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January 27, 2001 | JOHN RABE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The new season of "Survivor" is about to start, and unlike the rest of the world, I missed every single episode of the original version. But I have an alibi. I was stranded on an ice floe off Antarctica with two-dozen sailors and scientists. I was shipwrecked on a desert island, forced to drink turtle blood to keep from dying of thirst. "Survivor?" Whatever. I was too busy to watch TV.
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January 27, 2001 | JOHN RABE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The new season of "Survivor" is about to start, and unlike the rest of the world, I missed every single episode of the original version. But I have an alibi. I was stranded on an ice floe off Antarctica with two-dozen sailors and scientists. I was shipwrecked on a desert island, forced to drink turtle blood to keep from dying of thirst. "Survivor?" Whatever. I was too busy to watch TV.
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July 25, 1999 | HARRIET MILLS, Harriet Mills is professor emeritus of Chinese language and literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the daughter of W. Plumer Mills, a member of Nanking's foreign community at the time of Japan's 1937 invasion of China, who suggested the creation of the safety zone
More than 60 years after the worst single city massacre in human history, the Rape of Nanking continues to be a dark chapter in world history. At a time when the international community wrestles over the issues of war crimes and reparations, the deaths of more than 300,000 people in this Chinese city at the hands of the invading Japanese army have provided a shameful example of how not to address crimes against humanity.
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July 25, 1999 | HARRIET MILLS, Harriet Mills is professor emeritus of Chinese language and literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the daughter of W. Plumer Mills, a member of Nanking's foreign community at the time of Japan's 1937 invasion of China, who suggested the creation of the safety zone
More than 60 years after the worst single city massacre in human history, the Rape of Nanking continues to be a dark chapter in world history. At a time when the international community wrestles over the issues of war crimes and reparations, the deaths of more than 300,000 people in this Chinese city at the hands of the invading Japanese army have provided a shameful example of how not to address crimes against humanity.
TRAVEL
October 9, 2005
IN response to Michael Dwyer's response to Duncan Smith's letter about screaming kids on planes ["Buying Peace and Quiet Aloft," Letters, Sept. 18], I'm thinking of buying those Bose noise-canceling headphones so I don't have to listen to people complaining about screaming babies. Babies can't help it, and parents can't stop it, but other adult passengers should grow up. JOHN RABE Cypress Park
FOOD
October 4, 2006
AMERICA has been fooled -- again! The chain shops make and sell French roast coffee precisely because of the reasons you discovered in your test ["French Roast Brews, Sip for Sip," by Amy Scattergood, Sept. 20]. John and Jill Q. Public now think strong equals good. Not true. A nice medium or light roast gives much more nuance and flavor. JOHN RABE Los Angeles
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February 10, 2001
Re "You Call That Surviving?" (by John Rabe, Jan. 27): The most astounding story of man against the elements I have ever heard of is told in the book "The Long Walk," by Slavomir Rawicz. Rawicz and a small group of fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labor camp in 1941, then walked out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet and over the Himalayas to British India. They faced extremes of cold, heat, hunger and thirst, and several died along the way--all because they wanted to be free.
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March 7, 2009
As host of the weekly show "Off-Ramp" on KPCC-FM (89.3), I take exception to Susan Harris' letter about the death of talk on KLSX [Letters, Feb. 28]. She wrote, "There is always NPR when you feel like being educated." OK, granted there's lots of education and enlightening debate and all that on KPCC, but my producer Queena Kim and I always strive to include at least a modicum of mindless entertainment on our show. Surely my bad Andy Rooney impression ("I knew Burl Ives, and he hated that snowman with his fancy vest.
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October 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
American Steve Buscemi, German Ulrich Tukur and rising Chinese actress Zhang Jingchu will star in a movie about the true story of a German businessman who shielded people from Japanese slaughter in World War II-era China, one of the film's investors said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1986
Los Angeles police have arrested a 25-year-old Van Nuys man in the stabbing death of an Encino man in Woodley Park last week. The man, John Kenneth Rabe, was being held on suspicion of stabbing Robert R. Gloisten, 29, on Oct. 30. "It was a 3-year-old grudge, a retaliation stabbing" for a drug deal in which Rabe thought Gloisten "ripped him off," Detective Dan Riehl said. Rabe was arrested Thursday morning near Venice Beach, Riehl said. Rabe is being held in Van Nuys Jail without bail.
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February 3, 2007
THE creators of "Ugly Betty" may say that, since he's only 12, the character of Justin is too young for them to explore his sexuality, but that's patently disingenuous ["Just the Way You Are," by Maria Elena Fernandez, Jan. 31]. Besides the fact that plenty of real 12-year-olds are exploring their sexuality, what they mean is that he's too young for them to treat him as an out gay character and get away with it on network television. So, to keep him on the show, they don't label him explicitly.
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March 3, 2006 | Maria Elena Fernandez
"Talk of the City," the weekday afternoon public-affairs show on KPCC-FM (89.3), is getting a new host. Kitty Felde, who hosted the program for the Pasadena-based public radio station for five years, learned this week that Thursday would be her last day on the job. KPCC has offered Felde a reporting position in the news department, but Felde hasn't decided whether to take it. Felde said she was "totally surprised and heartbroken" by the station's decision to replace her.
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