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  • United Arts announces new director of development

     
    United Arts of Central Florida has announced the appointment of Laura A. Heiselman as its director of development. Heiselman received a bachelor of science degree in social sciences from Florida State University with specializations in political science...
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Gay diplomat in Los Angeles may have a case, but little support in the Arab world

     
    Damage control in the digital age can be a challenge, especially when you're ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia and one of your diplomats just applied for asylum in the United States on the grounds that he's gay and friends with a Jewish......
  • Bill Segal’s sad pandering on gay rights.

     
              After sitting on the county commission for six years, oblivious to the issue of gay bias, Bill Segal suddenly has decided the issue is so urgent that Mayor Rich Crotty must rush it onto the agenda pront...
  • Gay Saudi diplomat seeking asylum tells reporters 'life is in great danger'

     
    In a public plea for help, a Los Angeles-based Saudi diplomat said he is seeking asylum because he believes his life would be in danger if he were forced to return to his country. The diplomat, who gave his name......
  • Venice homeless issues to be discussed at town hall meeting

     
    New and ongoing programs to prevent people from living on the streets or in their vehicles will be the topic of a town hall meeting in Venice on Sept. 23. Councilman Bill Rosendahl will moderate the forum from 7 to......
  • Penelope Cruz is pregnant — halfway done, as a matter of fact

     
    Yes, fans of beautiful babies, Penelope Cruz is indeed pregnant. Four and a half months along, actually, reps for the mother-to-be and her husband, Javier Bardem, have confirmed to People. Rumors of a baby on board have been bubbling — and shot down —...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars settle suit over 'crashers' | Who went gaga over politics at MTV VMAs?

     
    • Venezuelan actor Michael Avila and the Oscars are settling their dispute that resulted when Avila and his wife were accused of trying to crash the last ceremony. After the couple was detained for six hours they filed a false-imprisonment lawsuit...
  • 2010 Mini Copper Mayfair Edition Video

     
    Like the Ford Mustang, the Mini Cooper is known for its wide variety of special-edition trim packages. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Mini has released the new special-edition Mayfair Package. You can see changes on the Mayfair version both inside.......
  • 'Chuck' recap: How we met Chuck's mother

     
    I enjoyed the fourth season premiere of "Chuck," for the most part, but I wish it hadn't undone so much of its new storyline so quickly. Obviously, Chuck and Morgan going out and pursuing their own missions on the way......
  • Two thirds of world’s population lives under religious restrictions

     
    The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life finds that two-in-three people in the world today live in countries with high levels of restrictions on religion. The report gauges the level of restrictions due both to government actions and to...
  • California's unemployment third-highest in the nation

     
    If there was an award for high unemployment, California would have gotten the bronze for August. The state had the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation in August, at 12.4%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday morning. Only Nevada,......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'Boardwalk Empire' renewed after red-hot premiere | 'Ruined' playwright Lynn Nottage succeeds | Two 'Lost' stars may be reuniting

     
    • "Boardwalk Empire" rolled out its first episode Sunday, and 7.1 million HBO subscribers tuned in to the three airings of the new drama that night. That marks the best numbers for a debut on the paycaster since "Deadwood" premiered after an episode...