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September 23, 2000
I'd like to commend Robert Scheer for his Sept. 19 commentary, "So Many Left Lee to Twist Slowly, Slowly in the Wind." As a Korean American woman culturally and an Asian American woman politically, I was all too familiar with the sad case of Wen Ho Lee. I am angry that people in authority lied to keep him in prison. I am angry that he was shackled. And I am horrified that Atty. Gen. Janet Reno refuses to acknowledge a mistake that traumatized so many of us. The Asian American community has been outraged by the treatment of Lee from the outset.
July 14, 1991
Letter writer Muriel E. Brewer concedes that Lee's work is drawn from experience, but she nonetheless negates the validity of that experience by dismissing it as limited and describes his work as parochial. One way of dealing with the disconcerting intrusion of a socially charged theme into the dominant consciousness is to dismiss the work and its creator as immature. But how often are contemporary white artists required to broaden their perspective in their choice of subject matter or in their point of view?
November 23, 1992
If Lee wants to make the point that there is discrimination in editorial coverage, he can do it without discriminating himself! With his movies, he has created his own bully pulpit for denouncing whatever he wishes to denounce, and he does it well. I think Bates misses the real answer as to what Lee was doing. He wasn't increasing jobs for others or giving visibility to anyone else, at least as a primary goal. He was creating controversy to increase publicity for himself, which eventually leads to Lee making a buck!
April 4, 1987 |
Former Steamer Stuart Lee kicked in a power-play goal with 11:07 remaining, giving the Los Angeles Lazers a 3-2 victory over St. Louis Friday night in a battle of Major Indoor Soccer League tail-enders. Lee's goal, his 26th of the season, snapped a deadlock created by Daryl Doran's two goals for St. Louis and gave the Lazers their first victory in St. Louis since April 21, 1984. The Steamers, who had won six straight games at home, made up a 2-0 deficit in the second and third periods.
February 5, 2001 |
Attorneys for former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Wen Ho Lee expressed concern about news leaks suggesting that prosecutors want to resume questioning Lee about downloading restricted data and other matters. The Washington Post reported that the FBI and federal prosecutors were considering seeking court approval to further question Lee, who pleaded guilty to a single count Sept. 13 and agreed to be interrogated under oath for 60 days.
September 15, 2001 |
The case of Wen Ho Lee has passed its last official milepost as the former Los Alamos scientist completed terms of his plea agreement. At 12:01 a.m. Friday, Lee was officially free of the constraints imposed by his plea in a case that accused him of mishandling nuclear weapons data at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Lee, 61, pleaded guilty one year ago to one count of illegal downloading, and 58 other counts were dismissed. He was set free with a judge's apologies.
December 25, 2003
Re "Secrets, Lies and Media Privilege," Commentary, Dec. 22: I continue to be amazed at Robert Scheer's misleading portrayal of Wen Ho Lee. Lee pleaded guilty to one count of mishandling of governmental data. True. What Scheer has failed to mention is that Lee downloaded the equivalent of 250,000 pages or more of nuclear weapons information from a classified computer -- at about midnight on a Christmas Eve, among other times -- and then smuggled the magnetic tapes of data out of Los Alamos National Laboratories.
July 14, 2002
As a former Bay Area resident, I applaud your publication of Gary Rivlin's article on U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee ('Looking-Glass Politics,' June 16). A representative's job is just that-to represent his or her district. Lee does that without compromise. All districts should be so lucky to be listened to as intently as she listens to hers. Rose Reis-Jackson Via the Internet Rivlin's piece paints a picture of a deeply disturbed and deluded woman in symbiosis with a deeply disturbed and deluded community, the 9th Congressional District.
January 27, 2012 |
For more than 46 years, they've been inseparable, this quirky barber and his ramshackle excuse for a shop. People who know them both say it's hard to tell which is more eccentric. Standing just 5-foot-1, Lee Nam-yul uses a special footstool to reach everyone but the shortest customers. He likes to talk, his regulars say, but not always listen. At 63, the third-generation craftsman has old-school tastes. He owns no cellphone, no computer. He has an electric cutter he rarely uses, preferring the eight pairs of stainless-steel scissors and other simple hand tools his grandfather used in this same shop.
September 29, 2012 |
It's a typical weekday at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons. Clint Eastwood is signing autographs just outside the hotel's front window for a cluster of near-frantic fans. A parade of the wealthy and connected pass through the lobby on their way to lunch at the hotel, ground zero for industry deal-making. Inside the bar, however, no one gives even a sideways glance at the handsome, tousle-haired actor Byung-hun Lee, who at first appears somewhat unsure of himself as he speaks quietly in halting English.