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July 21, 1991
In my letter July 7, I did not dismiss Lee's work. I described it as a product of his time and place, limited and parochial, and so it is to me. As for immaturity, are there any real artists whose early work is of the same quality as the creations of their mature years? Would there be any artists if there were no growth? I question Ruby Bell-Gam's use of the phrase "contemporary white artists." When she inserts the word white , she introduces the irrelevant. I am hoping that Lee's goal is to be an artist, neither white nor black.
February 10, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Rep. Christopher Lee, a second-term Republican lawmaker representing western New York, abruptly resigned Wednesday after flirtatious e-mails, including a photo of him shirtless, were posted online by a gossip website. In a brief statement, Lee referred only obliquely to "this distraction," apologizing "deeply and sincerely" for harm he caused his family, staff and constituents. Just hours earlier, the Gawker website posted e-mails Lee exchanged with an unnamed, single 34-year-old woman in response to her personal ad on Craigslist.
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 | Associated Press
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
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.
Wen Ho Lee spent his first full day of freedom as a prisoner in his own house Thursday as camera crews and reporters camped outside in hopes of a glimpse of the meek scientist who has been transformed from a reputed master spy to a national symbol of government misconduct. Lee stayed inside his modest home in White Rock, N.M., where he enjoyed his first melon, took his first bath and cooked his first meal for his family since his arrest and incarceration in December.
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