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October 11, 2009
April 27, 2014 | By David Zahniser
A Los Angeles councilman says he won't attend Clippers games as long as Donald Sterling is owner after a recording was made public that purports to show the NBA team's owner making racist statements. Councilman Curren Price, whose South L.A. district includes Staples Center, called the remarks "a disgrace" and said he would join Magic Johnson in refusing to attend any Clippers games while Sterling remains the owner. "It is incredibly disappointing to see someone who is leading a nationally recognized brand express this kind of ignorance and hatred," he said.
December 2, 1991
The rebuke of Cranston, and his lack of remorse, is further evidence in favor of term limitations. PETER C. LATSIS Culver City
March 27, 2014 | By Paul Richter, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution declaring Crimea's referendum on independence illegal, a move that U.S. and European diplomats hope will help deter Russia from seizing more of Ukraine. The measure, sponsored by the new Ukrainian government and backed by the United States and the European Union, won by a vote of 100 to 11. Fifty-eight nations of the 193-member body abstained. The resolution did not mention Russia by name but pointedly rejected Moscow's position.
April 26, 1991
The Times (front page, April 19) reported that President Bush's son Neil received a "stinging rebuke" from T. Timothy Ryan Jr., director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, for his conflict of interest role while serving as a director of the Silverado Banking, Savings & Loan Assn. in Denver. I suggest that you advise your reporter that a mild rebuke was more apt. Neil Bush was simply given a slap on the wrist for his sleazy dealings in cahoots with two shady real estate characters who helped Silverado on the way to bankruptcy, while leaving us taxpayers with a debt of $1.6 billion to pay their depositors.
January 7, 1988
In the Carter Library in Atlanta, one can read a letter from John Wayne, the movie actor, to Ronald Reagan in which Mr. Wayne rebukes Ronald Reagan for dealing in misinformation, of being obtuse and lacking comprehension. I received a Washington Report from Rep. Elton Gallegly, who represents the 21st District, and that report also deserves a John Wayne letter of rebuke. The congressman complains of excess spending in Washington and, as an example of his sincerity, he turns around and votes for a raise in congressmen's salary to $92,000 per year.
May 31, 1992
Thanks for putting the laugh back in The McLaughlin Group ("The McLaughlin Grope," by Scott Shuger, April 26). I predict that one of its members will write you a windbag letter of rebuke. I predict you'll print it. What I know for sure is that you've exposed this collection of rich, blind baboons. FREDERICK CLEVELAND Hollywood
November 27, 2004
While I am sympathetic with Alfre Woodard's viewpoints and passion ["Most Celebrity Activists Are Informed, Articulate," Nov. 22], she unfortunately spends most of her message ignoring the real complaint with the Hollywood elite. We all should agree as Americans that everyone has a right to support their own ideals and candidates. Where she strays from the problem is in how their message is sent. When President Bush is attacked in such a mean-spirited manner with such language as "evil" and "Nazi" and "liar" and worse, it alienates them and their message from much of the country.
June 15, 1986
The Rev. J. Richard Olivas of the Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle of Los Angeles is exhorting his congregation to pray for the death of Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. because of his position on abortion. Since when did Christians feel they had to pray for the death of another? It goes back to Christ's time, and those who did received a sharp rebuke. The apostles learned early on how Christ felt about praying for another's death. In the Gospel of Luke (Luke 9:52-55)
March 1, 1994
A federal jury in Texas has brought a properly anticlimactic conclusion to the horrific events that led to the incineration of the Branch Davidian sect's compound near Waco last year. The jury acquitted 11 of the survivors of conspiracy and murder charges in the deaths of four federal agents, killed Feb. 28, 1993, in the original, botched raid on the compound; seven of the 11 defendants were convicted on lesser charges.
March 21, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
SAN DIEGO - On the first page of the program booklet for San Diego Opera's stirring performance of Verdi's Requiem Thursday night at Civic Theatre, the company's board president, Karen S. Cohn, ended her welcoming note with the line: "I can't wait to see you in 2015 for our 50th anniversary season!" She can wait. The day before, out of the blue, the San Diego Opera board voted 33 to 1 to cease operations of the city's third largest cultural institution after the final production of the season next month.
February 20, 2014 | By Richard Winton and James Rainey
At the home he shares with his parents in Santa Clara, Bryan Stow does his best, but he still struggles to move his left arm and can barely close his hand. He must wear a diaper, needs help to take a shower and has to be reminded why a plastic shunt juts from the base of his skull. The members of Stow's family, who addressed a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday, wondered if the two men who attacked the paramedic and father of two outside Dodger Stadium in 2011 knew any of that, or cared.
January 8, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
One of the modern icons of moviedom called out one of Hollywood's historic heroes Tuesday, as Meryl Streep delivered a sharp rebuke to Walt Disney for alleged sexist and anti-Semitic views at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York. Streep was on hand to present an acting award to Emma Thompson for her portrayal of the prickly British author and "Mary Poppins" creator P.L. Travers in the new film "Saving Mr. Banks," which dramatizes Disney's efforts to persuade Travers to adapt her books into a musical.
November 24, 2013 | By David Zucchino
KABUL, Afghanistan - In a face-to-face rebuke to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a grand council of Afghan dignitaries voted Sunday to recommend approval of a proposed 10-year security accord with the United States by the end of the year, agreeing to an American-imposed deadline. The white-bearded chairman of the advisory council, or loya jirga , told Karzai that he miscalculated by threatening a signing delay until spring. Chairman Sibghatullah Mojaddedi lectured Karzai, warning that if he delays signing, "I'll resign and leave the country.
October 10, 2013 | Shashank Bengali and Laura King
Three months after President Obama ordered a high-level review of U.S. aid to Egypt following a military takeover there, the White House settled on a middle ground Wednesday: maintaining key assistance for security and counter-terrorism efforts while suspending delivery of tanks, helicopters and other new military hardware. The decision seeks to rebuke the Egyptian military for its ever-expanding crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood movement, but also to maintain what Obama has called "a constructive relationship" with a historically crucial Arab ally.
October 4, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court rebuked California officials Friday for refusing to help protect disabled parolees the state has redirected to county jails. The state has not challenged "the fact that the housing of parolees in county jails has led to widespread violations" of their civil rights, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said. Yet state officials "insist that they may no longer be ordered to take any action whatsoever that may serve to avert or alleviate such violations.
April 3, 1988
To Joel Moffett, the young playwright who was rebuked at Chapman College, I say: "Cheer up, pal. Listen to the muse and not the bureaucrats." Moffett is not alone in his censorship problems. As a fiction author, I was invited along with three other novelists to speak at Chapman in 1986. Asked to prepare a 45-minute speech, I was arbitrarily cut off after 17 minutes with a cryptic note requesting that I "wrap it up." A creative writing professor disliked my presentation. My confused feelings were assuaged by members of the audience who felt affronted by the blatant censorship; afterward, several approached me to express their disbelief and disapproval.
March 18, 1986 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Legal Affairs Writer
In a stinging rebuke for discriminating against women, Rotary International was ordered by a state appellate court on Monday to reinstate the Duarte chapter it ousted eight years ago for admitting three women members. A 49-page decision written by 2nd District Court of Appeal Justice Eugene McClosky reversed a 1983 ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Max F. Deutz that had upheld Duarte's ouster and sanctioned the male-only membership of the international organization.
September 27, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
When Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait was elected nearly three years ago, he was the easy favorite. The Republican had the support of the city's longtime outgoing mayor and its business community. He ran on a ticket alongside two winning council candidates. Tait was well poised to wield power. Three years later, Tait's positions on controversial issues have so angered former allies that he has become a lone wolf, constantly at odds with the rest of the City Council. Last year, the council voted to slash his staff budget.
September 5, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Rapidly fading New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is giving new meaning to the word chutzpah and it is a slant that would make even his online sexting alter ego, Carlos Danger, blush. On Wednesday, hours before the beginning of the Jewish New Year, Weiner was embroiled in a vitriolic confrontation with an Orthodox Jew in a bakery in Brooklyn's heavily-Orthodox Borough Park neighborhood. Not since the pious Daniel demonstrated his faith by taking on lions in their own den has such a poor venue for a political confrontation been chosen.
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