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June 10, 2002
Re: "Going Strong" (May 27): What your article fails to mention is that "Body-for-Life" is a lifestyle change. One becomes aware of how the body works and how to make it run efficiently. As to all those before and after shots, there is no way anyone made that transformation in such a short period adhering to Phillips' gym schedule. One would have to become a "gym rat" (live in the gym) to achieve such results. By the way, it is a great program. DALE MEYERS Cerritos
October 21, 2010 | By Erwin Chemerinsky
The Obama administration is acting hypocritically with regard to a federal court's invalidation of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. President Obama continues to state that he opposes the policy and seeks its end. Just last week, he told a town hall meeting in Washington that no one should have to "lie about who they are in order to serve. " At the same time, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates asserts that there will be "enormous consequences" to the military if gays and lesbians are immediately allowed to serve openly.
December 15, 1990
It seems Phillips wants to advocate same-sex marriages in order to re-create homosexuals in his perceived image of heterosexuals and in the process eliminate social disease. The problem with Phillips' premise is that he fails to explore historical origins, truly desirable alternatives and the ultimate result. Marriage itself is a primitive and barbaric practice which has no further application in the modern world. The concept was based upon the ability of the male partner to have assurance as to the bloodline of a child for the transfer of property; and the quick availability of a sexual outlet.
February 18, 1986 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
At 9:10 a.m. on Oct. 11, Joie Phillips sat typing as usual at her desk in the Santa Ana office of Teachers Insurance Co., where she was a claims representative. At 9:11, a bomb blast ripped through the suite across the hall, killing one man and shattering Phillips' peaceful world. The blast pinned the Huntington Beach woman to her desk. A piece of shrapnel tore a hole in her sweater before ripping through three layers of steel to become embedded in the desk next to her. Alex M.
January 30, 1999
It must be fun, and I am sure it sells papers, to play up the Dan Reeves-Mike Shanahan rivalry, but here's the view from someone who was in Denver at the time. Reeves wasn't technically fired. His contract expired, and it wasn't renewed. I am sure Reeves thinks he was fired, and I am sure he was upset. He owned the town, at least along with John Elway. After he was "fired," owner Pat Bowlen offered the job to Shanahan, who turned it down. The reason he gave was that he didn't want to appear to be profiting from Reeves' departure.
March 11, 1993 | From Associated Press
Two 17-year-old girls have been sentenced for torturing and butchering an elderly woman, less than three weeks after a pair of 10-year-olds were charged with murdering a toddler. Again, a troubled nation is asking, how could this happen? Edna Phillips, 70, was throttled with her dog's leash and stabbed or slashed 86 times. The mental images of the crime have shocked the nation just as the video pictures of little James Bulger being led to his death did last month.
December 28, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Miles Teller almost died a few years ago. After spending a few days at a Connecticut music festival, he and two buddies were road tripping home to Florida. Cruising down the highway at 75 mph, Teller's friend tried to switch lanes and nearly hit another vehicle. He jerked the steering wheel back but lost control of the car, which went across three lanes of traffic, into a grass median, and flipped seven times. Teller was thrown 25 feet and awoke covered in blood. "I still have two rocks in my face," the boyish 23-year-old actor said, showing off scars on his chin, neck and shoulder.
May 11, 1985 | ROBERT HILBURN
. . . a time comes when two people should think of these things. Having a home and a family Facing up to their responsibilities. --Bruce Springsteen's "I Wanna Marry You," 1980. Bruce Springsteen's wedding plans gave the rock 'n' roll world this week one of its hottest pieces of gossip since the "Paul Is Dead" rumors in the '60s. Only this time, the reports turned out to be true. The uproar began Thursday when a Portland, Ore.
It was supposed to be a brief stop at the Primadonna casino, 43 miles south of Las Vegas, but one poker game led to another. By 3 a.m. May 25, 1997, Jeremy Strohmeyer and David Cash were tired of hanging around the arcade, waiting for David's dad. Bored, the two 18-year-olds decided to urinate on two coin-operated games. David chose Big Bertha, whose polka-dot dress flared when players hurled balls into her gaping red mouth. Jeremy selected a helicopter game. Then a wall socket.
The case of a 16-year-old girl accused of torturing and beating an elderly woman to death last July will return to adult court, a San Bernardino Juvenile Court judge ruled Thursday. "She has no compassion, no empathy, no morality or decency," Judge John P. Wade said, explaining why he determined that Christy Phillips, who was 15 at the time of the crime, is unfit to be tried in Juvenile Court.
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