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December 14, 2009 | Hector Tobar
I took a walk last week with the Ghost of Recessions Past. I traveled back to the Great Depression, when the Los Angeles River ran unfettered and public gardens bloomed on the Eastside and parents swallowed their pride and took "relief" to feed their children. Then I visited the recessions of the early 1980s and 1990s, when auto and aerospace factories closed, and more than a million people packed up and moved away, and part of the city exploded in rage and burned. Talking to the Ghost of Recessions Past is a real downer.
March 8, 2008 | Margot Roosevelt, Times Staff Writer
One by one, speakers rose to toast the elderly gent with baggy pants and a shy, gaptoothed smile. "Of course, he didn't wear a tie tonight," teased one. Another called attention to the honoree's cheap watch and the plastic bag that serves as his briefcase. The joshing at a Manhattan gathering would have been nothing out of the ordinary except that the man pulling a worn blue blazer over his head in mock modesty was none other than the onetime billionaire, Chuck Feeney. Never heard of him?
November 24, 1990
I read with interest the words of Ellsberg, Martin, Robert Hunter and Rosen. To Martin, a young man not old enough to remember Vietnam, and Hunter, a gentleman who can: Your points make the most sense. To Ellsberg and Rosen, bull. If we wait out the embargo, the only lives in jeopardy are our hostages and those of other nations, along with those Kuwaitis left behind. We hated Iran for taking hostages. We wish we could go into Lebanon and retrieve the hostages held by terrorists.
June 3, 2008
Re "McCain's attack on vets," Opinion, May 30 John McCain's commitment to veterans and services to support them is second to none. Regarding the current GI Bill proposal that recently passed the Senate, Edward Humes fails to understand that McCain and others proposed a bill that is better for veterans, better for military retention and is transferable to spouses or children. McCain's bill acknowledges, as do sponsors of Sen. Jim Webb's (D-Va.) bill, that the Webb bill provides a substantial incentive for just one enlistment, which could deprive the military of candidates for extremely necessary non-commissioned officers (NCOs)
February 6, 1985
Miriam Schumacher, who took over Southwestern University at her husband's death in 1944 and developed it into one of the largest accredited law schools in California, has died at age 89 in a West Los Angeles convalescent home. Mrs. Schumacher, widow of John J. Schumacher Sr., who founded Southwestern in 1911, had officially retired in 1967 but remained a school trustee emeritus.
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