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March 13, 1988
Regarding your editorial on the actions of the Orange Police Department (March 2): Have you forgotten that people standing along the street make it difficult to approach many of the business establishments and that they do litter and drink alcoholic beverages on public sidewalks? Who pays for the cleanup? We all do. Have you also forgotten that an overwhelming majority of the people who were stopped were found to be unable to provide documentation of legal residence--they were in this country illegally.
March 8, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A robotic spacecraft circling Mars has snapped the first image of a series of active avalanches near the planet's north pole, scientists said Monday. The image, taken last month by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, reveals at least four avalanches of fine ice and dust breaking off from a steep cliff and settling on the slope below. The cascade kicked up massive debris clouds, with some measuring more than 590 feet across.
May 14, 1992
In your airline food article, "You Can Take It With You" (April 9), Jonathan Gold wrote: "Bringing your own wine is technically illegal, but no more risky than sneaking a nip in the stands at a college football game." What a pity! We don't have enough fraud, deceit, cheating, law breaking in the world, now we even get encouragement. Come on. How about some great ideas that instill integrity? JUDITH SHARPE
November 21, 1992
I am disgusted with your anti-white, racist headlines and articles. The headline "Breaking Up 'White-Bread' Look of TV Commentators" on a column by Howard Rosenberg, a "white-bread" commentator himself, is anti-white, racist, derogatory to a group of L.A. citizens and unacceptable! Would you print "Break Up of 'Chocolate Pudding' Look of Lakers" with hiring of white players? Let's show respect to all! Be polite! RUTH McFARLANE Pasadena
July 7, 1990
I am very angry. I heard recently of the new contract that Jose Canseco signed. I cannot believe that anyone could pay a baseball player $23 million for five seasons of games. The idea that if you took all of the salaries from the players in both or maybe one league and could pay off the national debt scares the life out of me. It is insulting to people who work their whole lives, breaking their backs to keep their heads above water, to see someone throw a ball eight months out of the year and make millions of dollars.
October 21, 1990
As a Latin American, I am proud that a Nobel prize was bestowed on Garcia Marquez. But, because of my ancestry, I find it justified that the honoree felt humbled on being cast in Cervantes' company. He has reasons to feel humble. As a contemporary of el Bogotazo , I remember it well: While Garcia Marquez was breaking windows, Castro (on a trip paid by Peron!) was blamed for 32 of the 3,000 deaths. JOSE M. CUETO Santa Ana
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