September 11, 1992 |
It's not every day a 16-year-old tells you he's discovered the key to life and higher consciousness. When one does, you tend to listen. It happened a couple weeks ago, over breakfast at a Newport Beach coffee shop. Brian Slingsby, a cross-country runner and triathlete from Corona del Mar High, was finishing his plate of low-cholesterol scrambled egg substitute when he offered this tidbit: "Balance," Slingsby said, "is the key to life.
June 1, 1988 |
Four years after his autobiography conquered the best-seller lists, Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lee A. Iacocca is back in print--grumbling about Japanese trade practices, volunteering to pay more taxes and revealing that he once considered a takeover of General Motors Corp. The new book, "Talking Straight," arrives in bookstores today. The initial printing is 750,000; booksellers can only hope that it measures up to "Iacocca: An Autobiography," which has sold 2.6 million hard cover copies and 3.
December 3, 1989 |
Brian Williams would like to remove any lingering doubt about why he transferred from the University of Maryland to the University of Arizona in July 1988. "A lot of people didn't understand why I was leaving," he said, "like it was, 'Oh, he wants to go home, he wants to go back to the West Coast,' which is totally unfounded. I looked at it strictly from the basketball standpoint. "I was fine there as far as the social life. I was fine there as far as the academics.
June 13, 1985
J. William Schopf, director of UCLA's Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life, is among 20 scholars and scientists elected nationally to the American Philosophical Society. Schopf, a West Los Angeles resident, is a geologist, biochemist, paleobiologist, microbiologist, organic geochemist and electron microscopist, as well a professor of earth and space sciences at UCLA.
July 2, 1987 |
Joan Milke Flores wanted to be elected president of the Los Angeles City Council, but she said in an interview before her defeat Wednesday that she had second thoughts about the job. "Even though I wanted to be president, in the back of my mind I was so worried that my day in the district would suffer," said Flores, who spends each Thursday visiting constituents in San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway and Watts.
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April 27, 1985 |
A Presbyterian commission has voided on procedural grounds the admission of religious philosopher John Hick to membership in the San Gabriel Presbytery. The Claremont Graduate School professor's application to transfer his ministerial status from Great Britain, where he previously taught, was approved 98 to 92 on Sept. 13, 1984, but was appealed by those who objected to Hick's liberal theology and the voting procedure.
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October 5, 2002 |
Norman O. Brown, a soft-spoken philosopher whose revolutionary blend of Freudian analysis and New Age mysticism attracted a large intellectual following in the 1960s and '70s, died Wednesday in Santa Cruz. He was 89. A former humanities professor at UC Santa Cruz, Brown had Alzheimer's disease and died at an assisted-living residence, according to his son Thomas.
January 29, 1990 |
In writing the other day about psychics who predict the future for money I observed that "There is no such thing as the foreseeable future," an aphorism which, I predict, will stand the test of time. I am challenged, however, on what I can only call philosophical grounds. I am speaking of that kind of philosophy which concerns itself with such questions as "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" and "Does a tree falling in a forest make a sound if no one is there to hear it?"
August 19, 1994 |
Yeshayahu Leibowitz, an iconoclastic philosopher who outraged many Israelis by fiercely denouncing the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip as morally corrupting, died here Thursday at 91. Israeli President Ezer Wiezman praised Leibowitz as "among the great figures in the lives of the Jewish people and the state of Israel in recent generations, a man of intellect, philosophy, humanities and literature, a philosopher, a teacher and a trailblazer."
January 17, 2001
If professor Peter Singer ("The Philosopher as Provocateur," Jan. 8) were to have a conversation with physicist Stephen Hawking regarding "euthanasia of the severely disabled," he would quickly learn just how foolish his theory is. JAY SCHWARTZ Chatsworth