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June 5, 2006
Re "A Sign of Pride in a Maligned Area," June 1 The compromise to the skid row dispute lies in its repackaging: "Skidd Rowe." HAL TAYLOR Irvine I have the perfect name for skid row -- sweetly simple, dignified, in step with the times. Let the name be "Skidrow Village." BETTY MARKOFF Los Angeles
September 2, 1989
I thought Pete Rose wanted to tell the public his side of the story. We all heard of the leaks and rumors concerning his alleged gambling activities. Rose said little except that he would tell his side at the proper time. Now, with this "compromise," Pete is simply making another "bet" that he will be reinstated. The public deserved more. KELVIN D. FILER Compton
March 6, 1988
Re the interview with Anthony R. Moiso ("Slow-Growth Initiative Not the Answer, Developer Says," Jan. 25). Moiso, chairman of the Santa Margarita Co., states that the solution to the traffic problem in Orange County is not to stop building homes, but instead, more roads and more homes. Nowhere in his interview does Moiso call for any programs that would encourage development of mass transit or innovations that were followed with success during the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles.
November 1, 1986
By virtue of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo between California and Mexico in 1848, California is forever officially bilingual. That treaty was incorporated into and re-ratified by the Compromise of 1850 by which the Republic of California became part of the United States. So Proposition 63 not only violates a treaty with our neighbor, but is probably unconstitutional as well. MARIA McNAMEE WALP Beverly Hills
August 23, 1992
Having misplaced the center of the argument, Rutten embraces "reasonable" government restrictions on abortion as a supposed compromise--thereby handing three-fourths of the cake to the anti-abortionists. He shouldn't be so surprised that more women are becoming single-issue voters. Apparently it's the only way to ensure that our most basic rights aren't compromised out of existence by so-called "moderates" like Rutten. BONNIE K. SLOANE Los Angeles
November 15, 2009 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His cartoons also appear in USA Today.
Sometimes cartoonists are clever, lighthearted cutups. Other times we labor over life-and-death matters, solemnly assessing senseless slaughter, harping on healthcare, conceptualizing on abortion. Nate Beeler grimly traced the roots of fundamentalist fury across the global divide and back. Dan Wasserman chewed out Democrats for choosing compromise. And Matt Davies' off-the-wall medical treatment recalled a Cold War classic from the Great Communicator. This week, weighty trumps witty.
May 6, 1995
Your article "Foes Suggest Compromise in Llama Drama" on April 15 stated: "Two opposing groups of residents proposed to the council a compromise. . . . Also, they said, the city should permit residents to legally keep goats, chickens and rabbits, now technically against the law." There were many people, including myself, who spoke out at the meeting against any of the so-called compromises. By adding other animals, this so-called compromise would double the current animal density allowed in Simi Valley.
July 14, 2000
Regarding the Middle East peace summit: We must change the classic definition of the word "compromise," as it no longer means an equitable agreement between two parties in which both give up something in exchange for something. This month the word means one party making concession after concession in exchange for nothing. President Clinton and Yasser Arafat call for painful compromises. Israel offers to give up heartland it conquered after being attacked in 1967 by Jordan. The Palestinians offer to--maybe--give up starting a war in September.
April 25, 1989
Because Olvera Street in Los Angeles is the birthplace of the state's biggest city, people care about preserving it. Recently the parties most directly involved negotiated a tenuous compromise that could start the process of preservation--if the agreement doesn't break down first. Under the compromise, city officials would grant Olvera Street's 77 small businesses the right to purchase up to 50% interest in any private project to rehabilitate the area. The merchants, some of whose families have been on the street since it was made into a tourist attraction in 1929, have been fearful that development could result in their replacement by an "overly commercialized Mexican Disneyland."
October 27, 1991
Well, I'm sorry I ever voted for women politicians. Come to find out from their recent disclosures a number of them, Geraldine Ferraro included, suffered from sexual harassment . . . and kept it a secret. These are the people I wanted to be in control of the safekeeping of our nation. They couldn't even stand up for themselves at the time it happened. The military ought to reconsider the fact they feel gays will compromise this country. It'll be the women oppressed by men. ROBERT L. PARKS, Beverly Hills
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