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  • UCI researcher urges better use of repurposed water

    A recent article by a UC Irvine researcher argues that more of the water that normally runs off into storm drains should be repurposed and used to water plants and flush toilets. Lead author Stanley Grant said so-called graywater and wastewater from...
  • Book review: 'Unbearable Lightness' by Portia de Rossi

    Book review: 'Unbearable Lightness' by Portia de Rossi
    Some remarks, like radioactive elements, have a lingering half-life that allows them to poison one generation after another. One that still contaminates our body-obsessed popular culture is the Duchess of Windsor's notorious admonition that no woman can...
  • PASSINGS: Doris Betts, Norman Fruman, Stanley R. Resor, Greg Ham, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller

    PASSINGS: Doris Betts, Norman Fruman, Stanley R. Resor, Greg Ham, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller
    Doris Betts Southern author of short stories, novels Doris Betts, 79, a novelist and writing teacher best known for short stories and novels that evoke the geography and mores of the South, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in Pittsboro, N.C.,...
  • PASSINGS: Lionel Rose, Gunter Sachs, Thomas G. Nelson

    PASSINGS: Lionel Rose, Gunter Sachs, Thomas G. Nelson
    Lionel Rose 1st Aborigine to a win world boxing title Lionel Rose, 62, the first Australian Aborigine to win a world boxing title, died Sunday near Melbourne after being ill for several months, his family said. He had a stroke in 2007 that left him...
  • PASSINGS: John Walker

    PASSINGS: John Walker
    John Walker, 67, a guitarist and singer who was one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, a 1960s rock band whose biggest hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," died of liver cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his personal...
  • 'En route' in Chicago: What if you did a show and one person came?

    'En route' in Chicago: What if you did a show and one person came?
    Early in 2009, a group of theater artists in Melbourne, Australia, reached a fork in their creative road. On the other side was an extraordinary outdoor theatrical event taking place right now in Chicago, titled "en route." But let me start back Down...
  • Cut Copy reveals details of forthcoming album, gives a shout-out to Ariel Pink

     
    It's a mantra for many a band seeking inspiration: back to the stacks, back to the stacks, back to the stacks. The Australian trio Cut Copy, whose free-spirited break-out album, "In Ghost Colours," finely plumbed the depths of '80s electropop,......
  • Australia's Taronga Zoo welcomes its first female Asian elephant calf

     
    SYDNEY — Sydney's premier zoo is celebrating the birth of its first female Asian elephant -- a 270-pound (120-kilogram) calf who is doing well. Taronga Zoo director Cameron Kerr said in a statement that the birth Tuesday means that Australia......
  • Qantas to resume A380 flights to Los Angeles, satisfied engine problem is fixed

     
    Two months after a jet engine disintegrated after taking off from Singapore, Qantas Airlines announced plans Tuesday to return the double-deck A380 jet to fly routes between Australia and Los Angeles. Flights of the Airbus A380 from Australia have been......
  • Venus Williams short dress in Australian Open another talker

     
    Much like the popular "Venus Williams French Open Outfit," tennis fans and non tennis fans are buzzing about the light blue "Venus Williams short dress" she wore on the first day of the Australian Open. And a sidebar, she happened to defeat Italy's Sara...
  • Venus Williams outfit suprises again at Australian Open

     
    Venus Williams and her eccentric styled tennis outfits are giving fans another entertaining reason to watch the Australian Open in 2011....