March 10, 2013 |
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords, who was critically injured in a shooting two years ago, on Friday was named this year's recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award for her work to reduce gun violence. Giffords, a Democrat from Arizona, has been undergoing rehabilitation after being shot in the head during a public appearance in Tuscon on Jan. 8, 2011. Six people died, including District Judge John Roll; Gabe Zimmerman, one of Giffords' staffers; and the 9-year-old granddaughter of former Philadelphia Phillies manager and Chicago Cubs general manager Dallas Green.
April 13, 2013 |
To loosely paraphrase Newton's laws of motion, for every NBA postseason award there is an equal and opposite honor. So in addition to LeBron James as the game's best player, may we humbly submit DeSagana Diop as its worst? The Charlotte Bobcats center has somehow appeared in 22 games this season, making one start, despite averaging 0.7 points and making a robust 29.6% of his shots. If he played 36 minutes per game at his current production level, he would still average only 2.5 points.
March 31, 1996
Regarding the recent Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (Theater Notes, March 24): If it is indeed true, as it is so often said, that every nomination is an honor almost as important as winning the award itself, would it not have been appropriate to honor all the nominees, instead of completely ignoring those who were in a category that won no award? The award for ensemble performance was just skipped over, as if it never existed, though there were two tables full of nominees--including my husband, Clayton Landey.
January 11, 2007
Re "Boxer rescinds award to Islamic activist," Jan. 6 I was saddened when I read about Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) rescinding her award to a Muslim activist. Muslims across the nation are proud of the Council on American-Islamic Relations for being the ambassadors for Muslims in the United States. I'm concerned that Boxer made her decision without meeting with the council to hear its side of the story. She should return the award and maintain the relationship she started with California Muslims.
March 1, 2010 |
Every March, I get to meet a group of teenagers that, in 10 years, might include the doctor, firefighter or policeman who saves my life. Every March, I get to speak with a group of teenagers that might include the future soldier, fighter pilot or Marine who volunteers to protect our country. Every March, I get to read the resumes of a group of teenagers whose academic and athletic achievements leave little doubt that they will be the community leaders of tomorrow. It's so meaningful to tell the stories of the football scholar-athlete award winners who will be honored this month at banquets in Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Pasadena, Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley as part of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame awards program.
November 16, 2012 |
Many Angels fans are up in arms today over the fact that Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won the AL MVP award over Angels center fielder Mike Trout, who finished a distant second. The voting wasn't even close, with Cabrera being placed first on 22 of the 28 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America . Trout received the other six first-place votes and finished with 281 points. Cabrera finished with 362 points. But really, it was an easy pick. Let's compare the two players.