April 28, 2002
"If there's one more lockout or one more strike, they might as well fold up the games because no one is coming back." George Brett, Hall of Fame player with the Kansas City Royals, on baseball's problems.
May 27, 2008
Re "With Davids, 'Idol' still Goliath," May 22 It appears that the transformation of The Times from a respected newspaper to a daily version of People magazine is almost complete. Not only is the report of who won "American Idol" considered news, it is considered news that is worthy of front-page exposure. I guess the only surprise is that this "news" was below the fold. Michael Byrne Oxnard
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1997
Tom Plate's article, "China, Taiwan: No Force or Taunts" (Commentary, Sept. 16), contains several incorrect or unfair assertions. Plate suggests that Taiwan should stop its "game-playing" and "return to the fold." This reasoning has two very serious flaws. The idea of a Taiwan governed by the PRC as being a "return to the fold" is ludicrous. The people on Taiwan have never been governed by the PRC. If anything, Taiwan's democratic reforms have been a return of the government of the Republic of China to the fold of the people.
May 25, 2002
In the article in which Commissioner Bud Selig suggests that six to eight major league teams may fold as long as the current economic arrangement remains, Selig complains that he can no longer see the continuation of funding loans because the sources are "drying up." Is the commissioner so blind to the fact that in today's America, we often hold out a helping hand to those who need it (at least for a while). When the helping hand is no longer able, those teams should fold up their tents.
November 13, 2003 |
From out of the Fold Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Trail of Dead are coming back to the Fold -- in a manner of speaking. A two-disc album featuring tracks by bands who have played on promoter Scott Sterling's bills at the Derby and the Silverlake Lounge, "The Fold Compilation," was released Tuesday. A record-release bash is scheduled Nov. 21 at the Derby. "I had thought of doing a compilation for years," Sterling says, "but Chris Jerde had the patience to go through all the rigmarole to get the songs."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1988
Deane C. Kensok's letter (June 13) against increasing the minimum wage is the perfect illustration of the ignorance which persists on this issue. Kensok feels that by lowering the minimum wage you would create more jobs. Let's drop the minimum wage to, let's say a penny an hour--we would have full employment by his thinking. If this was the case there would be full employment in all of the underdeveloped countries. In the Philippines for example the minimum wage is about $25 a week and the employers complain that it's too high, just like they do here.