June 28, 1986
On the occasion of Don Sutton's 300th win, I am reminded of his remarkable work ethic as a young Dodger in the 1960s. One evening when he was not a particularly effective pitcher, he was taken out of the game in the middle innings. Instead of returning to the clubhouse, he went directly to the bullpen and worked for a considerable time on his then-imperfect curve. I don't recall seeing another pitcher demonstrate determination such as that. VINCE BURNS Santa Paula
October 5, 1997
Welfare reform is doing more than just getting people into the work force; it is helping parents hand down a "work ethic" to their children ["Back on Her Feet," Aug. 19]. According to recent research by University of Chicago economist Casey B. Mulligan, there is a strong correlation between the success this generation of welfare recipients has in finding jobs and the likelihood that their children will be employed as adults 20 years later. A child's work ethic, the study found, is determined to a great degree by how much the parents actually work.
February 16, 2014 |
The gig: Noel Massie is president of United Parcel Service's Southern California District, which has 20,000 employees and serves 144,000 customers in the area that includes the Southland, Hawaii and the southern tip of Nevada. On top of being responsible for a typical budget of $190 million, Massie oversees every aspect of the district's operation, including sales and customer relationships. Massie was installed as chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce this year. Early days: Massie grew up in an integrated East Oakland neighborhood, where his appreciation for people with diverse backgrounds would later apply to his work at UPS. Massie attended Berkeley High School for its math and science curriculum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1988 |
For too many people near the end of life, the American way of death has become a slow, painful one. It has become encumbered by respirators and feeding lines, tubes stuffed into noses and throats and, sometimes, hands tied down to prevent a suffering patient's desperate removal of such devices. "Unfortunately, the quality of the additional life so skillfully sought can range from marginally tolerable to positively miserable."
January 10, 1997 |
In the latest outbreak of partisan bickering that has marked the issue, Republicans on the House Ethics Committee late Thursday announced a delay in public hearings on the punishment of Speaker Newt Gingrich because of Democratic complaints that the GOP was attempting a rush to judgment. The change was made to allow James M. Cole, the panel's special counsel, time to finish his written report on the ethics inquiry before a scheduled Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1992
If Pat Buchanan represents the Judeo-Christian ethic, then God made a terrible mistake. WARREN HAMILTON JR. North Hollywood