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  • The man behind the singing

    The man behind the singing
    Driving down the 1700 block of Kenwood Place in Costa Mesa, it's not easy to miss Terrell "Terry" Koken's house. On a street lined with well-manicured lawns, budding palm trees and flower beds, Koken's yard — with its pine tree, brush, untamed...
  • On Faith: It's time to speak out against religious bigotry

    On Aug. 4, the nation rejoiced at news that engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory had landed Curiosity, its scientific vehicle, on Mars. But we awoke the next morning to learn that a racist bigot had murdered six Sikh worshippers within their own...
  • Editorial: Libraries walk a tightrope on porn

    When a homeless man was accused of fondling himself in the Laguna Beach Public Library, the ensuing outcry was less about the alleged behavior than about the pornography the man was viewing on the Internet at the time. Some people had never realized...
  • On Faith: Where did we come from really?

    Most atheists don't have faith of any kind. What they do have is hope — a natural hope that the important things in our life will go well. A believer's prayer is an atheist's hope. Concerning the age-old cosmological question about the beginning...
  • Concerns About Online Piracy Act Growing Among State's Congressional Delegation

    Concerns About Online Piracy Act Growing Among State's Congressional Delegation
    Is the tide shifting on a controversial bill that would give the government and copyright holders broad new powers to stop online piracy? Over the weekend, the White House signaled that it has strong reservations about the controversial Stop Online...
  • Wikipedia plans protest blackout today

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don't be surprised if you can't find Wikipedia today. The online encyclopedia's English language website is down until midnight. The 24-hour blackout is to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress. The Stop...
  • Business briefs: Bonnie Heneson Communications receives two 2012 Apex Awards of Excellence

    The Young Professionals Network of Howard County, a program of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, renewed the annual sponsorship agreement with Lakeview Title Co., a firm based in Columbia. YPN also receives sponsorship from the Columbia Association,...
  • 'America's Got Talent' recap: Trudging through sludgy semi-finals

    'America's Got Talent' recap: Trudging through sludgy semi-finals
    I'm probably taking this show a little too seriously over here, but some presentation as to how the 24 acts are divided up into two groups would be nice, because the second week of the semi-finals is full of acts that could never compete with the ones...
  • Sham editing at Wikipedia

    Connoisseurs of nonsense will enjoy the latest example of fatuity at Wikipedia.* Philip Roth discovers that a Wikipedia entry on his novel The Human Stain says that the principal character is based on the late Anatole Broyard. This is not so, and Mr. Roth...
  • Wikipedia, for and against

    Dang, Eric Hartley wants me to be responsible. In a private note, which he has given me permission to use, along with his name, he gently reproaches me for the rhetorical excesses in my most recent post on Wikipedia. He has something there, as you will...
  • Don't trust Wikipedia on Anselm

    One of my recent posts on the unreliability of Wikipedia caught the eye of Edward Buckner, a medievalist, who shared with me a paper he has written about deficiencies in an Oxford University study of the reliability of Wikipedia. You may be aware of a...