June 30, 2007
I'm shocked -- shocked! -- to find that Shea Hillenbrand was upset about something. Even though he was on a first-place team and had nothing to whine about, he was still a distraction. He may think he is, in his own words, a "quality player in my prime," but he's not hitting for average, he doesn't draw walks, and he's got a lower slugging percentage than anyone else in the starting lineup. The less Hillenbrand played, the more success the Angels had. He didn't put up, so he should have shut up. DAVID PENG Cerritos My wife and I are resurrecting an exchange from 2002: Her: "What's the score?"
May 26, 1989 |
Irish Prime Minister Charles Haughey, bidding for the overall majority that has always eluded him, Thursday called a general election for June 15. Haughey, his patience running out after six parliamentary defeats in two years for his minority government, made a brief announcement to deputies before officially asking President Patrick Hillery to dissolve Parliament. Haughey, a tough, self-made millionaire known as The Great Survivor in Irish politics, has been prime minister three times in his colorful, seesaw career but has never won an overall majority at the polls.
June 11, 2013 |
Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc., known for its speedy distribution of books, electronics and other consumer goods, is now trying to break open the grocery market. The AmazonFresh service, running since 2007 in the retailer's Seattle hometown, expanded to select Los Angeles ZIP Codes on Monday. The company is offering customers same-day and early-morning delivery on more than 500,000 products, such as apples, bread and even mozzarella di bufala from the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills.
January 21, 2002
We are in a recession. The lion's share of responsibility goes to Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. He created a formula to hold the economy on an even keel: raise interest rates when the economy is getting too hot and lower interest rates when the economy is getting too cold. Last year he set new records by lowering the prime rate 11 times, trying desperately to avoid a recession. Of course, he failed because his premise is wrong, and he's in the act of proving so at the expense of millions who put their trust in him. Lowering the prime rate takes many billions of dollars out of the hands of savers.
August 2, 1992
Three cheers to KTTV for bringing back the old "Batman" series. It's a prime example of a good, clean adventure series. Christy Vasconcellos, Fontana
May 2, 2008
Blair and religion: In a report in Wednesday's Section A about the religious faith of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the name of his foundation was omitted. It is the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.