| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has released the names of a 28-member National Hispanic Steering Committee that includes prominent Latinos from all over the country and Puerto Rico. Central Floridians on the list are former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez,...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:58 AM
Boeing Co opened a new $750 million 787 Dreamliner final assembly plant on Friday in South Carolina, even though the federal government has complained the company located the facility there to avoid employing union labor.
The air of celebration at the...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 12:44 PM
Former Governor Charles "Buddy" Roemer is not known for mincing words and he lived up to that reputation Saturday afternoon. Speaking before a crowd of republicans and conservative leaders at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, he blasted...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 1:51 PM
You could call it "The American Idol of barbershop quartets." Thousands of people are in Kansas City this week for the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Competition. A Kansas City quartet hopes it has what it takes to win it all.
Three Men and...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 9:43 AM
President Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating Commerce Secretary and former Governor of Washington, Gary Locke as the first Chinese American to serve as ambassador to China.
In a morning appearance at the White House, Obama told reporters...
| Sep 13, 2010
President Obama's proposal to boost the research tax credit for businesses is widely seen as necessary to bolster American competitiveness in the global economy.
But even if the $100-billion plan is approved, it won't begin to address the fundamental...
| May 5, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Many Republicans think of themselves as followers of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand. But at the South Carolina debate, they came face to face with someone who really is -- and they seemed bewildered.
That someone was former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson,...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 9:18 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Can you say, "Nagorno-Karabakh"?
Mumbling that double-barreled name to my boss' face triggered a moment of rare discomfort between us. The keen eyes of my editor narrowed and squinted at me through his glasses.
His face formed a...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 1:03 PM
Interlochen Performing&Vis. Arts College Fair date: Sunday, October 10, 2010 location: Interlochen Center for the Arts phone: 703/836-2222 cost: FREE! The Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) College Fairs are designed for students interested in pursuing...
| Oct 5, 2010
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will tour a federal lab in Mississippi where seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico is being tested to determine if it is tainted by oil.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lab is the first stop for...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 11:17 AM
For nearly 60 years, The La Cañada Thursday Club has sponsored young women from our community in the "Bal Blanc de Noel" presentation of Les Fleurettes debutantes.
This year, the Thursday Club will present 11 young women to society at a black-tie gala...
| Jan 8, 2011
| 5:49 PM
The response to last week's column asking our politicians to dare to lead and dare to lose was substantial, and mostly positive. The column closed by commenting that there is nothing wrong with our country that cannot be resolved by us once again becoming...