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  • Annapolis prepares to host Military Bowl

    Annapolis prepares to host Military Bowl
    Annapolis is preparing this week to host its first-ever college football bowl game. Festivities for the 2013 Military Bowl on Friday, Dec. 27 will include several events in and around the city — a parade, a tailgate party, a concert and a nationally...
  • (Small) body of presidential knowledge

     
    Five-year-old Arden Hayes loves Legos. And presidents. He's been reading up on history and can name the chief executives in order and tell you a little — OK, a lot — about them. When he found out that he shared a birthday with FDR, he...
  • Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'

    Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'
    Contemporary history is seldom as relevant and engaging as Douglas Waller's new biography, "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage," which is — by turns — fascinatingly instructive and thoroughly...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa should outsource

    Because of the monopoly they have on providing services to residents, most municipal governments provide those services at too great a cost. If municipal governments had competition, free market forces would determine the cost of those services. That...
  • Roger Williams dies at 87; 'Autumn Leaves' pop pianist found commercial success

    Roger Williams dies at 87; 'Autumn Leaves' pop pianist found commercial success
    Roger Williams, a pianist who was one of the most popular instrumentalists of the mid-20th century and who hit No. 1 on the pop charts in 1955 with his arpeggio-strewn "Autumn Leaves," has died. He was 87. Williams died Saturday at his Los Angeles home...
  • Book review: 'The Forgotten Founding Father' by Joshua Kendall

    Book review: 'The Forgotten Founding Father' by Joshua Kendall
    The Forgotten Founding Father Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture Joshua Kendall Putnam: 355 pp., $26.95 Reading Joshua Kendall's smart new biography of the pioneering lexicographer Noah Webster Jr. (1758-1843) brings to...
  • With so much to do, it's good that time moves slowly in Key West

    With so much to do, it's good that time moves slowly in Key West
    Time somehow moves more slowly in Key West. It all starts with the final approach. Heading south from the congested traffic and urban sprawl of Miami, the speed limit is a leisurely 45 mph on U.S. Highway 1 from Florida City, where mainland Florida...
  • Preston Tucker: The man behind the car

    Preston Tucker: The man behind the car
    A Detroit motorcycle policeman during prohibition, a lifelong salesman and a motorhead since the first car he saw scared his grandfather's horses in 1906, Preston Tucker lived life at full speed. One of his first jobs was as a delivery boy at Cadillac,...
  • Political Landscape: Huff plans to hold the line

    Last time a California governor asked voters for a tax increase, Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) offered his support. That won’t be the case this time. Huff, whose district includes the Montrose Shopping Park and parts of La Crescenta, said this week...
  • UCI student receives Truman Scholarship

    A UC Irvine senior was recently selected as a 2012 Truman Scholar and will receive a $30,000 award for public service. Felipe Hernandez, a music performance and political science major, was one of 54 students nationally selected for the Harry S. Truman...
  • Dr. Lester Breslow dies at 97; UCLA dean was 'Mr. Public Health'

    Dr. Lester Breslow dies at 97; UCLA dean was 'Mr. Public Health'
    Dr. Lester Breslow, the UCLA researcher who became known as "Mr. Public Health" because of his research emphasizing the beneficial effects of avoiding certain behaviors, such as smoking, overeating and failing to exercise regularly, has died. He was 97....