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The Republicans are complaining that Democrats are not supporting the troops in Iraq. When, then, do the Republicans attach a clause in support of drilling for oil in the Arctic Nation Wildlife Refuge to a bill in support of the troops? Is this patriotism? Horrors. Herman Berman Sherman Oaks A spiky idea Since we can’t seem to stop irresponsible drivers from running the red lights at the Orange Line busway crossings, how about installing those wonderful spikes that are often placed at exit-only lanes in parking lots? Can’t they be popped up and down? When the light turns red, the spikes will stick up from the street. Fred Kearns Woodland Hills Not trustworthy So, President George W. Bush does not believe in the U.S. Constitution. He says that the American people should trust him because he has sworn to uphold the law. How can I trust him when this president deliberately kept a United States citizen, Jose Padilla, in jail for three years without charging him with a specific crime? We don’t have an imperial presidency. We are beginning to have a dictatorial one. Jean Strauber Encino God bless us all With the heat on, the Bush administration has opted for an untested strategy: the truth. An admission of “mistakes” leading up to the war, an admission of illegal domestic espionage, and an about-face on the torture amendment constitute not an awakening, but a desperate political response to a growing American unease. These admissions and concessions do not indicate a sudden commitment to a higher consciousness, but the strategic use of the truth (or something like it) at a particular moment in time. Don’t get used to it. God bless the Iraqi people and us as we both struggle for democracy. Larry Zamora West Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Best present Re “L.A. vs. LAUSD: It’s war” (Dec. 21): There is a God. Laura Chick is going to audit the Los Angeles Unified School District. Schools Superintendent Roy Romer is hollering foul. This is the best Christmas president a citizen can get. Joe Pinoy Lozano Mission Hills Go get ’em, Laura I was happy to see that Laura Chick is adamantly pursuing an audit of the LAUSD over the protests of Superintendent Roy Romer. I think he’s protesting because he has a lot to hide. The district exhibits no accountability for spending, just going to the voters and always getting more like the $4 billion bond we approved in November. It really infuriated me when, last week, I obtained permits to do an addition to my home and found that 75 percent ($3,700) of the fees were earmarked for the LAUSD’s “building fund.” I wouldn’t care if I knew it was going to the students but, having taught at LAUSD, I know it doesn’t. We need to stop giving them any more money until they begin accounting for it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Go get ’em, Laura. Marc Dodell Tujunga Tookie was no king Re “Supporters came out too late to save Tookie” (Their Opinions, Dec. 22): Jasmyne A. Cannick wrote that “Stanley Tookie Williams had a home-going celebration fit for a king, and rightly so.” A king! Oh, please. Was there a home-going celebration for the thousands of innocent children who have been killed or maimed by Tookie’s followers? Marilyn Dalrymple Lancaster Illogical thinking Classes in critical thinking should be mandatory for anyone running for either house of Congress. Mere days after alarming reports that the United States is facing a severe shortage of science, math and physics graduates, the U.S. Senate cut funding for student loans and related matters. Great going, guys! What a bunch of enlightened forward thinkers. Sandy Sand West Hills Is this patriotism? Re “Bush defends orders to spy” (Dec. 18):
ENTERTAINMENT: After a hugely successful opening weekend, the Earagail Arts Festival continues to deliver a full programme of theatre productions, workshops and concerts this week.There’s a jam packed programme of music, poetry, spoken word and workshops lined up for this weekend with something for people of all ages. Shows continue to sell out so early booking is strongly advised. Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times.They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise.One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music “filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin’, hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine”.Working out of Boise, Idaho, they were widely recognised as one of the outstanding highlights at last year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas, and have won a lot of fans in the UK too after four successful tours on this side of the Atlantic. One of those fans, the legendary BBC presenter “Whispering” Bob Harris has described their music as “amazing.” Hillfolk Noir will play at The Nesbitt Arms, Ardara tomorrow, Thursday, 16th July. Show begins at 8pm and some tickets are still available, priced at €10.A first for the Earagail Arts Festival, and presented in association with An Grianán Theatre, Beyond The Pale – Meet The Makers is a unique event which sees international community theatre artists and practitioners gather in Donegal.This weekend symposium offers the opportunity for delegates to discover fresh ways of working, make new connections and look forward to novel creative partnerships. With a series of presentations, workshops and discussions, the weekend will entertain, challenge and empower.A weekend pass for all events is available at a rate of €20. Beyond The Pale – Meet The Makers takes place on Saturday, 18th July and Sunday, 19th July in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.Key events include a keynote address by Eugene Van Erven, Artistic Director of the International Community Arts Festival, Rotterdam, ‘Open Spaces, Different Places’ with Stella Duffy and Philip Parr and a masterclass with Declan Gorman entitled, ‘Making Something of Our Own, Taking Something Away.’ Full biographies and details on speakers are available on the Beyond The Pale – Meet The Makers section at www.eaf.ie.Little John Nee & The Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra perform “Lough Swilly Delta Live” featuring popular songs from their debut album “Songs from the Lough Swilly Delta”. In addition to songs from the album the show will feature their latest new compositions, musical stories, comedy and the drama of being highly strung on the road. The album features songs from theatre shows of Little John Nee recorded with the Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra.A mixture of comic blues and haunted ballads, featuring songs from “The Derry Boat”, “The Mental”, “Dead Rooster Blues”, “Sparkplug” and others all given the “Highly Strung” treatment; the warm earthy guitars of Fionn Robinson, the Ella-mental voice and kaleidoscopic clarinets of Orlaith Gilcreest, the pulsing piano and hair-blowing Hammond of Jeremy Howard as well and Little John’s trademark ukulele and cigar box guitar.Little John Nee & The Highly Strung Orchestra takes place at 8pm on Saturday, 18th July at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Thursday, 23rd July at The Railway Tavern, Fahan and Saturday, 25th July at Colgan Hall, Carndonagh. Admission is €12/€10 and tickets can be purchased online for free on www.eaf.ie. Little John Nee & The Highly Strung Orchestra is suitable for groups aged 12+ and lasts 70 minutes.Imramh na Gealaí takes place at 10pm on Saturday 18th July at the Glebe Gallery and Gardens, Churchill. In a not-to-be-missed spectacle, LUXe use celebratory, processional and mechanical sculpture, fire and shadowplay, sumptuous costume, music, dance and aerial performance all within the landscape on an elemental voyage of imagination and realisation. This event is open to all ages and event organisers encourage car-sharing as parking is limited. Tickets cost €8 or €25 for a family ticket for two adults and two children and parking is open from 9pm. Event goers are advised to come dressed for the weather, to bring torches and leave dogs at home.For this, the twentieth year as part of the Earagail Arts Festival, An Cosán Glas returns with another breathtaking and dramatic night-time outdoor exhibition of large-scale illuminated sculptures set amongst the sand dunes at Magheraroarty near Gortahork. Taking inspiration from the spectacular surrounding landscape of the mountains and seascapes of Magheraroarty, the artist’s pieces, together with music and the work created in the children’s Cois Farraige art workshops makes for a memorable and magical night for all of the family.Loinnir takes place at 10pm on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July at Magheraroarty beach. This event is suitable for all ages and admission is free but donations are welcome. The trail distance to Magheraroarty is 2 km and access is gained via Magheraroarty Pier road with parking available at pier car parks. There is limited disabled parking available beside the sculpture trail but the festival organisers would like to make people aware that the ground will not always be level. Visitors are advised to wear suitable outdoor clothing and to bring a torch.Produced by Roise Goan, ‘She Knit the Roof’ is a new theatre piece, hand-made in the old Crolly Doll Factory.At one time there were 20,000 knitters making Aran jumpers for the world from their homes in Donegal and ‘She Knit the Roof’ theatrically investigates and interprets the once thriving cottage industry of knitting in the county.The production will take its audience on a spin into the forgotten yarns of our knitted history. ‘She Knit the Roof’ will share stories about the man from Glenties arriving with the yarn, of children sent out of the room for the knitters to catch up on the ‘news’, of patterns, styles and lives changing over the years, and of economic survival earned by the clash of needles late into the night.Running from Wednesday 22nd July – Saturday 25th July, She Knit the Roof takes place in Crolly at the Old Crolly Doll Factory and will bring together a collection of ‘woolly’ memories. Tickets cost €12 / €10 and the show starts at 8.00pm. There will also be a matinee show on Saturday 25th July at 3.00pm.For a full EAF programme of events and to book tickets visit www.eaf.ie or call the Festival Box Office at An Grianán Theatre on 074 91 20777. Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.CHECK OUT ALL THE AMAZING SHOWS LINED-UP – AS THE EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL GETS INTO FULL SWING was last modified: July 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:EAFEntertainmentFeaturesnews
A young Glenties woman has embarked on an exciting bid to be crowned Miss Ireland 2019.Naomi Molloy, 23, is representing Kildare in the pageant as she has lived in Celbridge for the past year.Being a ‘Miss Kildare’ from Donegal means Naomi has two counties to champion in the national competition. “So far my Miss Ireland experience has been incredible, the support from both Co Donegal and Co Kildare have been fantastic. Both counties have so much community spirit and support for everything that goes on in their areas!” Naomi said.Miss Donegal Holly Mc Crea and Miss Kildare Naomi MolloyNaomi is a graduate of Food Science and Business who now works in Sales at O’Brien Fine Foods. She is using her newfound platform as a Miss Ireland finalist to share an important message:“I entered Miss Ireland to use it as platform to have my voice heard, to increase awareness of mental health in Ireland, and reduce the stubborn stigma that comes with it. I firstly will be targeting family, friends, the workplace and also the younger generation,” Naomi said.Miss Kildare 2019 Naomi MolloyNaomi is also fundraising for children’s charity Variety Ireland this year, which is the partner cause of Miss Ireland 2019. She will be hosting an afternoon tea and raffle in Naas later this month as part of the ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ campaign. The Miss Ireland final takes place on the 14th September in Dublin’s Helix Theatre. Donegal will be well-represented by Miss Donegal Holly Mc Crea, Miss Letterkenny Anna Gallagher and Miss Kildare Naomi Molloy.Glenties woman flying the flag for two counties in Miss Ireland pageant was last modified: August 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MISS IRELANDmiss kildarenaomi molloy