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Russia and US Battling on Many Fronts 

Russia and US Battling on Many Fronts 

With much of the world’s focus on the conflict in the Ukraine’s Crimea, the United States and Russia are facing off on many other fronts. The US is the only nation that holds veto power over major decisions at the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Russia is pushing for the IMF to move ahead without US […]

Three In Four Americans Believe In The Occult

Three In Four Americans Believe In The Occult

About three in four Americans have at least one belief in the paranormal, the occult or “out of this world” experiences according to a Gallup Poll conducted in the United States in 2005. The poll, now available on the Internet, showed little statistical difference among people in the U.S. by age, education, race and region. […]

How myRA savings accounts may create a simple solution to Save 

How myRA savings accounts may create a simple solution to Save 

President Obama’s proposal to establish myRA Savings accounts will encourage lower to middle-income people to save. myRA is an additional way to save for a rainy day. The government, who guarantees the interest on your account, will be sent your deduction from your payroll check and create the tax-sheltered savings account until it reaches 15,000. […]

Fun with Family Dysfunction in ‘August’

Fun with Family Dysfunction in ‘August’

By Theda Kleinhans Reichman   Playwright Tracy Letts’s “August: Osage County” was the darling of Broadway — garnering five Tony Awards during its run, plus the Pulitzer Prize. Now this acclaimed comedy-drama has arrived on the screen, adapted by Letts. Meryl Streep stars as the totally messed-up matriarch of a family so dysfunctional your family […]

Of Christmas Trees and Decadent Treats

Of Christmas Trees and Decadent Treats

PALM SPRINGS – Nowhere else can you attend a quartet of philanthropic events, rub shoulders with world-class artists, sip a goblet filled with Vichy Catalan water and then cap the evening with a scrumptious strawberry butterscotch milkshake — crowned with a homemade doughnut and light-as-a-feather marshmallow — all in the same month. Parties flow like […]

Cellular Scientists Share Nobel Prize

Cellular Scientists Share Nobel Prize

Last month, the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded jointly to professors James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Südhof for their discoveries of how cells in the human body transmit molecules from one cell to another in little packages called vesicles. In a large and busy seaport, systems are required to […]

Cabot Finds Thrill on Miracle Hill Excerpts from a History of Desert Hot Springs

Cabot Finds Thrill on Miracle Hill Excerpts from a History of Desert Hot Springs

Cabot had struck water 40 feet down in the sand, but it was hot — too hot to stand in — and, as he said, he had no money to buy boots. But if nothing else, Cabot was an ingenious soul. This, and his stubborn persistence, allowed him to be the first person to discover […]

Semi-pro football team Desert Chiefs on a roll

Semi-pro football team Desert Chiefs on a roll

INDIO — Somewhere between high school football on Friday nights and NFL Sunday, the Desert Chiefs, Indio’s semi-pro football team, have found a home.     “The team was started when a group of 40 young men approached me and asked me to start a football team,” said Rosie Welmas, owner of the Desert Chiefs and […]

IRS Revokes Tax Exemption Of Life Extension Foundation

IRS Revokes Tax Exemption Of Life Extension Foundation

On May 10th, the Internal Revenue Service revoked the tax-exempt status of the Life Extension Foundation, Inc. (LEF, formerly known as the Florida Cryonics Association). The Foundation is contesting the IRS action in a lawsuit filed at the beginning of August 2013. LEF will be required to pay taxes on its activities since 2006 unless […]

“THE TASTE”

“THE TASTE”

Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood is the place to be this Labor Day weekend if you’re a fan of the latest trends in food, wine, mixology and celebrity chefs. The opening night is Friday, Aug. 30 with the week-end a nonstop schedule to follow on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The Los Angeles Times takes […]

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