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  • Florida Senate passes revenue cap, but shuns Colorado comparison

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate passed a proposed constitutional amendment Tuesday¬†that would place new handcuffs on the power of future legislators to tax and spend. The Senate voted 27-13 to place a new tax revenue cap for state government before...
  • Seminole teacher store celebrates anniversary

     
    Amid all of the teacher bashing going on these days by state lawmakers and business leaders, there's a reminder that many people – including those in the local business community – think teachers are doing a really, really great job and are...
  • Comedian Kathy Griffin on Broadway: What did the critics think?

     
    Kathy Griffin opens new comedy show on Broadway...
  • Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

     
    We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 75 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links,......
  • Four lessons from Japan

     
    If you've missed the Opinion pages this week, here's a roundup of four Op-Eds offering lessons from Japan's devastating tsunami and earthquake. Basically, we need to rethink nuclear energy; prepare for the big one; prepare for a tsunami; or move......
  • 'American Idol' results: And 12 become 11

     
    American Idol results: Karen Rodriguez goes home, and the top 12 become the top 11...
  • This weekend at Descanso Gardens: Come for the cherry blossoms, stay for the bento box

     
    For all the urban sprawl that sometimes makes Los Angeles seem like a concrete jungle, Descanso Gardens breaks the mold with its picturesque landscape of woodlands, gardens and botanical collections. The official arrival of spring, heralded with a...
  • Iron bottle opener from northern Japan

     
    From northern Japan, the craft of cast iron dates to the middle of the 17th century, when a master arrived from Kyoto to make iron pots for the tea ceremony. I have one and use it every day. Here's something......
  • Twitter turns 5, celebrates with celebrities in YouTube video

     
    Five years ago Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet. Now Twitter, which is reportedly worth billions of dollars and owes its considerable mainstream appeal to the celebrities who champion the service, has released a promotional video to celebrate its...
  • Villaraigosa leads rally opposing GOP-proposed cuts to social service and housing programs

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa led a rain-drenched downtown rally Wednesday opposing Republican-proposed federal budget cuts that he says would slash jobs, social services and other needs. Addressing several hundred activists, Villaraigosa blamed a “...
  • Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'

    Book reviews: 'Preaching With Sacred Fire' and 'The Anthology of Rap'
    Preaching With Sacred Fire An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45 The Anthology of Rap Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois Yale University Press:...