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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1992
I must be seeing something, or maybe I just entered the Twilight Zone. The headline (June 16) read: "Red Line Expected to Open Early and Under Budget"!!! Three cheers to the contractors for their fantastic efforts and planning to accomplish this almost unheard-of feat in these times! LARRY BICKMANN Glendale
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SPORTS
March 13, 2004
At the L.A. Marathon, where the women were given a 20-minute head start on the men and the first to the finish line received an additional $50,000, where's the math and fairness? With the best women's marathon time at about 2:15 and the men's about 2:05, why were they given 20 minutes if the difference is slightly more than 10 minutes? Larry Bickmann Thousand Oaks I agree 100% that women should be given the same opportunities and pay as men in today's world. However, I disagree that the requirements should be made easier or the rules changed so women can achieve their goals.
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SPORTS
April 29, 1995
Great work, Judge. Giving Darryl Strawberry a lighter sentence than he plea-bargained for only shows how the rich get away with almost everything. Disregarded was that Darryl tested positive again for drugs as his case was progressing. LARRY BICKMANN Thousand Oaks Hey, if I don't pay my taxes, can I also get to spend six months at Darryl's home in Rancho Mirage? BURT PRELUTSKY North Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1999
Re "Event to Recognize Special Education," May 19. Thank you for this wonderful story about recognizing those who have helped the special-needs kids of the Conejo Valley school system. Although my young son passed away a couple of years ago with his mom in an accident, his special needs were attended to not only by his mom and me but by many who tried to make his short life a better one. The only way to know the true value of assistance given by these dedicated volunteers is to be a parent of such a child and see the improvements take place over time.
SPORTS
March 2, 1991
In the Feb. 23 sports section, a letter complained of the Lakers' loss on Page 1 and the Clippers' win on Page 8. Until the Clippers can achieve records like the Lakers, Kings, Dodgers or the Rams, they belong on the back pages. Who needs a story about a lousy team losing on the front page? LARRY BICKMANN Woodland Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1999
Re "Event to Recognize Special Education," May 19. Thank you for this wonderful story about recognizing those who have helped the special-needs kids of the Conejo Valley school system. Although my young son passed away a couple of years ago with his mom in an accident, his special needs were attended to not only by his mom and me but by many who tried to make his short life a better one. The only way to know the true value of assistance given by these dedicated volunteers is to be a parent of such a child and see the improvements take place over time.
SPORTS
March 13, 2004
At the L.A. Marathon, where the women were given a 20-minute head start on the men and the first to the finish line received an additional $50,000, where's the math and fairness? With the best women's marathon time at about 2:15 and the men's about 2:05, why were they given 20 minutes if the difference is slightly more than 10 minutes? Larry Bickmann Thousand Oaks I agree 100% that women should be given the same opportunities and pay as men in today's world. However, I disagree that the requirements should be made easier or the rules changed so women can achieve their goals.
OPINION
June 21, 1992
I must be seeing something, or maybe I just entered the Twilight Zone. The headline reads "Red Line Expected to Open Early and Under Budget"! Three cheers to the contractors for their fantastic efforts and planning to accomplish this almost unheard-of feat in these times. LARRY BICKMANN, Glendale
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992
Where's the supervision? In reference to the 14-year-old North Hills boy who was killed by a car while crossing the street: Why was he on the streets at 11:40 p.m.? The classic question must be answered by the parents: Do you know where your kids are? As parents are now held liable for guns lying around the house that children find and kill or injure someone with, so should the parents in this case be held liable for not properly supervising their child, if that was the case.
OPINION
April 17, 2002
Re "Salvation Mountain Artist Has Blessings Bestowed on His Work" (April 11), on Leonard Knight's desert art, which consists of 100,000 gallons of paint painted on sand in the desert: Tell me if I'm wrong, but aren't we supposed to dispose of this toxic material at recycling centers by law? How are painting the sand and, in effect, letting 100,000 gallons of pollutants into the ground water to be considered art? I guess if I dump some paint down my sewer drain and it flows to the ocean and discolors the sand, water or swimmers then that is considered art too. Larry Bickmann Thousand Oaks
SPORTS
April 29, 1995
Great work, Judge. Giving Darryl Strawberry a lighter sentence than he plea-bargained for only shows how the rich get away with almost everything. Disregarded was that Darryl tested positive again for drugs as his case was progressing. LARRY BICKMANN Thousand Oaks Hey, if I don't pay my taxes, can I also get to spend six months at Darryl's home in Rancho Mirage? BURT PRELUTSKY North Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1992
I must be seeing something, or maybe I just entered the Twilight Zone. The headline (June 16) read: "Red Line Expected to Open Early and Under Budget"!!! Three cheers to the contractors for their fantastic efforts and planning to accomplish this almost unheard-of feat in these times! LARRY BICKMANN Glendale
SPORTS
March 2, 1991
In the Feb. 23 sports section, a letter complained of the Lakers' loss on Page 1 and the Clippers' win on Page 8. Until the Clippers can achieve records like the Lakers, Kings, Dodgers or the Rams, they belong on the back pages. Who needs a story about a lousy team losing on the front page? LARRY BICKMANN Woodland Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1992
County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn stated in today's paper regarding the installation of rescue nets along the Los Angeles River that "designing such nets will be complicated because they must allow for free passage of water and small objects, but provide a safe interception for humans and animals." The solution is simple and I am sure that it has already been suggested: have a net secured to strategically located bridges that can be lowered in case of emergency. A net in a lowered position at all times would surely deteriorate or get torn quickly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1992
Regarding "Defeat of Props. 158, 159" (Letters to the Editor, Times Valley Edition, Nov. 17), Ramona ZuTavern asked: "With the state budget mess of this past year and the gridlock in Sacramento still lingering, what were the voters thinking about when they voted these propositions down?" The answer is simple: The above propositions would only create more government jobs and expense to the taxpayers, especially property owners, who pay more taxes that the average citizen. Being a property owner who cannot afford to pay higher taxes to increase the government, which is already much too big, I voted against Props.
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