August 7, 1994 |
This book is not fiction. It is not quite fact. It belongs to a category we do not possess in literature--works about the unknown or the unknowable. "Abduction" is a thoughtful documentation of the cases of 13 men and women who have come to John E. Mack, a Harvard psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize winning author (for his biography of T. E. Lawrence, "A Prince of Our Disorder") seeking to gain access to their own memories and integrate these memories into their daily lives and relationships.
July 20, 1994 |
Recognizing the racial sensitivities underlying O.J. Simpson's prosecution on charges of double murder, Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti met for nearly two hours Tuesday with prominent members of Los Angeles' African American community, who emphasized their misgivings about whether the football great is being treated fairly. Among those in attendance were some of the best-known names in black Los Angeles--the Rev.
April 9, 1993 |
At a star-studded ceremony Thursday night, the Los Angeles Urban League presented its highest honor to a man described as "one of our own." John W. Mack, who has headed the organization since 1969, received the 20th annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Award at the Century Plaza Hotel event. The award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions in advancing human and civil rights for African-Americans and other minorities.
December 30, 1992 |
Daniel Boone survived his encounters with rampaging bears, marauding Indian warriors and various other threats and perils of the American frontier, but as we learn in John Mack Faragher's new biography, there were times when everything he paid for in blood and courage would be stolen by "land Pyrates."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1991 |
Two former Los Angeles police chiefs have agreed to serve on a high-profile watchdog committee that will press the Los Angeles City Council to implement Police Department reforms advocated by the Christopher Commission, sources said Wednesday. Former chiefs Ed Davis, now a state senator, and Tom Reddin, head of a security company, will join about 40 other prominent business, civic and community leaders on the advocacy committee, which is expected to announce its formation today.
May 28, 1989
I was absolutely appalled to read the details of the John Mack case by Dworkin. That the individual who has not only sheltered but, shielded the perpetrator of such a hideous crime, is the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States of America is unbelievable. This whole event casts a solemn shadow on all Americans and the good which we are supposed to cherish. WILLIAM H. BRADY COLLEEN E. BRADY Canoga Park
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1989
"Tom Bradley served this city long enough and well enough and with enough integrity and honor that he should be given the benefit of the doubt." --John Mack, head of the Los Angeles Urban League, defending the embattled mayor.
April 23, 1989 |
SCHOLARLY IN ITS prose but fascinating in its detail, this book, with nine contributing authors drawing on the British Museum's extensive jewelry collection, is a heftily priced tour of ethnic baubles worldwide. For the sake of self-adornment, a young Indian woman lubricates her hands and winces in pain as a glass-bangle dealer forces the beads around her wrists; a Fulani woman in Africa wears huge gold earrings beaten from a solid bar of the precious metal. Great stuff. ($40)