July 11, 1987
The millionaire ballplayers will continue to come and go, but there will never be another Broadway Billy Schuster. Thanks, Billy, for the many enjoyable Saturday afternoons you gave a young boy and his father. ERNIE EWING La Crescenta
June 8, 1985
I loved the piece on Babe Ruth by Earl Gustkey. To us old-timers who lived in the Bronx during the '20s and '30s, the mighty Babe will always be the No. 1 sports personality of all time. A few years back, before our own Fernando Valenzuela became a millionaire, I thought he just might replace the Babe in the hearts of the fans. But that didn't happen and it probably never will. BERNARD SIEGAL Los Angeles
September 3, 1994
As millionaire owners and millionaire players negotiate the distribution of many hundreds of millions of dollars, Glenn Burke ("When Glory Has Soured," Aug. 30) suffers on the streets of San Francisco, enduring the horrifying and lonely torment of AIDS. SCOTT PIAZZA Los Angeles One facet of Burke's athletic career rarely gets mentioned. In 1976 at the University of Nevada Reno, he briefly played on the basketball team. The Dodgers, fearing an off-season injury, forced him to quit and he left UNR shortly thereafter.
June 17, 2006
Finally a real golf course: Winged Foot, site of the U.S. Open. The pros are finding out what it's like to play a real test, not some Palm Desert course where 35 under might win. By the time you read this, two or three under might be the 36-hole leader. We hackers love watching this ordeal for these millionaire pros. RON COOPER La Crescenta
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1991
As California dries up, it's good to know that Dale Rorabaugh can fill his 288,000 gallon swimming pool. While the state's agriculture has its faucet turned off, and us poorer folk must ration our landscaping to death, we can all witness a millionaire's dream come true. San Diego County can look to that mountain-top mansion with pride, knowing inside and outside those walls lies a Guiness Record Book pool. DENNIS LYNCH, Encinitas
October 5, 1991
Your recent articles on Kenny Walker of the Denver Broncos, Glyn Milburn of Stanford and Charles Johnson of Colorado were outstanding. All three of these young men have tremendous character and courage. More articles should be written about true role models such as these, rather than articles about millionaire athletes who whine about contracts they voluntarily sign and then deem unsatisfactory. Regardless of what happens to these men in the future, they are already highly successful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1999
Re "Smithsonian Museum in Cross-Hairs of Debate," March 21: The millionaire big-game hunter who sent the carcass of an endangered Asian wild sheep to the Smithsonian said that he had killed only one trophy male out of the seven which were in the herd and that could do no harm to the population. Seems rational to me. Perhaps the same technique can be used to thin out the environmentalists, one for each seven. Would certainly cut down on the baleful bleating of that herd.
May 9, 1992
Byron Scott, whom I have long regarded as a very thoughtful and responsible young man, is quoted three times as saying: "I don't condemn what they're doing." This amazing quote could only lead me to the surprising and sad conclusion that I, who happen to be white (and not a millionaire), care more about the suffering and loss of livelihood of his fellow black victims than he does. RABBI YEHUDAH DOLGIN Los Angeles