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March 6, 2013
Re "Nurse refuses to help; woman, 87, dies," March 4 As an owner of geriatric facilities such as the one in which a patient died after a staff member refused to give her CPR, I can say with authority that in the absence of a do-not-resuscitate order, there is absolutely no morally justifiable reason to refuse to attempt to save the life of a struggling person. Given the litigious nature of our society, one may institute a protective policy, but such a policy must reflect the sanctity of human life, even that of the ill and aged - they too have rights.
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SPORTS
February 22, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
It was the trade deadline that was nearly D.O.A. Besides the last-minute deal that sent Evan Turner from Philadelphia to Indiana, it was mostly a day of high-profile inactivity. There have been minute-long slug races that produced more movement. Pau Gasol, Rajon Rondo and Harrison Barnes all remained with their respective teams. Only two former All-Stars - Danny Granger and Antawn Jamison - changed addresses, and their heydays came last decade. Theories abounded as to what caused the inertia.
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NEWS
November 4, 2011 | By Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
President Obama joked Friday that he has gotten a "crash course" in European politics lately, but it doesn't appear to have changed his approach toward Congress. Speaking at the end of the G-20 summit here, Obama spoke about the marginal growth in the new U.S. jobs numbers and said it should spur Congress to reconsider his jobs act. Repeating his fall refrain, Obama said lawmakers should "think twice before they vote no again. " "There's no excuse for inaction," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Joel Rubin and Richard Winton
A veteran cold case detective ignored a key piece of evidence in an unsolved slaying, delaying for several years the eventual discovery that Stephanie Lazarus, a Los Angeles police officer, was guilty of the killing, according to allegations in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The suit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Jennifer Francis, an analyst in the LAPD's DNA laboratory. In it, Francis accused Cliff Shepard, a highly regarded investigator who recently retired, of disregarding the results of DNA tests she performed in the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1994
It's time to call "job action" what it really is: job inaction. WILLIAM DIXON, Manhattan Beach
SPORTS
September 8, 1990
I read in your paper the other day of a new way the military was preparing troops for combat in the Middle East. They face arid weather conditions, boredom and long periods of inaction. In other words, they get free tickets to Angels' games. KENNETH McINTYRE El Segundo
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1990
It's become pretty clear that as long as the power structure in the United States remains in the hands of the heterosexual males, prejudice against male homosexuals will be tolerated, if not encouraged. The way male homosexuals' increasingly vocal show of self-determination is dealt with is the way totalitarian groups react: Government tacitly condones discrimination by inaction, religion raises the Bible on high, and big business (here the record industry) takes no responsibility for its product.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991
Bob Shannon stated in his letter that he did not bother voting for Julie Korenstein in the recent runoff election for City Council because of his disillusionment over Proposition 103 and the death penalty being disputed in court. This is a good example of cutting off your nose to spite your face. He blames the lawmakers but should take responsibility for his own inaction. Now he can suffer the consequences along with the rest of us who worked very hard to change things for the better, at least in the 12th District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1994
Nancy Nevins ("Group Shouldn't Snicker at Person's Pain," March 17) has my sympathy in her guilt for the peer pressure which prevented her from rushing to help a naked woman outside the store who was walking along Pacific Coast Highway. I hope these peers are likewise ashamed of their inaction upon learning the woman had been beaten and evicted by a boyfriend! I'm not sure what I would have done under similar circumstances, but my daughters worry about my safety because of my good Samaritan tendencies.
OPINION
December 16, 2006
Re "Rural counties lose federal funds," Dec. 10 It's inexcusable that Congress adjourned without approving funds for rural schools in the West. A second victim of congressional inaction is community wildfire protection in California. The same legislation that would have funded rural schools provided $4.5 million a year to California for local fire safe councils, particularly in the Sierra Nevada. The councils' purpose is to implement proactive measures to reduce the wildfire risk and damage to homes, neighborhoods and towns from wildfires.
SPORTS
October 1, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
No news is not necessarily good news for Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto and Manager Mike Scioscia, but it's certainly better than bad news. A second day passed on Tuesday with owner Arte Moreno taking no action on the front office chief and the field boss, further fueling the belief that both will return in 2014 despite another highly disappointing season in which the Angels missed the playoffs for the fourth straight year. Both men are under contract, Scioscia for five more years and about $27 million and Dipoto for one more year, and the team is under no obligation to make any kind of public announcement that both will be retained.
WORLD
September 4, 2013 | By Kim Willsher
PARIS -- French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told the National Assembly on Wednesday that France must take action in the face of Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons. Opening a parliamentary debate on the possibility of military intervention in Syria, where the government of President Bashar Assad is suspected of launching a chemical weapons strike on civilians last month, Ayrault said he hoped France's position would be supported by other European countries and those in the Middle East, including members of the Arab League.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
With public disapproval of the House of Representatives hovering somewhere around 77%, John Oliver joked on Wednesday's “Daily Show” that "Congress" is about to become “the English language's most offensive C-word.” And the House's do-nothing reputation isn't likely to improve, he argued, given that Republican leaders have refused to vote on a comprehensive immigration reform bill already approved with bipartisan support by...
OPINION
June 20, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, so it might seem crazy that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced a $20-billion proposal to construct levees and shore up hospitals to protect his city from storms and rising seas. All government leaders should be so crazy. Though the need to adopt policies that sharply curb carbon emissions remains as important as ever, there also are unmistakable signs that decades of inaction on climate change are shaping the present, not just the future.
OPINION
March 6, 2013
Re "Nurse refuses to help; woman, 87, dies," March 4 As an owner of geriatric facilities such as the one in which a patient died after a staff member refused to give her CPR, I can say with authority that in the absence of a do-not-resuscitate order, there is absolutely no morally justifiable reason to refuse to attempt to save the life of a struggling person. Given the litigious nature of our society, one may institute a protective policy, but such a policy must reflect the sanctity of human life, even that of the ill and aged - they too have rights.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- The chief executives of Dell Inc., Intel Corp., IBM Corp. and six other leading high-tech companies warned Tuesday that inaction on the so-called fiscal cliff is unacceptable and urged President Obama and Congress to work together to solve the problem and "implement a pro-growth framework. " "Failure to act will undermine our economy and make the challenge or restoring growth and fiscal sustainability that much more difficult," the executives, who make up the Technology CEO Council, said in a letter to the White House and lawmakers.
NEWS
August 17, 2000
The American Civil Liberties Union could not file its lawsuit against the LAPD Wednesday because a demonstration against LAPD shut down the federal courthouse. The courts are close enough to Parker Center--LAPD's headquarters and the scene of the protest--that court officials closed their doors as a precaution. The ACLU said it will file Friday, the day after the convention ends. * Compiled by JOHN TYRRELL / Los Angeles Times
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1986
Through nine months of preparation the League of Women Voters of California has laid the groundwork for campaign debates between the candidates for governor and U.S. senator from California in the Nov. 4 general election. There is only one thing missing: the candidates. The situation is lamentable. Not that debates are the solution to voter apathy, or that they necessarily point the way toward the most intelligent ballot choices.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2012 | By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office, in a dire projection for the U.S. economy, warned that if lawmakers failed to act, the large-scale fiscal tightening set to occur next year will push the nation into a deeper downturn than previously thought and cause the unemployment rate to jump back up to about 9%. The nonpartisan CBO, in its semiannual budget outlook Wednesday, forecast that the economy would shrink 0.5% next year if lawmakers failed...
NEWS
July 18, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he has not yet picked his running mate, but pledged that the vice presidential nominee would hew to conservative values. “I can assure you that even though I have not chosen the person who will be my vice president, that person will be a conservative,” he said, responding to a tea party supporter's question during a town hall here held in a community gymnasium. “They will believe in conservative principles.” Romney made the remark to several hundred people during a daylong campaign and fundraising swing in northwestern Ohio.
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