repertoire of Korean folk dances. During the two-hour show, the children - mostly girls ranging from 9 to 15 years old - changed in and out of an array of brilliantly colored costumes.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | March 10, 2011
On a hillside near a lake in Busan, South Korea, a school that can hold 5,000 students sits on a 40-acre plot. The grades 7-12 school keeps its students working from 7:30 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. Monday through Friday — and every other Saturday. Then they go home and study some more. "There is tremendous competition for education in Korea," said school board Trustee David Brooks. "They realize that to advance themselves they need an education. " The Newport-Mesa Unified School District vice president went to South Korea for a week in mid-February and got a chance to find out more about its educational system and the value its culture places on education.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza, david.carrillo@latimes.com | January 29, 2011
Dong-Gi Shin's first season at Costa Mesa High did not turn out as expected. The Mustangs never won a boys' soccer match in Orange Coast League play two seasons ago. The reason why the team failed to record a victory in league had nothing to do with talent. "We couldn't win because [we were] not helping each other and supporting each other," said Shin, adding that it bothered him that the captains on the team messed around. "We were blaming each other when [the opposition would]
NEWS
July 20, 2009
South Korea doesn?t seem quite so distant, thanks to the new Korea Law Center at UC Irvine?s School of Law. The center is part of UCI?s new International Commerce and Law Institute, a multi-continental organization designed to facilitate the study of international law. ?It?s going to be a place where businesspeople, lawyers, scholars can learn and work together to overcome difficulties at the intersection of U.S.-Korea law,? said Rex Bossert, assistant dean for communications at the UCI law school.
SPORTS
June 12, 2009
UCI’s Collins ninth FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — UC Irvine junior Lauren Collins finished ninth in the high jump finals Friday at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at McDonnell Field. Collins, the 2009 Big West Conference champion, cleared 5 feet, 10 3/4 inches to place ninth of the 15 jumpers who advanced out of Wednesday’s preliminaries. Destinee Hooker of Texas won the high jump with a mark of 6-4 3/4 . Ross, Fuerbringer claim silver Newport Harbor High product April Ross and former Estancia High standout Matt Fuerbringer earned second-place finishes in their respective Federation Internationale de Volleyball beach tournaments completed on May 31. Ross and partner Jen Kessy fell to Brazilians Talita Antunes and Maria Antonelli, 22-20, 21-16, in the women’s Seoul Open final in South Korea.
NEWS
March 18, 2007
Quick — what's your license plate number? When you're asked, do you have to run out to the car and check? Maybe you have trouble remembering your wedding anniversary. Well, have we got a couple of coaches for you. Daniel Yu and Jamie Searles have that memorization thing down pat. Daniel, a sixth-grader who recently moved to Newport Beach from South Korea, polished up his English and won the lead to his school's production of "Annie Get Your Gun" after borrowing a DVD of the musical from the library and watching it repeatedly.
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