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June 30, 1986
I found myself wasting time reading "Wasting Time on Arms Control." A poignant indication of the uselessness of this diatribe is Bethell's equating of arrows to nuclear missiles. This is just another example of the muddled, medieval arms control logic espoused by the Reagan Administration and its apologists. JAN S. ZAMOIJC Oceanside
April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and KTLA News
Pasadena Fire Department Capt. Art Hurtado was shopping at a West Covina Home Depot when he came upon the horrific scene: a man who just tried to saw off his arms. Hurtado said the man was unconscious in a pool of his own blood. “As I walked in he was face down. I thought it was a crime scene with a fatality,” Hurtado said at a news conference Thursday. “At that time I knew we had to slow the bleeding down or this patient may or may not make it,” Hurtado added, according to KTLA News The man remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.
April 11, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Police said they were planning to continue their investigation Thursday of a grisly incident in which a man sawed his arms at a busy Home Depot in West Covina. The name of the man was not immediately known because he had no identification and was passed out by the time officers had stopped massive bleeding from both of his arms, which were cut to the bone, the West Covina Police Department said. "He just began sawing away," Cpl. Rudy Lopez told The Times, saying that the man had calmly grabbed the handsaws.
April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man who tried to saw his arms off in a West Covina Home Depot bled all over the store and was on the brink of death before he was rescued, a first-responder said. Art Hurtado, an off-duty Pasadena paramedic who was at the store, was the first medic on scene to help police. “Found him face down, blood all over the store, multiple aisles,” Hurtado told NBC4. “Barely had a pulse and he was just barely breathing.” West Covina police say the man calmly, quietly walked into Home Depot before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws are. “He walked into the saw area and began cutting both of his arms,” said Cpl. Rudy Lopez.
June 20, 2006
Re "Sudan War Spills Into Chad," June 19 Instead of waiting for permission from the criminal Sudanese government for an invitation to send in peacekeepers, the United Nations should organize an immediate and total arms and ammunition blockade of Sudan. Presumably all of Sudan's neighbors would cooperate. This would stop the killing, and then the prosecution of crimes against humanity could proceed. It's incredible how impoverished nations can always find the money to buy arms. ALEX MURRAY Altadena
April 10, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Thai police dropped charges against a Russian accused of being one of the world's most prolific black-market arms dealers, saying they would proceed with hearings to extradite him to the United States. Viktor Bout, 41, faces several U.S. counts for allegedly arranging to sell and transport weapons, including portable surface-to-air missiles, to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Thai police official Phongphan Chayaphan said Bout would remain in detention pending extradition hearings, which he estimated would take 60 days.
January 11, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is breathing on her own and moving both arms, both very encouraging signs of recovery, physicians at University Medical Center in Tucson said Tuesday. In an interview, Dr. Peter Rhee, the chief of trauma at the medical center, said Giffords was moving both arms, although her left arm was more active than her right, and moving her eyes. Previously, doctors had said that she was moving only her left arm, which is controlled by the right hemisphere of her brain ?
December 8, 2002
The Times got it exactly right in its Dec. 3 editorial, "Stockpiles of Terror." The U.S. cannot afford to ignore the unattended piles of Russian nuclear and chemical arms left over from the Cold War. I was disappointed to see that one of California's own representatives, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), is proposing a policy that would increase America's insecurity. Hunter must be made to realize that a foreign policy that would truly make Americans safer includes disarming and reducing worldwide stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
June 14, 2008
Re "Have gun, will show it," Column One, June 7 I'd like to comment favorably on The Times' article. The Times portrayed a woefully underrepresented group of law-abiding people who choose to arm themselves for protection and to keep the tradition of personal arms alive in this country. As pointed out in the article, these people are no more likely to harm anyone with their guns on than without, and they are exercising their rights -- something more of us should do. Nathan Plant Santa Clara In the article, Utah's Travis Deveraux says, "What we're trying to say is, 'Hey, we're normal people who carry guns.
August 17, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - More than two months after they were promised, U.S. weapons and ammunition have not reached America's allies among the Syrian rebels, and their delivery date remains unclear, according to the Syrian opposition and Middle Eastern diplomats. Khalid Saleh, an official of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, said in a telephone interview from Turkey that, while U.S. officials continue to promise arms, "nothing has come through yet, and we haven't been given a specific date when we'll see them.
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