October 13, 1991
I hope baby boomers do drop out of society, then perhaps Generation X, the young men and women who came into the world behind them, will no longer be treated like dirt by these so-called adults who are notorious for their lack of personal and business ethics. NICOLE DILLENBERG Los Angeles
October 19, 1997
In answer to Elaine Matzner (Letters, Oct. 5), who was asked to remove her knapsack from her shoulder. The reasons for this are: 1. Thieves are notorious for using knapsacks. 2. People who are wearing knapsacks are also notorious for knocking things off counters. 3. Why would anyone shopping at Harrods be wearing a knapsack at all? MARJORIE PARKER Rancho Palos Verdes
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April 24, 2000
Although we still haven't received our census form, I'm glad to see the prisoners are getting theirs delivered to them (April 20). Maybe one of the guards can come by my house and drop off a form, even if it's one of the notorious long forms. KEN MARKS Ontario
June 3, 2000
T Like Stephen Farber, I too sat in the theater watching "M:I-2" with a feeling of deja vu ("Mission: Familiar," May 31). Not only can comparisons be made to Hitchcock's "Notorious" and "North by Northwest" but to "To Catch a Thief" as well. I have always been a tremendous fan of Hitchcock's and while I agree that much of the psychological dynamics of "Notorious" are not present in "M:I-2," I don't know that it is entirely a result of the "dumbing down" of mainstream audiences. I believe that the difference has more to do with the studio's desire to pigeonhole audiences demographically, in this case by gender.
December 5, 1987
Are the Dodgers really in position to allow themselves to be used as a vehicle for Steve Garvey's swan-song tour of the National League? The Dodgers already have one foot in the cellar and they can only hasten their rapid descent by wasting their time, money and a roster position on Garvey. The Dodgers have become notorious for their recent bonehead player decisions. If they sign Garvey, it would only increase that reputation. BILL TAPP El Cajon
March 2, 1986
1986 is just two months old, and already two notorious dictators--Jean-Claude Duvalier of Haiti and Ferdinand Marcos--have been sent packing by their outraged subjects. Could this be a trend? Just to keep the ball rolling, I suggest that the Reagan Administration declare March "National Dictator's Month." During this time, any dictator who feels at all insecure about his tenure would be free to leave his country, no questions asked. I also propose that the Air Force scramble a special formation of airplanes--a la the Strategic Air Command--and keep them flying 24 hours a day, ready at a moment's notice to pick up these rejected rulers.