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  • London readies for its global close-up

    If there's an "it" city for 2011, it's London. Not only will London see Kate and William's royal wedding — 30 years after Charles and Diana's vows captivated the world's heart — but that's also the run-up to two major events in 2012: the...
  • FAQ on Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid

    FAQ on Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid
    When is the decision? On Friday. Voting in Copenhagen begins at 5 p.m. -- that's 10 a.m. in Chicago. If Chicago is eliminated in one of the early rounds of voting, we'll learn then. But if it's one of the final contenders, word won't come out until...
  • The Harbor Report: A tribute to two harbor heroes

    I spent a good part of Tuesday afternoon cruising from the Balboa Peninsula into the North Balboa Island Channel then around Linda Island and into the Back Bay. My mind wandered to racing this weekend in the Lido Isle Yacht Club's "Roy Woolsey" regatta...
  • Nautical Museum to launch local hero exhibit

    The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum will launch an exhibit, "Extraordinary People," on Tuesday that gives a retrospective of local hero Nick Scandone. Scandone, who died in 2009 at the age of 42, won the gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing,...
  • A celebration of life, not a memorial

    A celebration of life, not a memorial
    NEWPORT BEACH — He referred to ALS not as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but as "A Love for Sailing." It was Nick Scandone's way of turning his death sentence from Lou Gehrig's disease into a positive, which he did time and again. He won a gold...
  • To him, disease a blessing

    To him, disease a blessing
    Next time you're complaining about a migraine, an upset stomach because of too much fast food or a bout of the flu, try walking in Grant Dewey's crutches for a day. The eighth-grader has undergone 15 surgeries since birth. In January, he was under the...
  • Some Friday links: Sounders give fans a refund; Cleveland hearts LeBron and more

     
    +Gotta love it when a team takes one for its fans: The Seattle Sounders after suffering an embarrassing 4-0 loss to the LA Galaxy at home announce they are giving season ticket holders a one-game refund ??? good toward season......
  • Are London's Wenlock and Mandeville the most bizarre Olympics mascots yet?

     
    Anyone who thought The Fuwa (aka, "The Friendlies," the official mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympics) or Izzy (aka, Whatizit from the 1996 Atlanta Games) were bizarre, wait till you get a load of Wenlock and Mandeville. Those are the......
  • With two years to run, Coe says London in 'killing zone' of its Olympic preparations race

     
    The London 2012 Olympic Stadium as it looked earlier this month. (Associated Press / Kirsty Wigglesworth) By Philip Hersh Tuesday marks two years to go to the July 27, 2012 opening of the London Summer Olympics. To the man running......
  • Iran calls 2012 London Olympics logo 'racist,' threatens boycott

     
    Iran is threatening to boycott the 2012 London Olympics, claiming that the logo for the Games is racist because it resembles the word "Zion." In comments carried by the official IRNA news agency Monday, Bahram Afsharzadeh, the secretary-general of Iran's....