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January 30, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Australia will issue its first formal apology to the country's indigenous people next month, a senior minister said. Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin said the apology for past wrongs against Australia's so-called stolen generation of Aborigines would be the first item of business for the new Labor-dominated Parliament on Feb. 13. "The apology will be made on behalf of the Australian government and does not attribute guilt to the current...
April 25, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
Militant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Friday apologized for his comments published this week on African Americans and slavery but refused to back off from his intended point that the federal government was too powerful, saying that his remarks came “from the heart.” In a daily news conference from his ranch in Bunkerville, north of Las Vegas, the 67-year-old rancher, who is in a prolonged battle with federal officials over grazing rights...
May 15, 2006
Re "Kaiser Official Apologizes," May 11 Kaiser Permanente's apology comes too late for my husband, Ruben Porras, who died Oct. 20, 2005. My husband suffered for five years while undergoing daily dialysis treatments. He had countless procedures and hospitalizations relating to kidney failure. Kaiser's apology means nothing to me. I was left without a husband, my two children without a father and my grandchildren without their papa. I trusted Kaiser with Ruben's healthcare; I never once thought they would put cost before patients' lives.
April 23, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
The oeuvre of political advertising - and let's, for a moment, let that affectation slide by - includes a number of reliable standbys. There is the homey and heart-warming family montage, intended to humanize a candidate; the employment of a female voiceover, to try to make a harsh attack ad seem less so; the use of grainy, black-and-white footage, often unspooled in slow motion, to make an adversary appear more sinister. Then, of course, there is the unflattering photo, meant, presumably, to appeal to voters on a more subliminal level, when appeals to reason - He'll open the prison gates and let criminals loose!
April 12, 2001
I am very appalled at President Bush's wrongful apology to China. We did nothing to apologize for; however, China owes us an apology for its failed attempt at knocking our plane out of the air and then holding our American crew hostage for 11 days. President Bush, like former President Clinton, is bought and paid for by Communist China. The only thing we Republicans should be sorry for is voting for Bush. JOEL BROWN San Diego Isn't it about time that the U.N.'s World Court be allowed to settle disputes like the Chinese-American plane incident?
October 15, 2002
Re "Falwell Apologizes After Remarks Enrage Muslims," Oct. 13: Every year the Rev. Jerry Falwell has to issue a public apology for remarks he has made. In 2001 he apologized for stating that American liberals invited God's judgment in the Sept. 11 events. Now, in 2002, he has apologized to Muslims for asserting that Muhammad was a terrorist. How about a timely apology from the media for lifting Falwell from the anonymity of his country parsonage in Virginia? Does the right to free speech include a microphone to millions?
August 12, 2009 | Bill Dwyre
The California State Athletic Commission has faxed a letter of apology to the promoters of a mixed martial arts card on which a fighter with a positive test for hepatitis C was allowed to compete. The commission also said it had been told, but had no documentation as of Tuesday, that the test had been a false positive and the fighter did not have hepatitis C. Al Joslin and Shelly Matlock, owners of PureCombat Promotions, which held a March 7 MMA card in Tulare, said they received the letter Sunday.
February 19, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny offered an emotional apology Tuesday for  government involvement in a harsh system of laundries run by Roman Catholic nuns, where women and girls labored long hours behind locked doors, unpaid and often bewildered about why they were there. “As a society, for many years we failed you,” Kenny said in a televised official apology Tuesday before the Irish Parliament. “This is a national shame.” Kenny stopped, his voice breaking, and then concluded, “Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end.” The apology came two weeks after a report found that the Irish government had been involved in the infamous Magdalen laundries , helping to send girls and women into the workhouses, paying them through government programs and contracts, and bringing runaways back in the hands of police.
June 23, 1997
I think a governmental apology for slavery is a wonderful idea (June 13-14). In fact, it's such a wonderful idea that it's already enshrined in the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments of the Constitution. Those who do not regard this as sufficient might want to check out such locales as Shiloh, Antietam, Gettysburg--and a certain mausoleum in Illinois--where the apology was issued in blood. On a less visceral note, it should be pointed out that the U.S. government never enslaved anyone.
September 16, 2012
Re "Romney's opportunism," Editorial, Sept. 13 The editorial is off the mark. The Middle East has undergone a historic shift. How the United States conducts its foreign policy there is always important and often decisive. The direction that the president has steered the State Department ship counts. But rather than raising valid questions about the Obama administration's handling of a monumental international crisis, rather than exploring the root causes of why American embassies are under assault, your editorial lambasts Mitt Romney for failing to raise his hand before he spoke.
April 15, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Four days after questioning a deathbed letter at the center of Hawaii's heated U.S. Senate race, Gov. Neil Abercrombie apologized to the widow of its ascribed author, the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, and others he offended. But he stuck to his key assertion Inouye told him the choice of a successor was his alone to make. "I apologize to the late Sen. Inouye, his wife, Irene, his family, friends, and former staff for the comments I made concerning the letter," Abercrombie said in a statement issued late Monday.
April 7, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Olympian Oscar Pistorius made a tearful apology to the family of his girlfriend Monday as he stood trial for fatally shooting her in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year. Pistorius took the stand to tell the court his version of what happened that night. Courtroom benches were packed with supporters of both the athlete and his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp . Pistorius' almost-whispered apology was so quiet that Judge Thokozile Masipa had to tell him to speak up. PHOTOS: Oscar Pistorius trial "I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Mrs. and Mr. Steenkamp , to Reeva's family, to all those of you who knew her who are here today, to her family and friends,” he said.
April 7, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Santa Monica's school superintendent has apologized for comments she made after placing a popular science teacher on leave for getting into a physical altercation with a student.   In a statement sent to the “community” over the weekend, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Sandra Lyon acknowledged that her remarks about the teacher and wrestling coach have “ caused great anger.” “There is concern that my statement reflected a pre-judgment of the teacher's conduct prior to completion of an investigation,” she said.
April 4, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Boomer Esiason apologized repeatedly on Friday for suggesting New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy's wife should have scheduled a C-section during spring training so her husband wouldn't have to miss any regular-season games for the birth of their first child. “I want to say again on this radio show that in no way shape or form was I advocating anything for anybody to do, was not telling women what to do with their bodies. I would never do that. That's their decisions. That's their life and they know their bodies better than I do," said Esiason, the former NFL quarterback who is a co-host of the "Boomer & Carton" CBS/WFAN morning radio show.
April 4, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
Vin Scully, marching to the middle of the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in all his red-roaring glory, was on time. Yasiel Puig was not. Sandy Koufax, sprinting out of the dugout to home plate to catch that pitch amid shrieks of surprise, was on time. Yasiel Puig was not. The best of Dodgers history and majesty showed up as scheduled Friday in what should have been a glorious 53rd home opener at Dodger Stadium. If only their most exciting young player of the present had shown this game the same respect.
April 1, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
The Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta demolished a ranch home that had been donated to the church by Joseph Mitchell, whose aunt Margaret Mitchell wrote "Gone With The Wind," and spent $2.2 million of the bequest to build himself a Tudor-style mansion.  The project, which began in 2012, sparked outrage among some of the archdiocese's 1 million parishioners when the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last month in a front-page story reported that...
February 20, 2010
Reaction from across the golf sphere -- and elsewhere -- to Tiger Woods' apology speech: NOTAH BEGAY III, PGA Tour golfer and former Stanford teammate: "I was emotional and got a little choked up. . . . It's tough to get any man in America just to go to marriage counseling, let alone go into a 45-day rehabilitation. Plus he's going back tomorrow, and that tells me that he's trying to learn about the issues." TIM FINCHEM, PGA Tour commissioner: "There's some anger in quarters, but mainly it's a sense of sadness.
March 20, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
In a court decision that could exist only in our modern age, a man in Ohio was given the choice of posting a court-approved apology to his estranged wife on his Facebook page every day for 30 days, or facing up to 60 days of jail time. Mark Byron, a photographer in Cincinnati, chose the forced Facebook apology, until suddenly he didn't. On day 26 he abruptly stopped posting the lengthy apology written by the court magistrate, saying it violated his right to free speech. Byron told the Associated Press he was willing to go to jail to protect his rights, but it turns out that it won't be necessary.  Judge Jon Seive of Hamilton County Domestic Court said Monday that the man had posted the Facebook apology long enough, the AP reported.
March 26, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
An Anaheim councilwoman is being asked to resign following her online remarks that the fatal police shooting of a 21-year-old man had "saved us a trial. " Lucille Kring, who is running for mayor in the resort city, quickly apologized for her comments, but some residents said it was too late and urged her to step down instead. The relationship between police and residents in the densely packed core of Orange County's largest city has been strained for years and came to a head in the summer of 2012 when a series of shootings ignited days of street protests and angry demonstrations.
March 7, 2014 | By David Ng
He isn't completely deaf. He didn't really compose his own music. And now he's sorry for lying about it. Mamoru Samuragochi, the composer who was once popularly referred to as the Beethoven of Japan, appeared at a news conference in Tokyo on Friday and apologized for deceiving the public. "I have caused a great deal of trouble with my lies for everyone, including those people who bought my CDs and came to my concerts," he said, according to a report from Reuters. GRAPHIC: Highest-earning conductors In February, it was revealed that Samuragochi had employed a ghost writer to compose his symphonies and other music, and that his claims to being totally deaf weren't true.
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