March 2, 1986
I, like other readers who have written recently, enjoy that famous game for Sunday morning--"Find the Book Section." Is the rumor true that it's a screening test for Mensa? SUZANNE L. STONER Redondo Beach
June 18, 1989 |
He calls himself a "Domineer." Right now, he's a New Jersey lifeguard, in training for his 75th marathon. Running is his real love. This week, though, he'll assume his other persona for an appearance in Torrance's Del Amo Fashion Center. What he'll be doing there is what's been paying the freight for a decade: setting up rows of dominoes and then knocking 'em down. "Hey," he says, "it's a living." He's Bobby Speca, 32, and you may have seen him on Carson or "That's Incredible" or in the Guinness Book of World Records.
August 9, 1992 |
It is axiomatic that different kinds of TV shows have their specialized audiences, that "Entertainment Tonight," for example, is watched by people with a fannish or professional interest in show business, or that "The Twilight Zone" is an enduring favorite of science-fiction fans. As a TV viewer, therefore, you should cultivate certain kinds of behavior in accordance with what you watch. Here is a guide to help you achieve your optimum viewing personality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1995
The biggest travesty of the latest Mensa dirt ("L.A. Mensa Chapter Votes to Oust Newsletter Editor," Jan. 13) is that Nikki Frey is being scapegoated. I think that a society of the supposedly intellectually elite would know that ideas are not dangerous. But letting others make our decisions for us is dangerous. The way Mensa bent over to mass sentiment is as spineless as it gets. As long as each idea is allowed to be judged on its own by each person, it can then be discarded or used as a launching board for new ideas.
August 26, 1989 |
"How Smart Are You?" opens the mini-IQ test that prospective MENSA members take to evaluate whether or not they should even attempt the official test to determine their eligibility. MENSA calls itself "an international organization for highly intelligent people." The sole requirement for membership (other than paying dues) is scoring higher than 98% of the general population on one of several standardized IQ tests. MENSA has local groups throughout the nation, which meet at least once a month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1994 |
Orange County Mensa will sponsor a classical musicale with performances by youths and adults from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of Bernard and Judy Unger. The musicale is intended to be a classical "jam session" for performers and listeners of all ages. The Ungers are still soliciting instrumentalists, vocalists and small ensembles. The event will be at the Unger home, 1980 Byrd Court, Placentia. The community is invited to attend.