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.
February 15, 2002 |
Dear Fashion Police: I don't know what to do with my woolen tops. If I hang them up, they get those pointy shoulder thingies, even if the hanger is padded or shaped. If I fold them, they get a crease in bizarre places, even if I'm careful and fold them the way I see them done in stores. What to do? Also, I don't have any moths yet, but do you have any suggestions for eliminating them if they do show up? --WOOL YOU HELP ME? Dear Wool: First things first. You should never hang stretchy knits of any kind since gravity ultimately takes its toll, resulting in misshapen clothes.
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."