January 28, 2004
Re "One Parent's Mission: Change the Curriculum," by Sue Larson Pascoe, Voices, Jan. 24: My younger son is in fourth grade this year; his brother is in fifth grade. And yes, once again we're studying the missions, which means we not only study the missions but the local natives who were displaced, converted and, maybe in some slight way, "saved" by those early missionaries (when one considers how the Eastern states did their best to annihilate the Native Americans they encountered).
February 15, 1987
At the time of its occurrence, the Vietnam War was generally regarded as a shameful, horrible fiasco. Today (witness "Platoon," et al.), the war is viewed in retrospect as having engendered its participants with a certain tragic-heroic nobility. It is a tribute to the human spirit that only pleasant memories perrsist. I look forward to the day when we all remember the Vietnam War as actually having been fun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1985 |
Los Angeles County should pay a couple $2,075,000 for their luxury home, which was ground to rubble in the destructive 1983 landslide at Big Rock Mesa in Malibu, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jack T. Ryburn decided Wednesday in the first of about 230 lawsuits that threaten to cost the county as much as $500 million. Margaret and August Hansch sought $2.3 million from the county, which on Oct.
June 26, 1986 |
When you're the longest-running daytime soap opera on television, you just have to kick up your heels every now and then, and that's what the cast and crew of "Search for Tomorrow," which premiered on Sept. 3, 1951, did last week. To celebrate the taping of the show's 9,000th episode, there was a champagne reception at the Manhattan studio where the soap is taped daily.
May 21, 1989 |
CHAD EVERETT and his wife, Shelby Grant Everett, have put the Spanish-style, Chatsworth home they built in 1971 on the market for $2.85 million and are building a new residence for themselves in Chandler, Ariz. "I have a picture ('Heroes Stand Alone') coming out in June and (a pilot for) a series on ABC, so I'm not getting out of the business," the actor quickly noted about his move to Arizona. "Assuming the series goes, we'll be in Florida half the year, so it isn't necessary to live here."
February 24, 2012 |
The cost of executions is soaring, especially in the state that conducts the most: Texas. The reason? The necessary drugs have become increasingly hard to get. A year ago it cost the Texas Department of Criminal Justice $83.55 for the drugs used to carry out an execution -- sodium thiopental, pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride. Then last March the state was forced to replace sodium thiopental with pentobarbital after the U.S. supplier of the former drug halted distribution amid international protests.