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June 14, 2009 |
I saw the sign, looked away, then back again. Were they kidding? "Two Suits $99." Were they made out of cat hair? Do you wear them once and then compost them? Maybe it was an example of a loss leader, an item priced below cost to lure people into the store for other purchases. I saw that sign on a recent trip to New York and when I got back, I began trolling the fashion district in downtown L.A. to see if anyone could match the offer and explain the economics of clothing that cheap.
May 7, 2012 |
The tale told by former Los Angeles Times reporters Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer in "The Hunt for KSM," the story of the pursuit, capture and interrogation of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, mastermind of9/11, at times so resembles something straight out of "24" or the Bourne movies that the authors have to keep reminding the reader that this is for real. On the one hand, "The Hunt for KSM" is a flat-out thriller. On the other, it lays out aspects of our factual contemporary world that are far more ambiguous, internecine and dangerous than anything Hollywood dare contemplate.
July 19, 2009 |
Whether it's planting a steel-tipped spear between the shoulder blades of an elk or his Minnesota Vikings helmet between the numbers of a quarterback, Jared Allen is all about the hunt. But even the most patient of hunters has his limits, and Allen has pretty much reached his when it comes to Minnesota's months-long pursuit of Brett Favre. "If we get Brett, then that's a bonus," the All-Pro defensive end said in a phone interview.
August 28, 1986 |
Former astronaut James Irwin shrugged off recent heart trouble today and said he will fly over Mt. Ararat in eastern Turkey to resume his five-year hunt for Noah's Ark. Irwin, who walked on the moon in 1971 during the U.S. Apollo-15 space mission, said "God does not want me to die. He gave me a chance to find Noah's Ark."
February 21, 2005
Re "Hunt for Fugitives Expands to Retirees," Feb. 13: Let me get this straight. The government is using its Fugitive Felon Project to cut off benefits to alleged felons -- who get between $300 to $900 per month -- to save money for Social Security. However, if these same "felons" are incarcerated -- or after losing their benefits, out of desperation they commit another crime just to get food -- it will cost the government about $30,000 per year to house them. This makes sense? How about a little common sense within the government -- or is that too much to ask?
December 3, 2004
The Nov. 28 article, "Alaska Starts Aerial Wolf Hunt," left out three crucial points. One, Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski ignored the wishes of 70% of Alaska's voters to protect the wolves from aerial hunts. Two, the hunts are carried out in a cruel way in which the wolves are chased down to the point of exhaustion and collapse, then they are shot at point-blank range. And three, the "effort to boost the moose and caribou population" has nothing to do with protecting these species; it's to ensure a large enough population to appease the hunting lobby, which brings millions of dollars.