December 30, 2007
A quick note to Eric Lucas on "A Spiritual Journey," [Dec. 23]. While I appreciate your obviously heartfelt if somewhat fuzzy and lightweight ponderings on forgiveness and spiritualism, I feel compelled to point out an aspect of the atrocities you refer to in your article that is often overlooked by U.S. and British writers detailing the events of Feb. 13 and 14, 1945. What happened in Dresden, Germany, was a war crime. Pure and simple. About 600 people died in Coventry, England.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2000 |
Robert G. Damus, a civil servant who was instrumental in devising budget control legislation, including the deficit reduction laws of 1993 and 1995 and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, has died. Damus, general counsel of the Office of Management and Budget since 1994, died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 55. He was among the rare federal officers to operate at that level under successive Republican and Democratic administrations.
June 5, 1990 |
Speedway motorcyclist Greg Hancock of Costa Mesa underwent surgery Monday at Samaritan Medical Center to repair a broken left humerus bone that he sustained while racing at Long Beach Veterans Stadium Saturday night. Hancock, 20, crashed on the second lap of a four-lap runoff that determined the winner of the American Final. After five heats Saturday, Hancock had tied Shawn Moran, Billy Hamill and Rick Miller with 18 points.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1986
The Claremont Graduate School held its 59th annual commencement exercises Saturday at 3 p.m. in Bridges Auditorium. Degrees: 234 diplomas awarded, including 64 doctoral and 170 master's degrees. Speaker: Jovito R. Salonga, chairman of the Commission on Good Government for the Philippines. "We know the future will not be easy, but there is one factor that will tide us over--our faith in ourselves and our willingness to shape our own destiny." Honorary Degrees: Salonga, doctor of laws. Erik C.
June 12, 1988 |
Speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko of Cypress was perfect Saturday night, winning all five of his heat races to take the Nissan American Final before 8,204 fans at Long Beach Veterans Stadium. Ermolenko, 27, made the field look like a group of second division riders and won the event for the second straight year with 20 points. He capped a brilliant night of riding by coming from behind to defeat Bobby Schwartz and Rick Miller in his last race.
June 21, 2013 |
Actor James Gandolfini had long been a big fan of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the feeling was mutual, in particular for guitarist Steve Van Zandt, who worked closely with Gandolfini on “The Sopranos” in his role as mob lieutenant Silvio Dante. So it was no surprise when Springsteen, Van Zandt and company played “Born to Run” Thursday night at their concert in Coventry, England, and dedicated it to Gandolfini, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 51 while vacationing in Rome.
September 19, 1997 |
Gene Sauers beat the heat and regained his putting stroke to take the first-round lead at the La Cantera Texas Open at San Antonio. Teeing off in cool shadows just after 8 a.m. Thursday, well before the course was baked to 100 degrees, Sauers had an eagle, seven birdies and a bogey for a course-record-tying 64 and a one-stroke lead over Mike Brisky. Duffy Waldorf made two bogeys down the stretch to finish at 66, tied with Paul Goydos.
June 5, 2002
Re civilian deaths in Afghanistan ("The Untold War," June 2-3): Thanks to The Times for attempting to account for the thousands of civilian deaths caused by the U.S. attack on Afghanistan. While the second report framed those dead Afghans in the context of exaggerated claims by the Taliban government, it could just as easily have been framed in the context of U.S. military and government denial and downplaying of innocent civilians killed while heavy bombing was a daily occurrence. I still wonder whether the people who called for war and revenge after Sept.