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  • Cornered in square one

    After years of proclaiming that it understood international politics better than its predecessors, the Bush administration is now trying to undo the damage its first seven years have wrought -- trying, in effect, to take U.S. foreign policy back to...
  • Deconstructing consumer confidence

    We have a market paradox on our hands. Consumer confidence is close to a 40-year low, suggesting that the economy is in worse shape now than in times that seemed far darker, such as the early 1980s, when both inflation and unemployment crept into double...
  • Remodeling homework

    Our 9-year-old son, Nathaniel, arrived home after his first day in fourth grade, swaggering and wearing the self-satisfied smile of somebody who'd just hit the jackpot in Vegas. "I've got no homework," he announced as soon as he stepped foot in the door....
  • Here's to good buddies, good health

    Here's to good buddies, good health
    WHILE no man is an island, too many are like lonely peninsulas jutting off from the rest of society. In recent decades, close friendships among Americans have dwindled -- especially among certain groups of men. And, experts say, there are consequences to...
  • Here Comes the Sun, Look Out!

    Here Comes the Sun, Look Out!
    As the heat and sun settle in for summer, the calls to protect your skin from damaging rays begin. But with so many choices of sunscreens, sunglasses, hats and even sun-protective clothing, it might seem easier to hide out in a dark closet. Go ahead,...
  • Lavish Hindu weddings make big splash in Orlando

    Lavish Hindu weddings make big splash in Orlando
    The bride was from Orlando. The groom was from Milwaukee. The elephant was from South Florida. Before several hundred guests and a few stray tourists, Mahesh Narayanaswamy and Radha Mehta were married Sunday in an opulent, traditional Hindu ceremony at...
  • Many breast cancer patients also contract virus

    Many breast cancer patients also contract virus
    Brenda Denzler, a Chatham County, N.C., woman diagnosed last summer with breast cancer, does not know what caused her illness, but recent findings suggest a link between her form of cancer and a virus. She and a growing cadre of scientists are agitating...
  • MLB Draft: Former CdM duo drafted

    MLB Draft: Former CdM duo drafted
    Jake Lemmerman and Matt Hauser played baseball together at Corona del Mar High four years ago and dreamed of playing in the big leagues one day. The former Sea Kings on Tuesday learned their dream is closer to becoming a reality. On the second day of...
  • Mesa Musings: Celebrating 35 years with Southern comfort food

    My wife, Hedy, and I will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary next week. We were married in June 1975 and have been fortunate to spend past wedding anniversaries in Hawaii, Paris, Switzerland, Ireland and on Northern California's Russian River....
  • Hundreds Take A Run Down Hero Highway

    Hundreds Take A Run Down Hero Highway
    Hundreds of people came together Sunday to take a run down hero highway! The 4.5 mile run started at Pier 46 in Manhattan, and took runners past Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty. It was all to celebrate one of our nation's heros -- Sgt. James J....
  • Designer Brogan Lane lists Hollywood hotel at $1,098,100

    Designer Brogan Lane lists Hollywood hotel at $1,098,100
    Designer Brogan Lane has listed her 1924 Spanish-style boutique hotel and rental property in Hollywood at $1,098,100. Villa Delle Stelle, meaning the House of the Stars, has five themed residential quarters in about 4,400 square feet. Lane, former...
  • New General Manager at Harley-Davidson's York Plant

    New General Manager at Harley-Davidson's York Plant
    Harley-Davidson Motor Company has named Ed Magee General Manager of the Company's Vehicle Operations in York County, Pennsylvania, effective December 16, 2009. Magee, 43, will succeed Fred Gates, current Vice President and General Manager, who will retire...