3 True Grit Adventures : Climbing Argentina's Aconcagua RUSSELL PATRICK, Cerro Aconcagua (stone sentinel) is located in the Andes, in western Argentina. At 23,036 feet, it is the highest peak in the Southern and Western Hemispheres. In January, 1990, Russ Patrick was part of a team that attempted to achieve the summit of the mountain. This is an account of that expedition.
PLATFORM : Another Burden DAVID HAMLIN, DAVID HAMLIN, president of the Park La Brea Tenants Assn. spoke on the Los Angeles proposal to retrofit high-rise buildings, including 18 at Park La Brea, with fire-prevention sprinkler systems
WAR WATCH: CUTTING THROUGH THE RHETORIC : It Looks Like We're Headed for War ESTEBAN TORRES, Rep. Esteban Torres (D-Pico Rivera) serves on the Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee and chairs the Small Business subcommittee on environment and labor. The Times asked some California congressmen to interpret the course of the Persian Gulf crisis as the days count down to the Jan. 15 deadline
Rent Hike Can Pay for Improvements KEVIN POSTEMA, Postema is the editor of Apartment Age Magazine, a publication of the Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA), an apartment owners' service group
Government Actions Will Drag Out the Recession MURRAY WEIDENBAUM, MURRAY WEIDENBAUM is director of the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University in St. Louis and author of "Rendezvous With Reality: The American Economy After Reagan."