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OPINION
May 20, 2005
Re "Gov. Readies Special Election to Attack Legislature, Unions," May 17: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will hit the road again to mine the GOP faithful to raise millions for his special elections. Why will only Republicans give for the special elections; do they have something to gain? I hope the redistricting initiative passes so we'll finally be able to vote minority Republican obstructionists out of office -- the conservative anti-taxers who for 14 years blocked passage of California's budget.
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August 8, 2001
Re "President Basking in Victories," Aug. 4: George W. Bush did not serve in Vietnam, but he has evidently learned a good lesson from that war. Sometimes it's best to just declare a victory and pull out. So Bush was reportedly "basking" in the self-proclaimed success of his first six months in office before cutting and running to his ranch for a month's recuperation. Basking in what, exactly? Converting a huge surplus into an empty kitty that leaves Social Security and Medicare funds ripe for ravishing?
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August 13, 1999 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man accused of strangling 14-year-old Kali Manley pleaded not guilty Thursday to a murder charge and a special allegation of attempted rape. David Alvarez, his head shaved and wearing jail blues, didn't speak during his brief appearance before Superior Court Judge Edward Brodie. Instead, his attorney, James Farley, told Brodie they "deny each and every count."
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March 22, 2005 | Steve Harvey
John Rouse figures that the numerous surfboard-toting commuters you spotted in downtown L.A. on Monday were responding to the stunning advisory from the National Weather Service (see accompanying). Oddly enough, no waves were seen in the Civic Center. Just the usual ocean of traffic. Unclear on the concept: Kathleen Lally-Arena of Culver City chanced upon a for-sale ad for a male Pomeranian amid conflicting reports of its reproductive abilities -- and the usual misspelling (see accompanying).
SPORTS
March 26, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
There are two things standing in the way of Gregory Ridgeway's playing Senior Little League in Hayward, Calif., according to Associated Press--his size 17 feet. Baseball spikes only go up to size 16 and Ridgeway, 14, hasn't been able to find a shoe that fits. Ridgeway, who is 6 feet 5, could play in sneakers, but he says they aren't as safe as the special baseball footwear. * Add feet: "Size 17?
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May 24, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
Rabbi Jerrold Goldstein says he's not one to sit behind the table. When recruiting for Hillel members at Cal State Northridge each September, Goldstein taps the shoulders of freshmen in the registration line and asks them if they are interested in joining the campus Jewish Student Center. His assertive personality offends some, but he simply shrugs--that's who he is, he says. Goldstein, who this month retired as head of CSUN Hillel, has been a go-getter from the get-go.
OPINION
September 2, 2012
Re "Dems play the race card," Opinion, Aug. 28 I commend Jonah Goldberg for writing about race in the election. Taking into account American history, it's obvious that the race card has been in play since Day One. Consider the rise of the tea party and its reaction to Obamacare and nearly all of President Obama's other policy pursuits. The degree of outrage has always felt out of sync. By historical standards Obama's policies did little to upend the establishment. So why does the phrase "take back our country" resonate?
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March 9, 2002 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura County judge Friday dismissed a murder indictment against one of three suspects accused of participating in the October 1998 slaying of Ventura teenager Nichole Hendrix. Bridget Callahan, 30, of Ventura was rearrested moments after the case was dismissed at the request of state prosecutors. She is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges next week. Deputy Atty. Gen.
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November 2, 2002 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Murder defendant Bridget Callahan was portrayed Friday as an unwitting follower of a white supremacist gang, and had no intention of helping in the slaying of a 17-year-old girl four years ago in a Ventura motel room. Attorney Joseph O'Neill said in closing arguments in Callahan's murder trial that his client sought to gain power and prestige through her association with violent men who "used and abused women" and ruled by intimidation.
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