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March 4, 2007
Re "Drawing the line," editorial, Feb. 27 The editorial on reapportionment was a few steps short of the needed journey. The problem remains how reapportionment should be accomplished. And your editorial reveals nothing of the intricacies or difficulties of the problem. Saying "let a citizens commission draw the lines" is meaningless because it implies a solution that does not yet exist. A citizens commission (chosen by lot, or by judges or however) probably would lack expertise.
January 4, 1994
Bravo to Walter Annenberg and his efforts to improve the quality of education through his generous contribution (Dec. 17). Over the last couple of years I have been a frequent guest in schools, most often invited by kindergartens and colleges. The environments differ only in scale. In the beginners' classroom and on university campuses the same opportunities and facilities exist. In kindergarten, however, the resources are in one room, with access for all. In college, the resources are in separate buildings, with limited availability.
July 8, 2000
In the "Around the Majors" section Sunday, it was noted that the Minnesota Twins were about to make pitcher Brad Radke their highest-paid player in franchise history, in a reported four-year, $36-million deal. Considering that Radke is a right-hander, that his record this season is 5-9 and that his ERA is 4.07, what conclusions are we to draw? That Randy Johnson, at $15 million a year, is actually a bargain, and that Pedro Martinez should be given a license to print his own money.
September 24, 1989
John Seymour says he believes life begins at conception. If you truly believe this, is it not murder to kill an unborn child? How can he say murder is OK if the murderer thinks it's OK? Where do you draw the line? Personally, I find it quite scary that one of our lawmakers who says he believes life starts at conception is able to justify murder because he will not stand up for what he believes. GINNY GARNER Costa Mesa
April 14, 1991
The front-page article "Former Foe of Builders Now Gets Their Money" (March 31) deserves a prize for journalistic superiority. There was no docudrama, no innuendo, and no gossip disguised under "unconfirmed reports." One did not have to wade through numerous scenic paragraphs to discover the meaning of the article which started with the essentials and expanded to the details. And, because there was no attempt at editorializing, readers were allowed to draw their own conclusions.
July 16, 1989
Are two of the prerequisites for participation in the game show "Win, Lose or Draw" that one should be devoid of all drawing ability and possess absolutely no knowledge of the geography of the world? On a recent show, the performance of a young female rock star was nothing short of pathetic. On the whole, I find the show an embarrassment as the celebrities' and contestants' deficiencies are revealed before thousands of viewers. What schools have these people attended? J. M. Jackson, Los Angeles
November 12, 1988
Geraldo Rivera should be stopped from airing his program. He really deserved that broken nose he received, since it caused so much destruction and hatred and violence. Isn't there enough of that going on in our society without encouraging more? How could any sane person sit there and watch such an outrageous program? What is going on in our world today? Where do we draw the line? Yes, I know I have an on-and-off switch on my TV, but encouraging this type of programming is hideous.
December 11, 2008 | Christopher Knight
The J. Paul Getty Museum said Tuesday it has acquired the 1617 painting "Wilderness With the Temptation of St. Anthony," by Flemish master Roelandt Savery (1576-1639). The work, about 19 by 37 inches, will go on display next year. The price was not disclosed. Savery was part of a Dutch family of artists, Flemish by birth, who worked for Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. Rudolf sent him into the Tyrol to draw the natural wonders he found there and, about a decade later, long after Savery had returned to Amsterdam and Utrecht, those drawings were used to make the St. Anthony painting.
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