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April 6, 1994
The opposition party keeps saying to President Clinton, "No, No No, No, NO, NO." Just like it did to Presidents Reagan and Bush. That's politics, Billy. JOHN JAEGER Irvine
April 9, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
The United States is irked that Iran has chosen as its representative to the United Nations a diplomat who apparently was involved with a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. The embassy takeover, a violation of international law that led to the 444-day captivity of 52 American hostages, contributed to hostility between the two countries that only recently has begun to abate. But the Obama administration is making a mistake in publicly labeling as "not viable" the posting to the U.N. of Hamid Aboutalebi, an experienced diplomat aligned with Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani.
January 12, 1993
I live right down the street from Soka University and my experience with the people there has been nothing but pleasant. However, I'm opposed to expanding the current facility to accommodate 5,000 or more students. I think it would cause a tremendous impact on the environment of the area, which is still one of the nicest rural areas in close proximity to the Los Angeles basin. ROBERT SCAPA Calabasas
March 21, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON - In recent years, the National Rifle Assn. has stepped into fights over judicial nominees it views as weak on 2nd Amendment rights, but its decision to oppose a surgeon general nominee takes the powerful lobby into new territory, expanding its campaign to a post that has no direct power to regulate guns. President Obama's nominee, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, a Massachusetts internist and former emergency room doctor, has called for more stringent gun laws. But he also testified at his Senate confirmation hearing last month that he would not use the surgeon general's office as a bully pulpit to push for them.
August 15, 2009 | Michael Ordona
Her real speaking voice falls somewhere between the hard Midwestern of her Jessica on HBO's "Hung" and the cool sophisticate, Samantha, she plays in the new film "Spread." Which only makes sense; Anne Heche is from Ohio but has navigated the palms of Hollywood for more than 20 years now since playing good and evil twins on "Another World." Now, at 40, her two current roles are akin to playing two sides of the same woman again. "I thought it was an incredibly sexual role and a challenge to be an 'older woman' in the film," she says of acting opposite Ashton Kutcher in "Spread."
April 4, 2001
I hope the people complaining of high energy bills aren't the same ones opposing tax cuts. BERNARD PETERS Placentia
September 30, 1996
Why is it that all the people opposing projects that will create jobs already have jobs of their own? WILLIAM H. DEAVER Mojave
October 11, 1986
Regarding the controversy over opposing pro quarterbacks having dinner together before a game: So what? They're probably discussing common interests and common problems. When I will worry is if a quarterback takes the opposing defensive players out to dinner. JERRY M. MOORE Los Angeles
February 9, 2003
'To be an owner doesn't necessarily mean you've got class.' Kevin Garnett, Minnesota forward, on Dallas owner Mark Cuban's e-mail campaign opposing Garnett's All-Star selection
February 8, 2005
"I hear it all the time too. They call me 'Danielle.' That's OK. I'll just keep kickin' butt." Danny Fortson, Seattle SuperSonic forward, on opposing fans' getting on him for wearing pigtails.
March 4, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
An effort headlined by Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter to unionize athletes at the university doesn't sit well with former Wildcats QB C.J. Bacher. Bacher was left uneasy by testimony at a National Labor Relations Board hearing from representatives of the newly formed College Athletes Players Assn., which seeks to have the athletes declared employees. “I felt like the CAPA testimony was pretty unfair to what Northwestern football meant to me,” Bacher said in a phone interview.
March 4, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
A band of homeowners associations have lined up in opposition to allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed city height rules, arguing that hillside development restrictions are being eroded by granting exceptions to some landowners. “Little by little, they are dismantling” the hillside ordinance enacted three years ago, said Marian Dodge, president of the nonprofit Federation of Hillside and Canyon Assns., which includes dozens of local groups. If this home is allowed to build higher, she argued, “any neighbor can say, 'Why can't I?
February 26, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine --Clashes in Ukraine on Wednesday between demonstrators supporting Russian involvement in the Crimea region and those opposed left one person dead of an apparent heart attack and many others injured, officials said. The violence in Simferopol, the capital of Crimea in southern Ukraine, came as thousands of members of the Tatar ethnic minority rallying in support of Ukraine's interim government clashed with demonstrators who favor Russian influence on the area. The opposing sides gathered outside the parliament building in Simferopol.
February 26, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON - In a victory hailed by gay rights advocates, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have bolstered a business owner's right to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion. The veto, delivered the same day a federal judge struck down a law against same-sex marriage in Texas, came amid an intense national outcry by the gay community, its supporters, business owners and Arizona political leaders. "Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific and present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona," Brewer said in televised remarks from Phoenix.
February 26, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - She was called the "the most famous woman in Los Angeles. " That was how the wife of famed "Pathfinder" John C. Fremont was described in her Los Angeles Times obituary in 1902. Though she is not as well known today, she could be on the way to gaining a higher profile - one more than 12,100 feet high. Legislation to name a mountain peak in Yosemite National Park as Mt. Jessie Benton Fremont is now before Congress. Related: The ultimate guide to Yosemite The measure, a tribute to Jessie Benton Fremont's efforts to preserve the land that would become the park, comes on this year's 150th anniversary of President Lincoln signing the bill granting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, a stand of some of the world's largest trees, to the state of California as a public trust.
February 21, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Vitali Klitschko may have characterized several of his matches in the boxing ring as life-and-death struggles. Now, he knows the real thing. Perhaps you have made the connection between the longtime heavyweight champion of the world and the videos and the pictures this week documenting violence on the streets of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. By midweek, fighting between government forces and opposition groups intensified. At one point, to keep the riot police away, opposition forces set on fire part of the city center, an area fittingly known as Independence Square.
November 15, 1986
If the Los Angeles Dickersons tried handing the ball off to some other back once, they just might fool the opposing defense. HOWARD B. ANDREEN Camarillo
April 22, 1989
As your team starts a second-round playoff game, it is appropriate for a coach to show support for his team by wearing: A--The team colors. B--Anything but the opposing team's colors. C--Nothing. D--The opposing team's colors. Well, if you're Robbie Ftorek of the L.A. Kings, the answer is D. But of course, don't we all remember Tommy Lasorda wearing a Mets' hat? JONATHAN E. MILLER Reseda
February 5, 2014 | By Matt Stevens and Tony Barboza
Plans for the first extensive pollution cleanup in Marina del Rey history have sparked a revolt by boat owners at the tony harbor that could echo along the length of the California coast. The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board on Thursday will consider rules that would force boaters to strip copper paint from the bottoms of their boats and replace it with a less toxic alternative. To clean copper already in the water, the plan also calls for the county to spend at least $147 million dredging the nearly 50-year-old marina, the nation's largest manmade recreational boating harbor.
February 2, 2014 | By David Willman, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing President Obama's opposition to new economic sanctions against Iran. Obama announced in his State of the Union address last week that he would veto any legislation that called for such sanctions, as negotiations to extend an interim nuclear weapons agreement proceed. Some prominent Republicans support new sanctions. Clinton, the former secretary of State and presumed early frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, detailed her position in a Jan. 26 letter to the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Democrat Carl Levin of Michigan.
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