Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsExcuses
IN THE NEWS

Excuses

ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1990
Re "Excuses, Excuses, Excuses" by Robert Hilburn, Aug. 12: I am so tired of pop bashing. Why is it so difficult to accept the idea that there is a place for pure pop music as well as rock? (I happen to appreciate all six artists in the article--both the "lightweights" and the "critically profound and approved.") There are times when non-political and non-intellectual music can be a refreshing, feel-good, fun escape from reality! I can't help but wonder what Hilburn listens to at the beach . . . or is the beach too mindless an activity?
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1997
Now I know why we can't win the war on drugs. Half of our elected officials are on the stuff and the other half makes excuses for them. PETER W. VASILION Palos Verdes Estates
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1992
Where has our President been . . . in the same supermarkets that do not have scanners? He is now reaching back to the Johnson Administration to make excuses for the social ills that have brought about civil unrest in Los Angeles. Mr. President, from which party and political philosophy were the last five of six presidents? Who has been in power in the White House for the past 12 years? Enough excuses and finger-pointing, Mr. Bush; let's get down to business, stop the political rhetoric and, for a change, address the realities of the day. Real people are suffering.
OPINION
March 31, 1991
Just a note to say how much I appreciate the actions of your police chief and several of your policemen. Of course their actions and excuses are despicable, but think how much better it makes us in Birmingham, Ala., feel--well, just a little better--about our sins of the 1960s. OLIVER ROOSEVELT, Birmingham, Ala.
SPORTS
April 22, 2000
Hey, here's an idea. Instead of reporting all the tennis tournaments that the Williams sisters won't be playing in, why not just report the ones they will be playing? The list will be shorter and we won't be subjected to the endless array of lame excuses of two of the premier teenage head cases in tennis. JAMIE GOODMAN Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1992
It was refreshing to read about Mahony's proposal of an improved code for filmmaking. I admire his courage in coming out on this great need. Next day comes the wails of criticism from the writers and filmmakers' organization. Of course the only excuses they can offer for their low-grade output are "freedom of expression" and that it sells. Therefore the sponsors and viewers must share the blame. DOROTHY AXTELL Los Angeles
SPORTS
June 1, 1985
The Dodgers' PR and publicity department do not get enough credit for the great job they are doing, selling this bunch of misfits to the fans. Dodger Stadium is full, game after game, with Lasorda giving excuses and Campanis saying, "be patient." I think both should be traded and start fresh. Peter O'Malley is the one whose patience must be wearing thin. STEVE URBANOVICH Burbank
Los Angeles Times Articles
|