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January 2, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Fired Texas Tech coach Mike Leach said the father of the player he was accused of mistreating after a concussion meddled more than any parent he has ever come across. Leach also denied he mistreated Adam James when he spoke Friday to the Associated Press about his firing. Dismissed Wednesday, two days after being suspended by Texas Tech, Leach said it was indisputable that James' father, ESPN analyst and former NFL player Craig James , lobbied frequently to get his son more playing time.
April 4, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A second set of strippers has filed a claim with City Hall claiming they were subjected to rude and humiliating treatment by officers from the Police Department vice squad. Attorney Dan Gilleon filed a claim on behalf of dancers at Expose, True Gentlemen's Club. Two weeks ago he filed a similar claim for dancers at Cheetahs Gentlemen's Club. Both claims are for more than $10,000. A claim is often a forerunner to a lawsuit. Dancers at both locations say their rights were violated by officers who arrived for a routine inspection and proceeded to take pictures of the nude and semi-nude dancers.
May 3, 1987
David Preuss, a former University of Minnesota hockey player and Minnesota North Star draft choice, was awarded nearly $442,000 in a lawsuit that contends a Minneapolis doctor mistreated his foot injury and cost him a pro hockey career.
March 17, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - Two former lovers faced off a few paces apart in a military courtroom Monday, avoiding eye contact as a judge heard conflicting narratives about a tumultuous and illicit affair between two officers of very different rank and stature. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, wearing jump boots and a dress blue uniform with a white star on each shoulder, pleaded guilty to mistreating his mistress, a subordinate officer under his command. He told a military judge in a halting voice that he deceived the woman, a captain, during their three-year affair, causing her "emotional harm and suffering.
June 9, 2003
Re "Guards Union Accused in Probe," June 3: For the nth time a story comes out of the Department of Corrections about mistreatment of inmates. Of course all the quotes are from state, or prison officials, or the guards union, never a word from the inmates. Why are the media not pressuring Sacramento to permit access to inmates? Reporters are kept almost completely out of the prisons and in the dark by state law. How can the truth be found if only one side of a story is heard? Eventually most of these inmates return to society.
October 31, 1999
Mary McNamara's article on books brought tears to my eyes ("Reading the Reader," Fall Home Design, Sept. 26). All the book lovers had one thing in common: They considered their books friends. I feel that way, too. I hate to see a book mistreated. I can't bear to see them stored away in boxes. They should be on display, even if that means stacking them on the floor around the edges of the room. The description of how one looks forward to having a library of one's own was great. That, too, is one of my fondest wishes.
September 5, 2000 | MARK HEISLER
What do you think Yankee owner George Steinbrenner likes better, winning titles or working his players over in the New York tabloids? Steinbrenner once called Hideki Irabu a "fat toad" (he knew whereof he spoke that time, being on the overstuffed side, himself). Last week he blasted reliever Jeff Nelson, who complained about not being used enough before giving up a game-losing grand slam to Seattle's Edgar Martinez.
December 24, 1995 | Mike Downey
Downey's California: --Don't feel too sorry for that New York Yankee employee who got fired three days before Christmas. Anybody stupid enough to work for George Steinbrenner should know what he or she is getting into, from Darryl Strawberry to Jerry Seinfeld's friend George Costanza, and anybody who complains about being mistreated by Steinbrenner is like a mouse who complains about being mistreated by a cat. --Next time Pat Riley visits New York, he'll go for a boo-peat.
April 1, 1992
This is in response to William Tanner's allegation that he was victimized and abused by my office when he ran unsuccessfully for the office of director of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District in 1990 ("Make Elections Process Easier," March 6). He claims that a law is needed to prevent unfair treatment at the hands of election officials. Such legislation is unnecessary. All candidates are provided with a written cost estimate. The estimate also contains the warning that it is only an estimate based on printing costs and an unknown number of candidates who will share the cost.
March 25, 2001
Regarding: "QE2: All Dolled Up With Places to Go" (Cruise Views, Feb. 25): Please cancel your syndicated "Cruise Views" column and stop payment on = the last check. Freeloaders Shirley Slater and Harry Basch rewrote a Queen = EliElizabeth 2 press release and itinerary. Our only evidence they'd actually been on board was their discovery that a ship suite is larger than an airline seat. Duh! Had they actually sailed on the dowager, they would have told us the public areas are crowded; the food is average; ; Harrods is a souvenir claptrap; and the entertainment is largely cast from summer stock.
February 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A suspended San Diego police officer was arrested Sunday on suspicion of sexual battery and false imprisonment of women while on duty. Christopher Hays, 30, decorated for bravery in 2012, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. after voluntarily surrendering. He was booked into county jail on suspicion of three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery and two felony counts of false imprisonment with violence, according to jail records. The arrest was announced by Chief Bill Lansdowne.
February 3, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia -- The International Olympic Committee said Monday that it has intervened on behalf of workers who built venues and surrounding infrastructure at the 2014 Sochi Games. IOC President Thomas Bach said his organization found "concrete information" regarding the mistreatment of the workers. The IOC subsequently met with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak and an ombudsman for human rights regarding outstanding payments to the workers. "As a result," Bach said, "we found that 227 million rubles had been paid to workers in 13 companies.
November 12, 2013 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Eighteen and pregnant, Jessica Chandler was terrified. Taken away from her mentally ill mother and placed into the foster care system as a child, she wanted to be a good parent. "But I didn't really know what that meant," said Chandler, now a graduate student at Cal State Northridge. Although she got help from programs that taught her about child rearing, two of her sisters were less fortunate. They struggled with parenting and lost their children to the same system that once claimed them.
November 7, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
The NFL flourishes and we enable. Some 300-pound guy named Richie Incognito allegedly bullies a Miami Dolphins teammate, makes him pay for veterans' trips because the guy is a rookie, reportedly hurls racial slurs and death threats at him and gets himself suspended. We are horrified, disgusted, stunned by such behavior. Even the most avid fan sees how far this crosses the line of sports, competition and entertainment. So we talk to our buddies and express our disgust. We maybe make silly jokes about Incognito's name and where he'd like to be right now. We listen to sports talk radio, which loves to tackle things such as this, and rightly so, and which attracts similar outrage to what we are feeling, as well as the usual idiots who see everything through testosterone-laden macho prisms.
October 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A few months ago, Bob Filner was this city's most powerful political figure - a new Democratic mayor pledging to help those he said had long been ignored or mistreated by local government. But Tuesday, less than two months after he resigned in disgrace, Filner stood meekly in San Diego County Superior Court, ready to plead guilty to mistreatment of women under a deal with prosecutors that bars him from ever seeking or holding public office again. Once known for his forceful rhetoric, Filner looked submissive as he answered the judge's questions in a soft voice, admitting guilt to one felony count of false imprisonment and two of misdemeanor battery.
August 29, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
Attendance at SeaWorld parks across the country has dropped 6% in the first half of the year, but is the decline due to bad publicity or bad weather? SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has endured some harsh publicity lately with the debut this summer of "Blackfish," a documentary about the mistreatment of orca whales in captivity, particularly at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida. In its latest financial report, SeaWorld Entertainment reported attendance of 10.1 million in its 11 parks in the first half of the year, down from 10.7 million in the same period in 2012.
December 19, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The world's most expensive truffle, bought by a London restaurant for $52,000 last month, was returned to Italy for burial. When experts in Florence heard that the restaurant left the warty white delicacy in a safe for too long and it rotted, they asked to have the 1.9 pound truffle returned for burial in the hope that it would sprout an even bigger one next year.
Many of the hundreds of Latino immigrants arrested in neighborhood sweeps during the recent unrest in Los Angeles have been denied access to legal counsel, pressured into signing voluntary repatriation agreements and mistreated while in custody, advocates charged Friday. Robert M.
August 8, 2013 | By Lee Romney
BERKELEY - Advocacy groups filed a class-action federal lawsuit against Contra Costa County and its juvenile hall, alleging that youths with disabilities had been denied educational and other services and held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day - in some cases for months. Los Angeles-based Public Counsel and Berkeley-based Disability Rights Advocates teamed with a private law firm to bring the suit, contending that although one-third of students at the juvenile hall were deemed by authorities to have disabilities requiring special education, many did not receive those services or related services.
August 7, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
At nine prisons across California, more than 500 inmates continuing a hunger strike they began July 8 to protest what they call cruel and inhumane conditions, and this action - the third hunger strike in two years - must surely lead many Californians to wonder: Why should we care? What concern is it to peaceful and law-abiding citizens that people convicted of serious crimes experience deprivation? Is their fate not deserved? We should care. Our treatment of prisoners, even the most dangerous and irredeemable, is a fundamental expression of American values.
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