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NEWS
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.
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OPINION
May 22, 2012
Re "Silencing Sebelius," Editorial, May 18 Last month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishopscondemned Rep. Paul D. Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget as contrary to Roman Catholic social doctrine. Also, dozens of faculty members at Georgetown University issued an open letter protesting Ryan's speech at the school. Yet The Times did not editorialize on this attempt to "silence" Ryan. At issue here is not the silencing of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, but a protest against a Catholic institution providing a forum to a Catholic who has publicly challenged the doctrines of her own faith.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
June 29, 1986
Open letter to Dr. Bruce Rhoades, principal, San Pedro High School: A strange thing happened to me on June 18. I attended my daughter's graduation ceremonies at San Pedro High. I was there when the graduation class did their waves. I also saw the three beach balls they were tossing around. I thought both were harmless fun. When you walked off the field because of this and ended the graduation, you left too soon. You should have seen Maria Amalfitano trying to give her speech to the audience without the microphone (which you had shut off)
BUSINESS
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.
SPORTS
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
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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