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By Peter Buffa | September 18, 2010
"I Am Joe's Aorta"; "I Am Joe's Brain. " Remember those? If this is your first rodeo, you don't. If it isn't you do. It was a series of articles in Reader's Digest years ago in which a different body part each month would tell you what function they performed for Joe. Other than the fact that he owned all the parts, you never knew anything about Joe – just "I Am Joe's Aorta" or "I Am Joe's Spinal Cord. " Things got a little dicey when they got to "I Am Joe's Lower Intestine," but they were very popular.
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November 13, 2001
Barry Faulkner A Newport-Mesa football season packed with emotion, surrounding tragedies on the field and even across the continent, was, once again, interrupted by eerie silence Friday night at Newport Harbor High. Senior two-way starter Bryan Breland failed to get up after a pileup in the trenches left him with a broken left fibula near the end of the third quarter. While the severity of the injury was not immediately known, it soon became apparent, as teammates Robert Chai, Morgan Craig and Brian Gaeta went to Breland's side to comfort him amid medical personnel.
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By Kelly Strodl | September 14, 2007
Nancy Reaves reached for her granddaughter’s hands and held them up to her own, shaking while tears welled up in her eyes, then said, “Look: We have the same hands.” Face-to-face in John Wayne Airport’s baggage claim Thursday evening was the first time Reaves, 59, of Costa Mesa, had seen her granddaughter Katie Oley in 17 years. Reaves’ oldest son from a previous marriage had almost no contact with Katie since her birth, which made it nearly impossible for Reaves to find her over the years.
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June 25, 2002
Thousands of teens, myself among them, graduated over the last few weeks. I graduated on Thursday. The end of my 38-hour day closed a year of scandal and social drama. This past school year, relationships were broken off, insults were traded and gossip slithered across carpets and through air vents like smoke. Even through graduation night, which should have been a joyous celebration, tears were shed left and right. Tears of happiness, of course, but also tears of hurt.
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By Will Cooper | August 15, 2008
This morning my oldest daughter left for summer camp. Gone for two weeks, she confessed she might miss her family "a little bit". But as she boarded the bus, I noticed the tears as we waved goodbye. It was then I knew, as Washington Irving once said, that there is a "sacredness'" in tears. And tears are not the mark of weakness, but of power. Last week she completed her first year of Junior Lifeguards, a program for kids that mixes ocean safety and a little run/swim competition.
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By Amanda Pennington | August 6, 2006
There was no sign of sadness or anger Saturday at a carwash benefiting the family of Israel Maciel, who was gunned down Wednesday in an alley outside his Costa Mesa apartment. "Right now, with everybody's support, there is no real downtime," said Maciel's cousin, Nester Contreras, as he collected donations and thanked those who put cash in the jar. "The tears that have been shed aren't tears for the loss, they're tears for the support." Jody Foss and her fiancee CK Green, both of Costa Mesa, came after reading about Maciel and the carwash in the Daily Pilot.
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November 11, 2003
Deepa Bharath They shed tears as they talked about Matthew Ramirez's smile. That dazzling smile that made his "big" cheeks look even bigger. That big, old smile was good enough to make anyone's day. That smile was gone from Corona del Mar High School's campus but not from the hearts of students, teachers, counselors, friends and family members who packed the high school's theater auditorium Monday evening to celebrate the life of the 17-year-old senior who died after he was hit by a dune buggy while riding an all-terrain vehicle in the motocross event Glamis on Halloween.
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By John Depko and Susanne Perez | December 27, 2012
Tom Cruise already has a successful action movie franchise in the "Mission: Impossible" films. But he makes a serious bid to start up a similar action series as "Jack Reacher," a hard-boiled operative in the mold of Jason Bourne. Jack lives off the radar screen after a career as a military police investigator. A former army sniper Jack knew in Afghanistan becomes the prime suspect in a shooting spree that kills five people in Pittsburgh. Jack's efforts to solve the crime cause problems for the police investigation.
NEWS
July 25, 2004
FLO MARTIN Back in May, I walked for the Daily Pilot's Relay for Life team. My share included Friday night, off and on from around 9 p.m. to midnight, and then nonstop until 4 a.m. Most of the folks on the track were going nice and slow, chatting with friends or with their cell phones, stopping for some refreshment, or just lost in thought. Saturday morning, I headed back for the track, ready for more traveling with former Pilot columnist Lolita Harper.
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By Gary De Vine | October 23, 2008
  Taking down the flag, son home   Today I took down the U.S. flag that has been flying in front of my home for the past seven months. I put it out the day my son, Buddy, left for Iraq. Yesterday, he came home. He is serving in the Marine Corp, stationed in Twenty Nine Palms. I put the flag out the day I put him on the bus and saw him off for his tour in the big sand box as he calls Iraq. For me this whole ride has been quite an emotional roller coaster.
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By Billy Graham | April 25, 2014
Q: When we get to heaven, will we ever have worries or bad thoughts, or think about things we really shouldn't think about? Sometimes my brain wanders all over the place, and I find myself thinking about things I know I shouldn't. Will it be different in heaven? — J.S. A: Yes, it definitely will be different in heaven! The Bible says that in heaven all sin will be banished, including not only evil actions, but also evil thoughts and emotions. The Bible says, "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Revelation 21:27)
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By Emily Foxhall | January 28, 2014
Newport Beach will put out a request for proposals from restaurants interested in occupying the empty building at the end of Newport Pier, which housed a seafood restaurant from 1993 until 2012, when its lease expired. Council members had considered seeking clearance from the Coastal Commission to remove the building and convert it into a flexible-use space that could host anything from food trucks to a tai chi class to music performances. Instead, during a study session Tuesday they decided that bringing a new restaurant to the space provided a tempting option - especially since Bluewater Grill had already expressed interest, city staff said during a study session that preceded the meeting.
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By John Canalis | January 22, 2014
Memorial services are often somber. But not for the people who loved former Daily Pilot columnist Joe Bell. They celebrated his life Tuesday night at UC Irvine, where he taught journalism. They had — and I know this sounds strange given the context of the event — fun. Fun talking about the 92 years Joe filled with World War II service, driveway basketball games, articles in the Saturday Evening Post, frustrations with Angels baseball (2002 excepted), afternoons of martinis and popcorn, the hosting of exchange students and political discussions around the dinner table.
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By Hannah Fry | December 5, 2013
Orange Coast College has undergone many transformations in its 65-year history - buildings have been demolished and remodeled and others have been built in their place - mostly without significant controversy. However, as the college approaches yet another milestone in construction, rapidly moving forward with its Vision 2020 plan for campus development, some longtime faculty members are raising concerns about the removal of buildings designed by world-renowned architect Richard Neutra.
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By Alisha Gomez | August 30, 2013
I watched my baby officially become a little boy this week. He was excited, I was excited: first day of kindergarten. This is big boy stuff, I told him. No potty talk allowed and the teacher expects you to listen. And Mommy and Daddy definitely don't want to hear you ended up in the principal's office, I reminded him. Plus, you'll have homework now, I added. He thought about all of this and after a few, "Aww, I don't like school," moans, he changed his tune to excitement. Often, he'd tell family and friends, "Did you know?
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By Rhea Mahbubani | June 8, 2013
Julie Elkins cried only twice during her 11-year battle with breast cancer. The first time was while walking out of a clinic with the words, "You have cancer" ringing in her ears. The second was when her husband shaved her head. The Costa Mesa resident was also unprepared for the chemotherapy-induced loss of her eyebrows and eyelashes, she recalled. "I looked like Charlie Brown when I was bald," said Elkins, 52, laughing. "I learned how to tie scarves so I wouldn't look stupid.
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By John Depko and Susanne Perez | December 27, 2012
Tom Cruise already has a successful action movie franchise in the "Mission: Impossible" films. But he makes a serious bid to start up a similar action series as "Jack Reacher," a hard-boiled operative in the mold of Jason Bourne. Jack lives off the radar screen after a career as a military police investigator. A former army sniper Jack knew in Afghanistan becomes the prime suspect in a shooting spree that kills five people in Pittsburgh. Jack's efforts to solve the crime cause problems for the police investigation.
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By Heather Youmans | July 17, 2012
Young the Giant is just one of the acts billed for the Pacific Amphitheatre's Summer Concert Series' at the 2012 Orange County Fair. The lineup offers genres of popular music that should resonate with different generations, ranging from reggae to country and rock. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, two "American Idol" alumni will perform separate shows. First, Season 10 "American Idol" Scotty McCreery will play songs off his debut album, "Clear As Day. " Attwater, a Sacramento-based country band will open the show.
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By John Depko and Susanne Perez | May 17, 2012
  John Madden directed the fun-loving Oscar winner "Shakespeare in Love" and the gritty spy thriller "The Debt. " He employs his skills somewhere between these two extremes in"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. " The story follows several aging Brits needing a cheaper way to live out their golden years. They all end up at a rundown ancient hotel in India. Their disparate lives quickly begin to intertwine in an unexpected way. Dev Patel is excellent as the young entrepreneur who lures the "elderly but beautiful" to his hopeful enterprise.
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From The Los Angeles Times | January 19, 2012
Human tears are thought to be unique in the animal kingdom, in that they're often tied to our emotional state - but that's not the only special property they possess. Proteins in tears can protect against harmful bacteria, and now a team of UC Irvine researchers has shown how. Lysozymes are antiseptic proteins found in a number of bodily fluids, including tears. Their anti-bacterial properties were first identified by Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming, discoverer of penicillin, in the 1920s, but it was unclear how these proteins could take out bacteria much bigger than them.
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