CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1997
I read the story about Jack Davis ("A Political Bad Boy's Lament," June 25) with great interest. As a San Francisco resident of 12 years, I have been confounded and confused by Davis' ability to jump sides at a whim (or should I say at the chase of a dollar?). However, Davis is not the problem, he's only part of the problem. The problem is the American political system that allows such people to exist with such influence. Something is seriously wrong when the outcome of a campaign is based not on substance, but on who is either running the campaign or who raised the most money.
October 9, 1988
I just saw the charismatic Sammy Davis Jr. in "Moon Over Parador," in which he topped himself again with the definitive creative/sensuous interpretation of "Begin the Beguine." Will someone please persuade the most erotic man God put on Earth to play a romantic lead in a movie? I want to see him get the girl. I don't think he's gotten the girl since "Porgy and Bess," and everyone got the girl in "Porgy and Bess." KRISTEN NORTH Las Vegas
June 26, 2013 |
HOUSTON - In a chaotic late-night scene that played out beneath the Capitol dome in Austin, a Texas lawmaker with pink sneakers and the steely resolve of a branding iron single-handedly stopped an effort to drastically curtail abortion in the Lone Star State. Wendy Davis' filibustered victory, which ricocheted around the world via social media, may prove short-lived. Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday he would reconvene the Legislature on Monday in a second and likely successful attempt to pass the measure.
February 18, 2010 |
Not unusually, Shani Davis spent most of Wednesday alone in his room, except for a morning jog. He studied his journals and race plan. Again he endeavored to do what no one had. Again he internalized any pressures and doubts, trusting only himself to escape them. Later, gliding along the Richmond Olympic Oval in the minutes before the 1,000-meter race that could redefine his grip on history, he was once more effectively alone, as the Chicago native likes it and unapologetically means it to be. Hands on hips, Davis snapped off a yawn.
April 24, 1999
The Coliseum Commission better not blow this one. ROBERT SIMPSON Rancho Palos Verdes