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By Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini | November 14, 2008
The spirit of the American people has upheld American values by their electing the first African American president, Barack Obama. The election of Obama is a monumental testimony to the thriving American principle of equal opportunity and the concept that anything is possible for those who dream and sincerely endeavor regardless of their ethnicity, color, gender or socioeconomic standing. However, let us not forget that racism and religion still exist in our nation. American Muslims are suffering and being discriminated against more so under the scrutiny of ethnic and religious profiling.
October 9, 2004
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By Mike Whitehead | January 7, 2010
Well the New Year is here, and I know all good boaters have made their New Year’s resolutions, which will be broken before the spring thaw. Oh wait, Newport Harbor does not have a spring thaw, so how do the yacht clubs plan the opening day, which is when the waters thaw? Just what kind of resolutions do boaters make anyway? How about that skippers will be courteous to everyone while on the water, whether sail or power boater. Reminds me of the wish to let there be world peace.
December 18, 2009
“The giving of gifts is not something man invented. God started the giving spree when He gave a gift beyond words: the unspeakable gift of His Son.” — Robert Flatt I first heard the phrase “re-gifting” a few years ago, but the practice has certainly been around far longer than that. People sometimes refer to re-gifting as something they do with a gift they don’t want but hope to pass on successfully to somebody else, preferably without being detected.
By Russ Niewiarowski | December 23, 2009
I read in disbelief retired Judge James P. Gray’s defense of the Obamas removal of Christ from “Christmas” and substituting it with the pagan “Happy Holidays” for their presidential greeting card message (“Obamas were mindful of the Constitution,” Dec. 20). Gray’s defense for the Obamas’ Christ-less greeting stems from his support of political correctness and states that for the president to wish everyone a Merry Christmas would be “to show presidential favoritism toward Christians, as opposed to other people in our country who hold other religious beliefs.
December 25, 2007
Once again, James Gray, with his clear, logical thinking, brings a significant issue to our attention, one that is essentially ignored by the vast majority of the press (“Let’s welcome tourists here again,” It’s a Gray Area, Dec. 23). I have one observation to add. I would like to include one more possible explanation to Gray’s list of reasons regarding the decline of tourism — the Iraq War. When we add up the cost of the war, the downturn of tourism is not factored into the equation.
Susanne Perez | May 14, 2010
H aving successfully subsidized world peace, Tony Stark has now become more of a supersized three-ring circus in "Iron Man 2," and that's the crux of this sequel in a nutshell. Aside from nifty special effects, the original film had star Robert Downey Jr.'s sly, offbeat humor at its core. It was more than just the sum of its techno wizardry and explosions — there was a real sense of fun. There is still fun to be found in "IM2" — just few and far between. As Stark wannabe Justin Hammer, Sam Rockwell is stupidly funny.
July 22, 2007
Corona del Mar resident and former Rockwell chief executive Don Beall has given UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business a $6.6 million endowment to foster innovation. "We want to help UC Irvine reach its full potential as a catalyst for economic growth in Orange County and the region," he said. The gift, from the Beall Family Foundation, will expand current activities and launch new programs of the Merage School's Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which will collect and organize global research on innovation to help businesses, the academic world and community groups understand opportunities and problems of innovation.
May 27, 2007
Gather the family and head to Lions Park at 18th and Park streets in Costa Mesa on Friday and Saturday for the annual Lions Club Fish Fry. There will be carnival rides, food booths, games and prizes, live entertainment and even a baby contest, Fish Fry Chairman Mike McIlroy said. It is a family-fun weekend, with activities for all ages. Over the years, I found the Fish Fry to be a place where you can meet local elected officials and community leaders who are often found serving up the fish and chips or working a game booth.
By ROBERT GARDNER | October 30, 2005
I often wonder what might have happened to the Irvine Co. had Myford Irvine lived. Myford's older brother James, who had been groomed by their father as heir apparent, died. Then the father, J.I., died, and in 1947, Myford, who had been living in San Francisco with little to do with the company, suddenly became a major stockholder and president. Myford, or Mike as he preferred to be called, was a big, friendly, homely man with a peculiar, shambling gait. He loved to play golf and the piano, and was good at both.
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