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March 21, 1991
The meaning of George Bush's "new world order" is evident: You are the world, we give the orders. ANTON FORTUNOFF Los Angeles
April 23, 2014 | By Kate Mather
Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been charged with conspiracy, perjury and altering evidence in connection with planting guns inside a medical marijuana dispensary to justify two arrests in 2011, prosecutors said. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, were charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to obstruct justice and altering evidence as a peace officer, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Martinez was also charged with two felony counts of perjury and one of filing a false report.
April 20, 1986
KTLA is to be commended for airing "Miracle of the Heart: A Boys Town Story." As an orphan earlier in my own life, I can strongly identify with this movie. It's so good to see the love and brotherhood that is and has been evident for all the years Boys Town has been in existence. John Flechas, Azusa
April 21, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Two and a half years after a drone strike in Yemen killed New Mexico-born Anwar Awlaki, a federal appeals court has ordered the Obama administration to release a confidential memorandum that explains the legal justification for its extraordinary decision to assassinate a U.S. citizen. The administration should promptly comply. Monday's unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals was the result of a lawsuit by the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union to force release of a memo prepared by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.
September 1, 1991
The domino theory worked better in the Soviet Union. One Communist regime is falling after another. It is now evident that democracy is the noblest human creation and the hope of the future. SAMUEL R. SILVERSTEIN, Fullerton
August 10, 1997
I intuited quickly that Sylvia Bursztyn and Barry Tunick were trying to trick me with 14 Down ("knock the socks off of") in last Sunday's Puzzler. Obviously, they wanted me to identify the syntactical blunder, not paraphrase the clue. When it became evident that "tautology" was one letter too long, and "dangling preposition" wasn't even close, I realized, to my horror, that they weren't kidding. They really meant to say "off of." Astonishing. RICH EUSTIS Hidden Hills
July 4, 1991
One way to celebrate Independence Day is to wave the flag and shout hurrah, go picnicking, watch the parade and fireworks display and show how patriotic we are. Another way is to live those "truths we hold to be self-evident" and do all we can to make "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" equally available to all Americans, including minorities and the poor. Isn't that what the Fourth of July is about? ALBERT JOHNSON Laguna Hills
August 28, 1988
Enough already! Chris Willman's article pushed me over the edge ("Messiah Without a Cause," Aug. 21). As a heroic questioner-of-self for the last 21 years, I remain mystified by the need for a personal God. Lighten up people; life can be very nice; follow some basic self-evident tenets: For example, do unto others; for every action there's a reaction; 2+2=4. It's obvious from even a casual study of world history every religion is derivative. No one is right or wrong. Take responsibility for what you do and what happens to you and shut up. Why do you need to worship anything?
April 14, 1985
USA for Africa shouldn't give itself too big of a hand. Not only is the song amateurish, too long and repetitive, but they certainly aren't the first ones to do it, as is being claimed. A prime example is the announcement at the end of the video. "Now that they have started the ball rolling. . . ." As I and many others will recall, Band Aid was the first, and produced a song far exceeding the qualities of USA's song. It is also evident that Band-Aid's members care a lot more personally.
June 10, 1987
Everyone should read Don Irwin's article (June 2) "Marshall Plan: Savior of Europe." It is a lesson for us all in how to rebuild devastated lands, in how to transmute an "enemy" into a partner. The Marshall Plan has been cited as the greatest single feat in building the foundation for pluralist democracy in West Germany. In hindsight, the concept is very simple. It is based on the principle that it is in our best interest to have the interest of other people at heart. In practice, it was a way to take the taxpayers' money and give it to the Europeans so the Europeans could prosper and buy American products, employing Americans in the process.
April 20, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
A legal fight over the use of jailhouse informants has thrown the emotionally charged trial of the man accused of committing the deadliest shooting in Orange County history into jeopardy and will probably have repercussions in other high-profile cases. The battle has shifted the spotlight from the case against Seal Beach shooting suspect Scott Dekraai to prosecutors and informants, who have testified for weeks in hearings over allegations by the defense that jailhouse snitches were unconstitutionally deployed to gather information, and their work was then routinely concealed from defense attorneys.
April 16, 2014 | By Martha Groves
The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign. But when a remote camera in Griffith Park captured an image of the puma more recently, it showed a thinner and mangy animal. Scientists sedated him and drew blood samples. They found evidence of exposure to rat poisons. Now, researchers say they suspect a link between the poisons and the mange, a parasitic skin disease that causes crusting and skin lesions and has contributed to the deaths of scores of bobcats and coyotes.
April 13, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
ORLAND, Calif. -- Investigators found no physical evidence that a FedEx freight truck was on fire before it collided with a charter tour bus in Northern California last week, killing 10 people, authorities said Sunday.  "Our fire expert reviewed the median and the highway, and found no physical evidence of fire before the impact,” said Mark Rosekind, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.  Those findings contradict the eyewitness...
April 11, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes and David Zahniser
Investigators looking into sexual harassment accusations against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar "did not locate any evidence to support that the alleged discrimination, retaliation, or harassment occurred," according to a section of their final report. Former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy sued Huizar last year, alleging she faced retaliation and discrimination after refusing to provide "sexual favors. " Huizar has said that he and Godoy had a consensual affair and called the accusations "malicious and false.
April 11, 2014 | By David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and his attorney welcomed the completion of a confidential city investigation into sexual harassment claims against him, saying through a spokesman Friday that the findings supported their assertion that the allegations are "baseless. " The investigative firm Batza & Associates produced a report saying it did not find evidence to support former Huizar aide Francine Godoy's claim that the councilman engaged in discrimination, retaliation, harassment or the creation of a hostile work environment, according to a section of the report obtained by The Times.
April 10, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO - Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges left the defendants and their lawyers baffled and was rejected by the judge. Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Egyptian Canadian bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed are accused of “fabricating news” regarding the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt has branded a terrorist organization. The videos proffered as evidence against them included a documentary about Somalia made by Greste for the BBC, a recording of a news conference by a Kenyan official and a report produced by Mohamed's brother for another network about the effects of Egypt's political crisis on the tourism trade.
March 25, 1986
With all his talk of "scoundrels" one would think Podhoretz to be an expert on the breed, and I would agree, and claim that he is a prime example. My dictionary defines scoundrel as a "mean, unprincipled rascal." That seems to describe someone who, while extolling reasoned discourse, excoriates those who would oppose him in such discourse. Podhoretz complains that we do not all agree that it is "self-evident" that we must choose either Reagan's plan for contra aid or supporting communists; indeed, he insists there is no other possible choice, without any proof.
September 14, 2006
Re "Why pay millions for 'A Million's' lies?" Opinion, Sept. 10 David L. Ulin's evident disregard for nonfiction comes through in his defense of what he terms "creative nonfiction." If readers were moved by the fantasies presented as fact in James Frey's memoir, "A Million Little Pieces," does that make the "emotional response" invalid, he asks. Well, yes, because readers were falsely led to believe they were responding to an honest depiction of real events. "Creativity, after all," Ulin writes, "is a matter of illusion."
April 6, 2014 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: Our manager refuses owner requests for documents, causing our association to be sued several times a year. Each time she comes to court as a defendant, she brings her so-called evidence and answers, "Your honor, see Exhibit X. " She overloads on exhibits, most of which are contrived for the purpose of that hearing. Her main strategy includes putting on big exhibit head notes supposedly explaining what each exhibit consists of, but when the exhibits are scrutinized and read, they have little or nothing to do with what is head-noted.
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