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January 8, 1988
How ingenious of our traffic control people to "discover" the possibilities of synchronized traffic signals (Metro, Dec. 29)! They're only 50 years (at least) behind the times. In 1938, I drove the entire length of Atlantic City, N.J., at the recommended speed of 25 m.p.h., without once stopping for a traffic signal. There was one at every intersection, but they'd all been synchronized (and without the benefit of computers). The need for such traffic control has been painfully obvious in Los Angeles for years and years.
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June 10, 1990
Regarding the ton of ice in the June 3 News and Briefs, a 2,000-pound ice cube contains approximately 35 cubic feet. Doing some rough computations, I find that a one-ton ice cube is about three feet and three inches on a side. A meter. That is the "Fact." ALBERT P. PETRAITIS Escondido
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1990
Regarding the ton of ice in the June 3 News and Briefs, a 2,000-pound ice cube contains approximately 35 cubic feet. Doing some rough computations, I find that a one-ton ice cube is about three feet and three inches on a side. A meter. That is the "Fact." ALBERT P. PETRAITIS Escondido
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1988
How ingenious of our traffic control people to "discover" the possibilities of synchronized traffic signals (Metro, Dec. 29)! They're only 50 years (at least) behind the times. In 1938, I drove the entire length of Atlantic City, N.J., at the recommended speed of 25 m.p.h., without once stopping for a traffic signal. There was one at every intersection, but they'd all been synchronized (and without the benefit of computers). The need for such traffic control has been painfully obvious in Los Angeles for years and years.
SPORTS
May 21, 1986
High School Tennis Chatsworth 5, Cleveland 2--Cleveland put up a tough West Valley League battle against undefeated Chatsworth, but, like every other team, came up short. Jon Holiday, Evan Borstein, Ronnie Monatlik and Mike Nickel won the majority of their best-of-three singles games, while Danny Glaser and Rajeer Datt teamed up to take the best-of-three doubles match. Chatsworth begins City 4-A playoff action on Tuesday at home against Poly.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1990 | Don Heckman
Jon Holiday's belief that swing music spans nearly sixty years is supported by the following sequence of recordings from one of his "Swing Era II" broadcasts. "Opus 1," Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (1945). "Gigi," Steve Lawrence (1963). "All of Me," the Billy May Orchestra (1955) "Tuxedo Junction," Manhattan Transfer (1975). "I Can't Get Started," Bunny Berigan (1938). "Cheek To Cheek," Ray Anthony Orchestra (1956). "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street," Nat "King" Cole (1961).
SPORTS
April 22, 1989
The Sockers have signed goalie Otto Orf for the remainder of the season. Orf, backup for starter Victor Nogueira, has made three appearances for the Sockers and went the distance in a 4-2 victory over Tacoma Sunday at the San Diego Sports Arena. COLLEGE SIGNINGS Mike Miringoff of San Dieguito High has signed a national letter of intent to play men's tennis at Cal State Long Beach. Veena Prabajker of Bonita Vista has signed to play women's tennis at Berkeley. MEN'S TENNIS The University of San Diego did not lose in a match in the first day of the West Coast Athletic Conference championships at Pepperdine and is tied with Pepperdine for first in the team standings with 54 points.
OPINION
June 29, 1986
For ONCE (and just once) I have seen a Conrad cartoon (June 18) with which I can agree. The tribute to Benny Goodman was superb. Oh for a lithograph copy of it! It must be a commentary on the failure of our culture that music such as that produced by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, et al., is unappreciated by these latter generations. (Albeit a few of the current generation has shown interest). And the deterioration of "popular" music into what Mr. Goodman characterized as "amplified junk" makes any commentary extremely sad. But, maybe there's hope.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1989
The recent spate of letters about programming changes at KFAC, KJOI, KEDG, KROQ, et al., is understandable but fruitless. Today's theory (however misguided) among advertisers and ad agencies is that only people between the ages of 25 and 54 have money to spend on their products. Unless a station can show a predominance in that age group, it simply will not get the advertising it needs to survive. The time-buyers at the ad agencies do all their selecting via computer, based on the latest Arbitron audience surveys.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1988
Predictably, Leonard Feather shows his usual bias when writing about big bands ("Big Bands: Not an Endangered Species," March 6). He had an opportunity to point out the sheer number of bands that are playing that are helping to keep the music alive and well in face of the onslaught of rock. He could have pointed out that local units include Pat Longo, Bill Tole, Ray Anthony, Horace Heidt Jr., Bob Keane and several others. On the East Coast, there are such outfits as Zim Zemarel, Bo Thorpe, Chris Powers, to name a few. He ignored the outstanding Spitfire Band of Canada.
SPORTS
May 2, 1986 | HEATHER HAFNER
Woodbridge def. Harvard, 15-11, 15-7, 15-10--The defeat eliminated Harvard from the Southern Section 4-A playoffs in the first round. Woodbridge's key player was 6-7 sophomore Adam Keefe, who patrolled the net and shut down Harvard's offense. He also finished with 22 kills. Woodbridge finished third in the Sea View League but was still ranked eighth in the Southern Section. Harvard was unranked entering the playoffs.
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