General Colin Powell is the retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and he also served as Secretary of State. His life story is one that most everyone who has started at the bottom, studied hard and worked even harder can relate to.
Much will be said and written today about 9/11 and the events surrounding this fateful moment in our nation's history.
I contemplated writing this email for the last 24 hours. I would have to once again relive the most terrifying day of my life. I decided to share my story because, in sharing, there is a sense of closure - something that I have been searching for the past 10 years.
I vividly remember the horrific images of the twin towers being struck down. Little did I know that what unfolded on the television screen of my seventh-grade history class on Sept. 11, 2001, would greatly influence my life.
On the sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2001, a cruel act occurred that would shake the world forever. This act happened in a series of four coordinated suicidal attacks against a country typecast as the "best country in the world," the United States of America.
Ten years ago today, our world changed.
Sept. 11, 2001 started like most other days: Get up early, get on the treadmill, turn on the TV, watch a little news and work out before heading off to tackle a myriad of tasks at school.
Two of my brothers were in Washington, D.C., during the attack on 9/11, one inside the Pentagon and one across the street.
During the last few months, I began spending Wednesday evenings at Chuy's in Stevenson Ranch competing in PubQuiz, a regional trivia competition, with the Friendly Valley Social Club, a group of 20- and 30-something center-left local bloggers, teachers and others.
Navy Seaman Katelyn M. Simon, daughter of Linda M. Simon of Castaic, and Donald A. Simon, of Saugus, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
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This week's Helping Hand recipient: new life in His presence church
Bob and Marianna Dorr, of Santa Clarita, are pleased to announce the marriage of their son Frank Dorr to Carrie Rezabek.
The award-winning William S. Hart regiment marching band and color guard spent the last few weeks of summer vacation practicing its 2011 fall marching show. All students returning and new participated in the rehearsals for the new complex routine. "We have designed a performance that promises to be like nothing we have done in the past. We have many surprises for our audience," said director Anthony Bailey. "This is a show that you are not going to want to miss." The 27th annual Rampage event on will be held Nov. 5 on the campus of College of the Canyons. Rampage ...
Moment of Silence
We all know that perception often influences our decisions, yet we catch ourselves and become reminded that what we perceive isn't always what's really going on. With the constant barrage of information available in today's 24/7 world, it's important to not get caught up in the day-to-day market volatility and news headlines. That daily hype doesn't always dovetail with what Wells Fargo Advisors top strategists are observing in the financial marketplace.
With everything from nationally ranked academic programs to effective career education opportunities and college placement services, Hart district students are afforded every opportunity to excel in an increasingly competitive academic environment.
Whether priorities are schools, recreation or convenience and friendly neighborhoods, home buyers are finding that Fair Oaks Ranch by Pardee Homes fills the bill.