What’s up today in the OC?

Capo borders get mixed review (Register) Judge says factoring ethnicity into school boundaries OK, but faults its execution.

Newport Beach celebrates its 100th birthday today (Register) It’s the fifth oldest city in Orange County.

Beach Is Evacuated After Pipe Bomb Is Found (Times and Register) A 600-yard stretch of city beach was evacuated for four hours Thursday while the Orange County sheriff’s bomb squad disarmed a pipe bomb that a beachcomber had found buried in the sand.

Anaheim Stadium Plans Kept Secret (Register) Developers had until Thursday to submit ideas for a plot next to Angel Stadium, which the NFL is also considering for a stadium.

Gas line ruptured during sewer work (Register) A backhoe operator working on a sewer project near the Santa Ana courthouse accidentally sliced through a 2-inch high-pressure gas line shortly before noon Thursday. Could this be the OBP project raising its ugly head again?

Ruling makes man eligible for deportation (Register) Authorities reverse a decision deeming a Seal Beach bartender convicted of a role in two killings a political prisoner.

Hundreds mourn Eastbluff teacher (Daily Pilot) One after another, Candace Tift’s husband, parents, siblings and friends bent and kissed her flower-dressed coffin outside a Huntington Beach church Thursday.

Gains, drops on test scores (Daily Pilot) The Newport-Mesa Unified School District surpassed the state average this year on the Academic Performance Index, posting a higher overall mark even as some schools slipped.

Schindler’s kid (Register) On Wednesday at Chapman University, Leon Leyson of Fullerton talked about his memories of Oskar Schindler, a man he both feared and admired.

Myths untangled (Register) Biologist Stephanie Remington explodes myths about bats and urges protection for those that inhabit Orange County.

Tri-City DUI teams ready for long weekend (Register) Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano are targeted

Former Army reservist faces 21 years for killing neighbor (Register) A former Army reservist was convicted Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the 1998 shooting of a neighbor.

Labor Day closures (Register) Which government offices, banks and stores will be closed on Monday?

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Sweeping legislation approved as lawmakers conclude session (Register) Several high-profile bills go to the governor on the last day of the legislative calendar.

California seizes lead (Register) Bill is intended to reduce the danger of climate change with the nation’s toughest emission limits.

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Bush campaigns for support of war (Register) President Bush, framing the war against terrorism as “the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century” and the war in Iraq as its central front, launched a new, three-week initiative to reclaim straying American support for the conflict in Iraq.

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Prop. 90: Restoring property rights (Register) Yes on Prop. 90. Protect Our Homes initiative would curb worst abuses of the process of eminent domain.

Mexico in limbo (Register) It’s time for losing Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to end his protests against the results.

Orange Grove: Who’s ripping off black community? (Register) Young’s criticisms of ethnic store owners are cause for reflection.

Rosa Brooks: Criticize Israel? You’re an Anti-Semite! (Times) How can we have a real discussion about Mideast peace if speaking honestly about Israel is out of bounds?

A Political Who-Heldit (Times) Sleuths nab Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens trying to secretly hold up an anti-pork bill that would make it harder for him to waste money.

New Enemies Demand New Thinking (Times) By Donald H. Rumsfeld: The secretary of Defense clarifies and expands on what he said in his recent speeches about appeasing extremists.

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