April 13, 1996
Those two clods who commented on the death of umpire John McSherry in last week's Viewpoint must not have experienced any tragedy in their lives. I guess in their cretinous minds, any time an overweight person dies, it means they deserved it. Never mind the feelings of loved ones. I guess all of us with imperfections or differences are deemed expendable. That "logic" sounds familiar. Wasn't it espoused in "Mein Kampf"? RODNEY K. BOSWELL Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1987
The media cover-up of President Reagan's behavior has always been apparent. If one listens to and watches his speeches, it is obvious that he is less than brilliant but the instant analysis gives one the impression that "they" and "you" were watching different people--one doddering, the other wonderful. I have wanted, for some time, to write a " J'accuse " to the media but it will have to wait for more time. However, I do not share Ellen Goodman's protective feelings toward this "favorite grandfather" (Editorial Pages, June 17)
January 20, 2014 |
RENTON, Wash. - No San Francisco? Check. No New England? Check. No hard feelings? Well ... There were ruffled feathers and bruised feelings from coast to coast Monday in the aftermath of the NFL's conference title games. In Seattle, the Seahawks were both celebrating their victory over the 49ers and dealing with the fallout in the wake of cornerback Richard Sherman's unseemly, chest-thumping outburst on national TV, moments after he made the game-saving play. In Foxborough, Mass., Patriots Coach Bill Belichick leveled a serious accusation against one of his former stars, Denver receiver Wes Welker, accusing him of dirty play in a hit that took out cornerback Aqib Talib in the Broncos' big win. Outside of New England, Sherman was all the talk.
September 24, 2001 |
David Whitley of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel says People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is "at it again." "PETA says fishing is cruel and unusual punishment," he explains. "Not for the fishermen getting sunburned and [vomiting] on charter boats. It's cruel to the fish. After all this time, it seems bass have feelings too. "'Imagine reaching for an apple on a tree and having your hand suddenly impaled by a metal hook ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1989 |
Thirty-three-year-old Avi Odeni once had a career in the fast-paced world of network news in New York City. But he gave it all up for a much different life in California, where, in a little shop near the beach, he is surrounded by crystals and gemstones, which he says provide protection, joy, happiness, healing and a variety of other benefits. Times staff writer Leslie Wolf interviewed Odeni at the Crystal Gallery in Solana Beach, and Vince Compagnone photographed him. When I was a child in Israel, I grew up fast because of all the wars and tension.
November 19, 2013 |
Boredom is a lot more interesting than scientists had thought. A new study of students in Germany reveals that there are five distinct types of boredom. That's one more than researchers had expected. What's more, the newly discovered category - which they labeled “apathetic boredom” - was quite common among high school students, according to the study , published this week in the journal Motivation and Emotion. Boredom isn't just boring. It can be dangerous, either for the person who is bored or for the people around him. For instance, people who are bored are more likely to smoke, drink or use drugs.