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SUNDAY Free Composting Workshop The Costa Mesa Sanitary District will give a free workshop on how to compost at 10 a.m. at Fairview Park, 2501 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. Purim Carnival Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, invites...
Vaclav Havel, the former dissident playwright who led Czechoslovakia's 1989 "Velvet Revolution" against communism and then served as his country's president, died Sunday. He was 75. Havel, a former chain smoker with chronic respiratory problems, had been...
Culture MonsterVaclav Havel, the former Czech president who died Saturday at 75, was the perfect example of an increasingly rare specimen -- the politically engaged playwright. In today's theatrical climate dominated by silly movie retreads and safe little dramas,...
World NowA battle is raging over healthcare reform ... in the Czech Republic. Czech protests are erupting on the same day that the United States Supreme Court considers a key part of the healthcare reforms backed by President Barack Obama. While the U.S....
World NowPope Benedict XVI on Wednesday took to Cuba’s largest stage, the Revolution Plaza, and made a forceful plea for religious freedom, praising the communist regime’s initial steps toward allowing public worship but saying the process must be...
"Death Comes to Pemberly" by P.D. James, Alfred A. Knopf, 304 pages, $25.95. One of my favorite authors has written a sequel to one of my all-time favorite novels. Life doesn't get much better for book lovers! It is 1803, six years after the end of...
Tags: Discrimination, Umberto Eco, Jane Austen
The Hartford CourantWhen wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate. What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
Tags: Litigation, CVS Corp., Executive Branch, Edith Prague, Greenwich
Michael G. Rokos has traveled thousands of miles to pay homage to his American and Czech heritage and to the 28th U.S. president, who befriended his family nearly a century ago. The lifelong Baltimorean will reconnect with cousins in the Czech Republic...
HARTFORD - After an intense storm of complaints when Tropical Storm Irene plunged more than half the state into darkness, the Senate Democrats called Tuesday for better tree trimming and improved communication between utilities and town leaders. The...
The Hartford CourantOver the years, I've run across a fair bit of prejudice against lawyers. I'll not suggest that lawyers don't earn a certain amount of disdain, but when a white, tobacco-chewing, sheriff implied that if I came through his county after dark I'd never...
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