October 18, 1986
I, for one, am sick and tired of seeing championship baseball games decided by the errant calls of the officiating crew. In the 1985 World Series, the game and Series were decided by the botched call of a first-base umpire. This year, in the fifth game of the National League playoffs, Nolan Ryan was cheated of a 2-1 victory in nine innings, again by the botched call of a first-base umpire in the second inning. The Mets then went on to win in 11 innings. Professional football has already incorporated the instant replay on controversial calls.
March 2, 1992
Dr. Sonia Brody of Westwood states quite truthfully that if the FDA bans breast implants, the demand for them will not disappear, but the safety of the procedure might ("Get the Facts, Ma'am, Then Make Choice," Feb. 25). "This issue of breasts for women is not going to go away," she says. "Ban it, and you will have women going to Mexico and South America getting botched jobs." Say, this sounds similar to the abortion issue. If Roe vs. Wade should be overturned, abortion won't go away--but women will be getting botched jobs.
December 14, 2003
Regarding "Safeway's Sales Slump Expected to Continue," Dec. 5: It is astonishing what Safeway Inc. Chief Executive Steve Burd failed to discuss in good faith with his investors. He should be run out of the company for failure to disclose and for fiscal mismanagement. He failed to mention how Safeway has squandered more than $1 billion of its shareholders' money on the botched acquisition of the Dominick's supermarket chain in Chicago. He failed to mention that he has lost more than $400 million so far on this senseless strike, more than it would have cost Safeway to maintain affordable health care for Vons and Pavilions workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2004 |
David Reimer, the Canadian man raised as a girl for most of the first 14 years of his life in a highly touted medical experiment that seemed to resolve the debate over the cultural and biological determinants of gender, has died at 38. He committed suicide May 4 in his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. At 8 months of age, Reimer became the unwitting subject of "sex reassignment," a treatment method embraced by his parents after his penis was all but obliterated during a botched circumcision.
August 14, 2000 |
A shootout Sunday between armored car guards and gunmen, one armed with an AK-47 assault rifle, left one bystander dead and at least three people wounded after a botched robbery outside a Van Nuys Costco store teeming with shoppers, authorities said. Panic-stricken customers, many with children, dived for cover in the pandemonium. Bullets shattered car windows 100 yards away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1985
In the political crucible of Washington, it is not unprecedented that a $1-trillion budget has been hung up by bickering over the $6 billion that it would cost to give Social Security recipients a $14-a-month cost-of-living increase next year. When members of the House and Senate budget negotiating team glance out the windows of the Capitol, they tend to see only as far as the 1986 elections.