February 18, 2007 |
For generations it has been one of the great American axioms, accepted truth on diamonds, courts and gridirons everywhere: Sports builds character, instilling the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship. But amid fresh headlines of alleged cheating in auto racing, continuing controversies over steroid use in baseball, track and cycling and ugly brawls among basketball players comes a nationwide survey suggesting a decidedly darker vision of sports.
June 8, 1997 |
Walk down the corridor of the Josephson Institute of Ethics in Marina del Rey, and you'll find a sketch by French satirist Honore Daumier. The sketch shows a lawyer celebrating his client's not guilty verdict with a courtroom hug--while the client is picking his lawyer's pocket. A part of Michael Josephson's art collection, the sketch may well reflect his sense of life's ironies--including the fact that the money used to found his institute came to him almost by accident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1996 |
In an effort to promote ethics instruction in schools, the City Council has authorized sending two city staff members to a special training program next month. The council approved spending $5,400 for two people to attend the Josephson Institute of Ethics training session in Los Angeles County on March 5-9. The course will include a national program called Character Counts.
April 21, 1994 |
The results of a yearlong internal investigation that found evidence of misconduct by five Southern California workers' compensation judges will be turned over to the California attorney general's office for a possible criminal inquiry, it was disclosed Wednesday. The action by officials of the California Division of Workers' Compensation came after pressure from state Sen. Bill Leonard (R-Big Bear), vice chairman of the Senate Industrial Relations Committee.
May 26, 1996
'I fault the baby boomers. . . . We thought we could make everything better, everything looser, freer, less disciplined. We wanted to change the boundaries. And now we're paying for it. Because the kids don't want to listen. And instead of the parents being in control, the teenagers are in control.' --Sharon West, 44, Sunshine School Uniform Co. marketing director, Miami, Fla. **** 'I believe Americans are hungering for genuine dialogue about right and wrong . . .