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April 8, 2007
Halfway through Dan Neil's piece on his driving a "Formula One" race car ["Bright Lights, Big Engines," April 1], readers find that he actually drove a heavily modified race car. Certain unmodified street cars (Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette Z06) could achieve about the same performance. The ultralight weight of and lack of sound-deadening on Neil's car surely made for a thrilling experience, but the paper misled its readers by promoting the article during the week and with the headlines and photo captions on the story itself.
February 1, 2007
READING about the Dervaes family ["O, Pioneers in Pasadena," Jan. 25], was such a refreshing change from the millionaires you normally feature. Until now, all I'd learned about "the inner life" from The Times' Home section was that having one requires tons of cash spent on meaningless objects. SCOTT LANDSBAUM Beverly Hills
Ventura County's five lawmakers say they strive to put aside personal and party differences when decisions are being made to split up state funds for local public works projects. Lynn M. Suter, a capital lobbyist for the city of Ventura, agrees that the "vast philosophical differences" among the county's three Republican and two Democratic lawmakers "don't get in the way of the delegation responding to local needs."
The end has come at last. Finally, ABC's "Ellen" is over, complete, finished in first run, about to become dust. After tonight, no longer will we have Ellen DeGeneres' loathsome personal lifestyle regularly thrust at us. You know full well the aberrant, dysfunctional, repugnant behavior I'm speaking of--a mode of conduct that promotes something vile and alien that America's sweet, innocent children should not be exposed to or even hear. Constant grousing.
December 31, 1997
Re "Girl's Tragic Death Moves Judge, Jury to Look Beyond the Law," Dec. 25: This is the triumph of genuine humanity. Greatest praise to the spirit of Canadians and their court. Yes, laws are made by people to serve the best interests of people. One rule does not serve justice in all cases. If it fails in a special circumstance, justice must to be pursued beyond law. This should be a precedent to all countries in the whole world. TOSHIKO HONDA Santa Monica
April 18, 1986
Clarence M. Pendleton Jr., chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, has pursued his limited vision of civil rights too loudly for toolong. He thinks that minorities and women no longer need help in competing in a world that sadly retains many instinctive prejudices. Pendleton is wrong. And he is an embarrassment to an Administration that has finally seen fit to disagree with him on a key policy issue. It is time for him to resign or be removed.
November 18, 2001 | From Associated Press
After all he's been through in four years at South Carolina, Phil Petty wasn't about to let a sore shoulder keep him from beating Clemson for the first time. Petty, questionable before kickoff, took a few aspirin before completing 14 of 23 passes for 152 yards as his No. 22 Gamecocks beat Clemson, 20-15, on Saturday.
April 29, 1990
The American Society of Interior Designers, Pasadena chapter, has elected Christie L. Skinner president. Skinner owns City Spaces Inc. in Pasadena.
June 16, 2004 | Barbara Hansen, Times Staff Writer
Dear SOS: I had the most delicious lentil salad at the Dugout Club in Dodger Stadium. Do you think they would share this recipe? It was so very good. Mary Norman Los Angeles Dear Mary: This flavorful salad was developed by sous chef Gabriel Escobar for the buffet at the Dugout Club, the Dodger Stadium restaurant available only to holders of premium tickets in the area behind home base.
October 21, 2004
I'm writing from Concepcion, Paraguay, where I am serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. Voting for me this year is quite an ordeal. In order to make sure my vote will be counted, I need to turn it in to the Peace Corps by Oct. 21, which means taking an overnight bus to Asuncion, where my absentee ballot has been sent. Then I'll be on the next bus back home, in order to teach my English class. My decision to go to this effort to vote is not driven by the magnitude of this election; frankly I am more interested in the California races.
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