February 18, 2006
First beach volleyball, now snowboarding. How many more American recreational activities can they make into Olympic sports to pad our medal count? What's next -- Texas hold 'em? ROB OSBORNE Manhattan Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1989
How ironic! North has been sentenced to 1,200 hours of community service to help alleviate our nation's drug epidemic. This comes after coordinating illegal CIA activities to run arms to the Contras and to return with addicting drugs from Latin America. And his $150,000 fine presumably will be paid by right-wing "patriots" who place his criminal activities above the laws of the land. JIM HUCHTHAUSEN Simi Valley
March 25, 1990
Why has The Times devoted so much space to the activities of homosexuals and lesbians of late? Are the majority of readers really interested in the goings on of these unfortunate misfits? Why not publicize the activities of a legitimate college sorority rather than the lesbian sisterhood you chose for your March 14 edition? JERRY PATTERSON North Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1986
In your editorial you question the ethics of Commissioner Ezell for assisting Antonovich in filming a campaign commercial. I am no longer surprised by unethical behavior by Reagan appointees, however I find the timing of Ezell's partisan activities very interesting. It was only a few months ago that the Reagan Administration found it necessary to prosecute two government employee union leaders for Hatch Act violations. Both of these union leaders had been on leave without pay from their government jobs for many years when their alleged partisan activities took place.
July 10, 1985 |
A Soviet diplomat based in Greece defected recently and has come to the United States, the State Department said today. The defection of Sergei Bokhane, first secretary of the Soviet Embassy in Greece, was first reported by the Athens Star, which said he was a member of the Soviet intelligence service GRU.
December 23, 2008 |
Emory University said it removed Charles Nemeroff as chairman of its psychiatry and behavioral sciences department after finding that he failed to disclose more than $800,000 in payments from drug maker GlaxoSmithKline as required by conflict-of-interest rules. Nemeroff, department chairman for 17 years, will remain a professor and must follow new restrictions on outside activities, the Atlanta university said in a statement. Emory found Nemeroff was paid by Glaxo for more than 250 speeches from January 2000 to January 2006.
June 3, 2010
Colorful hot-air balloons will dot the sky as the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival lifts off. Aerial activities include balloon shows and rides. While on the ground, visitors can partake in food and wine tastings, live music, children's activities and a motocross show. Lake Skinner Recreation Area, 37701 Warren Road, Winchester. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $15-$22 per day, $50 for a weekend pass. (951) 676-6713. http://www.tvbwf.com.
November 24, 1991
Recently the magazine devoted a cover to the life-fulfilling activities of the song girls at USC ("The Dream Team," Sept. 8). How appropriate to give UCLA its recognition in "One Last Chance," about the life-saving research going on at its end of town. Vive la difference! KIMBERLYN J. DREW Westwood