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December 20, 2003
Does the NFL really want to stop the disgusting demonstrations that are so distracting to the games, as well as to civilized sensibilities? Despite their lip service and piddly fines, I don't think they do. Still, if I'm wrong, there is an easy way to end this boorish behavior. Negate the plays. Act like a jerk after a touchdown, as Joe Horn did, it's a five-yard penalty from the original line of scrimmage. Dance over a sacked quarterback like someone who's never had a sack before and it doesn't count.
December 4, 2006 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
FORGET all that nagging about sitting up straight. The healthiest position for the back, it turns out, might be a comfortable 135-degree angle. "Everybody says, 'Mind your posture,' but sitting at 90 degrees is not good," nor is slouching forward, says Waseem Bashir, clinical research fellow in musculoskeletal radiology at the University of Alberta in Canada. He and other researchers examined 22 healthy people with no history of back pain or surgery.
February 15, 1998
Re "Storm's Oldest Casualty," Feb. 9: When an oak falls over, it is not necessarily dead or of no more value. I do consultant work and supervise tree conditions for Descanso Gardens and the historic Lanterman House. A fallen oak can many times be pruned for safety and health potential. It then can assume its duty of display for years to come, just as any important historical artifact, such as the Liberty Bell in Pennsylvania or the ship at the bottom of Pearl Harbor. It is not necessary for historical items to be perfect or new or, in this case, "vertical."
December 15, 2012 | By Roy M. Wallack
What's more fun: getting hold of some of the coolest new athletic technology, or giving it as a gift? You could end up buying two of each of these noteworthy innovations. Smartphone golf coach SwingTip: A 2-ounce, 3-D Bluetooth motion sensor that attaches to any golf club and instantly shows you a video animation and metric analysis of your actual golf swing, so you can identify problem areas and make adjustments. Images are stored for later viewing. Likes: It works, showing you what your swing looks like and providing valuable analysis, including your swing speed, whether the swing was inside-out or outside-in or whether the club face was open or closed.
I can't remember exactly when I began to notice "The Lean," but I remember the circumstances. A few years back, I was riding my bicycle along a two-lane road near my home in Northern Virginia when a car whizzed by me, doing maybe 15 or 20 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Not that this was an unusual situation. I've been pedaling regularly for seven years, and I've encountered speeders more or less constantly. But this guy was a little different. He was so blatant about it--arrogant, even.
May 18, 1997
I found the article on Mayor Tom Daly ("Mayor Daly's Partisan Tie to Political Boss," May 7) quite amusing and somewhat hypocritical. To suggest that Daly's Democratic party affiliation and his direct ties to new Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez will affect his decision-making capacity as mayor is just plain nonsense. What I see is just the same good-old-boy politics using Bob Dornan's challenge and continued media circus as a way to gain some media visibility and posture for future office seekers.
May 18, 1992 | STEVE STAJICH, Stajich is a stand-up comic who won the Seattle Comedy Competition in 1988 and recently performed on Fox's "Comic Strip Live." He also writes comedy for various television shows. and
Patrick Cole's article concerning the use of the Los Angeles riots as material for stand-up comedy ("Comics Cope With the L.A. Riots," Calendar, May 11) gave significant consideration to the propriety of comics harvesting new jokes from the riot. There is rarely anything written that causes the public to believe that stand-up comics spend much time thinking about the wildly varied and pointed messages they deliver. That's because, often, they don't.
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