November 29, 2001
President Bush on Wednesday signed Rep. Chris Cox's Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act at the White House. The bill freezes out more than 30,000 state and local agencies from imposing taxes on some forms of commerce on and access to the World Wide Web. For Cox, who represents Newport Beach, the bill extends a moratorium he put into place with an earlier bill. The ban on "discriminatory" taxes was first passed in 1998. The new bill, HR 1552, extends the ban until Nov. 1, 2003.
December 1, 1999
COSTA MESA - Orange Coast College has named Sam Felsenfeld new sports information director, replacing long-time SID Jack Shinar. Felsenfeld, 25, who began his new assignment Monday, attended Saddleback College in Mission Viejo and was sports editor for the school's newspaper, the Lariat. After graduating from Kansas State University, Felsenfeld was a sports writing stringer for the Associated Press and with ESPN Sportszone, a World Wide Web site dedicated to sports coverage.
May 12, 2000
Sue Doyle Rep. Christopher Cox led the drive to protect commerce on the World Wide Web, scoring a victory when the House voted Wednesday to delay adding any new Internet taxes until 2006. Cox (R-Newport Beach) launched the bill to prevent Internet taxation at the federal, state and local levels in February. "The new economy empowers individuals, but only if they can afford to participate," Cox said. "Lawmakers who care about the digital divide shouldn't tax the Internet."
October 30, 2001
Paul Clinton NEWPORT-MESA -- A local congressman's bill to protect the Internet from "discriminatory" taxes could face a vote in the Senate as early as this week. The Senate will reconvene for business today, after a Monday closure. The bill, introduced by Rep. Chris Cox and passed in the House of Representatives on Oct. 16, has been dwarfed by airport security, economic recovery and other weightier matters. But the possibility of Internet taxation has sparked debate again this month, especially after a moratorium on taxation expired Oct. 21. Cox and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.
July 10, 2005
What are you waiting for? Can't you hear the rides, the stamping of thousands of feet, the running of tiny pigs' legs? Don't you see the lines of cars snaking around the Orange County Fairgrounds? They aren't there because Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is making a campaign stop. All the noise and all the cars are coming from or going to the Orange County Fair, which opened its gates Friday. The gates will stay open, except for Mondays, through July 31. But printing that date isn't an invitation for you to stay away until the closing hours.
October 29, 2003
UCI business school makes the grade UC Irvine's Graduate School of Management made the top 20 of executive MBA programs in the country, according to a list published last week by the Financial Times newspaper. The school shot up to number 15 from 24 on the annually published list. Only Purdue and Temple universities reported bigger climbs. The UCI program is designed for working executives who attend weekend classes. Nationally, the school also ranks 12th in the work experience of its executive MBA students, with more than 14 years, according to Erik Charles, director of the program.
April 22, 2003
Youth trumps age in surf competition Billed as a contest between France and the U.S., the 2003 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards ended up being a fight between young and old. And this year, youth won out. Hawaiian surfer Makua Rothman, all of 18 years old, defeated his four competitors and won $66,000 Friday for riding a 66-foot wave in November. The contest's judges determined that all five competitors rode waves that were within a few feet of each other in height.
May 3, 2003
UCI researchers reveal stem cell study results Two UC Irvine researchers presented promising results of a preclinical study of human neural stem cell technology as a means of regenerating damaged nerves and nerve fibers in patients with spinal cord injuries at the 10th annual Conference of the American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair in Florida on Friday. Drs. Aileen Anderson and Brian Cummings of the Reeve-Irvine Research Center worked with StemCells Inc., a Palo Alto biotech company, on the technology.
September 22, 2003
Deepa Bharath Michelle Gardner is a classic example of a one-woman show. She runs her Hawaiian bedding business from her beach cottage on the Balboa Peninsula. Her closets and her bedroom are stuffed with beautiful fabrics rich in color and surf motifs. And she sells all of it over the World Wide Web. Gardner doesn't even use a shipping company. She personally goes over to the neighborhood post office and sends off the goods to her customers throughout the country.
October 21, 2002
-- Story by Christine Carrillo, photo by Kent Treptow HE IS Expanding the role of a traditional librarian by helping the public maneuver through the technology world instead of the literary one. NOTHING TRADITIONAL ABOUT IT Donald Witt is a librarian for the Orange County Public Library. Only he's not your traditional librarian, never has been. Since he started his work for the county's library system two years ago, he has specialized in technology services.