June 15, 1991
What an image Jim Courier portrayed at the French Open. And of course, "Image is everything." So much for rock and roll tennis. Give us more of the good guy in the white cap. JIM ROGERS, Huntington Beach
July 12, 1992
In "Shouting It Like It Is" (Guest Bites Town, May 31), Bob Baker suggests that the Los Angeles riots must have been like watching the first atomic test at Los Alamos, N.M. I can assure him that he would not have marveled in terror at the energy unleashed if he had been in Los Alamos on the date of that first test of the atomic bomb. It took place about 300 miles south of Los Alamos in the desert near Alamogordo. JIM ROGERS Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1995
On Sept. 6, "Navigating the Real World" featured the issue of homeless or low-income people scavenging from residential recycling containers to obtain small amounts of glass or plastic for resale. Here are excerpts from letters of two readers: "My biggest ethical concern has less to do with those of us that paid for the recyclable containers and make the effort to cooperate with the city, but with the jobs of city employees that collect, sort, transport and administer the whole recycling project.
December 21, 1997
While reading "Ready for Drive-Time Players" (by Kevin Baxter, Dec. 14), I almost choked on my huevos rancheros as I read Pepe Barreto's boasting. Not only does he lack talent, wit and a sense of humor, his arrogant and pompous attitude has been his trademark for years. He has a great radio voice, but what good is this when it lacks any sort of personality whatsoever? CESAR MADRID Orange Why does it seem like every time Calendar has a radio piece it is about Spanish-language stations?
June 17, 1989
I never thought I would agree with John McEnroe, but he was absolutely right when he said that the young tennis players are getting away with murder. Case in point: Mass murderer Michael Chang. In two weeks he killed Eduardo Masso, Pete Sampras, Francisco Roig, Ivan Lendl, Ronald Agenor, Andrei Chesnokov and Stefan Edberg. And in the slaying of Lendl, Chang inflicted cruel and unusual punishment when he came from two sets down to complete the execution. Why couldn't he have shown the same compassion that McEnroe had in the 1984 French Open when McEnroe was up two sets in the final and Lendl came back to win in five sets?
June 30, 1989
Golden Gate Park's North Lake, a favorite of bird watchers and nature lovers, will be drained within the next few weeks so officials can patch up a leak near its surface, park Assistant Supt. Jim Rogers said. About 400,000 gallons of water per day seeps from the lake at the San Francisco park's western edge. "The extrusion of water from our lake has gotten so much worse that we are unable to fill the lake and still maintain fresh water irrigation in the park," Rogers said. Although the lake has been leaking for years, the amount doubled in the last year, he said.