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October 20, 2009 | By Sandra A. Moats
In his Oct. 15 Op-Ed article, "James Monroe, a president for our times?," Harlow Giles Unger offers an enthusiastic portrait of the fifth president's two terms in office from 1817-25, giving him much credit for the New Deal-like programs that helped end the economic panic of 1819. Unger seems to have confused Franklin D. Roosevelt with Monroe, painting Monroe's achievements in such broad strokes as to render him unrecognizable. Unger gives Monroe enormous credit for the various internal improvement projects, such as roads and canals, that were launched during his presidency.
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October 20, 2009 | By Sandra A. Moats
In his Oct. 15 Op-Ed article, "James Monroe, a president for our times?," Harlow Giles Unger offers an enthusiastic portrait of the fifth president's two terms in office from 1817-25, giving him much credit for the New Deal-like programs that helped end the economic panic of 1819. Unger seems to have confused Franklin D. Roosevelt with Monroe, painting Monroe's achievements in such broad strokes as to render him unrecognizable. Unger gives Monroe enormous credit for the various internal improvement projects, such as roads and canals, that were launched during his presidency.
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May 7, 1989 | From United Press International
Three men were charged with 18 felonies, including robbery, burglary and grand theft, in connection with a home-repair scam that bilked mostly seniors, authorities said Saturday. Two of the suspects, James Monroe, 46, of Lakewood, and Bill Thompson, 36, of Norwalk, were fugitives and being sought on warrants, Sheriff's Deputy Pat Hunter said. The third suspect, Bob Tillis, 32, of Norwalk, faces arraignment May 24, Hunter said. The three "allegedly duped several elderly homeowners into paying up to $7,500 for having their roofs sprayed with a substance that the suspects claimed would seal the roofs against the elements for up to 20 years," Hunter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2009 | STEVE LOPEZ
It's on my calendar for Tuesday: Lunch with A.J. Duffy, head of United Teachers Los Angeles. Before we meet, my assignment for Mr. Duffy is simple: Read this column, take notes and we'll discuss. The subject is Susan Requa, 24, who packed up her Toyota Corolla exactly one year ago in Chicago and headed west to begin her teaching career. Her father, a school district superintendent in Illinois, was along for the ride. So was Spunky, Requa's cat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1985
Your story (Dec. 5) reporting that 26 people at a recent public hearing spoke against year-round proposals for six Santa Ana elementary schools gave statistics about increased student enrollment and the causes and demographics of the increased and current elementary school population. However, nothing was said about who the 26 speakers were (e.g., school teachers and administrators vs. taxpayer citizens). This omission was important. If most of the speakers were school employees trying to protect their historical work schedules, it is understandable, but not indicative of what the taxpaying community or the school-parent community wants or would accept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1996
"Microsoft to Make $1.1 Million Gift to L.A. Libraries, Schools" (Nov. 27) states, "The bulk of Microsoft's philanthropy comes in the form of software, which costs the company considerably less than the retail price at which it is valued." It is bad manners for a recipient to ponder what the giver has paid for a gift! ROBERT SCHOENBURG Teacher, James Monroe High School, West Hills "Helping Close the Computer Gap" (editorial, Nov. 28) stated, "Teachers don't get the training they need to teach their students."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Not that parents should worry, but the number of students at James Monroe High School who end up in court jumped sharply Monday. After a wait of nearly two years, the North Hills school's law and government magnet program officially opened its courtroom--a state-of-the-art learning facility for students that may also play host to actual court cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2004 | Christiana Sciaudone, Times Staff Writer
Five teenagers were arrested early Monday while allegedly vandalizing a North Hills school as a senior prank, officials said. Two Los Angeles police officers, aware that vandalism sometimes accompanies the end of the school year, saw 10 to 15 people destroying school property at James Monroe High School about 1:45 a.m., said Sgt. Orlando Chandler. School officials said the vandals caused an estimated $10,000 in damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2009 | STEVE LOPEZ
It's on my calendar for Tuesday: Lunch with A.J. Duffy, head of United Teachers Los Angeles. Before we meet, my assignment for Mr. Duffy is simple: Read this column, take notes and we'll discuss. The subject is Susan Requa, 24, who packed up her Toyota Corolla exactly one year ago in Chicago and headed west to begin her teaching career. Her father, a school district superintendent in Illinois, was along for the ride. So was Spunky, Requa's cat.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1990
I used to have such respect for Howard Rosenberg, but his comments concerning the CBS suspension of Andy Rooney are loathsome and vile. JAMES P. MONROE, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2004 | Christiana Sciaudone, Times Staff Writer
Five teenagers were arrested early Monday while allegedly vandalizing a North Hills school as a senior prank, officials said. Two Los Angeles police officers, aware that vandalism sometimes accompanies the end of the school year, saw 10 to 15 people destroying school property at James Monroe High School about 1:45 a.m., said Sgt. Orlando Chandler. School officials said the vandals caused an estimated $10,000 in damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1996
"Microsoft to Make $1.1 Million Gift to L.A. Libraries, Schools" (Nov. 27) states, "The bulk of Microsoft's philanthropy comes in the form of software, which costs the company considerably less than the retail price at which it is valued." It is bad manners for a recipient to ponder what the giver has paid for a gift! ROBERT SCHOENBURG Teacher, James Monroe High School, West Hills "Helping Close the Computer Gap" (editorial, Nov. 28) stated, "Teachers don't get the training they need to teach their students."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Not that parents should worry, but the number of students at James Monroe High School who end up in court jumped sharply Monday. After a wait of nearly two years, the North Hills school's law and government magnet program officially opened its courtroom--a state-of-the-art learning facility for students that may also play host to actual court cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1989 | From United Press International
Three men were charged with 18 felonies, including robbery, burglary and grand theft, in connection with a home-repair scam that bilked mostly seniors, authorities said Saturday. Two of the suspects, James Monroe, 46, of Lakewood, and Bill Thompson, 36, of Norwalk, were fugitives and being sought on warrants, Sheriff's Deputy Pat Hunter said. The third suspect, Bob Tillis, 32, of Norwalk, faces arraignment May 24, Hunter said. The three "allegedly duped several elderly homeowners into paying up to $7,500 for having their roofs sprayed with a substance that the suspects claimed would seal the roofs against the elements for up to 20 years," Hunter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1985
Your story (Dec. 5) reporting that 26 people at a recent public hearing spoke against year-round proposals for six Santa Ana elementary schools gave statistics about increased student enrollment and the causes and demographics of the increased and current elementary school population. However, nothing was said about who the 26 speakers were (e.g., school teachers and administrators vs. taxpayer citizens). This omission was important. If most of the speakers were school employees trying to protect their historical work schedules, it is understandable, but not indicative of what the taxpaying community or the school-parent community wants or would accept.
OPINION
July 19, 2008
Presidents: In the "Presidential puzzlers" quiz on July 4, President James Monroe's party affiliation was incorrect. He was a Democratic-Republican, not a Republican. The quiz asked which president was the only one to run unopposed, and indicated that the correct answer was Monroe. George Washington also "ran" unopposed; however, at that point, contested elections had not taken hold. In the era of contested elections, Monroe's unopposed run for a second term is unique.
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