October 7, 2001
The outpouring of humanitarian and financial aid to victims of the heinous attacks in New York and Washington is extremely heartwarming and deserved. However, I believe some should be shared or at least not be given at the expense of everyday giving to charities that minister to the needs of our homeless, hungry citizens, veterans, medical research, etc. These humanitarian organizations are already suffering decreased inflows due to our weakening economy and unemployment. Fred Newman Marina del Rey
March 11, 2002
I find the almost total neglect by all the media to inform the public about the impending, serious decision to possibly extend the deadline for the ban on toxic MTBE in gasolines at year-end very puzzling and unfortunate. Any delay could result in continued seepage of MTBE into our water supply, and the consequences could be far more serious to the health of--and the cost to--all citizens of California. I hope this subject will be publicly vetted soon as a public service or obligation by the media.
February 23, 1992 |
When the first federal matching funds for the 1992 presidential campaign were paid out late last year, Lenora B. Fulani received the third-largest amount, trailing only President Bush and Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin. Longtime political observers discounted the accomplishment, noting that Fulani, who chairs the leftist New Alliance Party and ran in the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, simply had gotten her small fund-raising act together before better-known candidates.
August 22, 2010 |
Fred Newman, Caltech graduate, once tested his free-throw shooting ability against Rick Barry, at the time the most accurate free-throw shooter in NBA history. Not surprisingly, Newman lost. In fairness, though, he was the only one shooting blindfolded. Earlier, Newman set a Guinness world record for consecutive free throws made with eyes covered, a feat noted by Barry after the Basketball Hall of Famer outshot Newman during an episode of the 1980s reality television show "That's Incredible!"
March 10, 1994 |
Frank Newman, a founding member of several Orange County gay and lesbian groups and a campaigner for AIDS education, died last week of AIDS-related complications at the St. Edna Nursing Center in Santa Ana. He was 49. Newman, a longtime Laguna Beach resident who was also involved in environmental and preservationist groups such as Village Laguna, was described by family and friends as relentlessly committed to the gay community as well as his city.
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January 26, 2001
Re "Clinton Pardons a Billionaire Fugitive, and Questions Abound," Jan. 24: President Bill Clinton's last-minute pardon of fugitive robber baron Marc Rich is the crime of the century--having illegally bilked U.S. taxpayers out of millions. It would be interesting to hear from those people who applauded the special prosecutor's pardon of Clinton now that they know what boldfaced shame and monetary loss he has foisted on the American people. Clinton and [former White House counsel] Jack Quinn's actions should generate a congressional probe as New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has recommended.