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March 25, 1996
We received hundreds of e-mail messages (and a far smaller number of letters, faxes and phone calls) in response to last week's premiere issue. We're happy to report that the overwhelming majority of them were positive. There were a number of complaints from Apple Macintosh owners who felt their machine got short shrift, and many readers pointed out that the address for the Census Bureau Web site should have been http://www.census.gov.
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SPORTS
November 18, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Unbuckling the mailbag: Question: Who are you to decide whether or not Penn State should be allowed to play in the postseason? Report the news and keep your opinions to yourself. Boyd R. Zumwalt III Answer: It is not my decision to decide on Penn State's bowl fate. I have merely stated my opinion after talking with bowl representatives who indicated they would be uncomfortable having to host Penn State. And what about potential opposition from corporate sponsors?
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NEWS
November 14, 2001
I am absolutely amazed at [two letters] published in Southern California Living ("Reactions to Stories on Muslims," Nov. 7). They state as fact that Osama bin Laden and the Taliban are responsible for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The accusations against Bin Laden and the Taliban are merely something said by George W. Bush, a man whose friends need to build an oil pipeline through Afghanistan. I've seen no evidence that, if I were on a jury, would cause me to vote "guilty." MICHAEL DAVIDSON Long Beach I am wondering to what extent the first two letters in the Letters column are representative of the correspondence you are receiving from the public.
OPINION
May 2, 2011
Re "U.S. kills Bin Laden," May 2 Like most Americans, I am glad that the author of the horrendous 9/11 terrorist attacks is gone. We are correct to celebrate. A mere sigh of relief just would not do it after what this man wrought. We should keep in mind, however, that we still have to convince Osama bin Laden's admirers that there are civilized ways of having one's grievances heard. We must help these people understand that now, as is being proved in the current Arab Spring, that the West's and the rest of the world's perspective on what causes terrorism has matured and is now more informed.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2008
Readers from Los Angeles to New York, from Canada to Australia, were irate, chagrined, understanding and perplexed by the efforts of Detroit's three big automakers to obtain federal funds to shore up their faltering operations. But most of all, they want to see change -- even if it takes federal money to make that happen. And they have some ideas to go along with proposals in Congress, where lawmakers are expected to consider a rescue plan this week.
NEWS
October 8, 1987
I read your article with mixed emotions. First, I found it interesting to see the methods used by charities to raise funds. On the other hand, I was deeply disturbed by the editorialism displayed by this article. It is very difficult and sometimes impossible for charitable organizations to raise funds necessary to accomplish their various objectives. The law does provide for tax benefits to certain nonprofit organizations. The entrepreneurs who set up these apparently successful thrift businesses, by which charities "sell their names for 10 cents on the dollar" is irrelevant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2009
Late last week, The Times asked readers to help map the neighborhoods in the city of Los Angeles at latimes.com/. The request was met with passionate response. By Sunday, more than 1,000 readers had posted responses, with many taking the time to draw their own maps to guide us -- though a few took a humorous approach to the matter. We are still open to comments. Here are excerpts of what people have said so far: "Finally I know where I live!
SPORTS
November 18, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Unbuckling the mailbag: Question: Who are you to decide whether or not Penn State should be allowed to play in the postseason? Report the news and keep your opinions to yourself. Boyd R. Zumwalt III Answer: It is not my decision to decide on Penn State's bowl fate. I have merely stated my opinion after talking with bowl representatives who indicated they would be uncomfortable having to host Penn State. And what about potential opposition from corporate sponsors?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 1998
Against Him Ire has turned to amusement at the sheer amount of space The Times is willing to devote to Kenneth Turan's attacks on "Titanic," its creator and his screenplay. The latest--the fourth such diatribe, I believe--contains fully 10 withering put-downs of said script and, in case no one noticed, Turan describes himself as "unyielding" and imagines himself as the last bastion of truth in filmmaking. Turan claims he is not "beating a dead horse," but he and The Times should note that the nag died months ago. BOB WRIGHT Hollywood Turan makes this statement: "I care too much about words."
NEWS
June 8, 1995
I am a reader of the L.A. Times, daily and Sunday, and have been reading your paper for at least 50 years. I was horrified to learn (Westside, May 28) that the Westside Sunday supplement will no longer feature Linda Feldman's column on seniors and senior activities. I think it is disgraceful for a paper of your category not to have a column on seniors in spite of the fact that we have an aging population. I have enjoyed Linda Feldman's column for years and hope that you will see the light and continue to run her column again very soon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2009
Late last week, The Times asked readers to help map the neighborhoods in the city of Los Angeles at latimes.com/. The request was met with passionate response. By Sunday, more than 1,000 readers had posted responses, with many taking the time to draw their own maps to guide us -- though a few took a humorous approach to the matter. We are still open to comments. Here are excerpts of what people have said so far: "Finally I know where I live!
BUSINESS
December 1, 2008
Readers from Los Angeles to New York, from Canada to Australia, were irate, chagrined, understanding and perplexed by the efforts of Detroit's three big automakers to obtain federal funds to shore up their faltering operations. But most of all, they want to see change -- even if it takes federal money to make that happen. And they have some ideas to go along with proposals in Congress, where lawmakers are expected to consider a rescue plan this week.
NEWS
November 14, 2001
I am absolutely amazed at [two letters] published in Southern California Living ("Reactions to Stories on Muslims," Nov. 7). They state as fact that Osama bin Laden and the Taliban are responsible for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The accusations against Bin Laden and the Taliban are merely something said by George W. Bush, a man whose friends need to build an oil pipeline through Afghanistan. I've seen no evidence that, if I were on a jury, would cause me to vote "guilty." MICHAEL DAVIDSON Long Beach I am wondering to what extent the first two letters in the Letters column are representative of the correspondence you are receiving from the public.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 1998
Against Him Ire has turned to amusement at the sheer amount of space The Times is willing to devote to Kenneth Turan's attacks on "Titanic," its creator and his screenplay. The latest--the fourth such diatribe, I believe--contains fully 10 withering put-downs of said script and, in case no one noticed, Turan describes himself as "unyielding" and imagines himself as the last bastion of truth in filmmaking. Turan claims he is not "beating a dead horse," but he and The Times should note that the nag died months ago. BOB WRIGHT Hollywood Turan makes this statement: "I care too much about words."
BUSINESS
March 25, 1996
We received hundreds of e-mail messages (and a far smaller number of letters, faxes and phone calls) in response to last week's premiere issue. We're happy to report that the overwhelming majority of them were positive. There were a number of complaints from Apple Macintosh owners who felt their machine got short shrift, and many readers pointed out that the address for the Census Bureau Web site should have been http://www.census.gov.
NEWS
June 8, 1995
I am a reader of the L.A. Times, daily and Sunday, and have been reading your paper for at least 50 years. I was horrified to learn (Westside, May 28) that the Westside Sunday supplement will no longer feature Linda Feldman's column on seniors and senior activities. I think it is disgraceful for a paper of your category not to have a column on seniors in spite of the fact that we have an aging population. I have enjoyed Linda Feldman's column for years and hope that you will see the light and continue to run her column again very soon.
OPINION
November 4, 1990
I am writing to express my opposition to your editorial stance against Prop. 132, the Marine Resources Initiative (Oct. 12). Prop. 132 is not a "special-interest group" issue. More than 1 million Californians signed petitions to get the initiative on the ballot. By banning the gill and trammel nets within three miles of our coastline, Prop. 132 will slow the needless waste of marine life that has been taking place here for years. Texas, Indiana (where it borders Lake Michigan)
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