October 20, 2008 |
New York City Comptroller William Thompson said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was strong-arming City Council members to support his bid to change city laws so he could run for a third term. Some members had been threatened with losing committee chairmanships or funding for programs in their districts. Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser said no inappropriate pressure was applied. The mayor announced this month that he would aim to modify the city charter so he could seek a third term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1987
As a teen-ager growing up in the 1980s, I have some insight into the problem of drugs and youth. Everywhere I turn there is alcohol and drugs being pushed toward me. The authority figures tell me to simply turn around and walk the other way, but I just bump into more drugs. I think the problem is more serious than they realize. My peers have pushed me out of the group because I continue to try and get them to walk with me. I am beginning to wonder if there is something special about these drugs that I don't see. I know that I can become dependent on, or even die from the first consumption.
September 6, 2009 |
Pressure, pressure everywhere, nor any time to think. With apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge and all that, but sometimes the game can get to you. It certainly did in at least a couple of cases recently. Take, for example, what happened to Rene Simoes, the Groucho Marx look-alike who is best remembered as coach of Jamaica's 1998 World Cup team and later as the coach who led Brazil's women to the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Until just the other day, Simoes, 56, was coaching Portuguesa in the Brazilian second division, and things were not going well.
January 30, 2013 |
Jurassic 5 called it quits in 2007, and if the hip-hop act's catalog isn't exactly old enough to be found encased in amber, there's been little noise on the group since its breakup. It's OK, for instance, to have been completely surprised to see Jurassic 5 near the top of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup released last week. The reunion -- or "rebirth" as DJ Nu-Mark is calling it -- is so new that Jurassic 5 has yet to even rehearse for its dates in the desert city of Indio.
August 3, 1997
We have just returned from a trip to England, during which we paid a visit to Harrods department store, one of the remaining jewels of Britain. Unfortunately, we arrived there with full bladders, only to find that it costs 1 pound--approximately $1.67--to use their "luxury restrooms." Apparently they hope the pressure in one's bladder will help reduce the pressure on their profits. DAVE STEINER San Clemente
July 11, 1987
I don't believe sports are the only way out of using drugs or joining street gangs that sell drugs. I think there's a lot of pressure to do drugs among athletes as well. Everywhere you go, there's going to be pressure to do drugs. A person needs to be brought up with strong values in his or her life to know the difference between right and wrong. If a sport is part of your future, then fine. But don't use sports as just an excuse for kids to get away from drugs. SYLVIA ROMAIN San Diego
June 27, 2003
I think it would be pretty cool. I would just have to come in with a mask and a beard and try to look like I'm 20 years older.' Michelle Wie, 13-year-old golfer, on if she could handle the pressure of playing in a PGA Tour event
May 4, 2012
Re "Is illegal immigration passe?," Editorial, May 1 As long as there are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants here, we should keep the pressure on them to leave on their own, or "self-deport," in the words of Romney. Also, I applaud the Obama administration's continued deportation efforts of these "immigrants. " Another amnesty? That's the last thing we need. We all know how well the last one worked out. Finally, there already is an agricultural worker program in place, the H-2A visa program, which allows growers access to the seasonal workers they need.