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October 22, 1989
Bravo for CBS and "Peaceable Kingdom." This marvelous and enlightening series is free of sex and violence. It is the best definition of family entertainment. Elaine Leonard, Woodland Hills
February 14, 1987
Orel Hershiser has given us a new definition of chutzpah: Ask for a 10% raise on your $1-million salary after a season of 14 wins, 14 losses and a 3.85 earned-run average. The old definition, as you probably know, was the guy who murdered his parents and asked leniency because he was an orphan. PAUL BAESSLER Agoura Hills
March 31, 2013
Re "Court looks split on gay marriage," March 27, and "Justices seem to side with gay couples," March 28 I write not as a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk (Justice Charles Whittaker and Chief Justice Earl Warren) to express my views about the legal issues surrounding Proposition 8, but instead as the proud grandfather of a lovely biological granddaughter with two wonderful, loving and caring fathers. Consider the alternative to her situation now: She could not have been conceived, or she could have a single parent.
December 22, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Recovery is a beautiful word for people suffering from a mental illness or addiction. But what does it mean? A year-long project by experts nationwide has led to a new definition of the term that is meant to help doctors, counselors and policymakers who oversee the field. And it just might help people who are in recovery, too. The new definition is thoughtful, if not pithy: "A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
March 29, 2007
RE "The Lowdown on Flat-Panels" [March 15]: Having purchased a 46-inch LCD flat-panel TV, I can tell you that you omitted a critical factor: How does the set display standard definition pictures? My biggest disappointment in the flat-panel I bought was that at $3,500, the set cannot come close to the quality of the $400 cathode ray tube TV it replaced when I'm watching standard-definition broadcasts. And lest anyone be deceived by the clarity of the "sweat beads on some jock's face" on the stunning store HD displays, it is no accident that they are always high-definition.
June 13, 1989
I appreciate Del Olmo's resistance to the catch-all definition "Hispanic." Indeed, this is imprecise terminology. As an American, of Irish descent, I find equally imprecise and insensitive the term "Anglo" used to designate all non-Latin Caucasians. RONALD J. HARRIS Lakewood
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