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Powerball possibilities: 10 things a Register columnist won’t do with his lottery winnings

When 1-2-3-4-5, Powerball 6 are the winning numbers in the third-largest lottery jackpot in American history, I will begin executing my plan.

As a projected Powerball winner of the Wednesday, Aug. 23, drawing I expect $400-million-plus, after taxes, to soon be in my checkbook.

It’s easy to complain about what you don’t have, it’s actually far more challenging to have more than you ever could imagine. And a major hurdle is that rich people become very popular.

I can envision requests for a slice of the freshly minted wealth from everyone from mere acquaintances to distant members of the family tree to

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Date: 1503431706

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Rock-n-roll, beat and pop mark Dana Point’s ‘British Invasion’ concert

DANA POINT   The city’s last summer concert at Sea Terrace Park, Sunday, Aug 20, was pretty groovy .

Titled the “British Invasion,” the event featured performances by My Generation, The Ultimate Stones and Sgt. Pepper.

The three bands played music from the 1960s made popular by bands like The Beatles and Rolling Stones.

The city estimates 3,000 people from across Orange County came out for the concert, which included dancing, food and drinks.

Highlights included a British car show and a red British-style double-decker bus that carried concertgoers to and from the park from Dana Hills High School for free.

The “British Invasion”  was sponsored

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Date: 1503431695

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Irvine Kick-off 2017: Vaqueros counting on experience to ‘create some great memories’

  • Irvine’s football team includes (from left) Jimmy Leys, Tyler Luna, Marc Filia, Zeke Alleman and Rian Fields. Tim Burt photo

    Irvine’s football team includes (from left) Jimmy Leys, Tyler Luna, Marc Filia, Zeke Alleman and Rian Fields. Tim Burt photo

  • Chris Rahimi, Irvine High

    Chris Rahimi, Irvine High

  • Danny Frukacz, Irvine High

    Danny Frukacz, Irvine High

  • Bryce Tanikawa, Irvine High

    Bryce Tanikawa, Irvine High

  • Sam Sadeghi, Irvine High

    Sam Sadeghi, Irvine High

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Date: 1503431684

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Trump returns to immigration issue with Arizona visit and rally

By JULIE BYKOWICZ

WASHINGTON — Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction than many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration by heading to a Marine Corps base along the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday and inspecting a Predator drone used to patrol the region.

Trump also scheduled a nighttime rally in Phoenix, which left local officials concerned that emotions may run hot among those inside and outside of the hall so soon after Trump blamed “both sides” for violence at a rally organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville,

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Date: 1503431673

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Cities Outpace Resort Areas for Foreign Buyers

Technology, Inventory and Competition Among Firms’ Top Challenges: Realtors® Survey

WASHINGTON (August 22, 2017) – Keeping up with technology, maintaining sufficient inventory, competition from nontraditional participants and profitability are among the biggest challenges for real estate firms,  according to the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms .

Conversely, for a third year in a row, the survey found the vast majority of firms have an optimistic outlook for the future of the industry’s growth. Although expectations have slightly… Read More

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Date: 1503429532

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Valley Voices: Do we need another tax? Can we afford it?

In the 1970s’ hit by the Temptations “Ball of Confusion,” there’s a refrain that says “politicians say more taxes will solve everything…” Let’s see how many politicians will exploit the recent shootings in the High Desert and call for more taxes. Oh, that’s right, the plea has already begun!The Victorville City Council recently voted to place a measure on the ballot in November (http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170802/victorville-voters-will-decide-half- […]

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Date: 1503345521

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Letters to the Editor: 08-21-17

Ocean levelsWill the writer of a recent letter tell me how repositioned satellites effectively obstruct and alter the lunar influence of ocean levels?Sharon Fleming, HesperiaTaxes for police is not the answerThis is in response to the op-ed commentary regarding higher taxes for more police.The break-ins and crime in Apple Valley are out of control because the criminally active offspring of the […]

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Date: 1503345511

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Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

Police: Barcelona attacker has been shot down