November 21, 2012
Re "Sheriff's officials swapped bloody photos," Nov. 17 Assuming these two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies actually did exchange bloody photos accompanied by texted jokes, is there any conceivable reason why they both shouldn't immediately lose their jobs? I don't care whether or not they broke the official rule on bragging about brutality. These deputies have betrayed the public trust and revealed a phenomenal lack of judgment. There are plenty of capable men and women out there who could do the job well without having to beat someone up and make a joke out of it. Bart Braverman Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Valet violations Letters: Romney's gifts keep on giving Letters: No peace, but plenty of blame in the Mideast
February 14, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- Did the rulers of the ancient city of Teotihuacan dedicate their largest pyramid to the god of fire, the so-called old god with a signature beard and fire atop his head? Mexican archaeologists announced this week that a figure of the god, called Huehueteotl, was found in a covered pit at the apex of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, a popular archaeological site north of Mexico City. Excavations are ongoing, but the discovery suggests that a long-disappeared temple at the top of the pyramid was used to perform ritual offerings to the fire god, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said in a statement Monday.
December 31, 2012 |
The Chicago Bears announced on Monday that they have fired Coach Lovie Smith. And the Buffalo Bills have fired Coach Chan Gailey. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears have sent out consent forms to teams requesting permission to interview head-coaching candidates. The Bears were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday when Minnesota beat Green Bay. The Bills beat the Jets in their finale, 28-9, but finished last in the AFC East at 6-10. Buffalo has yet to announce whether it plans to keep General Manager Buddy Nix, whose acquisition of several high-priced defensive players did not achieve the team's desired results.
December 23, 2011
Love Goes to Buildings on Fire Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever Will Hermes Faber and Faber: 369 pp., $30
July 9, 2010
'The Girl Who Played With Fire' MPAA rating: R for brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language Running time: 2 hours, 9 minutes, Swedish with English subtitles Playing: ArcLight, Hollywood; Landmark, West L.A.
May 15, 2012 |
The Angels fired hitting coach Mickey Hatcher on Tuesday night in the wake of the team's disappointing performance at the plate through the first month and a half of the season. Hatcher will be replaced by Jim Eppard, the hitting coach from the Angels' triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake City. The move was made after the Angels' 4-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. The Angels lost to the A's, 5-0, on Monday. “We think the absolute world of Mickey as a person and thank him for all of his contributions to this organization,” Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement.