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September 10, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Matt Lauer is still mad about the Ann Curry mess -- and he's blaming the media. In an  interview with Esquire, the co-host of NBC's "Today" blasted reporters for laziness in reporting rumors during the shake-up that led to Curry's tearful ouster from the show in 2012. "I was disappointed by the laziness of the media, the willingness to read a rumor, repeat that rumor, and treat it as a fact," Lauer said. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments But he was in a difficult position, he added.
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NEWS
January 7, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday urged members of Congress to extend unemployment benefits for Americans who have been out of work for a long time, arguing that those unemployed are “not lazy” but victims of the country's economic crisis. Appearing in the East Room of the White House with more than a dozen unemployed people on risers behind him, Obama took issue with the argument that extending benefits will “somehow hurt the unemployed because it saps their motivation to get a new job.” “That really sells the American people short,” Obama said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1987
The political science profession owes Ronald Reagan a great deal of gratitude for providing yet another facet of the presidency that we now can openly study and teach (instead of suspecting it all along)--stupidity and laziness. MARGIE LLOYD Redlands
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Don Yelton, a local GOP official in North Carolina, has been forced to resign following an appearance this week on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" in which he made a series of racially charged remarks. On Wednesday, correspondent Aasif Mandvi traveled to North Carolina to look at the effect of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. There he met with Yelton, a precinct chairman in Buncombe County and an advocate of the state's strict new voter ID laws which, according to some, disproportionately target minority voters.
OPINION
December 22, 1991
It has been said that the rising cost of the state welfare program is due in large part to new recipients, laziness and fraud. To bring welfare spending under control, one solution proposed is the governor's reform plan to cut all benefits by 10%. Reforms are needed, but is it fair to punish the elderly, homeless and truly needy for those who knowingly abuse the system? EDDIE LOPEZ, Pico Rivera
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1996
Re "GOP Clouds the Future of Environmental Protections," Dec. 24: What the Republican "leadership" fails to acknowledge in its assault on the environment is that all life--from plants and animals to insects and humans--is inextricably linked for the survival of the whole: the Earth. If the Earth dies, we die. Period. And then all the money, construction development deals and mining rights in the world won't be worth the paper they're printed on. Those who would put future generations at risk suffer from three basic human frailties: lack of foresight, laziness and greed.
SPORTS
April 6, 1996
For the first time in 30 years of playing and coaching I find myself embarrassed to be associated with the game of basketball after viewing this year's McDonald's Prep All-Star Game. Watching this group of under-aged, over-indulged so-called basketball players do nothing but demonstrate their selfishness, laziness and out-of-control egos was more than a traditionalist like myself could stomach. STEVE KEITH Irvine
SPORTS
January 23, 1988
To all of the critics who want Walt Hazzard's job, let's hear their answer to the Greg Foster problem. Here's a 7-foot center whose bad attitude and/or laziness costs them the North Carolina game and then quits the team in a temper tantrum before the Pac-10 opener. Do you pamper Baby Foster at the expense of team rules? Do you let him go, giving up a 7-foot center. Or do you punish him and have him blow up even more, disrupting even more the team's development? It's easy to bad-mouth a losing coach, but how do you make a team player out of a teen-age prima donna?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1987
In watching the hearings, it is easy to see the true meaning of patriotism is not blind faith but the willingness to question the government; to remind our elected officials that their duty is representing the people, not their own self-interests. The people of the U.S. have a duty as well. It is obtain the facts, make educated decisions, and voice these opinions by voting, writing letters to officials, or getting out on the streets and demonstrating. This is what makes a democracy, the fact that our leaders work for the people and the people have the right to have opinions.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2005
I enjoy David Shaw's Sunday column and generally agree with his year-end rap ["When the Journalism Itself Was the Bad News," Dec. 19], but I disagree with the way he characterizes election coverage. Because we live in California, a safely blue state -- never mind the huge division between coastal and inland precincts -- we were spared the vitriolic and slanderous attacks on Sen. John Kerry's war record by the so-called "Swift Boat Veterans." (As a disclosure, I did not vote for Kerry in the general election.
NEWS
October 15, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Do you like prehistoric cave paintings? No? Well, I do, and so the news that many of those paintings were apparently done by women is fascinating. Not only for what it says about our ancestors but for what it says about archeology. Writing for National Geographic, Virginia Hughes reported recently : Women made most of the oldest-known cave art paintings, suggests a new analysis of ancient handprints. Most scholars had assumed these ancient artists were predominantly men, so the finding overturns decades of archaeological dogma.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
My mother taught me to begin any criticism with a compliment, so here it is: CBS' new comedy "We Are Men" lasts only half an hour and stars four likable performers, including Tony Shalhoub and Kal Penn. Now for the criticism. "We Are Men" lasts an entire half-hour and stars four likable performers, including Tony Shalhoub and Kal Penn. Television prides itself on allowing the writer to be king, and that is never more clear than when a show is far better cast than it is conceived.
NEWS
September 10, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Matt Lauer is still mad about the Ann Curry mess -- and he's blaming the media. In an  interview with Esquire, the co-host of NBC's "Today" blasted reporters for laziness in reporting rumors during the shake-up that led to Curry's tearful ouster from the show in 2012. "I was disappointed by the laziness of the media, the willingness to read a rumor, repeat that rumor, and treat it as a fact," Lauer said. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments But he was in a difficult position, he added.
NEWS
September 3, 2013 | By Jeff Spurrier
One of the enduring lessons of gardening life is to remember the recommendations of other gardeners. More than a year ago, musician and edible gardening consultant Lauri Krantz told me that she was stunned by a harvest of Jerusalem artichokes from only eight plants. Krantz, whom I profiled last year , had put them in a garden for chefs Suzanne Goin and David Lentz, mostly for the pretty yellow blooms that appear in August and last for a month. While transitioning the garden to fall, Krantz found more than 400 edible tubers in the soil, so many she needed help carrying them out of the garden.
SCIENCE
August 30, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Whether you're a New Jersey mall rat or a farmer in India, being poor can sap your smarts. In fact, the mental energy required to make do with scarce resources taxes the brain so much that it can perpetuate the cycle of poverty, new research shows. The findings, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, indicate that an urgent need - making rent, getting money for food - tugs at the attention so much that it can reduce the brainpower of anyone who experiences it, regardless of innate intelligence or personality.
TRAVEL
July 20, 2013
I highly recommend the Lazy J Ranch Motel, about three hours from Los Angeles. It's a wonderful place to stay with your dog. There is a large, grassy area next to the pool where the dog can run and play. The Kaweah River, a short walking distance away, provides a beautiful walk for both man and dog. Lake Kaweah, a 10-minute drive, has picnic boat rentals that perfectly accommodate the pooch. Much fun for all. Rooms from about $145 a night. Lazy J Ranch Motel , 39625 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, Calif.; (559)
MAGAZINE
April 3, 1988
In response to Marilyn O'Neill's comments in "The L.A. Women," I would like to thank her for illustrating an unjust and ignorant oversimplification of the homeless issue. Statements like, "Why can't they go out and find a job?" do not address the problem. Perhaps "they" are mentally ill, chemically dependent or chemically imbalanced. Perhaps "they" lack education, self-confidence or self-esteem. Some of "them" have been abused or neglected. Some have been thrown out of their homes at very young ages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1995
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read your editorial "Painless Penalty" (Nov. 8). I've suffered plenty of pain because of baseless accusations of sexual harassment. I lost a week's pay and, more important, I have had my name dragged through the mud continually while Assemblyman Mickey Conroy (R-Orange) and I wait for our day in court. I never sexually harassed former office clerk Robyn Boyd. That's what I told investigators hired by the Democrat-controlled Assembly Rules Committee.
SCIENCE
July 11, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Were you planning on running this morning, but wasted too much time reading Twitter messages on your iPhone? When you do make it to the gym, do people give you the evil eye because you sit on a weight machine and text with a friend? If you answered yes to either question, you may be turning into a "hyper-connected" couch potato. According to a study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity , frequent cell phone users were far more likely to forego or disrupt physical exercise and scored lower on fitness assessments than peers who used cell phones less frequently.
IMAGE
June 28, 2013 | By Denise Hamilton
Anyone who's bitten into a ripe apricot, peach or plum understands the juicy scents of summer. But today's perfumers have created fragrances that make fruity essences available all year long. Fancy an olfactory plate of ripe figs? L'Artisan's Figuier Extreme and Ava Luxe's Figue de Sucre showcase the creamy sweetness of the fruit, while Heeley's Eau de Figuier and L'Artisan's Premier Figuier evoke the entire tree, complete with green leaves, milky white secretions and twiggy branches.
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