May 16, 1991
As a parent of a severely handicapped 17-year-old, I take personal offense at the article on the "mother from hell" (Times, May 5). I, too, have advocated strongly for my own son and assisted many other families in obtaining services for their children. In doing so, I have found time and again that using cooperation and positive communication skills is much more effective and productive than the hysterical tactics she describes. Her attitude and behavior are a perfect example of why many professionals are so defensive when dealing with parents.
January 3, 2002 |
Director Benjamin Hoppe embraces low economics and loosely blends commedia dell'arte traditions by way of slapstick for a fun though slightly perplexing production of Moliere's "The School for Wives" at the Knightsbridge Theatre. This uncredited adaptation includes a character (sometimes with a selected audience member) reading from the script or from script annotations, as well as explanations for terms that might confuse and a scattering of four-letter words.
September 10, 1987 |
There were a lot of double takes as five sets of twins entered kindergarten at the same Portland, Me., school. "We've had twins before, of course, but we never had five sets of them," said Alan M. Argondizza, principal of Longfellow Elementary School. The twins are Ely and Amos LeBlanc-Simpson; Adrianne and Carrie Locke; Monica and Jessica Wetherington; Eric and Scott Wespi, and Lacey and Jeffrey Smith. But teachers won't be seeing double.
September 29, 1993 |
Donald Campbell Cameron, 61, former director of planning and urban design for the Irvine Co. who designed major portions of Orange County, has died at the age of 61. Cameron died Sunday at his home in Laguna Niguel, said a nephew, Tom Reed of Pasadena. The family declined to state the cause of death. From 1959 to 1961, as a young project director at William Pereira Associates, Cameron prepared the original campus plan for UC Irvine.
June 27, 1987 |
Tradition looked elegantly smashing the other afternoon with most of the just-announced Las Madrinas debutantes lined up in a row on the bridge to the home of Mrs. Fulton Haight in Santa Monica, wearing smiles, silks and crisp cottons and holding nosegays with long ribbon streamers. They stood just behind president Mrs. Thomas Techentin, in polite protocol announcing their names and greeting several hundred tea guests. The affair is the official prelude to the 53rd annual Debutante Ball on Dec.
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August 3, 2002 |
In the Rev. Eugene H. Peterson's retelling of the Bible, when Jesus raises a young girl from the dead, he first has to work his way through neighbors bringing casseroles to the grieving family's home. The poetic "valley of the shadow of death" from Psalm 23 becomes simply "Death Valley." And when God prepares to flood the Earth, he decides to spare Noah because "Noah was different. God liked what he saw in Noah."