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January 17, 2002
Re "Bush Chokes on a Pretzel, Briefly Faints," Jan. 14: I suppose we can now say that Vice President Cheney is only one pretzel away from the presidency. Eric David Long Beach
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HOME & GARDEN
February 23, 2006
RE "Paradise Down the Street" [Feb. 16]: I was sorry that you left out my introduction to Tikidom -- the James Michener-created television series "Adventures in Paradise" (1959-62), starring Gardner McKay as the skipper Adam Troy. With a Tiki icon on a leather string tied tight around his neck, McKay was a hunk that many teenage girls drooled over. I decorated my bedroom with Tiki statues and a grass rug, hung fishnets with colored glass bubbles and fantasized about Skipper Troy. It was my little bit of paradise in a Sacramento tract home.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1988
Yes indeed, we need a Boston Tea Party in Sacramento as Nolan pointed out. The party I'm thinking of though may not be to Nolan's liking. My party would peel the Sacramento legislative scene back to what it was too many years ago--a couple of months. Nothing has convinced me that a full-time Legislature and the bureaucracy, which Nolan chose to ignore in his column, have improved government in this state. In fact a very excellent case can be made to the contrary. Under normal circumstances Nolan's article would not have elicited a response, but after looking at the continuing maze of ballot issues I get a little sick of giving these professional leeches, Democrats and Republicans alike, a hiding place by ducking tough issues via the initiative process.
OPINION
January 17, 2002
Re "Bush Chokes on a Pretzel, Briefly Faints," Jan. 14: I suppose we can now say that Vice President Cheney is only one pretzel away from the presidency. Eric David Long Beach
HOME & GARDEN
February 23, 2006
RE "Paradise Down the Street" [Feb. 16]: I was sorry that you left out my introduction to Tikidom -- the James Michener-created television series "Adventures in Paradise" (1959-62), starring Gardner McKay as the skipper Adam Troy. With a Tiki icon on a leather string tied tight around his neck, McKay was a hunk that many teenage girls drooled over. I decorated my bedroom with Tiki statues and a grass rug, hung fishnets with colored glass bubbles and fantasized about Skipper Troy. It was my little bit of paradise in a Sacramento tract home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1990
I heartily agree with your comments in today's editorial "Why Don't Teachers Teach More" (April 10) and support the views of Stanford President Donald Kennedy (front page, April 6). There are other reasons though that professors are a rarity in the classroom. One is the funding process. Professors are far more "valuable" to the institution in the view of many presidents if they can generate research dollars. Many of these projects are manned by graduate students anxious to get in their field and not too demanding when it comes to financial renumeration.
SPORTS
September 1, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The road that led Eric Davis back home to Los Angeles took a sudden turn to Detroit on Tuesday when the Dodgers traded him to the Tigers for a player to be named later. It was not anticipated that the Dodgers would re-sign Davis when his contract ends this season. The Dodgers have a number of outfield prospects they are eager to promote, and the trade is consistent with the club's youth movement.
NATIONAL
August 19, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
About 60% of the staff at Columbine High have left since the school became the site of the one of the nation's deadliest school shootings in 1999. Only 58 of the 143 faculty members and staffers from 1999 are still at the Jefferson County school. For the district as a whole, teacher turnover was only 11% annually from 1999 to 2001. Columbine seniors Eric David Harris and Dylan Bennet Klebold stormed the school, killing 13 people before committing suicide; 23 others were wounded.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1988
The July 14 story on the Citroen 2CV, or Deux Chevaux, was a charmer ("So Long . . . Hello . . . Deux Chevaux"). Obviously anyone traveling Europe has seen many of these sturdy vehicles. As they are not known for their beauty, there is a cult that refers to the cars as "Ugly Ducklings." In fact, the cult has grown to such stature that many well-cared-for Deux Chevaux sport big, yellow duckling cartoon decals on their doors. As engine designs decrease in weight and increase in horsepower, cars with bodies like the "ugly duckling" are likely to become more common.
HOME & GARDEN
November 15, 2007
The Home section seems to go looking after the unusual, uncomfortable, and unaffordable -- it's a section I read because it's there. In today's edition The photos of the Peter Shire home ["Power of the Palette," Nov. 8] are a typical example. Interestingly enough, the Shires settled for a plain outdoor light fixture in the photo titled "Inspired." There's nothing inspiring about a couple of exterior lamp holders and plain bulbs. Guess beauty is still in the eye of the beholder.
SPORTS
September 1, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The road that led Eric Davis back home to Los Angeles took a sudden turn to Detroit on Tuesday when the Dodgers traded him to the Tigers for a player to be named later. It was not anticipated that the Dodgers would re-sign Davis when his contract ends this season. The Dodgers have a number of outfield prospects they are eager to promote, and the trade is consistent with the club's youth movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1990
I heartily agree with your comments in today's editorial "Why Don't Teachers Teach More" (April 10) and support the views of Stanford President Donald Kennedy (front page, April 6). There are other reasons though that professors are a rarity in the classroom. One is the funding process. Professors are far more "valuable" to the institution in the view of many presidents if they can generate research dollars. Many of these projects are manned by graduate students anxious to get in their field and not too demanding when it comes to financial renumeration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1988
Yes indeed, we need a Boston Tea Party in Sacramento as Nolan pointed out. The party I'm thinking of though may not be to Nolan's liking. My party would peel the Sacramento legislative scene back to what it was too many years ago--a couple of months. Nothing has convinced me that a full-time Legislature and the bureaucracy, which Nolan chose to ignore in his column, have improved government in this state. In fact a very excellent case can be made to the contrary. Under normal circumstances Nolan's article would not have elicited a response, but after looking at the continuing maze of ballot issues I get a little sick of giving these professional leeches, Democrats and Republicans alike, a hiding place by ducking tough issues via the initiative process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1988
In all deference to Dean Solmon, I must reply to his column now that I have recovered from almost choking on my breakfast while reading his piece. During my graduate work for an education associated field, I had instructors from a number of educational organizations. Without a doubt, save one, my instructors were experienced, prepared and superior. The one exception was one of the overpaid associate superintendents from the L.A. school district. Please, Dean Solmon, save your elephant tears.
REAL ESTATE
July 23, 1989
The article on ground fault circuit interrupters ("How to Protect Against Electric Shock Injuries," by A. J. Hand, July 9) omits the requirement for new residences to have ground fault protected receptacles within 6 feet of the kitchen sink. The story's (statement requiring) the laundry outlet to be a GFCI is in error. While these outlets certainly will provide protection, they do cause nuisance trips when an inductive load such as a motor is connected to them. These trips increase as the length of the cord serving the machine increases.
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