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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1986
Bravo for an excellent column! I, for one, am still taking my long planned trip to Greece this summer. There are many risks in this world, but I refuse to stay home cowering in fear of a 1-in-6-million chance of getting killed by a terrorist. Even the state lottery has better odds than that. ELISE AUBE Beverly Hills
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1998
I would like to thank Mike Downey for the excellent column ("An Ex-Champion Goes at It With Body and Soul," April 26) on Boom Boom Mancini. We often lose track of some of the best fighters of our times. To hear that he took charge of his life after the rugged sport of boxing and has achieved not only a career, but is taking on a major role as a producer of a great film remake, is heartwarming. CHUCK BLANFORD San Clemente
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BUSINESS
March 8, 1987
We hope Harry Bernstein is given some sort of positive acknowledgement by the editors of The Times for his excellent column on the United Farm Workers on Feb. 26. Our family deeply appreciates his truthfulness. DONNA SCHOENKOFF Thousand Oaks (Editor's note: The writer is the former president of the Conejo Valley Democratic Club . )
OPINION
December 1, 1991
Father Gregory Boyle's excellent column ("Waiting to Die or Get Locked Up," Commentary, Nov. 19) clearly points to "jobs and money, jobs and money" as the best single answer to the universally deplored problem of gangbanging. Yet our leadership, both in politics and economics, blathers on and on and on about making the United States more "competitive," mostly by eliminating jobs in the U.S. Can any of our great brains explain, in honest and understandable English, how they propose to resolve this dilemma?
BUSINESS
June 11, 1989
Regarding S. J. Diamond's excellent column, "Mixing Phones and Cars Raises Safety Concerns" (May 19): On the busiest freeways, and at peak hours, I frequently see drivers eating, drinking, shaving, making up their faces and--I swear it--reading newspapers! Such practices, along with radios and cassettes, make safety regulations a tragic joke. They warrant a license suspension and a mandatory fine of $150. MAURICE H. SCHY Pacific Palisades
BUSINESS
March 4, 1990
There was one ingredient missing in Bernstein's excellent column. The only pharmacy school in all of Southern California is a private one, the University of Southern California. Although it is highly rated, it is unbelievable that such a largely populated area does not have one state college or university that offers a low-tuition pharmacy school. CONSTANCE B. ELLIOT Studio City
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1998
I would like to thank Mike Downey for the excellent column ("An Ex-Champion Goes at It With Body and Soul," April 26) on Boom Boom Mancini. We often lose track of some of the best fighters of our times. To hear that he took charge of his life after the rugged sport of boxing and has achieved not only a career, but is taking on a major role as a producer of a great film remake, is heartwarming. CHUCK BLANFORD San Clemente
SPORTS
August 4, 1990
Congratulations to Bob Oates on an excellent column regarding Al Davis and Walter O'Malley. It's pretty clear that Davis is the key to getting the Coliseum upgraded to a modern playing facility. If he leaves, as Oates explained, the arena will continue to deteriorate. Let's press forward in a last-ditch attempt to keep the Raiders here. The city will benefit in the long run, as will Southern California as a whole. BILL HETHERMAN Diamond Bar
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1985
Your excellent column on the "Star Wars" delusion should be required reading for all Americans, particularly children, who are even being misled by child cartoons. Goodwin laments men of power swayed more by desire and wishful thinking than reason. We might add those spending most of their lives as actors finding it difficult to return to reality and never fully accomplished. Winston Churchill claimed war was too important to be left to the military. Nuclear war is too important to be left to politicians.
OPINION
December 1, 1991
Father Gregory Boyle's excellent column ("Waiting to Die or Get Locked Up," Commentary, Nov. 19) clearly points to "jobs and money, jobs and money" as the best single answer to the universally deplored problem of gangbanging. Yet our leadership, both in politics and economics, blathers on and on and on about making the United States more "competitive," mostly by eliminating jobs in the U.S. Can any of our great brains explain, in honest and understandable English, how they propose to resolve this dilemma?
SPORTS
August 4, 1990
Congratulations to Bob Oates on an excellent column regarding Al Davis and Walter O'Malley. It's pretty clear that Davis is the key to getting the Coliseum upgraded to a modern playing facility. If he leaves, as Oates explained, the arena will continue to deteriorate. Let's press forward in a last-ditch attempt to keep the Raiders here. The city will benefit in the long run, as will Southern California as a whole. BILL HETHERMAN Diamond Bar
BUSINESS
March 4, 1990
There was one ingredient missing in Bernstein's excellent column. The only pharmacy school in all of Southern California is a private one, the University of Southern California. Although it is highly rated, it is unbelievable that such a largely populated area does not have one state college or university that offers a low-tuition pharmacy school. CONSTANCE B. ELLIOT Studio City
BUSINESS
June 11, 1989
Regarding S. J. Diamond's excellent column, "Mixing Phones and Cars Raises Safety Concerns" (May 19): On the busiest freeways, and at peak hours, I frequently see drivers eating, drinking, shaving, making up their faces and--I swear it--reading newspapers! Such practices, along with radios and cassettes, make safety regulations a tragic joke. They warrant a license suspension and a mandatory fine of $150. MAURICE H. SCHY Pacific Palisades
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1988
Thanks for the excellent column by Del Olmo. I was a combat infantry soldier in World War II. Experiences in the war left me with a strong anti-war bias and great compassion for those who have recently made the personal sacrifices that our government imposed upon them, especially the Chicanos and others who were in no position to use the loopholes created to protect a privileged group. Del Olmo said it perfectly when he said patriotism includes standing up for what you believe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1987
Al Martinez did an excellent column on the plight of David Raskin. His lyrics to the song "Laura" are forever embossed in my mind. Martinez, however, fell short in his article by not naming the judge and police officer in question in this one-sided traffic dispute. After his two-year battle, Mr. Raskin should pursue his case until such time that the judge and the cop involved are reprimanded by their superiors. A judge-and-a-cop combination versus the average motorists does not stand a chance in our courts.
BUSINESS
March 8, 1987
We hope Harry Bernstein is given some sort of positive acknowledgement by the editors of The Times for his excellent column on the United Farm Workers on Feb. 26. Our family deeply appreciates his truthfulness. DONNA SCHOENKOFF Thousand Oaks (Editor's note: The writer is the former president of the Conejo Valley Democratic Club . )
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1988
Thanks for the excellent column by Del Olmo. I was a combat infantry soldier in World War II. Experiences in the war left me with a strong anti-war bias and great compassion for those who have recently made the personal sacrifices that our government imposed upon them, especially the Chicanos and others who were in no position to use the loopholes created to protect a privileged group. Del Olmo said it perfectly when he said patriotism includes standing up for what you believe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1987
Al Martinez did an excellent column on the plight of David Raskin. His lyrics to the song "Laura" are forever embossed in my mind. Martinez, however, fell short in his article by not naming the judge and police officer in question in this one-sided traffic dispute. After his two-year battle, Mr. Raskin should pursue his case until such time that the judge and the cop involved are reprimanded by their superiors. A judge-and-a-cop combination versus the average motorists does not stand a chance in our courts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1986
Bravo for an excellent column! I, for one, am still taking my long planned trip to Greece this summer. There are many risks in this world, but I refuse to stay home cowering in fear of a 1-in-6-million chance of getting killed by a terrorist. Even the state lottery has better odds than that. ELISE AUBE Beverly Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1985
Your excellent column on the "Star Wars" delusion should be required reading for all Americans, particularly children, who are even being misled by child cartoons. Goodwin laments men of power swayed more by desire and wishful thinking than reason. We might add those spending most of their lives as actors finding it difficult to return to reality and never fully accomplished. Winston Churchill claimed war was too important to be left to the military. Nuclear war is too important to be left to politicians.
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