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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1992
I understand that the school board has initiated new rules and additional charges for groups using the local school facilities. Schools should be available for constructive recreational activities. As became all too obvious recently, young people must have "good" activities to fill their time. Fees have recently been enacted that are so excessive that many groups can no longer use the school facilities for off-hour sport events and square-dancing. The school system can no longer subsidize these activities, but neither should they be used to raise school funds.
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SPORTS
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
NEWS
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
HEALTH
May 26, 2003
Regarding "Scientists Have a Good Feeling About Exercise" (May 12), the writer talked about the benefits that exercise can have on helping people deal with depression. The most important thing is that the person doing these activities finds them to be enjoyable. The person should not be doing such activities out of obligation to the doctor who may be prescribing this method of treatment. James Miyasato Santa Barbara
SCIENCE
May 29, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Move over C3PO, Cornell University computer science geeks have created a robot that can tell if you want a beer and pour it for you. Barristas also may want to wake up and smell the coffee too. This robot can guess whether students are hankering for java and pour it for them. Kodiak the robot was as handy with a lager as with a latte, could open refrigerator and microwave doors and even tidy up, say the human robotics researchers. In tests, the hard-wired humanoid correctly anticipated a student's next move between 57% and 82% of the time, depending on how far into the future it was "anticipating.
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.
NEWS
July 10, 1985 | Associated Press
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.
NATIONAL
December 23, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
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.
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