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January 2, 1987
The article by Michael Parks (Nov. 11), "U.S. Quietly Aids S. African Black Activists," is a welcome item in the dreary and depressing news that usually surrounds South Africa. I have only one small bone to pick. The article states: "While the Reagan Administration continues to defend its policy of 'constructive engagement' with Pretoria's white-led minority government, millions of dollars authorized by Congress are going to scores of opposition groups to help finance their fight against apartheid."
April 2, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, North Carolina - Within the tight circle of Army spouses, Kris Johnson and Rebecca Sinclair became close friends as their ambitious husbands advanced rapidly in the officer corps. Both women were ultimately betrayed by their philandering spouses. Both endured public humiliation as their high-ranking husbands were hauled before courts-martial amid salacious testimony about adultery and other sex-related military crimes. And both women, along with their children, risked losing a lifetime of military benefits if their husbands were dismissed from the Army.
October 31, 1992
Who is behind Prop. 167? Especially this provision--"changes business-owned real property reappraisal rule." Another pass-the-cost-to-consumer legislation. Who wants to challenge Prop. 13 quietly? JACQUELINE MLYNARSKI San Pedro
March 22, 2014
Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, is the best place I've stayed in Central America. There are 15 exquisite bungalows set in a 4,000-acre jungle. We had the entire beach to ourselves, where we rode horses. The kids also toured the farm where they milked cows and took the eggs from the hen and made a wonderful breakfast (hands-on cooking, where they learned to make tortillas from scratch). We went on beautiful rain-forest hikes and dined at its wonderful restaurant - really had it all in one spot.
July 20, 1993
It seems to me that the current European Community policy on Bosnia can be summarized as follows: We won't won't protect you; we won't let you protect yourselves; we probably won't feed you much longer either. Now die quietly. You are disturbing us. CARL B. CROSBY Twentynine Palms
May 25, 1991
Jerry West should be the next general manager of the year. People often ponder, where does Jerry West find these players? He scouts without stopping, he works without resting, and he thinks how to improve the team all the time, usually quietly, without praise. BETTY O'MEARA, Malibu
January 15, 1986
Ah, the ravings of an impotent old man. President Reagan is sounding like the kind of guy who gets mad instead of getting even. Does he really think he is going to scare Kadafi or single-handedly cripple the Libyan economy? He should shut up publicly and go talk quietly with the right people who can arrange for Abu Nidal's timely demise. CLEMENT SALVADORI Laguna Beach
November 27, 2000
In the midst of all the invective against their efforts, my hat is off to the seemingly tireless citizens who gave up their Thanksgiving weekend to recount ballots in the presidential impasse in Florida. These are the real patriots, these good folks who quietly and without spokespersons saw a tedious job through to the end in an effort to make known the wishes of all their voters. They deserve combat pay. JACQUELINE KERR Los Angeles
November 23, 2004
Every Sunday, I read the names of the soldiers who died in combat; I read the names of the towns they came from and the details of how they lost their lives. I read each and every one; I feel I owe them that much. I have to sit quietly for a while when I finish. And I weep.... Marva-Lea Kornblatt Burbank
January 21, 1996
We would like to commend Thousand Oaks Mayor Andrew Fox on his generosity to the schools, churches and athletic groups in our city. For him to expend his time and energy to raise funds for these groups in addition to the time he puts in running our city is truly deserving of notice. We are fortunate to have someone representing us who quietly does more than we have ever asked him to do simply because he wants to. We are impressed. JEFF and STEPHANIE BENGSTON Thousand Oaks
March 20, 2014 | By Philip Brandes
Eugene O'Neill's last full-length play, “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” has always suffered somewhat from “The Godfather III” syndrome, eclipsed by the other two late-career masterpieces that rescued O'Neill's fading reputation and cemented his place among the greatest American playwrights. “Moon” may lack the epic scope of “The Iceman Cometh” or the unsparing autobiographical deconstruction of “Long Day's Journey Into Night,” but its more intimately focused bittersweet romantic heart still captivates.
March 17, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The late fashion designer and model L'Wren Scott, who was found dead in an apparent suicide Monday, was best known for her work on the runway, and for her long romantic relationship with rock star Mick Jagger. Over the course of her career, though, Scott also served as a stylist to the stars and designed costumes for a handful of Hollywood movies. Scott was in her late 40s at the time of her death. Here's a look at her five most memorable films. "Diabolique" (1996): Scott served as the costume designer on this Jeremiah S. Chechik-directed thriller starring Sharon Stone as the mistress of a cruel headmaster (Chazz Palminteri)
March 7, 2014 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month. Their mission: train Tunisian troops in counter-terrorism tactics. The operation was one of dozens of U.S. military deployments in Africa over the last year, often to tiny and temporary outposts. The goal is to leverage American military expertise against an arc of growing instability in North Africa and many sub-Saharan countries, from Mali in the west to Somalia in the east.
March 6, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
The mythical bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto may not be a myth after all. He may in fact be a rumpled 64-year-old man named Satoshi Nakamoto who is living quietly in the San Gabriel Valley.  A Newsweek magazine reporter  says she followed a trail that led her to a Satoshi Nakamoto in Temple City. When the reporter went to Nakamoto's home unannounced, he apparently called the Temple City police, who stood watch as a short interview was conducted: "Now face to face, with two police officers as witnesses, Nakamoto's responses to my questions about bitcoin were careful but revealing," according to the Newsweek article.
March 5, 2014 | By Jill Cowan
An Orange County official once convicted of election fraud quietly has been stripped of his authority over the county's Registrar of Voters. Labor leaders had expressed outrage that Chief Operating Officer Mark Denny , who pleaded guilty to election fraud in 1996, was given authority over the department tasked with running elections. Denny will keep administrative and budget oversight of the registrar's department, but Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley will now report directly to County Chief Executive Officer Mike Giancola.
February 20, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia - Thousands of fans were streaming into Olympic Park at noon, funneling through the main gate toward a central plaza where the torch burns. Phil Wong moved with the crowd on his way to a curling match. The Canadian tourist passed a cluster of evergreens, clueless as to what lay on the other side. "A real cemetery?" he said. "Oh, that's creepy. " FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi It could be the quirkiest thing about the Sochi Games, this tiny graveyard, a patch of dirt and tangled grass at the center of an ultra-modern sports complex.
September 8, 1985
While media coverage during the past year has concentrated on the City of Santa Ana's code enforcement efforts, many Santa Ana homeowners have quietly solicited loans and assistance from the city to improve their own property. We on Mar Les Drive would like your readers to know that we take pride in our neighborhood. Beginning the first week of October, 62 homeowners will begin cleaning up, fixing up, repairing fences and painting. Our efforts will include the planting of 300 bougainvilleas and the improvement of areas beyond our property lines.
July 30, 2000
Executives receive up to $50 million when they are laid off for poor performance? This should shock every American. "Executive Compensation Climbs Into Stratosphere" [July 5] notes that stockholders in these companies might notice some dilution of share value. It also mentions that remaining employees, who have to pick up the slack and do extra work, are quietly outraged. But we should all be outraged, and not quietly. This money is being stolen from all of us. From those laid off to increase profits, from those expected to produce more but denied a real raise, from those doing hard or dangerous work for minimum wage, from those whose jobs went overseas where employees are easier to exploit and pollution laws are lax. The money is also being stolen from the company itself: from research and development, safety and testing.
January 25, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Laura McKindles was standing at a booth selling time shares in the Mall in Columbia on Saturday, talking to a customer and thinking about grabbing breakfast, when she heard banging. “I thought somebody was just doing construction,” she said. Then the sound registered. McKindles knows how to fire a gun and thought she recognized the crack of a shotgun. She had heard 8 to 10 shots. The sound came from about 60 yards down the hall on the mall's lower level - in the food court.
January 13, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - He called her "my panda" and "my baby. " She called him "papa panda sexy pants. " They had a three-year affair in Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany and the United States, but they were hardly equals. She was a junior officer assigned to his staff. He was a one-star general. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair now stands accused of sexually assaulting the woman, a captain, who says he forced her to engage in oral sex after she tried to break off their affair. The general is also charged with threatening to kill the captain and her family, sexually harassing other female officers, abusing his government credit card, and possessing alcohol and pornography in a war zone.
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