March 3, 2013
Re “ The court sides with secrecy ,” Editorial, Feb. 27 Your editorial was misdirected. It is the president who has control over how much secrecy there will be. As a first-time presidential candidate, Obama rebuffed opponents of warrantless wiretaps (the top concern of the public on his campaign website) who urged him to abide by the rule of law under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Obama leveraged warrantless wiretapping to his current policy of no judicial oversight whatsoever on targeted killings of suspected terrorists, both foreigners and Americans.
April 5, 2009 |
If you're the New York Yankees, you throw money at your problems. The Yankees threw $180 million at Mark Teixeira, $161 million at CC Sabathia and $82.5 million on A.J. Burnett over the winter -- and this was one year after throwing $275 million at Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees have not won the World Series since 2000, despite sporting the highest payroll in the major leagues every year since then.
October 1, 1995
After having lived in Bakersfield for 28 years, I was delighted to find an article by my favorite columnist, Herb Benham, in the magazine ("The Buck Stops at Bakersfield," Aug. 13). The Buck Owens profile was up to Benham's usual superb standards. Carolyn Pearson Ventura
May 23, 2013 |
A new novel by Pearl S. Buck will be published in October, more than 40 years after her death. Buck, best known for her novel "The Good Earth," won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1938. " The Eternal Wonder " was discovered in storage and will be published as an e-book original by Open Road Media. Buck finished the novel not long before she died in 1973. The novel is, the publisher writes, a coming-of-age story of "an extraordinarily gifted young man whose search for meaning and purpose leads him to New York, England, Paris, on a mission patrolling the DMZ in Korea.
November 8, 2005 |
WILDLIFE officials are reminding Californians not to feed deer in the wake of three recent buck attacks, including a fatal assault on a San Diego man. According to Ryan Broddrick, director of the California Department of Fish and Game, this is the time of year bucks exhibit breeding behavior and become more aggressive. In San Diego County, a 73-year-old Rancho Santa Fe man died several weeks after he was gored in the mouth by a buck he surprised while working in his backyard.
December 2, 1998 |
Blitzen Blitzkrieg Bureau: Playing off the success of computer games that simulate deer hunting, Simon & Schuster Interactive has released Deer Avenger, a CD-ROM in which a weapon-toting deer stalks human hunters. According to Newsday, players take on the role of a buck armed with a slingshot, an M-16 and a bazooka.