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August 21, 1986 | ANDRZEJ KORBONSKI, Korbonski is director of the UCLA Center for Russian and East European studies. and
The Liberation of One by Romuald Spasowski (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: $24.95) In the second half of December, 1981, a few days after the imposition of martial law in Poland, American television viewers and newspaper readers were treated to a somewhat unusual spectacle of President Reagan carrying an umbrella and escorting a couple from the White House to a waiting car. This special gesture was reserved for Romuald Spasowski, who, until Dec.
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June 4, 2007
Re "Obama takes on healthcare," May 30 The cost that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) promises for his sketchy healthcare plan has the hollow ring of a dream-world estimate. The only guarantee in his plan is disastrous cost overruns. His lack of experience becomes more evident every day. JOHANNA DORDICK Los Angeles Like a child who hides coins in his shoe rather than confront the bully who continually steals his lunch money, the leading Democratic candidates have rejected a single-payer plan in fear of retribution from the insurance industry.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2003 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Idea for a blues song: "Oh, the men they talk on and on, / Two 'n' a half hours done come and gone. / Oh, the men, they keep talkin' / Now my backside's a' squawkin' / Whoa-woe." If the sound of people shifting uncomfortably in their seats is any indication, a number of variations on this tune were being written at the Geffen Playhouse's Wednesday opening of the blues-themed "I Just Stopped By to See the Man."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2003 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Idea for a blues song: "Oh, the men they talk on and on, / Two 'n' a half hours done come and gone. / Oh, the men, they keep talkin' / Now my backside's a' squawkin' / Whoa-woe." If the sound of people shifting uncomfortably in their seats is any indication, a number of variations on this tune were being written at the Geffen Playhouse's Wednesday opening of the blues-themed "I Just Stopped By to See the Man."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1993
Arab states complain that the United Nations follows a double standard in dealing with countries that ignore Security Council resolutions. Iraq, they say, is bombed for scorning the rules of behavior that the Security Council imposed on it in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War.
BUSINESS
January 8, 1989
The Nov. 6 column by James Flanigan, "Promises of No New Taxes Have a Hollow Ring," has a hollow ring of its own because it ignored an alternative to tax increases that likewise was ignored by this year's crop of candidates. Namely, reducing waste, mismanagement and inefficiency in the federal government. If the new Congress and President work together to implement all of the recommendations of the Grace Commission, fully three-quarters of the federal budget deficit could be eliminated without cutting essential programs and without any tax increases.
SPORTS
November 19, 1988
Oh, no. Doug Rader is named manager of the Angels? I've lived through this once already, as a Texas Rangers fan during the first Doug Rader era, and believe me, losing was the least of it. The guy is a bully and a bad manager. Toronto's Tom Henke and Oakland's Dave Stewart have gone on record about how Rader stunted their careers at Texas. Gene Autry and Mike Port picked him for his "experience?" What a joke. I would ask that the stories on his "eccentricity" and his fondness for Hemingway are kept to a minimum.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1988
In his Nov. 6 column, "Promises of No New Taxes Have a Hollow Ring," the usually erudite and informed James Flanigan was way off track when he wrote that a national value-added tax is "an idea worthy of consideration." Widely used in Europe, value-added taxes have contributed greatly to lowering the standard of living. Such regressive consumer taxes do much more than gouge the lower- and middle-income classes. They so restrict the consumer's available purchases as to have a destructive effect on manufacturing and production.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1986
Dist. Atty. Ed Miller's sanctimonious defense of his questionable actions in the Sagon Penn case has an unconvincing ring. It took 12 days for his office to bring the court evidence of the most urgent and critical order. The police document confirming Agent Donovan Jacobs' racist tendencies could have been read in five minutes, the paper work done in an hour, and its history ascertained in--at most--another another hour or two. That document was withheld from the court by the district attorney for obvious reasons--it would have been the straw that broke the prosecution's case, a case weak at best.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1986
South Africa's President Pieter W. Botha has stirred more skepticism than celebration with his announcements that he will end the state of emergency in South Africa and move ahead with independence for Namibia. The skepticism is understandable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2001
Re "Dialing for Help on Cell Phone Is a Crapshoot," by Steve Lopez, Oct. 22: My brother is dead from oxygen deprivation due to delays from the cellular 911 system. He collapsed in West Hollywood last Thursday from acute asthma, and good citizens tried to help by using cell phones to call 911. They were put on hold, cut off, put into a Spanish program. Although he was only 11/2 blocks from the West Hollywood fire station, response time was over 10 minutes due to cellular delay in contacting the paramedics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2000 | ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, Erwin Chemerinsky, a professor of law and political science at USC, has agreed to provide an independent analysis of the Board of Inquiry report to the Police Protective League
The Los Angeles Police Department's Board of Inquiry report on corruption in the Rampart Division, while sharply criticizing many aspects of the department, also unduly minimizes the seriousness of the scandal. The report says the problem is because "a few individuals decided to engage in blatant misconduct." Yet all available evidence indicates much more widespread police lawlessness and corruption. The report repeatedly attributes the problem to "mediocrity" within LAPD.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1996 | Howard Rosenberg, Howard Rosenberg is The Times' television critic
Now that the gravel has settled and the sweat subsided, let's talk Olympics. There were 2 1/2 weeks of backgrounders and synopses along with time-warped, disjointed and oddly juxtaposed elements (crisscrossing volleyball, equestrian show jumping and rhythmic gymnastics on the final Sunday, for example), all of which somehow coalesced into an often thrilling supplement. But supplement to what?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1993
Arab states complain that the United Nations follows a double standard in dealing with countries that ignore Security Council resolutions. Iraq, they say, is bombed for scorning the rules of behavior that the Security Council imposed on it in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1990 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seems like only yesterday--in fact, it was only yesterday--that babies were big in the movies. This kitchy-kitschy-koo era, typified by "Three Men and a Baby," has receded somewhat, but a few stray gurgles and burps can still be heard. "Funny About Love" stars Gene Wilder as Duffy Bergman, a Garry Trudeau-like cartoonist whose marriage, his second, founders on the couple's inability to produce a child. His new wife, Meg Lloyd (Christine Lahti), is an aspiring chef.
BUSINESS
January 8, 1989
The Nov. 6 column by James Flanigan, "Promises of No New Taxes Have a Hollow Ring," has a hollow ring of its own because it ignored an alternative to tax increases that likewise was ignored by this year's crop of candidates. Namely, reducing waste, mismanagement and inefficiency in the federal government. If the new Congress and President work together to implement all of the recommendations of the Grace Commission, fully three-quarters of the federal budget deficit could be eliminated without cutting essential programs and without any tax increases.
OPINION
June 4, 2007
Re "Obama takes on healthcare," May 30 The cost that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) promises for his sketchy healthcare plan has the hollow ring of a dream-world estimate. The only guarantee in his plan is disastrous cost overruns. His lack of experience becomes more evident every day. JOHANNA DORDICK Los Angeles Like a child who hides coins in his shoe rather than confront the bully who continually steals his lunch money, the leading Democratic candidates have rejected a single-payer plan in fear of retribution from the insurance industry.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1990 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seems like only yesterday--in fact, it was only yesterday--that babies were big in the movies. This kitchy-kitschy-koo era, typified by "Three Men and a Baby," has receded somewhat, but a few stray gurgles and burps can still be heard. "Funny About Love" stars Gene Wilder as Duffy Bergman, a Garry Trudeau-like cartoonist whose marriage, his second, founders on the couple's inability to produce a child. His new wife, Meg Lloyd (Christine Lahti), is an aspiring chef.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1988
In his Nov. 6 column, "Promises of No New Taxes Have a Hollow Ring," the usually erudite and informed James Flanigan was way off track when he wrote that a national value-added tax is "an idea worthy of consideration." Widely used in Europe, value-added taxes have contributed greatly to lowering the standard of living. Such regressive consumer taxes do much more than gouge the lower- and middle-income classes. They so restrict the consumer's available purchases as to have a destructive effect on manufacturing and production.
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