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July 25, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are so ill-regarded as a group that the California Legislature, partly out of spite, voted to downgrade their state job titles. Some are being investigated for allegedly accepting expense-paid trips and other improper gifts and speaking fees. Even many of the best regarded among their ranks labor under crushing workloads in cramped offices cluttered with stacks of files.
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July 25, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are so ill-regarded as a group that the California Legislature, partly out of spite, voted to downgrade their state job titles. Some are being investigated for allegedly accepting expense-paid trips and other improper gifts and speaking fees. Even many of the best regarded among their ranks labor under crushing workloads in cramped offices cluttered with stacks of files.
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October 18, 1998 | Martin E. Marty, Martin E. Marty is a professor of the history of religion at the University of Chicago and senior editor of the Christian Century Magazine. He directs the Public Religion Project, a nonprofit group analyzing the role of religion in public life
The death of Matthew Shepard, last week's most visible victim of a hate crime, forced the political world to face up to the issue of hate-crime legislation as seldom before. It also stirred the religious, especially the Christian, world, to reappraise its own concepts of hate and crime, love and civility. Those who thought they could sit this round out are being forced to enter the fray. They are being beckoned to rethink all their old slogans about loving the sinner but hating the sin.
SPORTS
August 9, 1998 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Was Michael Jordan born to be a great pressure player? Is there something in his genetic blueprint that makes him more dependable in times of duress? Are athletes predisposed to success or failure? Can you test your 10-year-old Jimmy to see if he is cut out to be a relief pitcher? More important, does Laker phenom Kobe Bryant have what it takes between the ears to become the next Jordan? The answers, according to Jonathan P. Niednagel, are yes, yes, yes, yes and, um, no.
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