Monthly Archives: December 2006

3,000 dead in Iraq

The Associated Press is reporting that at least 3,000 soldiers have died in Iraq since the war began in 2003.

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Baseball and Zito

I have to admit I would have love Barry Zito for the Mets. He would have been a great addition as we dealt with an aging staff. But not for $126 million dollars. Unbelievable. I saw the tail end of … Continue reading

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Army Spc. Elias Elias, 27, from Glendora – R.I.P.

Glendora resident Army Spc. Elias Elias, 27, died Saturday in Baghdad when an explosive detonated near his vehicle. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. He was … Continue reading

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Former president Gerald Ford dies

At 93, our 38th president passes away.

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Merry Christmas

will be on hiatus until Tuesday

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Missed this one on citizen journalism

“What you’re seeing is a radical new way of doing journalism. We’re back to the time of the lonely pamphleteer or the tramp printers in the Europe,” said Philip Meyer, Knight Chair in Journalism professor at the University of North … Continue reading

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Reader reactions

There is more knowledge outside the news room than inside. Part of our problem is that we are so used to talking to our readers, we have a hard time truly listening. Some of you graciously reacted to my column … Continue reading

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We miss stories every day. Sometimes it’s because we make the wrong choices. Other times it’s because we don’t have the resources. Buffeted by lagging advertising and shrinking circulation, papers across the country, including ours, are trying different ways to … Continue reading

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Letters to the editor

It’s a time-honored tradition for readers to submit a letter to the editor, whether voicing a complaint or praise. But I rarely, whether reading for pleasure or business, have I made it a point to read those letters — until … Continue reading

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A death and panning for gold

As a New York expatriate, I am constantly surprised by little details that make California – California. One of these came from stories about the death of Alexander Roglinov, 61, who was found shot and killed camping in the Angeles … Continue reading

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