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September 2, 1988 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
"Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Chargers But Were Afraid To Ask" is not in service at this time. Calls are now being taken by: "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Chargers But Were Afraid Of The Answer." Football experts from Foxboro to Tempe are predicting the Chargers will lose at least twice as many games as they win in 1988. What do they know? They know what they hear. Which is usually about fifth hand. So hear this. What follows are 10 answers to 10 questions.
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March 24, 2013 | By the Los Angeles Times editorial board
In recent weeks, Republican lawmakers have slammed the Department of Homeland Security for releasing 2,228 immigrants from detention centers around the country, questioning, among other things, whether murderers, rapists and drug traffickers were among those set free. But while it is unclear whether Homeland Security's decision to release the detainees was prompted by the austerity requirements of sequestration or by political theatrics, what is certain is that those who were released didn't pose an egregious threat to public safety.
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OPINION
June 6, 1993 | MICHAEL WOO, Michael Woo is a Los Angeles city councilman.
During this campaign, voters have heard a lot of charges and countercharges by the candidates. But while vigorous debate and a frank exchange of ideas are vital to the democratic process, there are limits. Richard Riordan has now adopted a manufactured sense of disappointment over the "tone" of the campaign.
OPINION
January 8, 2012 | Doyle McManus
As he unveiled his administration's new blueprint for U.S. defense strategy last week, President Obama sought to vaccinate himself against charges that he was gutting the nation's military. Even after the strategy is fully implemented, he said, "the defense budget will still be larger than it was at the end of the Bush administration. " So it seemed a little odd when, an hour later, the second-ranking official in Obama's Pentagon presented what sounded like a rebuttal. "You have, over the next four years, a reduction in total defense spending as rapid as any we experienced after Vietnam or after the Cold War," Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 1991 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new Steve Martin movie "L.A. Story" has a completely original spirit. It's wiggy yet deeply, helplessly romantic. It's a movie about infatuation--with women, with Los Angeles, with comedy. Mick Jackson, the Britisher who directed from Martin's script, offers up a whirligig of familiar L.A. locales, but they're transformed by the filmmakers' ardor. The imagery has a spin to it, as if we too were being enswooned by it all. Martin's Harris K.
NEWS
November 23, 1998 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, Ronald Brownstein's column appears in this space every Monday
For all of their creepy allure, the most revealing thing about the Linda Tripp-Monica S. Lewinsky tapes was how few ripples they produced when they finally surfaced last week. Even more than the transcripts released earlier this fall, the tapes seemed like artifacts from an ancient culture, a moldering chronicle of events already dissolving from memory. It was like listening to voices from beyond the grave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1997
Re "Train Women for the Real Army," Commentary, Aug. 29: The real question is not whether women in the armed forces should be held to the same physical standards as men, but whether it is natural for anyone--female or male--to throw grenades, endure combat or kill another human being. KAREN LINDELL Sierra Madre
SPORTS
October 28, 2006
There is no doubt in my mind that Kobe Bryant did not give 100% in Game 7 against Phoenix. The real question is which Kobe Bryant will show up this season. I hope it's the Kobe Bryant who played team basketball in the first six games against Phoenix and not the one who for reasons known only to himself quit on his team in Game 7. PATRICK DUFF Aliso Viejo
OPINION
January 23, 2005
Re "Kuehl Pushes for State-Run Health Plan," Jan. 20: State Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) is introducing yet another bill to set up a government-run universal healthcare plan that would cover all Californians. The government's ability to effectively run anything is suspect, but the real question it never answers: Why is it my job to buy your aspirin? Kevin M. Keyes Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1992
In all the news coverage of the shooting of a tiger at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, I think the focus has been misplaced. The attention has been on the killing of the animal, when instead I think the real point of concern should be the escape. It very possibly could have escaped park grounds altogether, posing a great danger to both human beings and wildlife. It may, under the circumstances, have been prudent and even necessary to kill the tiger, but the real question is, why did he get out in the first place?
OPINION
October 21, 2010 | Doyle McManus
As even the most inattentive television viewer knows, a tsunami of political campaign money is flooding onto the airwaves this election year ? more than $3 billion by some estimates. That's so much money that Wall Street is raising its profit forecasts for broadcasting companies as a result. Like almost every pursuit in this free-enterprise country, political campaigning is a business. And, as in many businesses, success often goes not to the entrepreneur who brings a product to market first but to the one who exploits it best.
SPORTS
June 17, 2009 | Broderick Turner
Trevor Ariza sat fidgeting before the media Tuesday, his hands on his lap beneath a table twisting, his feet moving rapidly, his eyes darting when the first question lobbed at him was about his future with the Lakers. Ariza said he had just met with Lakers Coach Phil Jackson and General Manager Mitch Kupchak for his exit interview, the conversation about his effort that helped the Lakers beat the Orlando Magic to win the NBA championship and about his upcoming free-agent status. Ariza made $3.
OPINION
April 28, 2008
After the Democratic slugfest also known as the Pennsylvania primary, many voters can no longer bear to listen to the candidates. Even some who became political junkies during this historic race have now tuned out the sniping over guns, bitterness, race, religion, geriatric radicals and other trivia. We pray the next president will not waste a millisecond thinking about many of the headline topics of the last month.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2007 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
Star Jones arrived in the ballroom Sunday morning without her husband's last name and without answers to the Most Pressing Question of the day: Star, where is the rest of you? Jones was promoting her new Court TV (which will become TruTV in January) talk show, which begins airing daily at 3 p.m. Aug. 20. She looked happy, her hair in a bob and her new petite bod in a fitted gray dress.
SPORTS
October 28, 2006
There is no doubt in my mind that Kobe Bryant did not give 100% in Game 7 against Phoenix. The real question is which Kobe Bryant will show up this season. I hope it's the Kobe Bryant who played team basketball in the first six games against Phoenix and not the one who for reasons known only to himself quit on his team in Game 7. PATRICK DUFF Aliso Viejo
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2006 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
FOR the last couple of weeks, the national media have been in a full-scale hand-wringing tizzy over the impending arrival of "United 93," the first big studio project to deal directly with the events of Sept. 11. From Internet bloggers to the news weeklies, everybody has been posing pretty much the same question about the movie, which chronicles the deadly events involving the hijacked plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field well short of its intended target. Is it too soon?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1986
Is Sean Penn really a jerk? I don't care. Please, keep your reports to more vital subjects: Find out what color panties his wife wears. Is David Lynch a genius? Gosh, I just bet he is. I mean, everyone says so. He's probably a million times better than me. I believe that. I really do. My real question: A couple weeks ago a reviewer called the new film "Vasectomy" a piece of trash, in so many words. Well, gee! How can he say that? I haven't seen the film, but with a title like that it's bound to be fun!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1988
If Ronald Reagan were still a Hollywood actor, his current reliance upon note cards and detailed scripts for even the simplest official conversations such as "Otis, what are your thoughts?" (revealed in the recent accidental press release) would be accepted by his American audience as a reflection of the weakening mental powers of an aging actor. But Ronald Reagan, while an aging actor, also happens to be President of the United States. The citizens he has been elected to govern have a right to know what has been suspected since he assumed office--that he is simply not qualified either in background, intellect, or inclination to master the complex issues which are the purview of the presidency.
OPINION
January 23, 2005
Re "Kuehl Pushes for State-Run Health Plan," Jan. 20: State Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) is introducing yet another bill to set up a government-run universal healthcare plan that would cover all Californians. The government's ability to effectively run anything is suspect, but the real question it never answers: Why is it my job to buy your aspirin? Kevin M. Keyes Los Angeles
SPORTS
February 6, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
There's one sporting term that seems precisely on point in describing the decision Thursday by a federal judge in New York that apparently clears the way for Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett -- and others like him -- to play in the NFL: Slam dunk. The wonder of Judge Shira A. Scheindlin's ruling is not so much the ruling itself, according to experts in antitrust law. The wonder is that it took until 2004.
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