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July 10, 1986 | From Reuters
One brother appealed to another across the gulf of Philippine politics Wednesday to stop supporting deposed President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Leftist rebel leader Antonio Zumel published an open letter to Gen. Jose Maria Zumel, his older brother, who took part in the failed coup that ended Tuesday. The younger Zumel is a former journalist who went underground when Marcos imposed martial law in 1972.
December 6, 2009 | By Cara Mia DiMassa
Kyle A. Coumas was drawn to anything that involved adventure, said his high school English teacher, Danny Dunne. Perhaps it was destiny for a boy who was named after a heroic figure in the first "Terminator" movie. His parents adored the character of Kyle Reese, a resistance fighter and the father of John Connor, the hero of the later Terminator movies, and they chose Reese's first name for their only son. In high school, Coumas, of the Central California community of Lockeford, southeast of Sacramento, loved reading "Beowulf" -- drawn to the story of the hero and ancient warrior.
October 4, 1999
It is interesting that the Los Angeles Times has chosen to repeat allegations ["Pro-Microsoft Ads Were Funded by Software Giant," Sept. 18] from an article woven out of whole cloth from "internal" (read "stolen") documents obtained from a source your story neglected to credit, as the New York Times story did: "a Microsoft adversary associated with the computer industry who refused to be further identified." The Independent Institute has long acknowledged Microsoft as one of its supporters, including specifying its 7% to 8% level of support at the June 2 news conference for its Open Letter to President Clinton on Antitrust Protectionism.
May 25, 1991
An open letter to Art Spander: Dear Art, As I read your quotes on "la la land" in the L.A. Times this morning, I was on the veranda, sipping cappuccino, and I almost choked on a croissant. Most of us Laker fans were just waiting until we played a real NBA team so that we have something to be excited about. Gotta go swimming now. Where's that darn sunscreen? (BIG WAVE) DAVE MIZRAHI, Malibu
September 12, 1991
In response to "An Open Letter to Jerry Lewis: The Disabled Need Dignity, Not Pity," Opinion, Sept. 1: Ben Mattlin's bitter, critical diatribe against Lewis and his work for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. is abhorrent. In keeping with this hateful spate, he demands a financial accounting, not because such an accounting is a legitimate requirement, but because after all the money Lewis' telethon has raised, "why has it taken so long to find a cure . . . ." Well, get in line--right behind cancer.
December 19, 1992
An open letter to Marge Schott and Jesse Jackson: To reply to Schott's statement, "It was my mouth, but not my heart speaking": It won't come out of your mouth, Marge, unless it's already in your heart. And a quick word for Jackson, the self-appointed spokesman: Instead of trying to institute some sort of quota system based merely on skin color, why not let excellence, ability, moral integrity and intelligence be the guidelines? The cream always rises to the top, Jesse. Let it be. JOHN FOWLER Los Angeles
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