March 17, 2005
Re "Prosecutor Says Jackson Is on the Brink of Bankruptcy," March 12: Now that Michael Jackson's alleged financial plight has come to the fore, no doubt his next CD will contain songs like Ray Charles' old hit, "I'm Busted" and the all-time favorite, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" Joe Cohen Los Angeles
October 23, 2002
Re "State Poet Overstated His Case," Oct. 19: I would say that Quincy Troupe, California's first formally selected poet laureate -- who resigned Friday after acknowledging he had taken a bit of poetic license on his professional resume, stating, "I deeply regret my ill-advised decision to include inaccurate information on my curriculum vitae" -- was being rather equivocal. I think a simple "I'm sorry I lied" would have sufficed. Gersten Schachne Northridge An ode to Gov. Davis: Roses are red Violets are blue Quincy Troupe pulled A fast one on you Joe Cohen Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2001
Noting the large daily outlay of cash from the state's coffers to purchase electricity, it won't be too long before California exhausts its "current" assets. JOE COHEN Los Angeles
October 28, 2000
Surely there must have been some kind of sports news--soccer, high school football, coach bashing, etc.--that you could have run in the Oct. 20 sports section. Instead you again chose to run another vitriolic anti-Dodger piece by Cry-Baby Roger Kahn who still can't get over the fact that the Dodgers deserted Flatbush 43 years ago. Last time you ran a Kahn essay, it was an anti-Semitic blast at Walter Alston. This time he denigrates Peter O'Malley. Like I said last time, "Roger, get lost, ya bum."
June 10, 2000
After the three-game series at Anaheim, I wonder if other Dodger fans feel as I do, that most likely the right manager is managing the wrong team. JOE COHEN Los Angeles Regarding the Dodgers' current hidden-camera TV ads: What were they thinking? I can't believe that I am the only person who finds the sight of a young man wearing a Dodger jacket frightening an elderly woman into interrupting her meal and moving to another seat disgusting. MIKE KVAMMEN South Pasadena We Angel fans always knew that The Times slanted toward the Dodgers in its coverage, but Sunday's coverage took the cake.
April 8, 2000
I hope you guys are serious when you said last week that there would be no more Lavin-bashing letters (until next season, of course) except when: Either Eric Karros or Troy Glaus goes one for 35 and you can attribute this ineptitude to Lavin's UCLA association with the two grads. The Phoenix Suns' Toby Bailey, whom Lavin coached at UCLA, makes a half-court shot at the buzzer to eliminate the Lakers from the playoffs. At least, you can't blame Carlos Perez on Coach Steve.