October 14, 2003
My brother Walt and I were standing at sunrise on the edge of Capitol Reef, Utah. We had visited Arches, Canyonlands and were on our way to Bryce and Zion, which offered us the Narrows -- the most majestic hike of peace you can do with a kindred soul. Steven Gadecki Culver City
January 5, 2002
No one wields the business end of a poison pen with quite the flair of movie critic Kenneth Turan. A recent destructive example of this tendency can be found within his screed passing as film criticism of "The Majestic" ("No Surprises at the End, or Anywhere Else," Dec. 21). Turan isn't content merely to pan it; he excoriates and humiliates its creators. Curiously enough, I too saw a film by the same title, also starring Jim Carrey, but "The Majestic" I saw was a gentle, heartfelt reflection on a time and a sense of ideals I believe a great many people long for. To paraphrase writer Manuel Puig, "movies ... help you hope."
June 29, 1997
I can't believe Margaret Sheridan left out the beautiful, nostalgic, not to mention delicious food and atmosphere of the Hotel Bela Vista in her article ("In Macao, Portuguese on the Side," June 8). It has eight or nine rooms magnificently decorated, a staircase majestic, and all in all is a place fit for royalty. Its lovely veranda, looking out to the sea, is my favorite place to eat. JULIA SKYLAR North Hollywood
April 4, 2009 |
Warning of potential injury and death, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a flurry of recalls of baby-related merchandise, including high chairs with falling seats, cribs that can cause suffocation and toys that pose a choking hazard. About 643,000 Evenflo Envision high chairs and 90,000 Evenflo Majestic high chairs were recalled Thursday because plastic fasteners and metal screws can fall out and allow the seat back to fall backward or detach, said Scott Wolfson, a commission spokesman.
HOME & GARDEN
March 10, 2005
Re "Ode to the Dandelion, Jilted Flower of Spring" [Feb. 24]: I have always been a lover of wildflowers, and my alma mater, the University of Rochester in New York state, has a school song honoring "the dandelion yellow, its colors rich and mellow." When I was a student there in the 1930s, its campus heath, along the banks of the Genesee River, was a majestic example of the beauties of that plant. I am grateful for your reminder. Margaret Houghton Lake Forest
March 2, 2008 |
Safety officials announced a recall of 24,000 cribs and warned parents against putting their babies to bed with pillows and other soft bedding that could suffocate them. The Indonesian-made cribs, imported by Munire Furniture Inc., have improper brackets that don't allow their mattresses to be fully lowered. This could allow children inside the crib to crawl over the railing and fall. The recall includes the company's Majestic Curved Top, Majestic Flat Top, Essex, Brighton/Sussex and Captiva cribs with various model numbers.