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February 11, 1993
I never write letters to the editor, but I couldn't let James I. Reese's letter of Jan. 14 go without a response. Reese states that he is "not a member of the Moral Majority or an ultraconservative Christian," but his canceling his subscription because of "blatant homosexual advertising" indicates that he is, at the very least, archaic, narrow-minded and ignorant. Homosexuality is not a vice or a disease. What is truly sick is the attitude that one in 10 people should not be allowed to express their sexuality.
May 10, 2004
Re "L.A. Court Blocks Mahony Deposition," May 6: I wonder if we will ever find anyone in Los Angeles with enough backbone to compel Cardinal Roger Mahony to answer questions regarding the molestation of young Catholics. First the district attorney and now a Superior Court judge have backed down. Doesn't Mahony realize that unless he answers these questions, this wound will never heal? This is a very sad day for anyone who looks up to the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. John Julis Bellflower
April 30, 1995
In response to the letter ("Sentencing in Mob Attack Was Justified," April 23) regarding the sentencing of two violent young men, (Russell Takeo) Scarce and (Derek Thomas) Jones: Pam Brande is almost right. First, we all have the right to a vigorous and intelligent defense, so kudos to attorney Kathy Jensen for trying her best. Second, there is an obvious answer to (Brande's) question "Am I missing something?" Both men had prior assault records. Here is where the question and the answer carry the same energy.
September 6, 2006
Re "Trial in Market Crash Set to Begin," Sept. 4 We are about to compound the Santa Monica market crash tragedy twice over. First, by subjecting an honorable elderly man to criminal liability for a terrible lapse of coordination. Second, by spending huge sums of money on a foolish trial when there are still crash victims who need compensation for their losses. The district attorney's office should drop its case and pay victims the amount it would otherwise have spent in court. Then we should redouble efforts to prevent similar accidents.
June 2, 1993
"United Hearts Through Art: A Year of Healing in Los Angeles," an art show created by children from the riot-affected areas of Los Angeles, will take place Thursday at the Bahai Center at 5755 Rodeo Road, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Included will be a photographic display of a mural project in which 50 artists and volunteers worked with more than 500 children to paint flowers on burned-out sites, a 60-by-8-foot mural panel created for the Bahai Center by L.A.
June 11, 1985
Northridge Hospital Medical Center unveiled Monday a hyperbaric chamber that officials said will be used to treat decompression sickness, acute crash injuries, problem skin grafts and slow-healing wounds. The L-shaped chamber, 35 feet on one side and 15 feet on the other, is the largest in the western United States, a hospital spokesman said. The chamber will permit patients to receive 100% oxygen at two to three times normal atmospheric pressure.
July 26, 2004
I have no doubt that the "healers" documented in the article ("The Energy to Heal," by Jenny Hontz, July 5) sincerely believe in the mysterious channeling of energies they feel so strongly. It's no wonder some of their clients report nearly miraculous recoveries and relief. But these anecdotes are not science, and the studies conducted to date have either been inconclusive or so poorly designed as to have been meaningless. Deep in the story was the suggestion that sufferers try traditional medicine first.
February 8, 1990 | JOSEPH N. BELL
To tell you the truth, this idea didn't originate with me. Actually, I copped it from the Rev. Lou ("just spell my name right") Sheldon, the Anaheim evangelist who is saving the world from homosexuals. See, last October, he had this secret meeting in Orange County of prescreened attendees whose biases were all shored up by a traveling stock company of speakers who blame most of the current ills of this country on homosexuals. Apparently Rev.
In the early morning, long before sunrise, a 28-year-old named Nina sat at home, thinking about killing herself. At that same hour, author Iyanla Vanzant sat in an Inglewood radio studio talking to listeners about how to live. Nina called in, Vanzant picked up the phone, and by the time it was over, Nina had been introduced to some tools for living. "I'm focusing on healing lives and teaching people that they can heal--giving them tools to heal," said Vanzant.
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