More to ‘Rango’ than smoking

“Rango,” the animated children’s film, has been sparking controversy even before it opened due to the amount of smoking in the movie and the effect it may have on children. Critics of the movie say that it influences children to take up smoking because the characters smoke excessively.

Before the blooming flowers of spring come the scents of fresh leather and pine tar as Major League baseball returns Thursday.


From the earliest days on the job, journalists are taught to report honestly and adhere to a specific code of ethics. One would assume that a reporter for the New York Times would be especially well-rehearsed in following these codes. However, New York Times reporter James C. McKinley proved this assumption wrong in his recent article titled “Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town.”

Sixteen balls hit hard and straight at the defense proved to be the key difference in a 2-0 defeat for the Leopards at the hands of the Willamette Bearcats of Oregon at Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday.


Approximately 1,400 American, European and ethnic instruments dating from the 17th century to present day of most types are displayed in three thematic rooms at the Kenneth G. Fiske Museum of Musical Instruments at the Claremont Colleges.

Political cartoonist and artist David G. Brown brought great basic tips to a small audience in the city of La Verne Public Library through a Motion Picture and Animation Work­shop on Saturday.


Before going to My Delight Cupcakery in Ontario, I had always thought of cupcakes as miniature cakes that came in chocolate or plain flavors topped with vanilla, chocolate or holiday themed frosting and sprinkles.

After a weekend of rainy weather, the sun was out on Tuesday when La Verne took first place in SCIAC No. 3 tournament at Sierra Lakes Golf Course.


<i>Commentary</i>: Where has the real news gone?

Two weeks ago one of my communications professors commented that his news quizzes, which cover the top 10 names in the past week’s news, usually have one recurring name throughout the semester and was hoping Charlie Sheen would be removed very soon. That comment got me thinking about the media’s story priorities.

For most art venues the paintings are what draw in the people, but for the Loft Beats Art Shows the sound of DJs and local musicians enhances the art experience.


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