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  • Rick Perry, a real riot [The conversation]

     
    Rick Perry announced Thursday that he was dropping out of the Republican presidential race, inspiring posts about his greatest gaffes, oops, blunders, mishits and dance moves. If nothing else, Perry has made for an entertaining day. In celebration of the....
  • Huntington buys long-missing archive of Civil War telegrams

     
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has acquired a long-lost cache of ledgers containing military telegrams from the Civil War, and code books used to decode them. Scholars think the find will help fill in some blanks in the...
  • ASO's 'The Planets' a spectacular concert experience

     
    One small step up the podium, one giant leap into the cosmos. On Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at Symphony Hall, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, piloted by conductor Diane Wittry, blasted off into the solar system and beyond with an...
  • Local charters among highest FCAT in state, others among lowest

     
    Some of the most extreme performances in Central Florida – both the best and worst — on the third-grade reading FCAT tests released today came from charter schools. In Central Florida, two charter schools posted some of the highest passing...
  • Galileo charter hunts fourth principal

     
    Although it is less than a year old, the Galileo School for Gifted Learning in Seminole County is hunting its fourth principal. School leaders tonight are interviewing two finalists for the post, hoping to line up someone to take over before the new ...
  • Back to the moon: What's the point?

    Back to the moon: What's the point?
    Today's topic: What's the purpose of going back to the moon and eventually to Mars? Does NASA have its priorities straight on space travel? How much will the private sector play a role in the future of space exploration? A leaner, meaner NASA can take us...
  • Movie review: Angels & Demons -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Angels & Demons -- 3 out of 5 stars
    There are a several moments of real pathos in Ron Howard's film of Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, which is several more than he was able to conjure up in his film of Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Howard has made a better, more entertaining thriller out of...
  • 'What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going' by Damion Searls

    What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going Damion Searls Dalkey Archive Press: 102 pp., $12.95 paper What do André Gide, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Yasushi Inoue, Vladimir Nabokov and Tommaso Landolfi have in common? They are authors whose work inspired the...
  • Our Laguna: Honoring those for their skills, service

    I read Monday in the L.A. Times that Gino Cimoli had died. Gino was the first major league player to bat on the West Coast when the Dodgers and Giants moved to California from New York in 1958. He wasn't the Dodgers usual lead-off batter, but Manager...
  • Atlantis: Facts and figures

    Atlantis is the fourth shuttle to orbit Earth. It was named after the two-masted ship that served as the primary research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts from 1930 to 1966. It made its maiden flight Oct. 3, 1985. During...
  • Church weighs in on alien life

    This past weekend I visited Jet Propulsion Laboratory during its annual open house. I was told by JPL media relations that about 30,000 to 40,000 visitors attended the event. I was in high school the last time I attended a JPL open house, attending as...