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Lent

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  • Russia and Ukraine mobilize, raising tensions in Crimea

    Russia and Ukraine mobilize, raising tensions in Crimea
    MOSCOW -- Russian gunmen on the Crimean peninsula and the embattled new Ukrainian government in Kiev continued to escalate a dangerous confrontation Sunday, with both sides mobilizing armed forces and warning that the other was provoking war. Hundreds...
  • Winter can make gardening more interesting

    Winter can make gardening more interesting
    Gardeners attack the spring with energy and enthusiasm, adding lots of color, bulbs, perennials, flowering trees and shrubs. We wilt in the summer heat, and by fall we barely have the spirit for a pot of mums. Winter, we think, is for catalogs by the...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Pepper and egg sandwiches

    Phil Vettel recommends: Pepper and egg sandwiches
    As a kid growing up Catholic, my meatless-Friday options included canned tuna, grilled cheese, tomato soup and whatever nasty fish my mom would slap in a fry pan. Mind you, I grew up Old School Catholic. Back then, we still had limbo, purgatory was...
  • Mardi Gras sounds better

    Mardi Gras just sounds better than "Fat Tuesday." The last hurrah before the Lenten season begins offers celebrants the opportunity to "Pig Out" one last time before a stretch of fasting. This year the celebration falls on March 4, and you don't have to...
  • Carnett: A true guiding light from the pulpit

    It was one of the most meaningful experiences of my youth. Between the ages of 10 and 13, I served as an acolyte at my church, and it was a duty I relished. I turned 8 in 1953, and my family began attending Newport Harbor Lutheran Church on Cliff...
  • Bringing bold flavors to Lenten fish dinners

    Bringing bold flavors to Lenten fish dinners
    Lent is a time when less can mean more, especially in the kitchen. Going without need not be faced with a frown. Let dietary restrictions spur creativity and boost flavor, however modest the meal. Fish, for those whose faith traditions permit it, can...
  • Pictures in the News | March 5, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Big Easy, as revelers throw beads in the rain to crowds below from the balcony during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash...
  • Blake Bortles draft coverage has given UCF more exposure than Fiesta Bowl

     Blake Bortles draft coverage has given UCF more exposure than Fiesta Bowl
    Running off at the typewriter … Going to the Fiesta Bowl and beating Baylor gave UCF tons of national exposure, but the coverage of potential No. 1 pick Blake Bortles leading up to the NFL Draft has been even more of a boon for UCF's football...
  • 40 lazy Lent ideas for those who don't want to try too hard

    40 lazy Lent ideas for those who don't want to try too hard
    Today is Ash Wednesday and people all over the world are giving up things for Lent.  If you haven't decided or are having second thoughts on what you will be sacrificing for the next 40 days, here's some easy and down right lazy ideas that can still...
  • No reason to sacrifice flavor during Lent

    No reason to sacrifice flavor during Lent
    The Christian season of Lent is here. This 40-day period, which began this week on Ash Wednesday, is typically marked by fasting, giving up a favorite food and eating fish on Fridays. But just because there are a few food rules doesn't mean you have to...
  • Giving up Twitter and social networking for Lent

    Giving up Twitter and social networking for Lent
    Today is Ash Wednesday when good Catholics begin their 40 days of sacrifice by giving up something they truly love. Tops this year are the perennial favorites chocolate and alcohol, but close behind are Twitter and social networking, according to an ...