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August 5, 1990
Any politician or educator familiar with the situation knows that the sole reason for the governor's elimination of the very successful California (School) Assessment Program is to punish Bill Honig, the elected state superintendent of education. Deukmejian's destruction of public assets merely to satisfy a vindictive personal whim should be condemned for what it is: vandalism. BROCKENBROUGH S. ALLEN Professor of Educational Technology San Diego State University
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August 5, 1990
Any politician or educator familiar with the situation knows that the sole reason for the governor's elimination of the very successful California (School) Assessment Program is to punish Bill Honig, the elected state superintendent of education. Deukmejian's destruction of public assets merely to satisfy a vindictive personal whim should be condemned for what it is: vandalism. BROCKENBROUGH S. ALLEN Professor of Educational Technology San Diego State University
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August 5, 1990 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Call Steve Martin the comic as magician. It's hard to imagine any performer today who captures both the physical grace of silent comedy and the cool irony of modern-day humor. Even when he's performing a silly scene, walking a quartet of Afghans with a huge bandage wrapped around his head, Martin displays a quiet, contemplative dignity. "He makes everything look so easy," says director Mick Jackson with obvious delight. "He hones every little movement to perfection.
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August 5, 1990 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Call Steve Martin the comic as magician. It's hard to imagine any performer today who captures both the physical grace of silent comedy and the cool irony of modern-day humor. Even when he's performing a silly scene, walking a quartet of Afghans with a huge bandage wrapped around his head, Martin displays a quiet, contemplative dignity. "He makes everything look so easy," says director Mick Jackson with obvious delight. "He hones every little movement to perfection.
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September 11, 2005 | Elaine Dutka, Times Staff Writer
STEVE MARTIN does triple duty on the film version of his 2000 novella, "Shopgirl": He's the screenwriter, a producer and a star. The movie revolves around Mirabelle (Claire Danes), a lonely Saks Fifth Avenue employee whose life is intertwined with a charming, commitment-wary bachelor (Martin) and a hapless, young font maker ("Rushmore's" Jason Schwartzman).
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