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March 27, 1988 | MIKE WYMA
Which of the paragraphs below describes Mark David Chapman, killer of musician John Lennon, and which pertains to Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner? --"For most of his youth and early manhood, (he) considered himself a fraud. He felt he was impotent as a person, and that it was necessary to be an imposter. If he was to preserve a sense of self at all, it would have to be as a fiction."
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June 22, 2002 | MIKE MEYER, Mike Meyer is a writer at work on a memoir of his travels through the Middle Kingdom.
Daytime visitors to China's Buddhist temples often walk away feeling anything but spiritually cleansed. Fleeced is more like it. The nation's ancient religious tradition, the Communist Party's official atheism and a burgeoning market economy have produced a wealth of restored temples that are at once revered, rebuked and revenue-generating. At night, however, Chinese temples become themselves again, or at least the best version of themselves that they can.
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June 22, 2002 | MIKE MEYER, Mike Meyer is a writer at work on a memoir of his travels through the Middle Kingdom.
Daytime visitors to China's Buddhist temples often walk away feeling anything but spiritually cleansed. Fleeced is more like it. The nation's ancient religious tradition, the Communist Party's official atheism and a burgeoning market economy have produced a wealth of restored temples that are at once revered, rebuked and revenue-generating. At night, however, Chinese temples become themselves again, or at least the best version of themselves that they can.
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March 27, 1988 | MIKE WYMA
Which of the paragraphs below describes Mark David Chapman, killer of musician John Lennon, and which pertains to Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner? --"For most of his youth and early manhood, (he) considered himself a fraud. He felt he was impotent as a person, and that it was necessary to be an imposter. If he was to preserve a sense of self at all, it would have to be as a fiction."
BOOKS
August 17, 1986
If Ray Gordon in his letter of 10 August is concerned about the use of words such as solipsistic, amanuensis , and interlocutor in Daniel Balderston's review of "I the Supreme" by Augusto Roa Bastos, wait until he reads Roa Bastos's book, where between pages 23 and 29 he can find the following words: intempestive, culicid, letricide, scriptuary, opilative, and rejuntative. These will surely sending him reeling toward his OED . JAY MARTIN POOLE Irvine
BOOKS
May 1, 1988
In Alex Raksin's review of "Who Am I This Time?" (Book Review, March 20) not one sentence is entirely accurate. In the interest of objectivity, let me quote Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, reviewing the book in the New York Times: "Something occurs in the early development of human beings that prompts them to adopt fictional images of themselves. These images can work for good or ill. As a matter of routine, Jay Martin writes, 'normal personalities are defined by and normal identities realized through fictions, ranging from tales, fantasies, and wishes, to dreams of all sorts.
SPORTS
December 30, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA
Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne lashed out at a report in the Orlando Sentinel that two starters and a reserve had been reprimanded for failing to pay for food at a restaurant at the team's hotel. Osborne at first denied that anything happened, but Don Bryant, Nebraska assistant athletic director, verified the incident. "It's been handled to the hotel's satisfaction, and there was no police involvement," Bryant said.
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March 27, 1997 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN
The San Fernando Valley was good to writer Nathanael West, whose work includes such bleak classics as "Miss Lonelyhearts." In 1936 the New York transplant got his first staff job at a movie studio. He was hired, not at one of the majors such as MGM, but at Republic Productions in Studio City for $200 a week to write such forgettable flicks as "Jim Haney--Detective." With Republic putting food on his table, West was able to write his masterpiece, "The Day of the Locust."
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May 12, 1986 | KENNETH F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
When Republican strategists started mapping plans for their effort to defeat two-term Democratic Assemblyman Steve Peace of Chula Vista, they didn't delude themselves into thinking it would be easy. But never, they figured, had there been a better opportunity. GOP voter registration was growing in the district that voted more than 60% for Ronald Reagan two years ago.
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May 29, 1986 | JEFFREY MILLER, Times Staff Writer
A spirited debate may have been what members of a Republican women's club in this San Diego County community expected when they sponsored a forum Wednesday between combative Assembly candidates Jay Martin and Tom DuBose. What they got, however, was a brief demonstration of fisticuffs, as an exasperated Martin let his right hook do the talking.
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May 29, 1986 | JEFFREY MILLER, Times Staff Writer
A spirited, no-holds-barred debate may have been what members of Chula Vista Republican Women Federated expected when they sponsored a forum Wednesday between combative Assembly candidates Jay Martin and Tom DuBose. Instead, they got a demonstration of political fisticuffs as Martin let his right hook, not his rhetoric, do the talking.
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November 8, 1985 | JOHN STEWART
--A tired group of Vietnam veterans, singing, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," arrived at the Alamo in San Antonio after a 300-mile, three-week walk across Texas. "We went through the blisters and colds and coughs," said march organizer Michael Jay Martin of Dallas. "But we expected those hardships." The march ended at the Alamo because, Martin said, there are a lot of similarities between the group and the mission's defenders against Mexico in 1836.
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