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Bonnie CarrollJULY 2012

PUBLISHER'S LETTER

Dear Life Bites News Readers,

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY and we hope you are enjoying your summer with family and friends. Our hotel/chef feature this month is on L'Hermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, a charming little jewel box with a history. The Italian & Asian menus at L'Ermitage are creating a stir with celebs and locals.

Sips has some great wine festival news, and Culinary Coup is full of  great food tips and restaurant news. Dallas is back, look for promotion in TinselTown Tidbits. We have featured a great middle-eastern restaurant in Beverly Hills this month, and share food festival dates and times.

Ventura was alive with Johnny Cash music this month, and a great time was had by all. The MTV awards were worth the watch and the GMK gifting party was packed with celebrities enjoying the media attention. Look for wine festival news in Sips, and unforgetable moments in Epicurean Events. BookBites has some fabulous cookbooks and a few take along books for reading on the plane.

Election activity is bombarding everyone, and I will be putting my money on Romney to have the natural and acquired abilities to put things in order in the US, by the grace of God! Another four years like the last may take us into a thrid world country status, or are we already there? It is tragic that no one could see that the last election was not a time for anyone to learn to be a president on the job. We desperately needed a skilled statesman and tested diplomat to lead us out of what was then a depression. I was backing Mrs. Clinton, and she would have handled it so well if given the chance. What happens now is life and death for America. Vote and think about what has happened and what needs to happen that will be in all of our best interest.

Our kids need to be saying the 'pledge of allegiance' in schools. They need to know the words to our national anthem and they need to constantly be reminded of how lucky they are to be an American!

Happy Birthday to my dear daughter Mary and my darling grandson Max who just returned from Istanbul ... you are so loved!

Cordially,

Bonnie Carroll 

 Bonnie Carroll, Publisher/Editor

PS --- Who's giving our Country Away???

The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.

Read more: http://times247.com/articles/homeland-security-suspends-agreements-with-arizona-cops#ixzz1z0FPPduR

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