Archive | May 3rd, 2012

College production of ‘Lost in Yonkers’ has professional feel

  By Donald H. Harrison EL CAJON, California — Had this been Broadway, they’d be extending all the actors’ contracts and passing around the bubbly to celebrate the hit on their hands. In that Lost in Yonkers had quite a successful opening at Grossmont College’s Stagehouse Theatre on Thursday night, May 3, they have reason […]

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Is our time in outer space at hand?

By David Brin ENCINITAS, California — Last week it was asteroid mining, as Peter Diamandis and his partners showed us their bold new venture, Planetary Resources, aiming eventually to start harvesting trillions of dollars worth of materials that would then no longer have to be ripped out of Mother Earth. This glimpse of a vigorously […]

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Posted in Science, Medicine, Education

Forming a close friendship with Music

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson MEVASSERET ZION, Israel –Music has played a vital role in the development of humankind. It can rouse people to action, soothe the troubled breast, and elicit a wide range of emotions. Some people, myself included, are addicted to music (classical, in my case), and cannot bear to be conscious for a single […]

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‘Grease,’ the musical, slides along well OnStage

By Carol Davis CHULA VISTA, California— Remember that fictitious place Rydell High? That’s where the Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey 1959 high school musical Grease happens. The musical debuted in Chicago in 1971, quickly moved to Broadway where it ran for 18 years and 3388 performances. Grease was made into a movie in 1978 starring […]

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Posted in Travel, Cuisine, & Miscellaneous

Should an elderly woman be told of her grandson’s death?

By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California — Question: My mother is 90 years old, in frail health but of sound mind. Last year, one of her three grandchildren and the youngest of my two sons died in an accident at age 29. My son and my mom were close. As an adult, my son […]

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Netanyahu seems assured to retain prime minister’s office

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — Israeli voters appear ready to renew the lease of Benyamin Netanyahu on the Prime Minister’s Office. A poll reported in Ha’aretz shows a near majority (48 percent) favoring him as Prime Minister. The aggregate support of his three nearest competitors do not match him: 15 percent prefer Shelli Yehemovich of Labor, […]

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