February 7, 1994 |
A new lickless postage stamp from the makers of Post-it notes and Scotch tape is designed to stick to letters but not recycling equipment. The new 29-cent, self-adhesive Eagle stamp issued Friday at a public ceremony in Sarasota, Fla., will help eliminate "stickies," says its maker, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. That condition plagues recycling efforts when adhesive particles become part of the paper and stick to the processing equipment.
December 27, 1992
Re "Huxley and God": God, without an address, is not easily found with a postage stamp --though it might bring the Enquirer to the right neighborhood. According to reviewer Marowitz, Huxley "wandered into" such an enclave in his vain attempt to define the ineffable. Oh well: "The Profound waits beyond time, beyond love for the lover of time." EARL SCOTT, CHATSWORTH
August 26, 1987 |
The number of U.S. postage stamp issues found to have secret markings was reported to have climbed to three as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing announced Tuesday that it is pursuing a detailed examination of all recent stamps. Linn's Stamp News reported that a Swedish government engraver worked his name into the grass depicted on a stamp designed to honor World War I veterans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1995
A U.S. postage stamp (has been) issued in honor of President Nixon. I, for one, would rather lick 32 one-centers than put my tongue to a picture of Nixon. Honoring a man who was effectively impeached (resigning in disgrace) is an affront to those who value such recognition. This man, elected with "the answer to the Vietnam War" in his pocket, then continued, and intensified, the devastation of that country and disintegration of our own. The culmination of the irony is that this is a first-class stamp!
September 22, 1985
I am glad I can't afford a decorator (Leslie Zinberg), after having seen the home of Barbara Corday and Barney Rosenzweig July 28 (Sitting Pretty: Every Seat Is the Best in the House). Those silly little vases on the mantel look as though a 3-year-old child had placed them there. Apparently, the decorator doesn't know anything about scale. The swan on the table in the breakfast room should be smaller or removed altogether. It makes the orange-crate-label picture look like a postage stamp.
August 28, 1992 |
A maker of sports trading cards said it will introduce a line of Elvis Presley cards in October. Major League Marketing Inc. said the 660 glossy pictures on the cards will span the period from the King's "Hound Dog" days as a gyrating teen idol to the twilight of his career as a flashy Las Vegas showman. Elvis fans are already reaching for their wallets. Company President Dan Shedrick said retail orders are double the original projections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1997
To those who protest the appearance of Bugs Bunny on a U.S. postage stamp, May 22: Where were you when the Richard Nixon stamp came out? Did Bugs lie to the American people about Watergate? Did he secretly bomb Cambodia? Did he use the intelligence community to spy on his 'enemies'? Better an audacious rabbit than a crooked politician. BRIAN HAYES Northridge Lighten up, Doc! At least Bugs made us laugh and smile, which is more than I can say for Nixon. RISSA BERNSTEIN Sherman Oaks To the philatelists who objected to honoring Bugs Bunny with a stamp because he's "not a real person": When I saw the stamp I immediately thought of a very real person--the best voice actor ever, Mel Blanc.
January 27, 2013 |
Question: My wife and I dined at a restaurant in Los Angeles where the menu noted that it pays a living wage - about a 15% surcharge. But I was unsure how much to tip. Without the living wage, I would have tipped my usual amount. I favor the custom in most countries we visit, where there is no tipping but the staff is adequately paid and has benefits such as health insurance. Dave Middleton Rancho Mirage Answer: Before answering a question on tipping, I've learned to put up the heat shields in anticipation of the flame-o-grams that arrive whenever the topic comes up. That's because it's fraught with emotion, never mind political overtones, economic and sociological implications and, perhaps above all, confusion.