March 20, 2012 |
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.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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?
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.