Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Daily Pilot HomeCollectionsSri Lanka
IN THE NEWS

Sri Lanka

FEATURES
By Joseph N. Bell | May 27, 2009
I spent much of last week in New York City, my first visit there in five years. What I brought home with me beyond some fond memories is a sense of business as usual. The cab drivers are all still from eastern Europe, the arts are beyond the reach of those of us who aren’t chief executives or major league ball players (who mostly aren’t interested anyway) and crosstown streets are still better navigated on foot than wheels. The locals down Wall Street way — those still standing — would have us believe that our current economic crisis is not a depression they helped create at all but rather a recession that will go away as soon as the last corporate mouth is fed from Washington, a conclusion that a visitor to New York, reading surface signs, might well support.
Advertisement
NEWS
January 2, 2005
Locals survive tsunami and save others Two local men not only survived Sunday's tsunami in Southeast Asia, they also saved at least a dozen lives. Steve Abrams, 37, of Costa Mesa, said he and a Newport Beach friend, who declined to be named, grabbed as many Thai people as they could and put them on top of cars, above the water line. Abrams, who's suffering from exhaustion and minor scrapes, said Thursday that he and four friends he traveled with are still trying to catch a flight home.
NEWS
April 12, 2004
UC Irvine senior Derek Kingrey won the shot put and discus throw in impressive fashion to lead the Anteaters' men's track and field team to the Big West Challenge Cup title Saturday at UC Santa Barbara. UCI compiled 200.5 points, while Long Beach State was second with 178. UCSB was third with 156.50 and Cal State Fullerton fourth with 78. UCI's team title was its first in the 12-year history of the Challenge Cup. UCI has won three meet titles this season, all firsts for the men's program since 1992.
NEWS
January 8, 2005
Dave Brooks Braving wind and rain and the loss of their favorite Teddy bears, about a dozen Costa Mesa students from Kaiser Elementary teamed up Friday to bring some relief to the victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami in Sri Lanka. Utilizing an assembly line system, the students -- mostly fifth- and sixth-graders -- loaded dozens of bags of donated clothes, toys, blankets and games onto a flatbed truck on loan from Wright Hardware. "That's better than playing video games," said 12-year-old Pete Jensen, who along with his twin brother Phil Jensen helped out during the relief effort.
NEWS
January 8, 2005
JIM DE BOOM A big welcome to the sixth delegation of Aussie educators from Costa Mesa's sister city down under -- Wyndham! Sarah Serong and Janine Sutton from Werribee Secondary College (grades 7-12) in Wyndham, Victoria, Australia, arrived on Monday and will be hosted in the homes of Estancia High School staff members. The Costa Mesa Sister City Assn. also welcomed its first student delegates! Rhiannon Gudde and Joel Anderson arrived on Tuesday, also from Werribee Secondary College and will be hosted during their three-week stay by Estancia students and their families.
NEWS
May 16, 2005
Marisa O'Neil Saturday morning, they were a heap of vanilla-white faux fur and plastic amber-hued eyes. By the end of the day, 200 freshly-stuffed teddy bears filled a box at Fashion Island's Build-A-Bear workshop, ready to be shipped to young tsunami victims. The first 200 bear-makers at each of the chain's stores worldwide got a free chance to participate in Project Bearlift, part of the company's annual Stuffed With Hugs event. This year's project will send 40,000 bears to displaced and needy children in Maldives, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India.
NEWS
October 21, 2009
It is apparent that young people are involving themselves in sexual conduct with a very shortsighted application of lips to loquaciousness. The sense of shame must feel tremendous, and I fear these young ladies could fall prey to other senseless acts akin to drinking and drugs, all used to forget unprepared-for feelings that surface after the morning light has shined through. Youth is a tender time of discovering new talents, learning to cope with new feelings, and an unbridled existence of freedom.
NEWS
January 8, 2005
Jeff Benson It may have taken the solemn expressions of once-rival presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton on national television to make it happen, but the seeds of tsunami relief are being sewn locally. School board President Serene Stokes and other officials are trying to do their part to help those in Asia whose homelands were ravaged by a tsunami triggered Dec. 26 by an earthquake. Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Indonesian island of Sumatra and parts of India all suffered under the devastation.
NEWS
By Imran Vittachi | November 5, 2010
Seventeen minutes. That's all it took for me to vote for the first time as an American. Tuesday night's visit to the polls was a first, too, in that I'd never voted for anything or any election associated with any of the three other countries whose passports I have held: France, Britain and Sri Lanka. Although I have spent about three-quarters of my existence to date living in the United States, as a green card holder I moved around stateside and abroad so often that it took me years before I could consistently meet the federal government's minimum criteria for residency in order to apply for U.S. naturalization.
NEWS
By: JIM DE BOOM | August 6, 2005
The Sons of the American Legion, Newport Harbor Squadron 291 will be presenting the 8th annual Blues on the Bay music festival Aug. 28. This event will take place at the American Legion Hall at 215 15th St. in Newport Beach, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission will be $20 per person. Food and drink will be available at an additional cost. The bands playing include Porter House Bob & Down to the Bone, Luke and the Locomotives, Blues BBQ, the Wildcats, 3rd Degree, and Bernie Pearl.
Daily Pilot Articles Daily Pilot Articles
|