February 6, 2003
Re "As Marines Ship Out, Their Pets Put Shelter on Emergency Footing," Feb. 3: As the wife of a retired naval officer, I can relate to the uncertainties and upheavals being experienced by our military personnel. Those uncertainties and upheavals that are part of the job, however, were the very reason we didn't have pets during our years in the military. Companion animals are not amusements to be discarded when they are no longer convenient. They are sensitive beings who deserve a lifelong commitment.
April 26, 1992
After reading Robin Abcarian's "Mother of All Surprises Is Birthing in Toyland" (April 9) regarding the Mattel toy that simulates pregnancy and birthing, I have not been able to get it out of my mind. First, creating a new life is a serious, lifelong commitment that should be undertaken only after a great deal of thought. It does not fall into the realm of fun and games. With the teen-age birth rate at an all time high, we should not be encouraging little girls to be preoccupied with pregnancy and birthing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2000
Marriage is an institution designed to recognize the lifelong commitment of two people to love, care for, support and protect each other. Our laws recognize this union. Insurance companies and hospitals recognize the interrelatedness of the two people and provide joint benefits and bestow joint responsibilities. It is important to protect the institution of marriage. But I can't help wonder how Proposition 22 would do that. A yes vote would prevent an entire group of people who have made this lifelong commitment from being married.
April 15, 2000
While I appreciate The Times making the effort to differentiate between the individuals who call themselves golf professionals and those who are PGA professionals ("Teaching Wedge," April 5), I feel it's necessary to clarify several points. Electing to become a PGA professional is a lifelong commitment. To begin an apprenticeship, aspiring professionals must pass a playing ability test and pass all three levels of the Golf Professional Training Program which is approximately a four- to five-year commitment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2004 |
Richard D. Colburn, a wealthy businessman whose own dreams of being a professional musician fueled his generous and lifelong commitment to music and music education, died Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 92. "He'd been very tired the last few days," said his daughter, Carol Colburn Hogel. "But, still, this was unexpected."
February 18, 1991 |
Paths of Glory: As Kirk Douglas recovered from injuries suffered in an air collision, the American Friends of the Hebrew University honored the 74-year-old actor and his wife for their lifelong commitment to the arts. The group bestowed its Scopus Award to the couple Saturday in Palm Springs for their contributions to the arts and their humanitarian work. The actor's wife, Anne, and son Eric attended the black-tie gala to accept the award.