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November 4, 1990
It is time for the public to hear and compare the positions of the candidates for the 21st Congressional District seat. In order to go to the polls as educated voters, we need to hear the positions of both Richard Freiman and Elton Gallegly. The incumbent has repeatedly refused to debate or participate in a candidate forum with Richard Freiman, including those put on by the League of Women Voters. In a local newspaper recently, Gallegly was quoted saying he would not participate in a debate on KADY-TV, even when the station offered to do it by satellite from Washington, D.C., because it was too last-minute and he did not have time to prepare.
May 19, 2000
Comparing the Lakers to Portland this season, with where they ranked in the NBA: *--* Lakers Category Portland 100.8 (6th) Points 97.4 (16th) 92.2 (6th) Points allowed 91.0 (3rd) .459 (7th) Field Goal Pct. .470 (1st) .416 (1st) Opponent Field Goal Pct. .431 (6th) .329 (24th) 3-Pt. Field Goal Pct. .361 (12th) .696 (28th) Free Throw Pct. .760 (11th) 47.0 (1st) Rebounds 43.0 (13th) 43.1 (16th) Opponent rebounds 39.0 (2nd) 6.51 (4th) Blocked shots 4.82 (16th) 23.4 (T9th) Assists 23.4 (T9th) 13.
September 27, 2006
Re "Angelides Inspires Growing Concern," Sept. 23 Instead of writing a process story about what is or is not happening inside the Angelides campaign, The Times ought to be focusing on the striking differences between the two candidates. For example, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides has pledged to roll back tuition increases in the University of California and California State University systems. Furthermore, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger believes strongly in President Bush's failed occupation of Iraq, whereas Angelides adamantly opposes the occupation.
April 23, 2006
I was delighted to read "Songs of Ourselves," [April 16], but I was surprised Christopher Reynolds didn't acknowledge Allen Ginsberg's wonderful poem "A Supermarket in California." In it, Ginsberg imagines trailing Walt Whitman through the aisles of a grocery store as the older poet eyes the shop boys and asks, "Who killed the pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?" Toward the end of the poem, Ginsberg follows Whitman out into the night and addresses him as "dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage teacher."
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