March 14, 2012 |
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has weathered a lot of criticism over the years, but nothing like the broadside that hit it from inside. A departing executive in the firm's London office accused Goldman in a newspaper column Wednesday of losing its moral compass and being overtaken by a greed-infested corporate culture. "I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it," Greg Smith, who quit as head of the firm's U.S. equity derivatives business in Europe, wrote in an opinion piece in the New York Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1985 |
Aides to Joy Picus have labeled "outrageous" claims that the councilwoman has done nothing to stop the proposed housing of "Skid Row vagrants" in closed West Valley schools. The charge, contained in a mailer sent out by Los Angeles City Council candidate Matt Lynch, was among several last-minute developments in the increasingly contentious election campaign.
March 11, 1998 |
Alonzo Mourning elbowed Michael Jordan in the head, elbowed Scottie Pippen in the chest and spent most of the night barking at Dennis Rodman. He did everything he could to intimidate the Chicago Bulls but failed. The two-time defending NBA champions didn't back down and led most of the way as they defeated the Miami Heat, 106-91, Tuesday night at Chicago. "It doesn't matter what 'Zo does. Miami just doesn't have the quality people to knock us off," Rodman said.
March 23, 2002
The goings-on surrounding the attempted smear campaign of Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind" should make a portion of the Hollywood community cower in shame ("Oscar Fever Is Pushing the Envelope of Civility," by Lorenza Munoz, March 16). This is an industry whose main purpose is to make money by entertaining us.
February 5, 1989 |
When San Fernando High basketball Coach Dick Crowell dismissed starters Michael Wynn and Sean Williams from the team for violating team rules Friday, he hastened to add that both players appeared uninspired the past several weeks. "I sensed that their hearts really weren't in it," Crowell said. "They weren't going to quit, but they were looking for a way out. And this was it." The way Wynn and Williams reacted to Crowell's action appeared to bear out the coach's assessment.
December 25, 1995 |
It was hardly a fitting way for the Browns to end their glorious history in Cleveland. The franchise that has won 369 games and four NFL championships lost to the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-21, on Mike Hollis' 34-yard field goal as time expired Sunday. If Brown owner Art Modell has his way, the team will head to Baltimore for next season. Though the move could still be held up in the courts or by the other NFL owners, the players seem resigned to moving east in 1996.
June 15, 1987 |
Gen. P. X. Kelley, retiring commandant of the Marine Corps, blasted Congress today for relying more on the advice of its own staff than on the military and for trying to provide for defense "on the cheap." He also accused the news media of a "lynch mob mentality." Kelley, retiring at the end of the month, leveled his criticism in remarks at ceremonies honoring him and retiring Gen. John A. Wickham, who is stepping down as the Army's chief of staff.
April 10, 2000
I am very distressed over the article by Adam Carl criticizing my choices for cutaway shots during the recent Academy Awards ("Director's Choices Send Bad Message," April 3). He wrote: "Note to Horvitz: Spain is in Europe, Cuba is in the Caribbean. Spain is a parliamentary monarchy; Cuba is a communist dictatorship. Spain is full of Spaniards; Cuba is populated by Cubans." I'm well aware of the location of Spain. My maternal great-grandfather was born in Madrid. As for Cuba, I'm also aware of that locale: My grandfather was born in Havana.
December 1, 1994
North Hollywood High's Shannon Johnson took a pass from Terry Smith-Harris and made a layup with one second left to give the Huskies a 50-49 victory Wednesday over Santa Clara in a Simi Valley boys' tournament quarterfinal at Royal High. Arthur Lee led North Hollywood (2-0) with 19 points. Johnson had 12 points. Highland 97, San Fernando 43--Jamal Dedeaux scored 30 points to lead the Bulldogs in a first-round game of the Saugus Tournament.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1985 |
The pre-winter storm that dumped deep snow on California mountains and high deserts slid eastward Tuesday to make trouble in neighboring states, but not without some soggy parting punches at the Southland, including at least two waterspouts that came ashore to rip structures in San Diego County. Travelers' advisories were still in effect for the Sierra Nevada, where the big storm dropped up to five feet of snow on Monday.