December 12, 1999
As a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I wish to protest Michael Ramirez's Dec. 5 cartoon. Ramirez chose to depict all students who attend LAUSD as "doomed," able only to work in a fast-food restaurant, while those who can afford private school are a "success," drive a Mercedes, smoke big cigars and have the "doomed" folks as their waiters and servants. I looked around my fourth-grade classroom today, to see who was "doomed." Nobody seemed to be. All I saw was bright, capable students.
February 23, 2010 |
Manny Ramirez shouted in Spanish across the clubhouse to Angel Berroa. "I told them I'm not coming back next year!" Ramirez told Berroa, pulling his head back as he laughed. Nearby was a group of reporters he had spoken to earlier Monday, after arriving at the Dodgers' spring-training complex three days before position players were obligated to do so. Perhaps Ramirez was amused that he could still make headlines by simply verbalizing widely held assumptions -- in this case, that this season would be his last with the Dodgers.
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May 1, 1986 |
Accused Night Stalker Richard Ramirez was wrestled to the floor and dragged from the courtroom by bailiffs Wednesday afternoon after they apparently became upset when he turned his head in the direction of a witness who was being escorted past him. Three bailiffs repeatedly struck the lanky defendant with their fists as they jumped on him and quickly pulled him out a doorway and back to his holding cell. Ramirez, who as usual was manacled in leg chains, did not cry out during the brief struggle.
May 8, 1986 |
Accused Night Stalker Richard Ramirez admitted to police shortly after he was taken into custody that he was the feared serial killer, according to sealed testimony from Ramirez's preliminary hearing that was made public Wednesday. "I want the electric chair. They should have shot me on the street," Los Angeles Police Officer George Thomas quoted Ramirez as having said while being held in an interview room at an East Los Angeles police station. "I did it, you know. You guys got me, the Stalker."
September 13, 2009 |
It's been a year since Manny Ramirez sat down in the Hotel Nikko here to explain himself, why he was nothing like the quitter described in Boston, the ideal free agent for teams looking to getting better. He was using Page 2, and Page 2 was more than happy to be used. It was 10 a.m., the big goof on time, serious, thoughtful and with a believable answer to every question, some might argue, whatever it took to earn another big contract. It worked, the Dodgers the happy benefactors a year ago, almost everyone in L.A. swept away by the charisma and his remarkable hitting skills.
June 25, 2009 |
Manny Ramirez said he had to play. "I have to get used to the speed of games," he said. "I didn't play for a long time." With his suspension for violating baseball's drug policy down to seven games, Ramirez took a gamble of sorts Wednesday, playing four innings of a triple-A contest on the rain-soaked field at Isotopes Park.