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April 18, 2011 |
Bijan Pakzad, an Iranian American designer of jewelry, fragrances and luxury menswear who ran a Beverly Hills boutique and was renowned as clothier to some of the world's most powerful men, died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said. Pakzad's family maintained he was 67 despite some public records that listed his age as 71. Pakzad suffered a stroke while working Thursday and was rushed to the hospital but never recovered, said his 19-year-old son, Nicolas Bijan Pakzad.
November 21, 2004
Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and hundreds of others attend the opening of the Bill Clinton Library, and the best Michael Ramirez can come up with for an editorial page cartoon is a reference to sex (Nov. 18). What a sick and narrow mind. Saul Davis Studio City In the election campaign and even after, we've had to put up with Ramirez's biased and vicious attacks on any non-Republican person or issue. His latest slam at the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library sank to a new low. His vitriol stains a generally balanced editorial section of The Times.
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May 24, 1998
Yet another liberal takes the field to tell Republicans how they should comport themselves in Orange County (Fred Smoller, Orange County Voices, May 17). In his column, Smoller argues that the Republican Party should welcome illegal aliens, much as George W. Bush is doing in Texas, so as not to alienate Latino voters. We're being invaded by people who are bringing a different culture to these shores--and who not only are trying to supplant the culture they've found here but are trying to make the people here pay for the supplantation.
March 4, 2004 |
If the circumstances were not so calamitous, the American-orchestrated removal of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti would be farcical. According to Aristide, American officials in Port-au-Prince told him that rebels were on the way to the presidential residence and that he and his family were unlikely to survive unless they immediately boarded an American-chartered plane standing by to take them to exile.
February 23, 2003
The "brutal price" of the Bush administration's push to continue drilling coal-bed methane gas wells in Wyoming's Powder River Basin ("Prosperity's Brutal Price," by Jim Robbins, Feb. 2) will be the destruction of that land and its water--though it's for a little more than one year's supply of the nation's natural gas. For the second year in a row, Powder River has been named one of the nation's most endangered rivers. The Bush push needs to be toward implementing alternative non-fossil fuel sources, not devastating this fragile part of America.
February 1, 2011 |
Barbara Bush, George W. Bush's daughter, has broken from the former president on one key social issue: gay marriage. Barbara Bush, 29, has recorded a video on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign's efforts to make same-sex marriage legal in New York state. In the video, which has become widely viewed on YouTube, the former first daughter says, "I'm Barbara Bush and I'm a New Yorker for marriage equality. New York is about fairness and equality and everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love.
February 8, 2013 |
A hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer has reportedly compromised the email accounts of at least six people close to George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and has distributed some of the private emails and photographs online. The Smoking Gun published a report Thursday saying it had spoken with the hacker, who said he wasn't worried about the possibility of the FBI or Secret Service coming after him. Guccifer said the "feds" have been investigating him a long time and "this is just another chapter in the game.” PHOTOS: 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 Among the photographs allegedly posted online by the hacker were two showing President George W. Bush painting, and one with him and Ralph Lauren.
June 5, 2002
The Bush administration needs a policy on Iraq more detailed than intense dislike of its dictator, Saddam Hussein. The place for that policy to start is not with toppling Hussein, at least not until there's a much better picture of what that would entail and what kind of regime would succeed him. Begin by insisting that U.N. weapons inspectors be readmitted by the end of summer and allowed to inspect anything, anywhere, at any time.
September 24, 2000
Re "White House Let Hussein 'Off the Hook,' Cheney Says," Sept. 21: Where does Dick Cheney get off claiming the Clinton Administration let Saddam Hussein "off the hook"? That happened under the Cheney watch, when Operation Desert Storm was halted within a stone's throw of Baghdad, at the command of President George Bush. Then, to make matters worse, U.S. support for an internal uprising within Iraq dribbled away, as well. Now Saddam thumbs his nose at us from his palaces built on the backs of his people and goes about restoring his weaponry with impunity, and our pathetic response is sanctions.
October 31, 2010 |
The San Francisco Giants already need an extra hitter here, with the designated hitter in effect. They do not need one of their best hitters to disappear. That is what Pat Burrell has done in the World Series. Burrell struck out in all four at-bats Saturday. In nine at-bats in the Series, he has no hits and eight strikeouts. He is batting .158 in postseason play, with 19 strikeouts in 38 at-bats. "Not exactly how you draw it up," Burrell said. "I picked a bad time to struggle.