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November 9, 2003
Re "Schwarzenegger Plans Inquiry Into Groping Allegations," Nov. 7: Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger hiring his own investigator to evaluate 16 women's accusations that he groped and sexually harassed them is like Richard Nixon editing the White House tapes and saying, "Trust me." I trust each equally. John Becker San Carlos, Calif.
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OPINION
November 9, 2003
Re "Schwarzenegger Plans Inquiry Into Groping Allegations," Nov. 7: Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger hiring his own investigator to evaluate 16 women's accusations that he groped and sexually harassed them is like Richard Nixon editing the White House tapes and saying, "Trust me." I trust each equally. John Becker San Carlos, Calif.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2003 | Scott Sandell, Times Staff Writer
"Becker" lives. Those two words could be cause for celebration or dismay, depending on one's tastes. More likely, they might elicit a shrug, along with a " 'Becker' who? Is that still on?" Yet this sitcom, starring Ted Danson as gruff Dr. John Becker, will begin its sixth season tonight at 9:30 on CBS. A minor miracle, because the network almost axed it over the summer. The question now is, will anyone notice, given that it's running opposite NBC's "The West Wing" and ABC's "The Bachelor"?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2003 | Scott Sandell, Times Staff Writer
"Becker" lives. Those two words could be cause for celebration or dismay, depending on one's tastes. More likely, they might elicit a shrug, along with a " 'Becker' who? Is that still on?" Yet this sitcom, starring Ted Danson as gruff Dr. John Becker, will begin its sixth season tonight at 9:30 on CBS. A minor miracle, because the network almost axed it over the summer. The question now is, will anyone notice, given that it's running opposite NBC's "The West Wing" and ABC's "The Bachelor"?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1998 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
Ted Danson plays an iconoclastic doctor in "Becker," a rare new sitcom whose humor is detectable without a stethoscope. This series is a huge improvement over the short-lived Brian Benben comedy that it replaces and is much more compatible with its lead-in, "Everybody Loves Raymond." "Becker" has two primary locales. One is a diner where Danson's opinionated protagonist relentlessly blows steam in the presence of the owner (Terry Farrell) and a blind newsstand operator (Alex Desert).
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Let's be honest. No one has ever stopped us at the water cooler and asked, "Did you see 'Becker' last night?" "The Sopranos"? Yes. "The West Wing"? Absolutely. "Becker"? No. Nonetheless, millions of others are watching this popular CBS comedy (9:30 p.m.), which generally benefits from a substantial lead-in provided by the superior "Everybody Loves Raymond." "Raymond" can be riotous.
NEWS
September 4, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They didn't have to go far to talk it over on the night Chuck Knox resigned. They didn't even have to pick up the phone. They were together, as usual. Chuck's guys, eating dinner together. Joe Vitt, George Dyer, Rod Perry and Chick Harris had just shared dinner, and when their head coach quit the Seattle Seahawks, they shared the same response: Where he goes, they go. "I can remember the night Chuck resigned in Seattle," Vitt says.
SPORTS
April 19, 1995 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Becker finally joined a program for people like himself. "I knew I was going to be with guys who have been bounced around, who haven't had the breaks," Becker said. "I knew I'd be with people just like me." It sounds like a 12-step program, but Becker is talking about joining the Cal Lutheran baseball team after a tumultuous college career that had him traversing the state and wearing three other baseball uniforms before he found the perfect fit. Welcome to Cal Lutheran, the last outpost.
SPORTS
April 16, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI
In the great Chuck Knox hurricane that wiped away most of the Rams' coaching staff as we knew it, John Becker was an afterthought, the guy who came down from Seattle without a title or public role. Ernie Zampese, the lone holdover from John Robinson's staff, was staying as offensive coordinator. So what was Becker, Knox's offensive coordinator in Seattle, supposed to do? Special assistant--what did that mean?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Let's be honest. No one has ever stopped us at the water cooler and asked, "Did you see 'Becker' last night?" "The Sopranos"? Yes. "The West Wing"? Absolutely. "Becker"? No. Nonetheless, millions of others are watching this popular CBS comedy (9:30 p.m.), which generally benefits from a substantial lead-in provided by the superior "Everybody Loves Raymond." "Raymond" can be riotous.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1998 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
Ted Danson plays an iconoclastic doctor in "Becker," a rare new sitcom whose humor is detectable without a stethoscope. This series is a huge improvement over the short-lived Brian Benben comedy that it replaces and is much more compatible with its lead-in, "Everybody Loves Raymond." "Becker" has two primary locales. One is a diner where Danson's opinionated protagonist relentlessly blows steam in the presence of the owner (Terry Farrell) and a blind newsstand operator (Alex Desert).
SPORTS
April 19, 1995 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Becker finally joined a program for people like himself. "I knew I was going to be with guys who have been bounced around, who haven't had the breaks," Becker said. "I knew I'd be with people just like me." It sounds like a 12-step program, but Becker is talking about joining the Cal Lutheran baseball team after a tumultuous college career that had him traversing the state and wearing three other baseball uniforms before he found the perfect fit. Welcome to Cal Lutheran, the last outpost.
NEWS
September 4, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They didn't have to go far to talk it over on the night Chuck Knox resigned. They didn't even have to pick up the phone. They were together, as usual. Chuck's guys, eating dinner together. Joe Vitt, George Dyer, Rod Perry and Chick Harris had just shared dinner, and when their head coach quit the Seattle Seahawks, they shared the same response: Where he goes, they go. "I can remember the night Chuck resigned in Seattle," Vitt says.
SPORTS
April 16, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI
In the great Chuck Knox hurricane that wiped away most of the Rams' coaching staff as we knew it, John Becker was an afterthought, the guy who came down from Seattle without a title or public role. Ernie Zampese, the lone holdover from John Robinson's staff, was staying as offensive coordinator. So what was Becker, Knox's offensive coordinator in Seattle, supposed to do? Special assistant--what did that mean?
SPORTS
May 7, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Math, player personnel director for the Rams for 12 years, resigned. John Becker, Coach Chuck Knox's special assistant, has assumed many of Math's old responsibilities and is in line to become the team's next player personnel director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN
Six candidates have picked up nomination forms for the April 12 City Council elections, in which three seats on the five-member panel will be contested. The potential candidates have until Jan. 14 to obtain 20 signatures of registered voters to qualify for the election, according to San Fernando Assistant City Clerk Wilma Miller. San Fernando does not have geographical council districts, so the top three vote-getters will win seats.
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