February 19, 1989
As I read the story about record catches of tuna by San Pedro fishermen ("A Season of Plenty," Jan. 31), I wondered how many thousands of porpoises were sacrificed for this commercial "miracle." HEATHER GOULET Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1992 |
To her parents, she's "our miracle baby." She sits atop a Space Age highchair. She breathes through a tube in her throat. And on her stomach, she sports an Ace bandage, wrapped snugly around a ball about the size of a cantaloupe. It's there to encircle the ball-like membrane that contains her liver, stomach and intestines. The miracle is that Jessica Marie Beacom, born a year ago Thursday with a usually terminal abdominal defect called omphalocele, is alive.
January 24, 2008
Re: "Mel Brooks: That Voodoo That He Does So Well," [Jan. 17]: Brooks did spoofs of every genre of movie -- musical, western, science fiction, you name it. The only movie he didn't do is a Christmas movie. He could have had a field day with "Miracle on 34th Street," "It's a Wonderful Life," "A Christmas Carol" and all the rest combined. Grace Hampton Burbank
July 10, 1988
There is no disputing economic reality. During the past several years America has prospered, enjoying a revitalized economy, a reduction in both inflation and unemployment, and sustained growth. The Reagan Administration claims its policies have fueled America's economic engine to new heights. The question then remains why a whole segment of the American population, especially women, have not responded favorably to the Reagan economic miracle, and Bush in particular. Perhaps the answer to this question is that most female Americans don't see the Reagan-Bush economic miracle as a miracle at all, they see it as an economic sham.
January 7, 2009 |
The word "miracle" can be overused. But when a 6-year-old boy drives a Ford Taurus more than 10 miles, weaving in and out of oncoming traffic at speeds exceeding 60 mph, slams into a utility pole and no one gets hurt, well, maybe miracle is appropriate. That's what happened near Wicomico Church on Monday when the first-grader missed his school bus and decided to drive his mom's car to school so he wouldn't miss breakfast and P.E., authorities said. "It's a miracle that somebody didn't get killed," said Northumberland County Sheriff Chuck Wilkins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1993
Hurray for O'Neill for having the guts and fortitude to stand up for what is right and speak out against what isn't. I am not a child, don't have one, and I too zap away from news programs, skip over TV channels and boycott certain movies and magazines for the reasons she does. Just as she prayed that by some miracle a decent, weekend movie be found listed, I pray we may wake up before it's too late MARY ANN BAILEY Torrance
November 16, 1985
In response to the letter suggesting the Kings be moved to Cleveland, I would like to ask what an ignorant fan is doing in a town like this. Perhaps this fan doesn't recall the many years the Angels have sat at the bottom of the pack. Yet, from time to time, they are heard from as a force in the American League. The same could be said for the Kings. Perhaps he has forgotten the Triple Crown Line's big year or the Miracle of Manchester Street. Perhaps he ought to consider residence in Cleveland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991
Since Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) had such an illuminating experience being "disabled," perhaps he could learn from this and place himself more often in other people's shoes--those with other views on abortion or homosexuality, for example. Then he might not be so quick to judge and denigrate others because he might actually begin to appreciate, respect and see similarities between himself and others who have different viewpoints. One can always hope for a miracle. SUSAN PERLSON, Brea