CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1985
We are surely heading for "the sky is falling" mentality regarding AIDS. Isn't it time for a nationwide televised assembly of accredited medical personnel to inform us to the best of their knowledge? I certainly hope Gov. Deukmejian will restore the funds for AIDS research. SYLVIA TERRELL Los Angeles
October 5, 1985
As a reader who greatly appreciates the insightful humor and crisp writing of Mike Downey, I am now also impressed with his knowledge of several sports. Specifically, his warnings to Larry Holmes four days before the fight with Michael Spinks. JERRY M. MOORE Los Angeles
July 22, 1990
What a pity that as interesting and important a book as Marjorie Perloff's "Poetic License" should have fallen into the hands of as limited and biased a reviewer as Thomas M. Disch! Clearly Disch lacks both the necessary sympathy and the knowledge with which to approach both the poetry and poetics of today. . . . PIERRE JORIS ENCINITAS
June 8, 1986
For a book about the "spicy" line of pulp magazines (Spicy Detective, Spicy Mystery, etc.) published by Culture Publications in the 1930s, I would appreciate hearing from anyone with knowledge or examples of the stories and authors of this genre. SIDNEY ALLINSON 24 Ravencliff Crescent Scarborough, Ont.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1991
It is extremely disturbing to hear an authority figure--(Judge Luis A. Cardenas; "Judge Likens Molestation Victim to 'Tart,' " July 19)--objectifying a 13-year-old victim to pastry. Not only was he blaming the victim--making her less than a human being but more than a young teen-ager--he once again perpetuated a very, very blinding misconception. Please allow me to set the record straight: Molestation has nothing to do with the victim's sexual knowledge, interest or experience; molestation is all about anger, control, violence and destruction.
December 31, 1994
In his Dec. 24 Saturday Letter, John Mendez wishes that "someone would tell Zelig that just because a proposition is passed it does not necessarily mean that it is constitutional." I stand told. But this put-down is in concert with Salonen's statement--while in Mexico with the Los Angeles Philharmonic--that the supporters of Proposition 187 lacked knowledge and rationality. In a democracy we are governed by laws passed by the majority even if the law is not to our liking. The last word on the constitutionality of Prop.