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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.
September 29, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt
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.
February 20, 2011 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
Lee Young-guk is a struggling duck breeder in muddy work clothes, shepherding 10,000 feathered wards at his rural family-owned spread near the North Korean border. For the taciturn 50-year-old, his omnipresent baseball cap worn low over watchful eyes, common farm life is a distant second act to the years when he enjoyed an intimate view of a bizarre lifestyle that, as he puts it, "few mortals ever witness. " For 10 years, until 1988, Lee was a personal bodyguard for Kim Jong Il, working among the phalanx of trained killers who protected the future North Korean dictator, infamous for, among other things, his fetishes for handguns, imported caviar and foreign-made limousines.
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