CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1986
I can't tell you what a terrible disappointment I felt in reading David Reyes' article regarding the attempt to evict John Rogers (March 28). The actions of the landlord, Wycliffe Bible Translators, are indefensible. As a Jewish-Christian, I feel embarrassed and ashamed that a "Christian" organization would ever undertake such actions, especially under this present set of circumstances. Here we have a serviceman, with two young, impressionable children, being shown how some people express Christian tolerance and love.
June 14, 2005
Your June 9 editorial "This Is an Exit Worth Taking" argues that the exit exam has made schools identify struggling students and provide them with needed support. This claim is based on a flawed report of the state's independent evaluator, Human Resources Research Organization, or HumRRO. HumRRO's evidence comes from 34 principals of schools that offer strong opportunities to learn -- schools where 95% of the teachers hold a full teaching credential. By contrast, only 74% of teachers hold this credential in the 144 California high schools where more than 40% fail the exit exam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1986 |
Sophisticated aerial spray systems, which the Navy contends were mistakenly sold to a Northern California firm, were approved for sale to the public, a military surplus official at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station said Monday. "We questioned the code and were told it was correct," said John Rogers, head of the Defense Reutilization Marketing Office at the station. The code, Rogers said, is used to designate whether military equipment that has been declared surplus can be sold to the public.
October 15, 1989 |
John Rogers found the daughter he lost in 1973 asleep on the floor of a hut in Vung Tau on the coast of Vietnam south of Ho Chi Ming City. He had no doubt that she was the child he had named Gloria Jean shortly before leaving Vietnam for home. There are not many black Asian girls. Since finding his only child last year, the Honolulu travel agent has dedicated his life to helping Amerasians, the offspring of Vietnamese women and American servicemen born during the Vietnam War.
September 11, 1988
For 13 years I was a devoted member of MSIA and a minister who served on the Ministerial Board for a number of years. Without ever entering the inner sanctum of preferred devotees (I questioned everything as John-Roger originally suggested we do, and I was not a celebrity), I saw and heard a great deal, nonetheless. Your article was the tip of a very large iceberg that has hurt many people in various ways. Although John-Roger taught us to avoid spiritual manipulation at all costs, he apparently did not include himself in his teachings.