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Top 5: Classic On-Screen Beauties

What has become of the Hollywood beauty? Before, these beauties lit up the screen as if they were born to be on it. Nowadays, film is littered with a different kind of beauty – the one cast just because of how she looks. No offense to Jessica Alba or Jessica …

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Book Review: Sick Puppy

Carl Hiaasen is a weird, sick, hilarious guy and his new novel, Sick Puppy, is aptly titled. The hero of Sick Puppy is Twilly Spree, a rich, weird young man who is so passionate about doing right that he often does, well, wrong. So when he sees rich Florida lobbyist …

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Cinderella’s Booster Seat Campaign

Most American parents, and kids for that matter, have accepted the vital importance of auto child safety seats for babies and young children: it’s the law of the land and you can’t even take a newborn home from the hospital without producing an approved baby pod. But when kids outgrow …

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Matrimony Beckons From Billboard

In this era of Internet-based, narrowcast dating services, one individual is taking a decidedly retro, wide-net approach to to finding that special someone. Dean Morrow, a 44-year-old Orange County, California investment banker has put up a billboard in Los Angeles at the corner of La Cienega and Santa Monica Blvd., …

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CD Review: Finest Dearest – Pacemaker EP

Formed in 2004, this San Francisco indie band has a bright future ahead. Finest Dearest is led by Carly on vocals, Christine and Josh on guitar, Cheryl on keys, Mica on cello and Steve on drums. If you read ‘cello’ then you might have had the same reaction as I …

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Mickey Mouse Club 50th Anniversary at Disneyland

Disneyland and The Mickey Mouse Club share their 50th anniversaries in 2005, and 10 of the original Mouseketeers are returning to Disneyland on Monday, October 3, to celebrate the golden milestone (I’m not sure which 10, however, hmm). In a ceremony in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, the Mouseketeers will …

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Cayman Jazz Fest 2005

While we waxed rhapsodic about the gentle breezes, hypnotic beaches, groovacious vibes and the overall pleasantry of a musical visit to the Cayman Islands, we also noted that the lineup of last year’s Cayman Jazz Fest had only a tenuous connection to jazz. This year’s is a bit jazzier, with …

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