December 26, 1998
Mike Tyson says that Francois Botha will suffer the same fate as his previous opponents. Does that suggest that Botha should wear earmuffs when he steps into the ring? ZACHARY A. CHARLES Burbank
October 2, 1999
I read in Newswire [Sept. 28] that the last boxing show at the Forum drew a "crowd" of 891. At what point does a group become a crowd? ZACHARY A. CHARLES Burbank
October 8, 1992 |
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. promoted Charles Heimbold Jr. to president. Heimbold, 59, is a director of the pharmaceutical and consumer product concern and most recently served as executive vice president. Until the announcement, the president's post had been unfilled.
February 19, 2005
Re "Love Is in the Heir: Charles to Wed Longtime Mistress," Feb. 11: Whew! Charles and Camilla to wed! What a relief! A major item now crossed off my worry list! Maybe soon we can solve real problems, like the war in Iraq and the plight of tsunami victims and Darfur and the pretend Social Security crisis and our healthcare mess. I'll be watching your front page for good news on these topics. Ann Bourman Los Angeles
February 22, 1987
While watching "Charles in Charge" with my 8-year-old daughter, I swiftly realized that the men have all the answers, mostly good ol' Charles, and the girls are regulated to stereotypes along with the mother, as they trot off shopping on an hourly basis. In the shows we have watched, not once did the females come up with any intelligent thoughts or conclusions themselves. What is the point of this show anyway? I don't have that answer, but I do know that every time we get a progressive show like "Moonlighting" or "St. Elsewhere" or even "The Cosby Show," the television industry takes two steps backward to the early '60s and presents us with stupidity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2001
Rick Rofman's letter (Letters to the Valley Edition, Jan. 7) alleging the renaming of the speech and drama building at Cal State Northridge "Nordhoff Hall" confuses Charles B. Nordhoff (1887-1947), the co-author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," with his grandfather and namesake. Charles Nordhoff (1830-1901) was the author of "California for Health, Pleasure, and Residence," a bestseller in the 1870s. The town of Ojai was originally named for Nordhoff because he wrote about the attractions of Ojai Valley, and Nordhoff Street, the south border of CSUN, was named for him. "Nordhoff Hall" is just a coincidence.
August 27, 1989
The film's promoters probably alienated many by published remarks to the effect that the film's original title, "License Revoked," was changed because the marketing people decided Americans wouldn't understand the meaning of revoked . MRS. CHARLES R. AMES Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1987
If Bork is not confirmed as a Supreme Court justice all will not be lost. He and Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) can get together for a sitcom called "Bork and Windy." ZACHARY A. CHARLES Burbank