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All articles published in 2011

Staff’s Favorite Christmas Movies

IN THE December 24 ISSUE

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by KRL staff



In case you’re looking for a fun Christmas movie to watch this Christmas weekend, here are some suggestions from our staff as they share their favorite Christmas movies! We here at KRL would like to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas!

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by Joyce Brandon


The Grinch is a fictional character created by author Dr. Seuss in 1957. This funny looking green goblin was featured in the children’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas and has become a symbol for anti-holiday sentiments and also is used to describe someone with an unforgiving and greedy attitude. Oddly enough, even the Grinch had a dog. His only companion is Max, a Coonhound who stands faithfully by his master.

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Betty Boop: A Canine Christmas Miracle by Kelly Preston

IN THE December 24 ISSUE

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by Kelly Preston



Betty Boop is my ten-year-old designer breed/mutt, who came to me with severe neurological disorders. When I drove to Anaheim to pick up Betty Boop, I knew she was a special-needs dog. I also knew that I could help. I was determined to improve the quality of her health and her life with good nutrition and positive thinking. But I was unaware of her blindness, unaware of the seizures to come, unaware of the water on her brain, the necessary medicines, and ultimately the amount of care this tiny puppy would require. I was also unaware of the qualities I would soon discover in myself, qualities that Betty Boop would help reveal.

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by Deborah Harter Williams




The original Hawaii Five-O, which ran from 1968 until 1980, was the longest running crime show on American television until it was passed by Law & Order. And now it’s back.

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by Dennis Palumbo



Players is a mystery short story by mystery author Dennis Palumbo. This story is PG rated for some language and was originally published in From Crime to Crime (Tallfellow Press), a short story anthology.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



One of the first children’s novels I read when I was eight years old was Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. At that age, I thought it was a neat story about a horse. I did not know that it was not meant as a children’s book about a horse, but as a Victorian plea for the humane treatment of horses and humans. Generations read and cried over that book.

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The Art Of Sulking

IN THE December 24 ISSUE

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by Diana Hockley



I rarely sulk, but when given to do so, it is necessary to make sure that it is done everywhere.
The lounge room is a good place if there is anyone else at home, as those in the house can’t miss what is going on. The loo is an excellent place to sulk, but only if my husband Andrew, the two cats and our four pet rats all know that I am in there expressly for the purpose of sulking.

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The Walls of Bitterness

IN THE December 24 ISSUE

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by Christopher Lewis



I was reading over people’s statuses on Facebook lately and was amazed at how much hate and bitterness I saw. I read statements by conservatives expressing their disdain of liberals, statements by liberals expressing their disapproval of conservatives, statements by independents claiming the moral ground over both parties, Christians talking down on non-Christians, non-Christians talking down on Christians, and the list goes on…

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Plaid Tidings: On Stage In Aptos

IN THE December 21 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you’re headed over to the California coast anywhere near Santa Cruz, I highly recommend making a stop in Aptos for some Christmas fun. Plaid Tidings is on stage at Cabrillo Stage and it’s the most Christmas fun you’ll find anywhere.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



My daughter insisted we see the new Sherlock Holmes movie because of Robert Downey Jr.—she adores him and I have to say he is a favorite actor of mine as well. Originally, she was to be the one to review this movie but it would have mostly been filled with praise and adoration for him—which isn’t bad, just not really a review of the movie itself so here I am.

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by Sheryl Wall




Chipwrecked is the third Chipmunks movie. In this movie, Dave takes the Chipmunks and Chipettes on a family cruise and as is typical for Alvin he finds trouble wherever he goes because he always wants to have fun and doesn’t like following the rules

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Christmas Cookies

IN THE December 17 ISSUE

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by Margaret Mendel


Cookies are great to bake any time of the year, but my fondest memories of cookies are those my mother made for Christmas. The smell of butter and sugar, cinnamon, and ginger snaps will be forever embedded in my memory of the Holidays. Mom would begin to bake her cookies a couple of weeks before anyone else in the neighborhood even thought about getting started with making the holiday treats.

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