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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.
NEWS
By Tom Harman | June 12, 2008
When I see the American flag waving high above the ground, I am stirred with emotion and pride. I am reminded of the history and the patriotic call-to-duty embodied in the red, white and blue — particularly during a time when American military personnel, many of them Californians, are serving bravely both here and abroad. On Saturday we celebrate Flag Day, an important time to reflect on Old Glory and its symbolic importance. Ruth Apperson Rous’ poem, “I am the Flag,” aptly illustrates the flag’s imagery: “My colors symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of my country.
NEWS
November 4, 2001
-- Jennifer K Mahal War veterans showed their stars and stripes Saturday afternoon with a short display at the intersection of 19th Street and Newport Boulevard. About 15 uniformed veterans, mostly from World War II, marched at noon in formation and saluted the flag. The rally, organized by Cornell Iliescu of Costa Mesa, was intended to remind people of patriotism. "We had a lot of response from the public. People would just go by and honk their horns," said Iliescu, who parked his World War II era jeep on the corner.
NEWS
February 20, 2001
Danette Goulet COSTA MESA -- Children sat wide-eyed and wary, listening intently to what they were told was their flag speaking to them. It was an old, booming voice that gave a bit of history about Old Glory, including how it came by that nickname. Each morning before classes begin, children all over the country place their right hand over their hearts and pledge their allegiance to their flag and country. It becomes second nature to children, to recite that pledge.
FEATURES
November 10, 2009
David Whittaker, a Marine veteran, has been responsible lately for raising an American flag — about as big as the surface area of a basketball court — on the Newport skyline. On Tuesday, Whittaker raised the flag again in front of American Legion Post 291 in honor of Veterans Day today. On Thursday, the Newport Harbor Exchange Club, a local chapter of a service group, the National Exchange Club, will recognize Whittaker for his appreciation of The Stars and Stripes.
NEWS
April 27, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT HARBOR -- Many will shoot for 24 hours. Some might take more than twice as long and a few are likely to get there in less than a day. But one common goal unites the 430-plus skippers that will line up to race in the 54th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race today. And that's to get to the finish as soon as they can. With 27 different racing categories this year, including a so-called "cruising class" that lets skippers use their motors for up to 12 hours during the race, it's clear that not everyone's competing on the same level.
NEWS
July 2, 2004
Deepa Bharath The stars and stripes will flutter over the bay again. On Sunday, the Balboa Island Improvement Assn. reported to the police that someone had stolen at least 10 American flags with their poles from the Balboa Island bridge, police said. But on Monday, two people came to Newport Beach police with the flags, saying they had gotten drunk during the wee hours of Sunday when they stole the flags, Sgt. Steve Shulman said. "They returned 11 flags and three PVC poles," he said.
NEWS
November 28, 2003
MIKE WHITEHEAD Ahoy. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and I just threw away my bathroom scale after the daylong feast. It reminds me of the long distance yacht deliveries where I am known by my crew for stocking the vessel's bridge with munchies to help us keep alert on watch. I think that munchies are Coast Guard-required while on watch duty, at least until the appointed trip's chef wakes up to prepare breakfast. While on the subject of eating, Chandler Bell and I swung by the San Diego Yacht Club last Sunday after the radio show for hors d'oeuvres.
NEWS
June 6, 2003
On the Martha Stewart Web site, the popular homemaker extraordinaire announces her new "Stars and Stripes for Summer" line. Well, if you take away the stars, you may have an idea of what is in store for the master crafter. If you haven't heard by now, Stewart -- the woman who made a living telling women they couldn't live without pressed pansy projects -- was indicted Wednesday on several counts of securities fraud, conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements, according to published reports.
NEWS
April 20, 2004
Lessons of life forever etched in granite The Vietnam Wall Experience, on tour at the Pacific View Memorial Park & Mortuary in Corona del Mar, was a revelation -- especially so because of the teenagers present. I mingled with hundreds of high school students from our school district during a special tour. The kids, along with the sights and sounds of the exhibit, were a perfect reference point to help this adult comprehend the memorial to veterans.
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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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NEWS
By Bradley Zint | November 9, 2013
World War II veteran Thomas G. Riker has a morning routine, a short ceremony of patriotic clockwork. He walks the front yard of his Flower Street home in Eastside Costa Mesa and hoists the American flag. Then the 95-year-old salutes and quietly recites the beginning of the Boy Scout oath: "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country. " Later in the afternoon, he takes the flag down in proper form and folding. He's been honoring Old Glory this way for about 40 years, almost every day unless there's inclement weather.
FEATURES
November 10, 2009
David Whittaker, a Marine veteran, has been responsible lately for raising an American flag — about as big as the surface area of a basketball court — on the Newport skyline. On Tuesday, Whittaker raised the flag again in front of American Legion Post 291 in honor of Veterans Day today. On Thursday, the Newport Harbor Exchange Club, a local chapter of a service group, the National Exchange Club, will recognize Whittaker for his appreciation of The Stars and Stripes.
NEWS
By Tom Harman | June 12, 2008
When I see the American flag waving high above the ground, I am stirred with emotion and pride. I am reminded of the history and the patriotic call-to-duty embodied in the red, white and blue — particularly during a time when American military personnel, many of them Californians, are serving bravely both here and abroad. On Saturday we celebrate Flag Day, an important time to reflect on Old Glory and its symbolic importance. Ruth Apperson Rous’ poem, “I am the Flag,” aptly illustrates the flag’s imagery: “My colors symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of my country.
NEWS
July 2, 2004
Deepa Bharath The stars and stripes will flutter over the bay again. On Sunday, the Balboa Island Improvement Assn. reported to the police that someone had stolen at least 10 American flags with their poles from the Balboa Island bridge, police said. But on Monday, two people came to Newport Beach police with the flags, saying they had gotten drunk during the wee hours of Sunday when they stole the flags, Sgt. Steve Shulman said. "They returned 11 flags and three PVC poles," he said.
NEWS
April 20, 2004
Lessons of life forever etched in granite The Vietnam Wall Experience, on tour at the Pacific View Memorial Park & Mortuary in Corona del Mar, was a revelation -- especially so because of the teenagers present. I mingled with hundreds of high school students from our school district during a special tour. The kids, along with the sights and sounds of the exhibit, were a perfect reference point to help this adult comprehend the memorial to veterans.
NEWS
November 28, 2003
MIKE WHITEHEAD Ahoy. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and I just threw away my bathroom scale after the daylong feast. It reminds me of the long distance yacht deliveries where I am known by my crew for stocking the vessel's bridge with munchies to help us keep alert on watch. I think that munchies are Coast Guard-required while on watch duty, at least until the appointed trip's chef wakes up to prepare breakfast. While on the subject of eating, Chandler Bell and I swung by the San Diego Yacht Club last Sunday after the radio show for hors d'oeuvres.
NEWS
June 6, 2003
On the Martha Stewart Web site, the popular homemaker extraordinaire announces her new "Stars and Stripes for Summer" line. Well, if you take away the stars, you may have an idea of what is in store for the master crafter. If you haven't heard by now, Stewart -- the woman who made a living telling women they couldn't live without pressed pansy projects -- was indicted Wednesday on several counts of securities fraud, conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements, according to published reports.
NEWS
November 4, 2001
-- Jennifer K Mahal War veterans showed their stars and stripes Saturday afternoon with a short display at the intersection of 19th Street and Newport Boulevard. About 15 uniformed veterans, mostly from World War II, marched at noon in formation and saluted the flag. The rally, organized by Cornell Iliescu of Costa Mesa, was intended to remind people of patriotism. "We had a lot of response from the public. People would just go by and honk their horns," said Iliescu, who parked his World War II era jeep on the corner.
NEWS
April 27, 2001
Mathis Winkler NEWPORT HARBOR -- Many will shoot for 24 hours. Some might take more than twice as long and a few are likely to get there in less than a day. But one common goal unites the 430-plus skippers that will line up to race in the 54th annual Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race today. And that's to get to the finish as soon as they can. With 27 different racing categories this year, including a so-called "cruising class" that lets skippers use their motors for up to 12 hours during the race, it's clear that not everyone's competing on the same level.
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